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Brett Emison

Cell Phone Towers Are Killing People

A joint investigation by ProPublica and PBS' Frontline dug up a corporate culture of rampant neglect, workplace recklessness, shoddy planning, and, well, death. – Sam Biddle at Gizmodo The investigation found that major cell [...]
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Honor Our Service Men and Women On Memorial Day (2012)

For the past few years, I've asked you to support our service men and women on Memorial Day. Service men and women are all around us and we may not ever know it. One such serviceman was my late father-in-law, Dr. Charles E. Lea, MD. I've [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Roundup: May 25, 2012

Here are some headlines and stories from around the Internet that caught my interest this week: Travolta Sex Cases and Anonymity [Eric Turkewitz at New York Personal Injury Law Blog] Review: Widge by X-Doria: iPad case perfect for [...]
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Skechers to Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Unsubstantiated Claims Case

Last year, Reebok agreed to a $25 million settlement related to false statements exaggerating the health benefits of their toning shoes. Now, Skechers is paying an even higher amount – $40 million – to settle similar unsubstantiated [...]
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Study: Tests May Identify Sleep Apnea Patients Likely To Cause Crashes

A new study published this month in Thorax, an international journal of respiratory medicine, concluded that obstructive sleep apnea continues to increase the risk of traffic accidents and a new testing measure using continuously measured [...]
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Poll: Teen Drivers Know Texting Is Dangerous; Do It Anyway

A new poll released this week shows that nearly all teenage drivers know that texting and driving is dangerous, but nearly half admit to texting while driving. This survey (conducted for AT&T) is the second poll in the last week showing [...]
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YouTube Sensation "How To Wake Up A Kid" Shows Seat Belt Dangers

One of the newest YouTube sensations is a young 3-year-old boy who apparently likes to wake up to music by Nirvana. As of posting, the video had more than 1 million hits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRm8RmNGFq4&feature=youtu.be [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Round Up (May 11, 2012)

Legal, safety, and other news that caught my attention this week: The Fight Against Forced Arbitration Continues [Katie Gommel at Fighting for Justice] Sorry Doesn't Cut It [Scott Greenfield at Simple Justice] Oliver Ganser; [...]
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Insurance Institute Pushes For Stronger Semi Truck Underride Guards; NHTSA Waits

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says more than 400 drivers and passengers are killed each year due to inadequate trailer underride guards that permit vehicle to submarine beneath a semi truck's trailer. About 5,000 additional [...]
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Cardiologist Robert Hauser Pushes For Better Medical Device Safety

According to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dr. Robert Hauser has made a career out of monitoring and sometimes challenging the medical industry over the safety of its products – including medical devices implanted in people. [...]