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AI May Improve Cancer Detection

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Mar 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

According to a New York Times article dated March 5, 2023, artificial intelligence, or A.I., may help in detecting cancer and in reducing human error.  The article concerned a program in Hungary, which has an aggressive breast cancer screening program.  Breast cancer screening is done with mammo...

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Ford Has Recalled Ranger Trucks Due to Airbag Issue

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Mar 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

Ford has recently issued a recall for its popular Ranger pickup truck due to a potential safety issue with the airbags. The recall affects approximately 100,000 vehicles. If you have a Ranger, you should check to see if your car falls under the recall. The problem with the airbag is related to t...

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Dog Food Recall Alert

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Feb 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Purina Nestle has voluntarily recalled selected lots of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) dog food after Purina heard about two separate customers' dogs who suffered symptoms of Vitamin D toxicity.  Luckily, once taken off the food, the dogs in question recovered. While Vit...

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The Problem with Nonprofit Hospitals

Posted by Peter Akmajian | Jan 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

As a personal injury law firm, we interract with clients every day who have sustained serious injuries and have to get medical treatment at hospitals. With the complexities of insurance and the rising cost of medical care, we think it's important to keep the public aware of different topics surrr...

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Criminal Defense Self Defense

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Jan 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

State v. Ewer, No. CR-21-0059-PR (January 18,2023) (J. Beene) SELF-DEFENSE DEFINED IN A.R.S. § 13-404(A)  APPLIES TO DEFENDANT'S AND NOT VICTIM'S CONDUCT The defendant and others got into a rock throwing fight over a failed $20 heroin transaction that escalated into the defendant shooting an ap...

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Fisher Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper Recall

Posted by Dev Sethi | Jan 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Fisher-Price has recalled over 4.7 million of its Rock 'n Play Sleeper after reports linked the product to over 30 infant deaths. The recall affects all models of the product, which have been manufactured since its introduction in 2009. The recall comes after the American Academy of Pediatrics (A...

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Community Update

Posted by Matt Schmidt | Jan 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

One of the main tenets of our firm is to give back to the community that we are so lucky to be a part of. Here are some of the highlights of community involvement and contribution that our firm has provided in the recent months. The firm has made Substantial donations to  the Law College Assoc...

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Six Steps to Take After a Trucking Accident

Posted by Dev Sethi | Dec 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you are involved in a trucking crash, it is important to take steps to preserve evidence in order to help prove what happened and who may be at fault. Here are some steps you can take: Take photographs or video of the scene: Document the damage to your vehicle, the location of the vehicle...

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Comparative Fault in Arizona

Posted by Dev Sethi | Dec 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

In Arizona, comparative fault is a legal doctrine that apportions fault and damages in personal injury cases. It allows a court to assign a percentage of fault to each party involved in an accident or incident, and to award damages accordingly. Under Arizona's comparative fault law, if you are i...

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Recalled Toys from Facebook and EBay Sellers

Posted by Dev Sethi | Dec 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

According to a recent report from USA Today, several recalled toys are being sold on Facebook and eBay, despite being banned from sale due to safety concerns. The report cites the example of a toy called "Slimeball Slinger," which was recalled in 2017 due to a choking hazard. However, the toy can...

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Torts: Duty of Behavioral Health Professionals Performing Screenings for Involuntary Treatment to Report Suspected Abuse or Neglect

Posted by Ted A. Schmidt | Nov 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Avitia v. Crisis Preparation & Recovery Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 21-0083 (App. Div. I, November 8 2022) (J. Bailey) ABSENT FACTS A MINOR IS CURRENTLY OR IN THE PAST A VICTIM OF INJURY, ABUSE OR NEGLECT THERE IS N...

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Posted by Peter Akmajian | Nov 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

In the trial of medical malpractice cases, plaintiffs must present expert testimony to support key elements of the case.  These elements are whether the defendant health care provider breached the standard of medical care and whether such breach was a cause of the plaintiff's injury. Experts are...

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Top 5 Truck Driver Behaviors Linked to Future Crashes

Posted by Dev Sethi | Nov 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Safety experts have identified five behaviors as strong indicators of future crash involvement. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) analyzed more than 580,000 individual truck driver records and identified more than 25 different violations and convictions that increased the like...

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