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bigstock-Pain-In-The-Hips-1676038-1024x768A federal jury in Dallas on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.

Delivering a third straight win to patients, the jury found that the metal-on-metal hip implants were defectively designed and that the companies failed to warn consumers about the risks.

Six New York residents implanted with the devices said they experienced tissue death, bone erosion and other injuries they blamed on design flaws.

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Hit-and-run accidents have been a growing problem in recent years. If a driver strikes another vehicle, occupied or not, and leaves the scene without alerting authorities or exchanging information with the other driver it is considered a hit-and-run.

The reasons for a hit and run incident can vary – not wanting to file an insurance claim, being uninsured or unlicensed, illegal substances or devices in the vehicle, or even the at-fault party attempting to hide from law enforcement for some reason.

Regardless of the reason, Texas state law requires drivers who are involved in an accident to stop. There can be serious consequences if someone chooses to leave the scene of an accident; especially when another driver is involved. Being involved in an accident can be a scary experience, but below are some tips that might help if you’re involved in a hit-and-run situation. The more details you can give to authorities, the better the chances of finding the other driving and holding them accountable.

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What is workplace sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an umbrella term that encompasses a range of unwanted behaviors. This includes nonphysical harassment, including suggestive remarks and gestures, or requests for sexual favors. Physical harassment includes touches, hugs, kisses and coerced sex acts.

It can be perpetrated by anyone — a manager, a colleague, a client. The perpetrator or the recipient may be male or female. It does not need to occur inside the office. Your employer could still be responsible for investigating the incident and handling it appropriately.

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Sr. Cupuchino, de Dallas, Texas, nos dice como Angel Reyes y el personal de el Bufete de Abogados de Reyes Browne Reilley le ayudó a él recuperarse de daños sufridos de un accidente automovilistico.

“Mi nombre es José Capuchino, yo contraté los servicios de aquí de los abogados Reyes, porque el 28 de marzo de este año tuve un accidente aquí en la Northwest y la Lombardi Lay. Una señora se pasó la luz en rojo, yo iba a dar vuelta y ella me golpeó en un costado y la camioneta fue pérdida total. Llamé a la aseguranza que tenía que pagarme todo, pero me hicieron batallar bastante del carro, también para ir al trabajo no tenía en qué, estaba lesionado entonces perdí días de trabajo. Y estaba comunicándome con la aseguranza de la persona que me golpeó, pero me decían que yo pagara todo y después ellos me reembolsaban ese dinero, pero pues yo no tenía dinero para pagar ni el transporte de las clínicas, ni la clínica, doctores, nada.

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Fall driving can be unpredictable because of weather changes, the end of daylight saving time and the start of school. These guidelines can help keep you, and others, safe while on the road.

Watch out for kids. Early in the school year, youngsters often haven’t developed the habit of looking for moving traffic before they cross the road leaving a school bus. It’s illegal to motor past a stopped bus in most places. And buses are beginning to use cameras to catch people who do drive by when the “Stop” arms are extended and the lights are flashing. Older kids driving to and from school are a danger, and in danger, too. “Teen crashes spike in November as students look forward to the holidays, and happen more often during hours when school begins and lets out,” the National Safety Council reports.

Beware of darkness. It comes earlier anyway as the year ages, and that’s accelerated when clocks most places in the U.S. shift back to standard time now, in early November. While just 25 percent of our driving is at night, 50 percent of traffic deaths occur then, according to the National Safety Council. Also, a 50-year-old driver might need twice as much light to see as well as a 30-year-old, NSC notes. And at 60 years and older, we generally see road signs less clearly, we have more trouble judging speed and distance, and glare begins to bother us more, according to the American Optometric Association.
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bigstock-180327130-1024x684There are a lot of things to dislike about daylight saving time: the disruption in our sleep schedule, the onslaught of seasonal puns in retail advertisements, the fact that it doesn’t work as well at saving energy as we’ve always been told, and thus, it really serves no purpose.

But have you ever thought about the possibility that daylight saving time might actually be dangerous? Turning the clocks back should technically amount to an extra hour of sleep, but this is not necessarily true. When the clocks change, whether it is falling back or springing forward, studies have found people’s sleep cycles are interrupted which actually causes them to sleep less. One hour of sleep lost or gained may sound like a small change, but studies have shown it can have major effects on both our physical and mental health. In turn, these negative health effects set off a chain reaction that affects other aspects of our life. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, people who sleep six to seven hours a night are twice as likely to be involved in a vehicle accident as those who sleep eight hours or more; people sleeping less than 5 hours increased their risk to be involved in a vehicle accident four to five times more.

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder studied the daylight saving time period (from March to November) for 10 years and discovered there was a 17 percent increase in traffic incident-related deaths the Monday after the spring time change. Traffic fatalities all that week were also higher than average. Some of the effects can be attributed to lower visibility (the fact that it’s earlier, and therefore darker, than drivers are accustomed to), but most of the accidents, experts say, are because people are struggling to stay awake behind the wheel.

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bigstock-200291962-300x171Motorcycles and bicycles, when operated correctly, can be an absolutely safe, healthy, and fun form of transportation. However, in case of accident, they can leave the rider completely devastated with injuries, as they are far less protective than a vehicle with four wheels.

This is why it is so absolutely vital  to wear a helmet at all times. Even if you are one of the most careful riders on the road, you cannot ensure everyone else on the road is following these rules as adamantly as you are. Therefore, the risks of accident or injury are high.

In fact, being involved a bicycle or motorcycle accident without the protection of a helmet can not only result in devastating brain, facial, or head injuries, and these injuries can absolutely be fatal. Victims of head injuries who are lucky enough to survive are often left bereft of much of the quality of their life. Now more than ever, laws are governing for motorcyclists and bicyclists to wear a helmet the same way a driver is asked to wear a seatbelt – it is just as, if not more, important.

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bigstock-Halloween-pumpkin-head-jack-la-208070650-300x203Halloween is an amazing and fun time of year. Decorations go up, haunted houses advertise spooky thrills, and thousands of trick-or-treaters around the Dallas Metroplex go out in search of a sugar coma.

However, with all the extra activities and people visiting your property, safety hazards can result in serious injuries. If you, as the homeowner, are aware of a hazard on your property that might not be obvious to everyone else and they get hurt, you could be liable. It is important to take necessary precautions when preparing for Halloween to help everyone stay safe and enjoy an accident-free holiday.

How can you increase everyone’s safety during Halloween?

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Sr. Perez de Dallas, Texas, nos dice como Angel Reyes y el personal de el Bufete de Abogados de Reyes Browne Reilley le ayudó a él recuperarse de daños sufridos de un accidente de auto.

“Me llamo Raúl Pérez. El 30 de julio del 2016 tuve un accidente donde me lastimé la espalda y el cuello, y acudí al abogado Ángel Reyes y me ayudaron muy bien. Cada vez que les llamaba me atendían muy bien y me consiguieron una compensación justa.”

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Sr. Garcia de Dallas, Texas, nos dice como Angel Reyes y el personal de el Bufete de Abogados de Reyes Browne Reilley le ayudó a él recuperarse de daños sufridos de un accidente automovilistico.

“Bueno, mi nombre es Jorge García y les recomendaría como a todos aquellos que tienen accidente o que no tienen a quién los pueda ayudar, les recomiendo que vengan con los abogados de Reyes y Browns, y ellos les van a ayudar. Les pueden llamar, un telefonazo, y ahí hay personas que los atienden en español. Y simplemente les mandan la documentación y ellos se encargan de resolverle su problema del accidente que llegaron a tener.”

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