Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer Truck and Tractor-Trailer Lawyers

Dec 05, 2019

Every year there are almost a half million large truck accidents in the United States. Truck driver error causes the vast majority, and many of those errors are related to falling asleep at the wheel. In 2014, there were 846 fatalities recorded in NHTSA’s database that were drowsy-driving-related. See https://one.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Drowsy-Driving/ scope–of–the–problem. That number has not […]

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What Is Kernicterus & Jaundice?

Dec 03, 2019

Kernicterus is a severe brain injury that can happen when jaundice in newborns is not treated appropriately. Jaundice occurs when something in the blood called “bilirubin” accumulates. Bilirubin is a part of hemoglobin, which in turn is a part of our body’s red blood cells. The liver normally breaks down red blood cells when they […]

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What Is A Brachial Plexus Injury?

Nov 12, 2019

Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer, a national practice representing families with babies who have suffered spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, Erb’s palsy, and Klumpke’s palsy The brachial plexus is a crucial bundle of nerves that exits from the lower cervical and upper thoracic portions of the spinal cord and controls function in the shoulder, arm, and hand. […]

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Pseudomonas Bacterial Infection and Death at the Geisinger Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Oct 10, 2019

Recently, three infants died and five others became ill from an infection at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.  Reportedly, all of the babies were premature; and all of the babies suffered infection from the same organism: the pseudomonas bacterium. Premature babies usually are admitted to a NICU.  […]

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Spike in Job-Related Falls

May 31, 2019

The safety measures that protect workers against job-related falls are not always taken, resulting in the highest death toll from falls in recent history, according to recent news reports. In 2017, almost 900 workers fell to their deaths, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Falls reportedly accounted for 17 percent of all job-related […]

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Sexual Assault and Ride Share Services

Apr 15, 2019

Are the ride share services that are advertised as a safe resource for those needing transportation truly safe for women? Both Uber and Lyft are being sued by women asserting they were sexually assaulted by drivers, and it’s not the first time. In response, Uber has taken steps to classify the types of sexual misconduct […]

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Does Texting While Diving Really Cause Crashes?

Apr 08, 2019

A just-released study confirmed what was already suspected—that texting bans are effective in reducing car crashes. States with a texting-while-driving ban realized a 4 percent annual reduction in ER visits for car accidents caused by distracted driving, revealed the study. Published in AJPH, a periodical of the American Public Health Association, the study was conducted […]

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Do Recent Air Disasters Signal a Crisis?

Mar 25, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is under scrutiny for possible gaps in safety oversight following two recent air disasters involving the Boeing 737 MAX, according to a recent report. The aviation accidents follow a decade where the FAA was considered to have “the best aviation safety record in the world.” There were 346 people who […]

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