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Benny S. of Dallas, Texas, shares his Reyes Browne Reilley experience and level of satisfaction with our staff and customer service while helping him recover from damages stemming from a car wreck in Dallas.

“Yes. My name is Benny S. I was involved in a car wreck where I got hit from behind from another driver. And the other driver was their fault. And that same night, I call the lawyer [Reyes Browne Reilley]. My case worker was Brittany. And she took over and put me in therapy, and everything came out to be real nice. And the money-wise, the settlement was very nice. So I’m very satisfied. Thank you.”

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bigstock-Garbage-truck-5991610-1024x680The next time you take your garbage can to the street, you might take a moment to consider risks sanitation workers face each day.

A recent New York Times article shed light on the dangers that sanitation workers face in their daily duties. The terrible death endured by the man in the article is more common than you might think.

Waste workers have been facing on-the-job dangers across the country for decades. In fact, the hazards of this essential work was the inspiration for a waste worker strike in 1968 in Memphis. That walkout was sparked by the deaths of two sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker. Both men were crushed by the hydraulic press of their garbage truck.

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Angel Reyes Blog - Did the Hospital Kill Her Mom?
Because of the routine simplicity of administering medical procedures, like setting a broken bone or having minor surgery, doctors are seemingly confounded when things go wrong and a patient dies. Their reaction can be to blame a rare syndrome or condition as the cause of the death, one that they have never seen before, and that they were caught by surprise. They may claim that there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the patient’s death. More often than not, however, the rare syndrome diagnosis is just a cover for medical malpractice and doctor and hospital negligence.

A recent story written by a hospital patient advocacy group, ProPublica for the website, tells the story of women who was admitted to a hospital for the treatment of minor seizures and was simply to be given medication, held for observation and released. What was to be a routine treatment turned out to trigger a series of events that caused her death. And the upshot is that neither the doctors or the hospital have ever been held accountable for their negligence.

ProPublica, through a questionnaire sent to the survivors of people who have died due to likely hospital malpractice, found that the woman somehow fell out of her hospital bed and broke both her hip and her wrist. It’s not a stretch to see how a person suffering from seizures could fall and hurt themselves if not properly medicated and supervised. The bone breaks were not diagnosed or treated for days and when they finally were an expensive hip replacement was performed. The hip replacement surgery caused a severe infection. All this time the patient was being given an improper IV for her seizures that caused her to seek medical treatment in the first place and she suffered severe swelling in her arm, neck and face. When the patient died, the hospital claimed that the cause of death was a rare disease that was caused by the IV drip and that they had never seen it before.

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bigstock-Car-Crash-6699116-1024x683Today, driving is arguably safer than it has ever been before with decreased car crashes.

Modern vehicles now boast a number of safety features, including blind spot monitoring, driver alertness detection systems and emergency braking. Additionally, highway engineering has improved over the last several decades. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called motor vehicle safety one of the top 10 U.S. public health achievements of the 20th century.

Despite this, there were 32,166 crashes that led to at least one death in the U.S. in 2015.

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car-safety-gear-cuts-deaths-in-dallas-300x200Driving regulations, such as no texting and driving, are good measures to ensure drivers are safer on the road, but are not the only actions in place to keep roads safer. A new study shows that safety gear and equipment being installed in new model cars has proven to decrease the amount of deaths resulting from auto accidents.

According to the Wall Street Journal, federal data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in December 2017 shows that safety features being built into cars in recent years have allowed for a drop in auto fatalities. In the study, it shows that in the past decade the number of fatalities from accidents has dropped by nearly two-thirds with each new model car released. In 2016, the number of fatalities dropped by 3.1% over the previous year, while the number of those injured fell 2.1%.

Traction And Stability Systems Lead To Safer Vehicles

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bigstock-Hispanic-worker-falling-from-l-149757296-1024x683In 2017 more than 6,400 American workers suffered fatal injuries. Of these incidents, Latinos made up 19 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in the United States. While there are inherent risks on construction and extraction sites, Latino workers also face a bigger dilemma because they’re not fully aware of the rights and resources afforded to them through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and workers’ compensation, respectively.

Work Safety: An Uphill Battle for Latino Workers

According to a recent analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Latino workers over-populate some of the country’s most dangerous industries. In fact, nearly one in three workers in the construction and natural resource extraction industries is Latino. This is a 23.7 percent increase since 2015.

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AdobeStock_201446988-1024x683Hit-and-run crash deaths are rising nationwide, and pedestrians and bicyclists account for close to 70 percent of the victims, according to a new report, as more people cycle to work and motor-vehicle fatalities are at a near-decade-high level.

The number of hit-and-run fatalities jumped 61 percent from 2009 to 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, according to the report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

About 68 percent of fatal hit-and-run victims in 2016 were pedestrians or cyclists, compared with 61 percent a decade earlier, according to federal data cited in the report.
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Texting-and-Driving-Accident-e1493302018200Autonomy is poised to disrupt the automotive industry as we know it today. Large technology players, nuanced startups, automotive manufacturers and suppliers are developing automated driving features and driverless vehicles that have the potential to reshape how we live and move.

The technology brings with it the promise of fewer crashes and minimized harm once fully developed. In a fully automated future there is the potential for redistributing time towards activities that promote greater productivity and quality of life. However, that reality is not yet here, and the schedule for getting there is far from certain. In the meantime, autonomy-involved fatalities, lawsuits around automated vehicles, and legislative discussions at the state and federal level dominate the news.

There is mounting evidence from naturalistic studies that suggest today’s drivers are engaging in an increasing array of distracting secondary tasks. Casual observation of drivers on any given morning commute anecdotally confirms that these studies may in fact under-represent the scale of the current problem. Recent surges in auto crash frequencies and severity, dramatic gains in smartphone ownership among American adults, and a daily teen and adult reality in which the smartphone has become a “remote control” for one’s life suggest that driving may rapidly become the secondary task in the vehicle.

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shutterstock_131047082-200x300A new drug is FDA approved and released on the market which is made to solve one medical issue, but also ends up helping in other ways. That’s generally a very good thing. That is, until the marketers get wind of it. One of the most common of these stories is Viagra. Pfizer was working on a drug to help with blood pressure and ended up with the little blue pill that solved men’s bedroom issues. Often these types of incidents end up for the better. However, there are potentially large risks involved when using a drug for something other than its intended use – even when it’s doctor prescribed.

One recent example of off-label drug use is the Low Testosterone therapy (Low T) craze. Low T therapy was first FDA approved as a way to treat men with hypogonadism, which affects the hormones developed in male genitalia. It didn’t take long for the pharmaceutical industry to figure out how to market “Low T” to every man over 40 who was grouchy or had lost a step to their 25 year old self. The resulting boom in the Low T industry (nearly $2B a year!) is now thought by many to be responsible for an increase of men experiencing heart attacks, strokes, and other circulatory problems as their slightly-worn ‘engines’ try to cope with an increased red blood cell count and thicker viscosity blood (known as polycythemia).

Off-label drug use is increasing, leading to more and more complications with prescription drug users. Off-label drug use means a medication is being used for something other than its originally intended purpose, as specified by the FDA. The sole purpose of the Food and Drug Administration is to regulate drug approval and make sure every drug is safe for people to use. However, the FDA has little say over how doctors actually prescribe the drugs.

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PHILADELPHIA –A Southwest Airlines jet reportedly blew an engine at about 30,000 feet, producing shrapnel that broke a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday. The NTSB confirmed one person has died after the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines plane at Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday.

“We do have information there was one fatality,” NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said. No further details were provided.

Another 12 people were assessed by medics, officials reported, and seven of those people were treated for minor injuries.

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