Concerns for Truck Drivers

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in Trucking | 0 comments

There are many reasons why being a truck driver is one of the most dangerous job in the United States. Despite the importance that they play, truck drivers have very long working hours with very little pay; legislation made to regulate working hours for truck drivers are often bent and broken, with truckers having only one day each week off. Truck driving accidents account for 12 percent of work-related accidents around the country, and the website of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, states that even with compensation given by the trucking companies, it may not be enough to cover for damages and injuries, especially if it was a fatal accident.

With high risks of being in an accident while on the road, it’s surprising to know that truckers have little accessibility to healthcare. Regular medical appointments are rarely observed, and with unhealthy eating habits while on the road, it is no owner why ma great majority of truck drivers are obese and will eventually suffer from complication brought about by it. Add this to the fact that truck driver get little to no sleep, with limited sleeping space in their trucks. Even though we all know how important the work or truck drivers do, they still lack important services for them to sustain their well-being.

It is no wonder why many trucker drivers don’t stay on the job too long. Because of the continuous quitting and hiring of trucking companies, cargo and cash flow are sometimes delayed. This is the reason why truck factoring has become big business. As explained by the internet domain of TBS Factoring Service, factoring can provide trucking companies immediate cash. This means they don’t have to wait for a month or more for their payment, giving them more options of either rest or get another delivery. Factoring is one way to help ease the problems that many truckers face when on the job. However, choosing the right factoring company is still important. Doing your research is a great way to secure your hark work pays.

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Is Blood Thinning Drug Xarelto too Effective?

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Dangerous Products | 0 comments

Patients should be more aware of the dangers and risks that come with their prescription medications. Although they may be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) they can still cause serious health complications, and when they do they should immediately be reported in order to avoid further health dangers and for the FDA to take necessary actions to protect the consumers. Among the newest prescription lawsuits is Xarelto.

As of April 2015, there are already 400 lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of the drug. Generally used for treatment as a blood thinner for stroke patients who have just undergone hip and knee replacement surgery and for those who have suffered blood clots, Xarelto has not been approved for other uses such as Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). Despite the success of Xarelto as a blood thinning drug, the severe side effects should not be disregarded. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain hemorrhage, and hemorrhagic stroke can be fatal to patients who use Xarelto because there is no cure or counteracting medication to stop the bleeding.

The number of Xarelto lawsuits filed against Janssen Research and Development was mainly due to the manufacturers’ failure to warn patients of the risks of bleeding by wrongfully representing it. Negligent misrepresentation and breach of warranty are also among the reasons for the rising number of Xarelto lawsuits. What makes Xarelto dangerous is the lack of counteracting drug to help prevent or stop bleeding.

Since patients rely on their medications to cope with certain aspects of their health, taking prescription medications has become a part of life. As such, the website of the National Injury Law Center outlines the importance of product safety when it comes to medications and medical devices. Products that pose excessive risks or unnecessary dangers to the health of the consumers are reported and sometimes recalled. Since its FDA approval in 2011, Xarelto is yet to be recalled, the manufacturer should still be held accountable for its negligence.

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Avoiding Complications When Selling Mineral Rights

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Gas and Minerals | 0 comments

A lot of factors should first be considered and looked into before selling your mineral rights. Aside from knowing the total area of the property you own and its boundaries, you have to be sure you own the mineral rights and not just the surface rights of the property. Not having a long history of family property ownership can cause complications when you are considering selling your mineral rights.

The fragmentation of land – the division of land into smaller ownership parts – makes the administrative oversight that is required for small interests is often the reason why many landowners choose to sell their mineral rights as well as inherited mineral interests. In order to determine whether you own the mineral rights of an inherited property, you may need to hire the help of an oil or gas landman. The landman is often and independent contractor whose role is to research and identify the ownership or mineral rights. Because a hired landman is a third party between the mineral rights owner and the buyer (either oil or gas companies or other private individuals), establishing an open and honest relationship – one without conflict of interest involved – to ensure fair and just negotiations.

One thing you should consider when thinking about selling your mineral rights, if you are legally permitted to, is its future value. Selling your mineral rights is a huge gamble, especially if over time the value far exceeds the upfront sales value given to you. Next, since mineral rights can be inherited, it should be considered in estate planning. Passing on your mineral rights to your children can ensure their future. Lastly, if you sell mineral rights but still have surface rights, you might have portions of your property that will be damaged or deemed unusable. Although there is compensation for such property damage, it might not be enough to cover for the whole loss.

State laws regarding mineral rights can vary from each state and it’s a complicated asset to liquidize. Therefore, it can be advisable to consult a broker such as the one found at the website The Mineral Auction. People who understand such laws and know how these can affect your decision in selling your mineral rights could come valuable to ensure that the negotiations are smooth and fair. With so many things at stake, finding the right people who can help you is the best way to secure your financial future.

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