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The pit bull debate: bad owners or bad dogs?

Last week we discussed the problem of  dog attacks and the case of a recent pit bull mauling. Pit bulls are often singled out as one of the most vicious breeds of dogs. Dog advocates say that pit bulls are not inherently bad dogs and that many owners purposefully encourage vicious behavior for protection reasons. Over-breeding of the dogs may also be an issue. Dogs that are not properly bred and cared for often have behavioral issues. Dog attack survivors often…

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Mother receives $11M in infant death malpractice case

Inadequate hospital care kills many infants in  hospitals ever year. These accidents are devastating to new mothers and sometimes preventable. A mother who is also a nurse is outraged by the treatment that her premature daughter received at a hospital. The woman said that doctors and nurses at the hospital could have prevented her daughter’s death from a bowel infection that primarily impacts premature babies. “Her death was premature and preventable, and that’s exactly what was read by the jury,”…

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Charges filed against Fitchburg crash driver

Charges have been brought against the driver of a tragically fatal crash that killed four people last week. The man is being held in jail after having been released from the hospital earlier this week. He is also suspected of a probation violation for a disorderly conduct conviction from 2011. He now faces four counts of homicide for the alleged drunken driving crash last week. The victims of the crash were from Wisconsin and Illinois. Because of the alleged drunken…

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How to prevent a dog attack on Halloween

In our last post we discussed several ways that trick-or-treaters can avoid being involved in a Halloween pedestrian accident. Halloween is the most dangerous time of the year for Ohio fatal pedestrian accidents and parents should remain focus on their children’s safety during the trick-or-treating experience. Dog bites are another safety concern that many parents overlook on Halloween. Halloween can be a particularly stressful time for household pets and children may be at an increased risk for personal injuries as a…

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Son sues over father’s death in ill-fated test drive

When you’re shopping for a vehicle and go for a test drive, it probably wouldn’t occur to you to ask the car salesperson if he’s been drinking. Sadly, one Pennsylvania salesman had alcohol and marijuana in his system when he took a father and son for a test drive in December 2010. The father died in the accident, and now his son has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and a criminal defense attorney. According to Philly.com, the salesman was drunk…

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Man on Bond Causes Brutal Crash

A Louisiana man accused of murder in Pointe Coupee Parish and free on $250,000 bond crashed into a Ascension Parish Sheriff’s vehicle last Sunday in Gonzales. According to reports, Larry Snyder rear ended an unmarked Sheriff’s vehicle around 9:44 p.m. on Cornerview Road and drove away after the Pittsburgh truck wreck. After the crash, deputies chased Snyder for half a mile before finally giving himself up to authorities. Police booked Snyder on charges of hit and run driving, second DWI, improper…

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Survey: Alcohol Dui Is Down But Drugged Driving Is On The Rise

While drunk driving is known to be a common problem, it is difficult to measure or accurately predict how prevalent the behavior is. Advocacy groups often pull statistics on alcohol-related crashes and drunk-driving arrest rates, but these data do not definitively reveal how many motorists are driving under the influence on U.S. roads and highways. Government regulators like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also try to gather drunk driving statistics, but they do so in a unique way. Every…

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