Oklahoma City Jury Delivers Aetna $25.5 Million Message

Aetna is the nation’s third-largest insurance provider with over 23 million customers across the United States, but recently it was dealt a massive blow by 12 jury members in Oklahoma City. Members of the jury in the case of Orrana Cunningham admit that sending a message to Aetna was part of the discussion during deliberations, […]

Youngsters Show Brain Changes After Just One Football Season

It’s only natural that parents want to make their kids happy, but it’s even more important that parents keep their kids safe. Sometimes those two things just don’t align; what makes our kids happy may cause them harm. That struggle is exactly what many parents are facing after a recent study has shown that just […]

Texas’ State Ban on Texting While Driving Falls Way Short

It’s a well-known fact that distracted driving accounts for a huge number of accidents across the United States. Pedestrians and bikers are particularly vulnerable, but other motorists are also at substantial risk. Texas enacted a law nearly 15 months ago in an effort to combat distracted driving. But, how effective has it really been? Where […]

Talking to Loved Ones about Gun Safety and Dementia

If you thought taking the car keys away from an aging loved one was a tough thing to think about, have you considered how you will approach the topics of guns? People 65 and older have the highest rate of gun ownership in the U.S. Age alone does not mean that a person cannot safely […]

Are Heated Vehicle Seats Dangerous?

  Each time a newly redesigned car is offered up by an automaker, we get to enjoy more advanced technology and comfort amenities to make our time behind the wheel more enjoyable. Did you know that heated seats, one such luxury many of us enjoy, have been around since the 1970’s? While they were only […]

E-Scooter Companies in Hot Water—Again

Electronic scooter companies are under fire again because people are getting hurt as the craze that took off in the summer of 2018 gains momentum across the country. More and more people are trying this fast, fun mode of transportation around big cities, but the speedy route to work is taking a toll, and getting […]

Trump Administration De-Regulatory Agenda Threatens Worker Safety

When Donald Trump ran for President in 2016, it was as a champion of blue collar, working Americans. It set him apart in the Republican primary, when he successfully out-flanked GOP rivals who ran on the usual Republican supply-side talking points. And that pose – while always of questionable sincerity – worked well enough in […]

Federal Tort Claims Act: Can You Sue the United States Government?

The quick answer to the question “Can you sue the US government?” is “Yes,” but that has not always been the case. Prior to 1946, when the Federal Tort Claims Act (“FTCA” or “Act”) was passed, a legal doctrine known as sovereign immunity prevented citizens from being able to take their government to court. While […]

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 […]