Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita caused major trouble for nursing homes along the Gulf Coast. Many nursing homes were forced to move their elderly patients in a hurry and without adequate disaster plans in place – trips that often ended in neglect or tragedy. Read the rest »
Now that Labor Day has passed, safety agencies are beginning to calculate the number of car accident
deaths suffered during the holiday period. Early numbers indicate that more people were killed or injured during Labor Day weekend 2015 than in previous years, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Read the rest »
A “large truck” may weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, making these trucks substantially larger than the average 3,500-pound passenger vehicle. They also require more space to accelerate and to stop, and their large size can make it difficult to see other hazards in the roadway. Read the rest »
The Tesla Model S P85D recently earned 103 points out of a possible 100 from products rating magazine Consumer Reports
, the magazine recently announced.
The high score beats the 99 of 100 points earned by the Model S a few years ago. And it has prompted Consumer Reports to recalibrate its road-test ratings system with the all-wheel-drive electric car as its standard. The high score was based on the P85D’s braking and handling, which Consumer Reports described as “better” than those on the standard Model S, and the fact that the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds – and do so in complete silence due to the electric engine. Read the rest »
A recent study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation placed Texas 50th
out of 50 states in quality of nursing home care nationwide, according to a recent article in Business Wire
. This is the third year in a row that Texas has been ranked last in nursing home care in a nationwide study, according to the article. Read the rest »
Toyota and Honda have been the center of recent controversies surrounding faulty air bags
, with hundreds of thousands of vehicles recalled. Now, German auto manufacturer Volkswagen AG has joined the list of automakers engaging in an air bag related recall. The company recently announced that it is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the United States and another 41,300 in Canada because of potential air bag problems. Read the rest »
Volkswagen recently announced a recall affecting about 3,000 VW Tiguan vehicles released in model year 2015. The purpose of the recall is to correct the labeling on the SUVs’ tires, which the company says contain the wrong information about tire loading weight and pressure.
The affected SUVs were built between January and March 2015, according to the company. The recall began in June. Owners of the affected vehicles will be able to take them to a dealership to have the labels fixed at no charge. Read the rest »
In addition to the rights and freedoms enjoyed by all Texas citizens, Texans who are age 60 or over also have certain protected rights under state law, according to the Office of the Attorney General. These rights are intended to protect elderly individuals from cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including harm that might occur while the person is living in a nursing home
or other assisted care facility. Read the rest »
Automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be expected to pay a $105 million fine for recall lapses that affected millions of vehicles, according to a recent Wall Street Journal
article. The fine, to be imposed shortly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is the largest monetary penalty for recall lapses ever imposed. The NHTSA will also assign an independent third party to monitor Fiat Chrysler in order to keep a closer eye on the company’s recall procedures. Read the rest »
When a car crash occurs in Texas, injuries are common. Some of the most common car accident
injuries aren’t immediately apparent: an injured person might not show symptoms for hours or even days after the vehicles have been cleared from the scene. Read the rest »
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