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Tiger Attacks and Assumption of Risk: Why the Law Sometimes Can't Help You When Simba Attacks

Animals can be unpredictable, especially when it comes to undomesticated animals like tigers. This week, reports of another tiger attack emerged. In Florida, an animal trainer was hospitalized as a result of being scratched a dragged by a tiger while performing for a school field trip. The trainer attempted to free herself of the tiger's grip but was unable to do so until another trainer came into the pen and hit the tiger with a rod until the tiger released its grip. The wounded trainer emerged from the ordeal with cuts requiring stitches, but the outcome could have been much, much worse.

When a Day of Amusement Turns into a Day of Tragedy: The Dangers of Amusement Parks

Amusement parks are supposed to be fun and worry free places where families gather to enjoy the day, ride some rides and play games. Sadly, sometimes what is supposed to be a day of fun turns into a tragedy. This week, a  malfunction at Australia's largest theme park resulted in the deaths of four people. The malfunction occurred on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld theme park in Queensland.

When a Day of Amusement Turns into a Day of Tragedy: The Dangers of Amusement Parks

Amusement parks are supposed to be fun and worry free places where families gather to enjoy the day, ride some rides and play games. Sadly, sometimes what is supposed to be a day of fun turns into a tragedy. This week, athunderrapid.png malfunction at Australia's largest theme park resulted in the deaths of four people. The malfunction occurred on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld theme park in Queensland.

Some call for speed regulators to reduce Texas truck accidents

As we have discussed previously, the results of an accident involving a large commercial vehicle in Texas can be devastating. Having smaller cars hit with 18-wheelers or other heavy trucks is a recipe for disaster, especially at highway speeds. Because many of these types of accidents can cause death or serious injuries, some believe it is necessary to place further regulations of commercial trucks, including devices that limit their speeds.

Some call for speed regulators to reduce Texas truck accidents

As we have discussed previously, the results of an accident involving a large commercial vehicle in Texas can be devastating. Having smaller cars hit with texas red with truck.jpg18-wheelers or other heavy trucks is a recipe for disaster, especially at highway speeds. Because many of these types of accidents can cause death or serious injuries, some believe it is necessary to place further regulations of commercial trucks, including devices that limit their speeds.

What to do Before and After a Car Accident

Car accidents are frightening events that require quick action and smart responses. While no one wants to get in an auto accident, it's always best to be prepared in case one should happen. It's also important to know what to do in after an accident. Here are three sets of helpful hints suggested by State Farm Insurance.

What to do Before and After a Car Accident

Car accidents are frightening events that require quick action and smart responses. While no one wants to get in an auto accident, it's always best to be prepared in case one should happen. It's also important to know what to do in car accident.pngafter an accident. Here are three sets of helpful hints suggested by State Farm Insurance.

Recalls of ice cream could lead to product liability

Everyone loves ice cream. And what's not to like? The sweet, frozen confection has been a staple for many American families for decades. One of the most popular flavors of ice cream involves the use of raw cookie dough; the precursor used by bakers to create another dessert staple. Unfortunately, however, one company's cookie dough, that has been used to make several types of ice cream, may make those who eat it sick.

Recalls of ice cream could lead to product liability

Everyone loves ice cream. And what's not to like? The sweet, frozen confection has been a staple for many American families for decades. One of the most popular flavors of ice cream involves the use of raw cookie dough; the precursor used by bakers to create another dessert staple. Unfortunately, however, one company's cookie dough, that has been used to make several types of ice cream, may make those who eat it sick.

Hamilton--Founding Father, Champion of the Constitution and a Musical Phenomenon

Exciting news is on the horizon for Hamilton fans. This Friday, PBS will be airing 18 songs from the show performed by the original case members as part of the documentary film, Hamilton's America. Hamilton is the newest blockbuster musical on Broadway. Written by Lin Manuel Miranda, this hip hop musical showcases the colorful and politically charged life of Alexander Hamilton, American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Reality Check: Our Past Presidents v. Trump

As the presidential election draws near, both democrats and republicans are up in arms about the recent vulgar statements made by Donald Trump. If you aren't sure what Trump said, I advise you to do a quick Google search or just turn on the TV for five minutes. That a man like Donald Trump has even made it this far in the race for president is shocking and devastating news for our country. It's not that our country has never been rocked by scandal in the past. In fact, back in the nascent days of our country, founding father, Alexander Hamilton, had an affair with Maria Reynolds, a scandal he personally wrote about in the Reynolds Pamphlet.

Reality Check: Our Past Presidents v. Trump

As the presidential election draws near, both democrats and republicans are up in arms about the recent vulgar statements made by Donald Trump. If you aren't sure what Trump said, I advise you to do a quick Google search or just turn on the TV for five minutes. That a man like Donald Trump has even made it this far in the race for president is shocking and devastating news for our country. It's not that our country has never been rocked by scandal in the past. In fact, back in the nascent days of our country, founding father, Alexander Hamilton, had an affair with Maria Reynolds, a scandal he personally wrote about in the Reynolds Pamphlet.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Here: How to be an Informed Patient

As many of us know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Humans have known about breast cancer as far back as the early Egyptians. And, because of its visible manifestations, breast cancer has been mentioned in essentially every  period since then. In the early years, the theories of what caused breast cancer varied from everything from too much black bile to a sedentary lifestyle to childlessness. It was not until the 20th century that real advances in the disease's origins began to develop and efficacious treatments began to emerge. Now, early detection and diagnosis along with advances in treatment have increased the survival rate to 83%.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Here: How to be an Informed Patient

As many of us know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Humans have known about breast cancer as far back as the early Egyptians. And, because of its visible manifestations, breast cancer has been mentioned in essentially everybreast cancer ribbon.png period since then. In the early years, the theories of what caused breast cancer varied from everything from too much black bile to a sedentary lifestyle to childlessness. It was not until the 20th century that real advances in the disease's origins began to develop and efficacious treatments began to emerge. Now, early detection and diagnosis along with advances in treatment have increased the survival rate to 83%.

Essure Provides No Assurance at All: The Contraceptive Marred with Problems

Sixty-two percent of women across the United States use some form of birth control. The most common form of birth control is oral contraceptives. However, misuse of the pill is so common that over one million unintended pregnancies  occur each year. Manufacturers of other birth control devices harp on this fact to boost popularity, sales and profits.

What is an "MDL" in relation to a defective drug case?

Previous posts here have discussed the serious effects a defective medication can have on you. Because drugs are generally given to individuals who suffer from some form of illness, when a medicine is improperly prepared or manufactured, or has side effects that are not listed or have not been evaluated by the federal Food and Drug Administration, the results can be catastrophic to a person's health and well-being. Further, because of the way in which prescription medications are manufactured and distributed, when one individual has been affected, there is a high likelihood that many others have as well.

What is an "MDL" in relation to a defective drug case?

Previous posts here have discussed the serious effects a defective medication can have on you. Because drugs are generally given to individuals who suffer from some form of illness, when a medicine is improperly prepared or manufactured, or has side effects that are not listed or have not been evaluated by the federal Food and Drug Administration, the results can be catastrophic to a person's health and well-being. Further, because of the way in which prescription medications are manufactured and distributed, when one individual has been affected, there is a high likelihood that many others have as well.

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