Thursday, November 29, 2012

Army Veteran Sues Federal Government for Causing Injury on His Genital

An Army veteran is claiming that the federal government deprived him of his manhood and ability to urinate. Michael D. Nash is a normal Army veteran except that his sex organ was frostbitten and infested by gangrene.

The cause? About 19 hours of being under wraps of ice packs.

Reports said that Nash entered Veterans Administration (VA) hospital to undergo penile implant operation and circumcision. Instead of leaving the hospital safely, he claims that the nurse applied ice packs on his groin for about 19 hours causing his penis to catch frostbite and gangrene and eventually resulting in partial amputation.

As a result of the incident, Nash initially pursued compensation through the Federal Tort Claims Act. Under this civil procedure, people who were wronged by the federal government are allowed to claim for compensations provided that they will not pursue a lawsuit until the claim is resolved.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Los Angeles Drivers at High Risk of Killing Pedestrians

Los Angeles Drivers at High Risk of Killing Pedestrians

The city of Los Angeles is known as a bustling metropolis. Not only does it have a very large number of people but it is also known for its usually heavy traffic volume. With roadways weaving inside and outside of the city, it is not surprising that traffic activity there is well-documented. In fact, this West Coast city has been regarded as one of the worst cities in the United States when it comes to dealing with long traffic backups.

Along with traffic activity, the city of Los Angeles, with its large population, experiences heavy day-to-day pedestrian activity similar to New York City in the East Coast. With such massive pedestrian activity, it is already known to many that accidents involving them and other motor vehicles are commonplace. In fact, drivers in Los Angeles kill pedestrians at a higher rate than any other drivers in the United States.

This conclusion was a result of the study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. In the research study, it was revealed that pedestrian deaths in the Los Angeles area account for about one-third of all motor vehicle crash fatalities. This is nearly triple the 11.4 percent average of pedestrian accidents in the United States.