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NFL Says 1 In 4 Players Will End Up With Brain Damage

By Brian Chase on September 18, 2014 - No comments

NFL Brain DamageNearly a quarter of National Football League players are likely to suffer brain damage and disorders during their lifetime such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s, according to a report filed in court by the league’s lawyers.

According to a news report in the Daily Mail, the NFL filed the findings in court as part of ongoing litigation between the league and former players suffering from a variety of brain injuries.

This is the most definitive statement the NFL has made with regard to the sport’s dangers.

In 2013, the league agreed to pay more than Read the rest »

 

Can Historic Nursing Home Bills Help Toughen Oversight?

By Brian Chase on September 16, 2014 - No comments

nursing home safetyFor the first time, 10 bills that tighten oversight of nursing homes are headed to California Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature.

According to the Center for Health Reporting, this is the most sweeping package of reforms since regulations relating to nursing and assisted living facilities were first enacted in 1985.

New Laws Focus on Better Enforcement

One bill increases civil penalties from $150 to Read the rest »

 

Three Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys Make 2014 Super Lawyers List

By Brian Chase on September 15, 2014 - 1 comment

Bisnar | Chase Founding Partner John Bisnar, Senior Partner Brian Chase and Attorney Scott Ritsema have all been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for the year 2014.

2014 Super Lawyer Winners

Our law firm’s attorneys have been a consistent presence on the list, which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. According to the Super Lawyers web site, the lawyers included in this elite list must have “attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement.” The selection process for the list includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Read the rest »

 

Honda Recalls Motorcycles for Brake Issues

By Brian Chase on September 8, 2014 - No comments

Honda RecallHonda Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 126,000 motorcycles for a second time because the brakes in these vehicles can malfunction.

According to a news report in The Associated Press, the recall covers Honda’s GL-1800 motorcycles for model years 2001-2010 and 2012.

A problem with the secondary brake master cylinder can cause the rear brake to drag, potentially leading to a crash or fire. Honda had received 533 complaints through July 24 including reports of Read the rest »

 

Five Things You Should Not Buy Used

By Brian Chase on September 2, 2014 - No comments

Car SeatBuying things secondhand is often a great way to save money and get the items that you need or want.

But, some purchases may be end up costing you more in the long run or even threaten the safety of you and your loved ones.

Before you buy anything – be it in a thrift store or in a garage sale.

Here are the top five things to avoid buying used:  Read the rest »

 

Government Investigates Ford Police SUVs For Braking Issues

By Brian Chase on August 28, 2014 - No comments

ford recallThe U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into 20,000 2013 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs that may have a faulty part and could cause braking problems.

According to a Detroit News report, the NHTSA said it received a report from a metropolitan police fleet that reported 13 brake hose failures in 11 vehicles out of a fleet of 46 Ford 2013 Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles. The hoses are also known as “jounce hoses.”

The problems were reported between December and July, according to the police department, which was not named by NHTSA. The federal agency said inspection of the failed hoses showed Read the rest »

 


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NFL Says 1 In 4 Players Will End Up With Brain Damage

The National Football League says that 25% of NFL players are likely to suffer from brain damage or related disorders during their lifetime.

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Can Historic Nursing Home Bills Help Toughen Oversight?

10 nursing home reform bills are awaiting review from California Governor Jerry Brown in the biggest set of reforms related to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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Three Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys Make 2014 Super Lawyers List

Bisnar | Chase Founding Partner John Bisnar, Senior Partner Brian Chase and Attorney Scott Ritsema have all been named to the prestigious Super Lawyers list for the year 2014. Our law firm's

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