Can Video Games Be Addictive? Fortnite Lawsuit Says Yes

We’ve all heard the confessionals by video game players who sacrificed their jobs, their relationships, or their educations to their gaming obsession. But can video games be truly addictive, like drugs? People who have joined a class-action lawsuit against a...

Halloween Safety Tips

For kids, no holiday can match Halloween for pure fun: Scary costumes, trick-or-treating, class parties, trips to haunted houses, and lots and lots of candy. Unfortunately, however, it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year for kids. While the...

Are Your X-Rays on the Internet?

The privacy of medical records can seem like a tough balance. On the one hand, you don’t want health data like X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans falling into the wrong hands. On the other, if you’re referred from one doctor to another, you might want your new...

Legal Liability Following Tragic California Boat Fire?

U.S. Coast Guard and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s officials believe they have recovered 33 of the 34 bodies of those who died in a boat fire off the coast of Southern California’s Santa Cruz Island. The victims were sleeping below deck of the commercial dive...

Red Light Running Accidents: What You Need to Know

There are scary car accident statistics and then there are scary car accident statistics. This is the latter. A new study from AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, 939 people were killed in red light running crashes in 2017, representing a 28 percent increase...

Is a Nationwide Opioid Settlement Coming?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and opioid overdoses are representing an increasing percentage of more than 700,000 drug overdoses since 1999. The opioid epidemic has also unleashed a torrent of...

Evidence of Football Brain Injury Risk Continues to Grow

Parents of America have one more reason to keep their kids off the football field. In recent years, the high incidence of football concussions has been linked to ongoing brain deterioration, and now a new study has revealed that the dangers of playing football may be...

Playground Injuries: Are Waivers Enforceable?

Whether your child is off to daycare or kindergarten for the first time, or is a seasoned fourth- or fifth-grader, chances are they’ll be spending some time on the playground. And while playground equipment has made some great strides in safety from the old...

With Curfews and Bans, Cities Crack Down on E-Scooters

Public menace? Or valuable innovation? Cities continue to seek a common ground on e-scooters, the rentable solo vehicles that now swarm across many urban areas. On one hand, the dockless devices are a great transportation alternative; on the other, they?ve often...

Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims: Misdiagnosis

When most of us think of medical malpractice, we tend to think of an error that occurred on the operating table. In fact, however, the most common settings for medical mistakes are not surgical wards. They are doctor?s offices and emergency departments, where doctors...
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