Medicaid Should Pay for Drug Treatment, Say Senators

There’s no question that the United States is in the midst of a drug addiction epidemic the likes of which this country has never seen with the class of drugs known collectively as “opioids.” Opioid use and abuse is rampant, and drug overdoses, often resulting in death, are happening in virtually every neighborhood in the […]

Autism and Safety: A Mother’s Guide to Preventing Wandering

Approximately 90% of parents of children with autism report that their child has wandered from home, school or daycare at least one time. Sadly, the leading cause of death for people with autism is wandering, of those deaths, 90% of children drown. Children with autism often lack safety awareness skills and are, unfortunately, drawn to […]

Tesla Pays $5 Million Settlement in Autopilot Case

Without admitting to wrongdoing, Tesla recently paid $5 million in a class action lawsuit settlement after its Autopilot “self-driving” system was deemed the cause of two fatal car crashes in which drivers had enabled Tesla’s driving assist system. At the conclusion of the suit, Tesla claimed to have implemented improved Autopilot hardware and software and […]

Why Won’t the Lawyer Take My Case?

If you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be considering pursuing legal action in the form of a lawsuit. The first step you will have to take to sue a company or an individual is to meet with a personal injury attorney who handles the type of case you’d […]

5 Boating Safety Tips that Could Save Your Life

Whether you are vacationing or enjoying your days off close to home, boating is a popular choice for summer recreation. And while boating can be fun for the whole family, Accidents on the water can quickly turn deadly. You can minimize your risk of boating accidents and injuries by planning ahead and following some very […]

Connection Between TBI and Secondary ADHD in Children

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that very young children who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were 3.6 times more likely to develop secondary ADHD in the years following the injury, as long as 6.8 years after the injury according to research conducted by Megan E. Narad, Ph.D. and others. While […]

New Hands-Free Law Takes Hold in Georgia

The Hands-Free Georgia Act took effect on July 1st, so it might be useful to go through some of the statute’s requirements and penalties. Since ignorance of the law is not a permissible defense, it is a good idea to build a basic understanding of the law’s prohibitions and how those prohibitions might affect your […]

Colorado Bicycle Laws Designed to Keep You Safe

Cycling is an increasingly popular activity across the U.S. The number of people traveling to work by bike increased 60 percent in the decade after 2000. Colorado, with plains, mountains and bicycle-friendly cities, has always been a great place to ride. While it’s a healthy, earth-friendly mode of transport, it does carry risks of an […]

NTSB Recommends School-Bus Seat Belts in Wake of Tragic Accidents

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board issued several important recommendations at a hearing in Washington. After studying two school bus accidents in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Baltimore, Maryland, the Board suggested that all school buses be outfitted with lap and shoulder straps. Though the NTSB has no regulatory authority, it’s safety recommendations are taken seriously […]