Driver Facing Manslaughter and DUI Charges

Driver Facing Manslaughter and DUI Charges

A 28-year-old man who was behind the wheel of a van with nine passengers is facing multiple felony charges – including manslaughter and driving under the influence (DUI). The Case at a Glance The man was driving the van on a straight stretch of road on June 14 when he veered off the roadway. In … Read more

Truck Involved Fatalities Spike in 2015

Truck Involved Fatalities Spike

Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show there was an overall four (4) percent increase in truck-involved crashes with fatalities in 2015 from the previous year. In their report, the NHTSA group the states into regions. Region 10, the group Alaska belongs to, experienced a 20 percent increase in fatalities – the highest … Read more

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, 1.7 million people in the U.S. experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Breaking the numbers down further, we find that of those 1.7 million: 52,000 die 1.3 million receive treatment in a hospital emergency room 275,000 are admitted to a hospital for treatment The … Read more

Protecting our Elderly: What To Do If You Suspect Elder Abuse

Protecting our Elderly

Last May, Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services actually took over operations of a nursing home in Anchorage. Officials cited numerous issues found by inspectors that put the health of the residents in jeopardy. Collectively as a state, Nursing Home Report Cards ranks Alaska 16th in the nation in terms of how we treat … Read more