May 21, 2014

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis, an infection of the blood stream, affects as many as 750,000 hospital patients every year. And, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society, sepsis may play a role in over 50 percent of all hospital deaths.

The study, conducted in part by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California division of research, analyzed data from 6.5 million hospitalization records. Of those, 52 percent of patients who died while hospitalized had a blood infection. Researchers suggest many had this infection when admitted to the hospital, but did...

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April 15, 2014

April is National Distracted Driving Month, a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of driving while distracted and encouraging people to take steps to end their own reckless behavior.

This campaign addresses all forms of distraction, but focuses heavily on cellphone use – including hands-free cellphone use. There is absolutely no evidence that using a hands-free device while driving is safe. In fact, many studies have found hands-free devices increase the risk of causing an auto accident more than manual devices....

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March 12, 2014

Fatigue has long been known to contribute to truck accidents. Studies have found that driving when you are tired is very similar to driving while intoxicated, and can result in delayed reaction times, short blackouts, and other serious dangers.

To combat trucker fatigue, state and federal regulations limit the number of hours a trucker may spend on the road in between rest periods. However, to remain employed, many truck drivers are forced to ignore these rules and drive long after they are able to safely focus on the task of driving.

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February 13, 2014

Truck accidents often result in serious or fatal injury to the occupants of smaller vehicles. However, getting proper compensation for damages following truck accidents can be extremely difficult.

Without the help of an Arkansas truck accident lawyer, all liable parties may not be properly identified. Unless all liable parties are held accountable, you may never see even a portion of the settlement you are due.

Your Arkansas truck accident attorney from the Duncan Firm will conduct a thorough investigation into your wreck to determine who can be held...

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January 10, 2014

Michelin has issued a recall for 1.2 million LTX M/S tires for tread issues. BMW has issued a recall for 76,000 sedans and SUVs for airbag defects. Volkswagen has issued a recall for 66,000 SUVs and hybrid sedans for electrical issues. All of these were in December 2013 alone. The list of vehicle recalls seems to go on and on, with more being added all the time.

Sadly, many people are not made aware of recalls in time and serious injury results before repairs can be made. If you are involved in a car accident caused by a defective vehicle, you need an experienced attorney on your side.

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December 03, 2013

Google Glass will not be available to the general public until 2014, but incidents involving beta testers have brought numerous safety concerns to light. One of these concerns involves the potential Google Glass has of distracting drivers if worn while operating a vehicle. More worrisome is the use of Google Glass by commercial drivers who can place everyone on the road at significant risk when not paying full attention to the task of operating their vehicle.

Truck accidents are often fatal and almost always result in serious injury to the occupants of smaller vehicles. When you are injured...

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October 14, 2013

Of the various types of van and SUV accidents in and around the Little Rock, Arkansas area, rollover accidents have earned two distinctions: these accidents are more likely to impact only one vehicle, and these accidents are among the most fatal for drivers and passengers of the overturned truck or SUV.

Whereas many car accidents require some form of negligent behavior on the part of one or more driver, SUV rollover accidents most commonly occur during normal vehicle maneuvering. Things such as tapping a curb, drifting slightly onto a shoulder, and taking a turn at a regular speed can all result in vehicle rollover due not to...

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September 09, 2013

As with any type of collision, there can be a number of factors that go into even the most seemingly straightforward truck accidents. When you are injured or a loved one is killed in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you need a committed Arkansas truck accident attorney on your side as soon as possible to ensure you are not cheated out of the compensation you deserve.

Please contact the Duncan Firm or call 887-6-DUNCAN today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Arkansas truck accident attorneys.

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July 31, 2013

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury and you believe the negligence of a healthcare professional or institution were the cause, you may have a medical malpractice claim. It is important to remember that undesirable results are not always an indication of malpractice, which is why it is vital that you contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.

If you live in or around Little Rock, Arkansas and believe medical negligence has resulted in your injury, please contact Duncan Firm or call 887-6-DUNCAN...

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June 28, 2013

Few things are as irresponsible as getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Because of this, Arkansas, like the rest of the nation, has strict laws prohibiting drunk driving. However, these laws do not always deter people from driving drunk and, when drunk drivers cause car accidents, do very little to help victims get the compensation they deserve.

When you are injured or a loved one is killed by a drunk driver, that person may face criminal charges. But if you want to seek compensation for damages such as medical expense, lost wages, and personal pain...

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