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A proposed pilot program by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will allow drivers as young as 18 years old to haul heavy cargo in commercial trucks across state lines. This pending legislation, backed by a bipartisan group of policymakers, would lower the age of long-haul truckers and address the growing shortage of truck…

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As just about everyone who watches the news knows by now, celebrity golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a terrible car crash on February 21, suffering serious leg injuries. Woods’ SUV veered off a Los Angeles County road, traveling about the length of a football field before rolling over in a small gulley, trapping him…

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When you send your child off to school, it is with the expectation that they will spend the day learning and playing in an enriching, supervised environment. That is, after all, what school is meant to be. If the staff at school neglects to properly watch over their students, the school can be held accountable…

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Being in control of a large commercial vehicle like a moving truck or tractor trailer is no easy task. Aside from the mechanical difficulties of maneuvering something of that size, there are other taxing demands the job has to offer, such as long hours, heavy equipment, and a life spent primarily on the road. Because…

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Contracting COVID-19 is especially dangerous if you have an underlying health condition such as kidney disease. According to the CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, the combination of diseases increases the risk of mortality. A 63-year-old man recently told a story of his extremely difficult experience with COVID-19 due to his underlying kidney…

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A recently published investigation from The New York Times shows that many nursing homes across the country are manipulating the CMS star rating system for their benefit. By either inflating or reducing the data reported to the CMS system, these nursing homes are achieving higher ratings without addressing quality and health issues within their facilities,…

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Nursing homes and residential care facilities are responsible for the employees they hire. Part of that responsibility is running a criminal background check, to ensure that the new hires are eligible to work in the nursing home. Failure to do so puts residents at risk. It also opens the nursing home to liability. A family…

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