Tire Blowout Causes and Prevention

OMAHA, Nebraska. ABC News reports that authorities believe that a tire blowout may have been the cause of the recent devastating Greyhound bus crash that left 8 dead and another twenty five injured. Reports indicate that when the semi-truck’s tire blew, the driver lost control of the vehicle, veering into a median. It broke through the median, crashing head-on with the Greyhound bus. Victims in the accident suffered spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and other serious injuries requiring hospitalization. At least three children were hospitalized. Read more

Do Schools Have a Responsibility to Protect Students from Violence?

OMAHA, Nebraska. With the fear of school shootings and students returning to school for another school year, some districts are taking more serious measures to protect their students. According to Wired, one school district in Michigan uses a social media monitoring system to identify any problem areas or students who could be trouble. The monitoring systems use artificial intelligence and algorithms, and track for “trouble keywords” that could indicate a risk to the school district. The algorithm is good enough to identify violent images and language that shows conflict. Read more

Have You Been a Victim of “Health Care Gaslighting?

OMAHA, Nebraska. Imagine you are in terrible pain and you go to the doctor only to be told that the pain is “all in your head” or that you must be “stressed out.” For many women in America, this response is all too familiar. According to the Atlantic, researchers have found that women consistently receive less pain medication than men, and are less likely to be admitted to hospitals and receive necessary tests than men complaining of similar symptoms. In some cases, this can lead to months of pain and lowered quality of life. In the worst-case scenarios, this can lead to death or disability due to misdiagnosis and lack of treatment. Read more

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

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