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Get Your Head Out of the Game: Sustaining Serious Head and Brain Injuries in Sports

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 29th 2015

            Memory loss, headaches, and confusion are just some of the symptoms of concussions. Concussions are injuries to the brain that can cause temporary loss of normal brain...

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Personal Flotation Device Negligence

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 22nd 2015

A PFD or personal flotation device is very important when going out on the water. It may just seem like it is for those who cannot swim, but PFDs could be the difference between life and death, even for the strongest...

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Personal Watercraft Accidents

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 15th 2015

What are more commonly known as Jet Skis, personal watercrafts are relatively new to the boating scene, but have quickly become one of the most dangerous watercrafts out there.
            Why are PWCs so dangerous? PWCs are very...

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Boat Collisions and Right of Way

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 8th 2015

Boat collisions happen every year, mainly because of operator inattention and ignorance of rules. Not knowing the right of way rules can be dangerous to yourself and everyone boating around you. Reviewing the Navigation Rules, regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard, can easily prevent...

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Drowning

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, July, 1st 2015

Drowning is the number one cause of death in children 5 years old and younger, and the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide. It is also the second cause of injury or death in children 15 years old or younger. There are over 7000 drowning deaths per year. 5000 children 14...

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Boat Propeller Injuries

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, June, 24th 2015

            When swimming around a boat, the propeller is hidden under the water. This inability to see it or realize it is there can be the difference between life and death. A sudden stop can cause a collision with the propeller when water skiing or tubing...

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Drunken Boating Accidents

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, June, 17th 2015

          Alcohol is the leading contributor in fatal boat accidents. The National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) estimates that between 400 and 800 boat fatalities are results of operating a boat under the influence of alcohol. It also estimates that 35% to 38% of...

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Cheerleading and Gymnastics Injuries

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, June, 8th 2015

Cheerleading used to be a sideline activity in which a handspring was the most dangerous stunt performed.  Today, however, college and high school cheerleading is an intense and competitive sport. Cheerleaders are thrown high into the air, perform flips, and then are caught by their...

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Truck Drivers Must Slow Down in Rainy Weather

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, June, 4th 2015

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require that all commercial truck drivers use "extreme caution" in hazardous weather conditions. Missouri's Commercial Drivers Manual provides that truckers should slow down by as much as one-third of their normal and customary speed during hazardous...

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Feeling the Heat: Heat Related Illness Cases Part 1 of 2

by Tatlow, Gump, Faiella & Wheelan, LLC, May, 29th 2015

Every year athletes die or are seriously injured because of heat related illness. For example, in 2008 and 2009, numerous football related cases involved victims that died because of intense activity in high temperatures and...

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