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    • I’ve Been Injured in a Construction Accident: Now What?

      I’ve Been Injured in a Construction Accident: Now What?

      According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of 10 construction workers are injured at work sites each year, most often from falls, which are the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. If you’re […]

    • If I’m Injured at Work, Can I Sue My Employer in Texas?

      If I’m Injured at Work, Can I Sue My Employer in Texas?

      As a general rule, employers have a legal duty to keep the workplace safe and free from the threat of injury. This duty includes an obligation to provide the proper equipment to get the job done safely. The Occupational Safety […]

    • Traffic Deaths in U.S. Climb for Second Year in a Row

      Traffic Deaths in U.S. Climb for Second Year in a Row

      Despite safety innovations and public campaigns warning drivers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, 40,200 people died in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2016, a six percent increase. The estimates, which come from the National Safety Council, […]

    • Truck Crashes Increasing, Says FMCSA

      Truck Crashes Increasing, Says FMCSA

      According to data compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of crashes involving large trucks or buses decreased steadily from 95,000 in 2004 to 60,000 in 2009, a decline of 37 percent. However, this decline was […]

    • Traveling With CRPS/RSD? Plan Ahead

      Traveling With CRPS/RSD? Plan Ahead

      Thinking of taking a trip overseas? For those who suffer from complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), this can be a painful proposition. Extended travel is particularly difficult for those dealing with chronic pain, given the shrinking legroom and […]

    • Does Medical Marijuana Relieve CRPS/RSD Pain? The Debate Continues

      Does Medical Marijuana Relieve CRPS/RSD Pain? The Debate Continues

      Medical marijuana has been approved for use in 23 states, and the law in Illinois allows patients with one of 40 specified medical conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), to get a doctor’s recommendation to buy marijuana […]

    • CDC, New England Journal of Medicine Weigh in on Chronic Pain

      CDC, New England Journal of Medicine Weigh in on Chronic Pain

      Chronic pain has been the subject of several recent sources of information, such as the proposed opioid guidelines released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and an article published in the November 26th edition New England […]

    • CRPS/RSD Difficult to Diagnose, Harder to Live With

      CRPS/RSD Difficult to Diagnose, Harder to Live With

      Articles surrounding complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) often describe the disorder as “painful,” “misunderstood,” and “difficult to treat” for one very important reason: like fibromyalgia, low back pain, or even a simple headache, CRPS/RSD is a human condition […]

    • Pain Drug Reaches Phase 3 Clinical Trials

      Pain Drug Reaches Phase 3 Clinical Trials

      A Pittsburg-based drug development company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for phase 3 clinical trials of a product to treat severe, persistent pain. The medication, T-121, is being developed by Thar Pharmaceuticals and is expected to […]

    • Why a CRPS/RSD Claim Can be Hard to Prove

      Why a CRPS/RSD Claim Can be Hard to Prove

      Although the pain suffered is extremely real to a sufferer of complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), it can be very hard to prove, particularly in court. Some of the difficulties that CRPS/RSD sufferers may encounter if they file […]