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IVC Filter Maker the Target of Multiple Injury Claims

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

Inferior Vena Cava, or “IVC” filters, are advertised as a way to save lives by preventing blood clots from traveling through a patient’s body where they can cause stroke or death. Unfortunately, the devices themselves have threatened many lives, resulting in thousands of claims for money damages against the manufacturers of these devices. With… Read More »

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Three Important Facts for Any Motorcycle Rider

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

Whether you’re a novice to motorcycle riding or an experienced biker, you know that riding a motorcycle leaves you more vulnerable on the road than does riding in a passenger vehicle. The instability of two wheels and lack of car walls are part of the risk, but many riders would argue that the real… Read More »

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Deaths from Traffic Accidents Rise, and Drunk Driving a Major Factor

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

The National Safety Council (NSC) has just released a report revealing that traffic deaths rose yet again in 2016. Among the greatest contributors to traffic deaths was drunken driving. A union between a federal safety agency and a research group focusing on drunk driving testing could yield a solution to this issue. 2015 was… Read More »

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New Rules Protecting Nursing Home Residents Take Effect

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently begun to enact a set of rules that will provide the most substantial overhaul to federal nursing home regulation in 25 years. The new rules, which will enter into effect in multiple phases, were designed to increase long-term care facility residents’ comfort, as well… Read More »

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The Dangerous Potential of Road Debris Crashes

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

Debris left in the road by careless drivers can be more than just a nuisance; it can be lethal. A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety looked at the frequency and effects of such accidents, and offered suggested strategies for preventing road debris crashes caused by a driver’s negligence. The AAA… Read More »


Hip Replacement Manufacturer Settles Thousands of Lawsuits

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

After becoming the target of thousands of lawsuits across the country, the manufacturer of a hip implant has taken steps to settle lawsuits on behalf of victims of their product in California and Georgia. Hundreds more plaintiffs are still waiting to have their claims heard by the court. Wright Medical Technology is the manufacturer… Read More »


Traffic Fatalities Rise in 2016

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

For many years, despite growth in the population, the annual number of traffic fatalities on US roads would fall with each passing year. New vehicle safety technologies, coupled with greater awareness of the dangers of such driving behaviors as driving drunk or failing to wear a seatbelt, reliably resulted in lower death rates year… Read More »


New Rules Will Make Speed Limiters on Large Vehicles Mandatory

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

Large vehicles such as tractor-trailers and buses are exponentially heavier than passenger vehicles. While these vehicles have sophisticated braking systems, they nevertheless require a great deal more time and distance to bring to a stop. This distance becomes even longer when vehicles are traveling at highway speeds. Currently, one in ten roadway deaths results… Read More »

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Aggressive Driving Widespread, Linked to Other Dangerous Behaviors

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

It’s not uncommon to hear horns honking or angry voices shouting at other drivers while out on the road. A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that these and other aggressive driving behaviors are highly common, a troubling fact given their link to other unsafe driving behavior and serious… Read More »

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Attorney Michael J. Hanby II of Pedersen and Whitehead was recently published in the Journal of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association

By Pedersen Whitehead & Hanby |

Click to read Mr. Hanby’s article, Disclosing Expert Opinions of Treating Physicians: Recognizing the Hybrid Expert Witness.