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Legal and Medical News Blog

Flashing Your Headlights is a Constitutional Right

A federal judge in Missouri ruled this week held that drivers have a First Amendment right to flash their headlights to warn other motorists of nearby police and speed traps. In 2012, driver Michael Elli flashed his headlights to warn oncoming drivers of a speed trap.  He was pulled over, and given a citation which […]

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iPhone 5c Battery Exploded in Girl’s Pants, Caused Second Degree Burns

There have been many reports about older batteries swelling and exploding, but rarely is there a story about a brand new one doing so.  In Maine, a middle schooler sustained second degree burns when her 2 month-old iPhone 5c battery exploded while in her pants, lighting them on fire.  The girl stopped, dropped, and rolled, […]

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Safety Considerations while Working in Confined Spaces

Construction work sometimes takes place in confined spaces that aren’t always easy to enter, exit, or work in comfortably. They can include ventilation and exhaust ducts, sewers,tunnels, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, and silos. By definition, confined spaces are not actually designed for regular and continuous occupancy. They are usually designed to store a product, […]

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Electrical Safety Tips

You need electricity to do your job, but if you misuse it, it will cause you pain and, In some cases, kill you. Electrical safety isn’t just for electricians. It is everyone’s responsibility. Keep the following electrical safety tips in mind to protect yourself from electrical hazards like shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions.  Remember these […]

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Welding Safety Tips

Whether you are a welder, or you just work close to where welding occurs, be aware of welding hazards and how to protect yourself. Welding creates health and physical hazards. Health hazards from welding operations include exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and the presence of dangerous or toxic fumes. Some of the physical hazards are […]

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Portable Heater Safety Guidelines

During these cold months, we need portable heaters around the jobsite and at home. But using such heaters can be risky. Space heaters can cause burns and fires, and can create carbon monoxide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fires and explosions accounted for 3% of all workplace fatalities in 2012. Sawdust, solvents, rags, […]

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Studies Find Gas Cans May Carry Risk of Explosion

NBC News  (12/4, Myers, Gardella, 6.79M) reports that  red plastic portable gasoline containers, which are sold throughout the US, “pose a rare but real explosion hazard many Americans may not know about,” an NBC News investigation has found. NBC explains that US consumers buy about 20 million gas cans annually, “and there are more than […]

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Choosing to Leave a Hospital Against Medical Advice

Often, hospitals force patients to leave before they feel they are ready.  Sometimes,however,  just the opposite is true – hospitals keep patients admitted after the patient feels she is ready to leave.  Hospitals can keep a patient admitted for many reasons, but a significant one is that, as long as that patient remains admitted, the […]

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Medical Record Rights in New Jersey

A patient has certain rights regarding her medical records, however, these rights vary state-by-state.  This document provides a good overview for understanding what rights a patient has to her records, and what must be done to exercise them.

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N.J. doctors least likely to accept new Medicaid patients, survey says

Beginning in January, the Affordable Care Act is expected to open the door to 300,000 low-income New Jerseyans to get health coverage through Medicaid, but a recent survey found the majority of Garden State doctors won’t be willing to treat them. Fifty-four percent of primary care doctors and 56.5 percent of specialists in New Jersey […]

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