Monthly Archives: June 2014

Can I Be Held Liable If Someone Else Was Driving My Car?

If the owner of a motor vehicle (car, boat, four-wheeler, motorcycle, etc.) allows friends or family members to operate it without supervision, he can potentially be held liable for accidents they may cause. The vehicle owner’s potential liability arises under the Doctrine of Negligent Entrustment. Under the negligent entrustment doctrine, the owner can be held liable if he negligently entrusts the vehicle to the person whose actions harmed the victim. For this doctrine to support an injury or wrongful death case, the plaintiff must prove that the vehicle’s owner knew, or should have known, that the borrower was an unfit driver who was likely to cause injury to others. The plaintiff also has to prove that the owner lending the vehicle to the irresponsible party ultimately caused the accident. Do I Have a Case for Wrongful Death? In any wrongful death case, you want the responsible parties held accountable and punished…
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Orange Juice Contaminates South Carolina Swamp Due to Trucking Accident

In some trucking accidents, the cargo can do just as much damage as the collision. Even seemingly safe materials could leak out and damage the environment, the roadway or other cars in the accident. In local news, police reported that 300 gallons of orange juice leaked into a South Carolina swamp after a serious trucking accident on June 6. Based on evidence at the scene, investigators concluded that excessive speed caused the truck to drive off I-95 near Yemasee, and hit over a dozen trees before plunging into an embankment. First responders found the truck on its side with heavy damage to the cab, and the truck’s cargo rapidly leaking into the swamp. The truck driver, a 63-year-old Florida man, and a female passenger suffered several serious injuries. Both were transported to the hospital for treatment. While the leak may seem inconsequential because it was only orange juice, the spill…
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FDA Recommends Consumers Avoid OTC Chelation Medication

Chelation therapy was approved in 1991 as an effective method of treating lead and other heavy metal poisoning. During the process, a synthetic solution called EDTA – ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid – is injected into the body and attaches itself to the heavy metal molecules, allowing them to pass through the body without being absorbed any further. Doctors and health officials warn consumers that chelation therapy, while effective, carries significant health risks. The treatment should only be administrated by a professional while the patient is under medical supervision. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned customers not to purchase Thorne Research’s Captomer or Captomer-250, marketed as an over the counter form of chelation therapy. The company voluntarily recalled the drug after “several adverse health events” were reported. The active ingredient in the product is meso-2, 3-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), and it is currently available in a prescription product used to treat lead…
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