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Rick Shapiro

9 Year Old Passenger in DUI Crash Dies

Virginia State Police stated that a nine-year old child who was a passenger in a car with a drunk driver has died.  The crash happened in late August in Halifax County, Virginia. The child, Julian Suttle, died on Aug. 30 […]

Rick Shapiro

65% of Huntington WV DUI Arrests Were Drug Related in 2015

In 2015, the Huntington WV Police Department led all police departments in the state with 530 DUI arrests, and 65% of them were drug related.  Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli stated that the high number of drug DUIs is due […]

Rick Shapiro

Woman Dies in DUI Wreck in Queens NY

A woman died and at least five other people were hurt after two vehicles crashed in Queens NY in a suspected drunk driving accident.  City police said that the crash happened at 4:20 AM on Sept. 11 at 120 St. […]

Randy Appleton

Devastating DUI Crash in Texas Kills Husband and Wife’s Unborn Son

A devastating drunk driving crash near San Antonio TX last weekend killed a 24 year old man who just an hour earlier had been approved for US citizenship. He and his wife, who was 4 months pregnant, were driving home […]

Randy Appleton

Rock-Throwing Suspect Charged in Brain Injury Case

The man in Austin TX who has been of accused of trying to injure or kill people by throwing rocks at moving vehicles on I-35 is facing a charge of aggravated assault in a case that left a man in […]

Rick Shapiro

Motorcycle Deaths Are On the Rise Across the US: Report

A newly released Governor’s Highway Safety Association report notes that motorcycle rider fatalities were up 10% in 2015 compared to the year before. Just as alarming, while motorcycles are only 3% of all registered vehicles in the US and travel […]

Rick Shapiro

Medical Malpractice: Virginia Surgical Team Mocks Patient and Creates False Diagnosis

A Virginia (VA) man who was about to be put under anesthesia for a colonoscopy procedure decided to turn on his cellphone’s audio recorder before the procedure so it would capture the doctor’s post-operation instructions.  As soon as he pressed […]

Rick Shapiro

Want to Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims? Reduce Preventable Mistakes

The best way to reduce medical malpractice claims is not by denying a victim’s access to the civil justice system or by capping malpractice damages. Those misguided policies place the burden on the backs of the harmed patients and do […]

Jim Lewis

Electrocution Threat from Third-Party Charger Leads Apple to Offer Replacement

After a series of electrocution incidents involving third-party chargers in China, Apple Inc. is offering to sell its brand-name chargers at reduced prices in order to lessen the risk of injury and death.  The announcement comes after two separate tragedies in […]

Jim Lewis

Boating Safety Tips for Beginners

Summer is in full swing, along with all the activities that people enjoy. One activity many participate in is recreational boating. Based on figures from actual state and Coast Guard registrations, it’s estimated that over 75 million people take part […]