DePuy ASR MDL Litigation Update

    A DePuy ASR Multi-district litigation status conference was held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the U.S. District courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Safety questions fly as highway trucks get heavier

    On November 23, 2011, the Associated Press published an article regarding weight limits imposed on freight trucks driven on federal highways. Recently, advocates for higher weight limits presented a bill, the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which would allow the weight limit for freight trucks to increase from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds on federal Continue Reading

    U.S. Safety Board Urges Cellphone Ban for Drivers

    On December 13, 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a recommendation to ban all cellphone use while driving. The New York Times published an article concerning the recent recommendation.

    As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows

    On December 14, 2011, the New York Times published an article on the emerging problem of “distracted doctoring”, a term describing the negative consequences of doctors having electronic devices, such as computers, tablets and cell phones, readily available when tending to patients.

    Texas agency OKs rule requiring drillers to disclose chemicals used in fracking

    On December 14, 2011, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram published an article regarding the Texas Railroad Commission’s recent passage of a rule that requires oil & gas companies disclose the chemicals and water volumes used in their hydraulic fracturing of wells, a process that is also known as “fracking.”