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The spinal cord contains a large bundle of nerves that transmits signals from the brain to the lower half of the body. These signals control movement and convey sensations, such as hot and cold.  A severe injury to the spinal cord can result in the rupture of these nerves. When this happens, the brain can no longer communicate with the legs and pelvis, resulting...

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5 Common Causes of Aviation Accidents
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For some people, flying in a plane can be exciting. One cannot help but be awed by the sight of the clouds and the tiny houses. On the other hand, some people also have apprehensions for flying. According to the website of Williams Kherker, the extreme height and speed involved in an airplane makes aviation accidents devastating. Figures from the National Safety Council gives...

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What Qualifies for A Personal Injury Case?
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A case of personal injury can be difficult to prove alone – especially if one is not exactly the most knowledgeable with legal terminologies and such. For example, according to the website of Greenfield, WI personal injury lawyers, the definition of personal injury can be phrased to mean an injury that has been dealt upon a person due to the negligent actions of another...

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Recent Rulings on the Open and Obvious Doctrine in Kentucky
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Reasonable people are expected to take reasonable steps to prevent harm to themselves and to others against hazards that are out in the open and obvious even to an untrained perception. This is basically the definition of the open-and-obvious doctrine that is typically used as a defense in premises liability cases, and in general results in a summary judgment (dismissal) when the hazard proves...

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Effects of Supreme Court Ruling on Dangerous Drugs
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An 8-year-old case that began in Pennsylvania has finally come to a conclusion as the Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the plaintiff, setting a precedent that could have a significant impact on how drug makers and sellers will fare in the state’s civil courts. The case Lance v. Wyeth involved popular weight loss drugs manufactured and marketed by the drug company...

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Errors in the Machine Age
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Since the 1990s technology and research surrounding robot assisted surgeries has been advancing. In 1999 the first robotically assisted heart bypass surgery in the United States was performed at Ohio State University. Robot surgical procedures present healthcare outlets with opportunities to decrease the margin for human error while increasing precision and accuracy. This can include surgeries done to address defects in babies who are...

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