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California Court Ruling on Essure Could Lead to More Lawsuits

The judge for the Superior Court in Alameda County, California, ruled that 11 lawsuits against Bayer, the manufacturer of the permanent birth control device Essure, may proceed. The 11 cases represent 14 women who claim the device caused them to suffer… Read More

Uber Faces Many Lawsuits Over Classification of Drivers as Contractors

Ridesharing company Uber has been dealing with a barrage of lawsuits since it launched in 2009. The company is currently facing over 70 federal cases and numerous others in state courts.   Uber's largest legal battles are ongoing class action lawsuits… Read More

Drowsy Driving Killed 5,000 People Last Year, New Report Says

The Governors Highway Safety Organization (GHSO) released a new report showing that drowsy driving is a growing threat to your safety as an estimated 5,000 people were killed in drowsy-driving accidents last year. The report, titled “Wake Up Call! Understanding… Read More

How Independent Contractors Can Protect Themselves if Injured

The downside to the growth of Uber and other on-demand services is that more workers are being labeled as independent contractors instead of employees. That means that many workers are not eligible for workers' compensation insurance to cover medical… Read More

Rear-end Car Crash May Have Been Caused by Distracted Driver

Late Wednesday night, three people were taken to the hospital after a rear-end collision that Phoenix police believe was caused by a distracted driver. A Hyundai waiting at a red light on 40th Street and Indian School Road was rear-ended so hard that… Read More

Report Shows that Many Fatal Crashes with Teenagers Happen at Night

Restricting teenagers from driving at night could reduce the number of fatal crashes they are involved in, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 2009 to 2014, one-third of fatal crashes involving… Read More

One Dead in Garbage Truck Crash on Route 87 Near Coolidge

There was a fatal truck accident on Route 87 last Thursday morning involving a garbage truck that collided with a car, sending the car off the road. Truck accidents often cause deaths and serious injuries because these vehicles are very large and they… Read More

Preventable Deaths Reach Highest Level in History

Preventable injuries have become the fourth leading cause of death in the country and are killing Americans at the highest rate in history, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Preventable deaths trail only heart disease, cancer and chronic… Read More

Two Teens Seriously Hurt After Car Crashes into Power Pole

Two people were injured in an accident early Friday morning when a 19-year-old driver crashed a car carrying four passengers into a power pole at the 29th Street and Beverly Lane intersection. The driver may have been drinking alcohol before the crash… Read More

Adolescent Concussion Rates Doubled from 2007 to 2014

Concussion diagnoses among adolescents doubled between 2007 and 2014, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Researchers analyzed the health insurance claims of nearly nine million Americans and found… Read More

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