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A Promising Advance in Prosthetic Technology

A Promising Advance in Prosthetic Technology

July 17th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

If you or a loved one lost a limb in an accident, you might be encouraged by the promise of a new type of technology. Recent research has been conducted that may someday allow a prosthetic limb to feel with artificial nerves. According to Popular Mechanics, researchers have created artificial nerves that can cause a […]

Avoid Effects of Heat-Related Injuries This Summer

Avoid Effects of Heat-Related Injuries This Summer

July 9th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

In the heat of the summer, you may need to work in a hot environment for longer periods of time in some jobs. When your body cannot maintain a normal temperature of roughly 98.6 degrees F., heat-related illnesses can take a serious toll. Even if you work in an office, it is possible for a […]

Remember How Quickly Your Car’s Interior Heats Up

Remember How Quickly Your Car’s Interior Heats Up

June 29th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Summer is almost upon us in the United States. As the weather warms, it is a good time for an important reminder about the dangers of hot vehicles. Approximately 37 children perish in hot cars each year in the U.S., according to a meteorologist at San Jose State University. Heat-death incidents tend to peak between […]

Don't Forget These Fireworks Safety Tips

Don’t Forget These Fireworks Safety Tips

June 28th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The Fourth of July is upon us. Each year, thousands of people (usually teenagers and children) are hurt by consumer-grade fireworks. Even though we all know intuitively that fireworks can be dangerous, far too many people do not take the risks seriously. The National Fire Protection Association recently published a web page detailing the number […]

TBI Blood Tests Promising, but Limited

TBI Blood Tests Promising, but Limited

June 21st, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A first-of-its-kind blood test recently won FDA approval to evaluate patients who had suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). National headlines dubbed the new biomarker test a ‘concussion test.’ However, biomarker experts recently noted in a Journal of the American Medical Association article there are certain misconceptions about the new test that need to […]

In Less Than 10 Years, Half of Workers Will Be Contractors

In Less Than 10 Years, Half of Workers Will Be Contractors

June 19th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The U.S. economy has evolved a great deal in the past few decades. There was a time when most workers worked full time for an employer for many years and then retired. But these days, freelancers and contractors make up the quickest-growing segment of the workforce in America. In fact, these gig workers are expected […]

What Keyless Car Owners Should Know About Carbon Monoxide

What Keyless Car Owners Should Know About Carbon Monoxide

June 14th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Many new car owners enjoy keyless ignition on their vehicles, but according to a recent New York Times article, this convenience is paired with a real danger. The newspaper reported last month that at least 28 people have died since 2006 and 45 were hurt from carbon monoxide poisoning after they believed their vehicle was […]

Driver Fatigue Is a Major Safety Risk in Oil & Gas Industry

Driver Fatigue Is a Major Safety Risk in Oil & Gas Industry

June 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Oil and gas workers are enjoying strong demand for their services in the United States as the country becomes more energy independent. But drivers for oil and gas companies frequently work long hours, and their lengthy commutes can lead to more motor vehicle accidents, according to a new industry fact sheet produced by the CDC. […]

Allegiant Flyers, You Need to Know About These Warning Signs

The CBS television show “60 Minutes” recently spent several months investigating the air safety record of Allegiant Air. Last month, their Steve Kroft shared his alarming findings in a two-part report that shed light on the poor safety record of the air carrier. Kroft reported that he and his team found that between Jan. 1, […]

Sunroofs Continue to Be a Concern for Motorists, Liability for Automakers

In many auto product defect cases, it is common to win lawsuits against the auto manufacturer or the maker of the defective product if that product led to injury or death in an accident. But in the case of sunroof liabilty, this does not always happen. The New York Times reported last February about a […]