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Filed under: Auto Accident

November 1, 2013

Distracted Driving by Phones Causing Automobile Accidents

A major factor in automobile accidents today, is the increase in distracted driving.  Distracted driving can be defined as “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.”  The…

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Filed under: Blog

October 31, 2013

Halloween Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Lawyer

Real scares on Halloween aren’t supernatural or impossible; Richard Harris Law Firm offers safety tips for those who plan to Trick or Treat in Las Vegas It’s Halloween time once again! For kids (and even more…

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Filed under: Workers Compensation

October 28, 2013

What to do if I am injured at work?

A Brief Explanation of Worker’s Compensation If you are injured or become ill on-the-job, you are probably covered under Nevada’s Worker’s Compensation laws.  Most workers have heard the term, but few know whether the law…

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Filed under: Dog Bite Injury

October 24, 2013

Dog Bite Injury Statistics in Nevada

Nearly 4.7 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year.  One out of five dog bites are serious enough to require medical care, with nearly 1,000 people a day requiring emergency room…

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Filed under: Motorcycle Accident

October 23, 2013

Motorcycle Fatalities in Clark County Rise at an Alarming Rate

2013 has not been a good year for motorcycle riders in Clark County.  There has been a 45% increase in motorcyclists killed in wrecks compared to the same period of 2012.  It seems that every…

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Filed under: About RHLF

October 15, 2013

Personal Injury Attorney Put Clients First

If you have suffered any type of personal injury, you know how important it is to have the right help. Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorneys at Richard Harris Law Firm are committed to assisting you…

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October 12, 2013

How to Know When You Can Trust Someone?

Trust is the basis and foundation of every key relationship you will ever experience in your life. Decisions are made, partnerships solidified, and long term commitments are forged all based on one element: trust. Whether…

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Filed under: Legal Information

October 3, 2013

How To Choose an Attorney in Las Vegas

With so many options how do you choose? Here are some tips for you to use. Retain an Honest Lawyer That is not a typo. Honest lawyers not only exist, but are preferred to ensure…

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Filed under: Auto Accident

July 22, 2013

Some Improvement Seen in Traffic Accidents and Fatalities

We last posted on this subject on April 10, 2013, and provided a link to a document published by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).  The weekly Fatal Analysis Reporting System or FARS update, …

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Filed under: Defective Products

July 10, 2013

FDA Takes Another Look at the Da Vinci Robot

It has been hailed as a miracle of modern medical science.  But this miracle costs $1.5 million to $3 million depending on the options ordered, and requires its owners to pay over $100,000 or more…

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Filed under: Defective Products

June 10, 2013

Two Defective Product Lawsuits Becoming Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Cases

Since the beginning of 2013, two major defective products lawsuits have been reviewed by the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML).  As a result of that review, the panel has transferred all federal level suits…

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Filed under: Defective Products

April 29, 2013

Transvaginal Mesh: Serious Complications “Not Rare” per FDA

Women who suffer from conditions known as Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) may have had their doctor suggest use of a transvaginal mesh product when treating these conditions.  The Food and…

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Filed under: Defective Products, Drug Injury

April 23, 2013

Fungal Meningitis: Still Spreading and Still Killing

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)continue to monitor and update results on the fungal meningitis outbreak, which began when the now defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC)…

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Filed under: Defective Products

April 18, 2013

IVC Filters May Lead to Serious Complications Including Death

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two safety memos on August 9, 2010, regarding the installation and use of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters.  FDA's Medwatch memo was targeted toward surgeons and emergency medical personnel. …

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Filed under: Drug Injury

April 16, 2013

Granuflo and Naturalyte Recalled by the FDA

The products Granuflo® and Naturalyte®, used in dialysis treatment for acute renal (kidney) failure, has had a Class I recall issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as of March 29, 2012.  A class…

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Filed under: Auto Accident

April 10, 2013

2013 Shows Marked Increase in Traffic Accidents and Fatalities

2013 has started as a busier than normal year for first responders in Clark County.  Police, fire department, ambulance drivers, and unfortunately the coroner have been kept busy by the increased number of accidents and…

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Filed under: Auto Accident

April 3, 2013

Teen ‘blacked out’ before plowing into restaurant

An 18-year-old driver admitted to blacking out while behind the wheel of a car that hopped a median, veered toward the opposing side of traffic and struck two cars and 10 people at a west…

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Filed under: Blog

March 28, 2013

Road closures planned in southeast Vegas

Continued work on a railroad in the southeast end of Las Vegas will force road closures over the next two weeks. According to Clark County, Eastern Avenue between Warm Springs and Sunset roads will be…

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Filed under: Motorcycle Accident

March 26, 2013

Family of motorcycle accident victim speaks out on bike dangers

Marco Mizzoni, 27, remembers a fatal accident over the weekend that changed his family forever. The victim in the wreck was his father. "Is it really going to hurt you to wait 10 more seconds,…

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Filed under: Truck Accident

March 19, 2013

Intentional big rig wrecks a scheme to get insurance money

An old scam has rolled back onto Vegas highways and the perpetrators are targeting big rigs. Their goal is insurance money. What they do is intentionally cause wrecks hoping to cash in on some insurance…

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