Have You Gotten Sick Due to Food Poisoning? Can You Sue?

OMAHA, Nebraska. According to Business Insider, Chipotle in Ohio had to close its doors after more than 400 people became sick from foodborne illness. Business Insider reports that every year, 48 million people become sick from foodborne illness. While most people heal from foodborne illness after a few days of vomiting, diarrhea and nausea, some people can die from these infections. People who are most at risk of the more serious complications include the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, and small children. Read more

When DNA Testing Reveals More Than Your Ancestry

OMAHA, Nebraska. As more people are taking DNA tests to learn about their ancestry, these same DNA tests are sometimes revealing more than people may have bargained for. According to the Atlantic, DNA tests, for some, mean learning that the person you thought was your dad is not your dad. And in one recorded case, a mother who underwent artificial insemination learned that her doctor used his own sperm, even though he had told the family he would search for a donor with specifications the family requested. Children whose fathers don’t know that their children are not their biological offspring, could end up harboring their mother’s secret, a burden which can be tough to bear. For women who suffered medical malpractice at the hands of a fertility doctor, the road to a medical malpractice lawsuit or claim can be emotionally devastating, because it involves the genetic makeup of their children. Read more

E-Cigarette Companies May Find Themselves Facing Personal Injury Lawsuits

OMAHA, Nebraska. According to CNN, vaping has now reached epidemic levels among teenagers and high-school aged kids. 1.7 million high school students have admitted to having used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days. Alarmingly, the trend has even impacted middle school students, with another 500,000 admitting to vaping. One in five eighth graders reportedly has vaped. Regulators claim that the flavors the companies promote are marketed to appeal to younger audiences. Health experts are concerned because vaping products can be just as addictive as traditional cigarettes and can often be a first step to long-term tobacco addiction and use. Read more

Car Accident Risks You May Not Have Considered: Rodents

OMAHA, Nebraska. Car acting strangely? It might be rodents. Seriously. According to Consumer Reports, more car companies are using plant-based biodegradable materials in new vehicles, putting cars at risk of being the target of vermin. A range of car companies have reported that rodents have attacked the wiring of their cars. Even if your car isn’t plant-based, some rodents may now think that older cars are chewable based on their experience with more palatable cars. Other rodents may just chew on wires and car components to sharpen and wear down their constantly-growing teeth. The end result—problems with your car. Read more

Reacting Appropriately To a Hit & Run Accident

Before the victim of a hit & run accident is able to perform any other activities, they must first assess their health and determine if medical assistance is necessary. Although they may not have the wits to check for certain items without knowing what to look for in these situations unless they have been trained to do so, they still should contact medical assistance or the police, look for license plate numbers, and make efforts recover as quickly as possible. Read more

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