Judge Approves Settlement in Class Action Suit Against Remington

US District Judge Ortrie D. Smith finally approved a class action case involving 7.5 million defective triggers in Remington Guns. Though the company accepted the terms of the settlement, it continues to deny the allegations that guns were going off without the trigger being pulled. Under the terms of the settlement, Remington Arms Co. will […]

Largest Settlement Ever in a Non-Fatal Police Shooting – Why it Matters

On January 6, 2017, it was announced that the City of Philadelphia will pay $4.4 million to an innocent man who was permanently injured after plainclothes police officers fired 14 rounds into his vehicle, striking him multiple times, in what the police commissioner called a, “tragic misunderstanding.” It is the largest settlement ever, in a […]

Premises Liability in Mass Shootings

Can businesses and property owners be held liable in mass shootings? No one will dispute that the ultimate responsible party is the shooter, but what about the businesses that fail to look after the safety of their customers, employees and other guests? The answer isn’t simple. Each case is unique. Businesses and property owners can […]

Workplace Violence

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an average of 700 workplace homicides a year between 1992 and 2012. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 17% of fatal workplace injuries, in 2012, were the result of violence. Additionally, Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) estimated […]

Gun Safety for Kids

Even if you choose to not have guns in your home, teaching your child gun safety is a must. Kids can encounter guns in all sorts of settings, and if they understand gun safety a tragedy can be avoided. When kids see guns as forbidden and mysterious objects, they are more likely to be curious […]

Hunting Safety

Hunting seasons vary by state, by the type of animal, and by the type of hunting that is allowed. Hunting accidents are tragic accidents which are often fatal. The majority of hunting accidents are preventable, if everyone involved follows basic safety rules. Unfortunately, you cannot count on others to follow the rules, so you have […]

Brain Injury: What is a Diffuse Axonal Injury?

Diffuse axonal injury DAI is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can occur without a blow to the head. It is the most common type of severe TBI, and it can be very difficult to detect with standard medical imaging. DAI is the result of the brain moving violently inside the skull, in […]