Least Aggressive Dog Breeds

Dogs bite because of many reasons. They bite if they feel threatened or uncomfortable, and if they need to protect something like their property and young. According to the website of the Oceanside personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, owners of dogs who have bitten may be held responsible, as they are legally required to make precautionary measures.

But to avoid all the financial burdens of hospital bills, attorney fees, and missed time at work, you can choose the least aggressive among the most common dog breeds today.

Golden Retriever
There is a reason why Golden Retrievers are such common pets among families. First, they are known to be friendly and sweet, even among children. Second, they are physically capable to keep up with an active family’s lifestyle. They can easily be maintained with light walks and exercises.

Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are known for their gentle and affectionate nature, making them the ideal pet for the typical American family. Just like Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers are loving and fun to be with, even among children, friends, and other animals.

Bulldog
For medium-sized dogs, bulldogs are some of the best choices. They are friendly and patient, despite their grumpy looks. They also need minimal exercise and grooming, making them the best pets for those who are physically limited, like children and elders.

Poodle
Poodles are known to be one of the most intelligent dog breeds, as they are very easy to train. They are also known to be very obedient and non-aggressive, suiting their eloquent look.

Beagle
Beagles are known to be gentle and happy, making them ideal dogs for those who want small to medium-sized pets. They are also known to be great around small children, because they are playful and they are not aggressive.

Pug
Pugs are some of the least aggressive dog breeds in the small category. Contrary to their sad-looking face, they are quite friendly and easy to maintain, as they do not require much exercise. For this reason, they are very popular among those who live in limited spaces such as apartments.


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In June of 2016, about 60 million U.S. residents (retired workers, aged widows, dependents, young survivors and disabled workers) collected Social Security retirement/survivors benefits, dependent’s benefits or disability benefits. Social Security, which provides essential financial support to millions of citizens in the U.S., especially the retired and disabled workers, is one of the most effective and successful federal programs in the U.S. While close to half of all beneficiaries rely on SS benefits for the majority of their income, about five percent has Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as the source of nearly all of their income.

Since this Social Security Act was signed on August 14, 1935, millions of employees in Social Security covered jobs, who have sustained unexpected permanent disabilities that have rendered them unable to continue working, have found the much needed financial support from SSDI.

The SS Administration determines the severity of a disability based on a person’s inability to work. The type of disability that the SSA considers to be eligible for benefits payments, however, include only total disability, since under the program, it is assumed that those who sustain and suffer partial disability or temporary disability will have other sources of financial assistance, such as the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program or their personal health insurance.

To help prospected applicants determine immediately if their disability qualifies them to receive benefits payments, the SSA has prepared an impairment listing manual, otherwise known as the “blue book,” wherein different types of physical and mental impairments are listed. Any of the impairments included in the list will automatically qualify SS insured members to receive payment of benefits from the SSDI program (SS insured members refer to those employed in SS covered jobs, have earned the required number of credits through the monthly payment of SS taxes; this tax is indicated as Federal Insurance Contributions Act or FICA in employees’ payslips).

According to an Indiana Social Security Disability attorney, qualifying disabilities for SSDI or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) include:

  • Musculoskeletal problems, like back injuries;
  • Cardiovascular conditions, like coronary artery disease or heart failure;
  • Senses and speech issues, like loss of vision and hearing;
  • Respiratory illnesses, like asthma or COPD;
  • Neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy;
  • Mental disorders, like retardation, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, or depression;
  • Immune system disorders, like HIV/AIDS, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Various syndromes, like Sjogren’s Syndrome and Marfan Syndrome;
  • Skin disorders, like dermatitis;
  • Digestive tract problems, like liver disease or IBD;
  • Kidney disease and genitourinary problems, and cancer; and,
  • Hematological disorders, like disorders of bone marrow failure and hemolytic anemias

There are illnesses, however, which are not included in SSA’s listing but still qualify under the SSDI program. Examples of these illnesses are rheumatoid arthritis and migraine headaches that are severe enough so that these make it impossible for an individual to have a full-time job. These types of medical condition, which are medically equivalent to those in SSA’s list, are called “equaling a disability listing.”


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Over the last couple decades, the shipping industry has taken great strides in improving the structures of sea vessels, and subsequently their efficiency, reliability, and safety. Many aspects of design have been exponentially improved- hull design, stability and propulsion systems, and navigational equipment to name some of those most major. Especially in lieu of the constant technological advancements of our day, ship systems are more reliable than ever before. It may be puzzling then to ship owners and employers why accidents still happen. To answer this, one might look away from ship structures as the source and look instead to the people who operate them. According to Williams Kherkher, although great strides have been taken to make this industry safer for the men and women who work aboard seafaring vessels, these workers are still at a higher risk of sustaining a workplace injury than many others. About 75-96% of maritime accidents are caused by human error. Some of the most common (and often undetected) contributors to human errors are:

  • Design of technology without user in mind- large scale manufacturing of system parts aren’t always created with the various differences in potential user profile in mind. (i.e. a piece of equipment meant to be used outside made with data keys too small to operate with a gloved hand, equipment designed with less than ideal access for smaller operators)
  • Environment: The human body operates best at a slightly restricted temperature, and anything aside from this can affect performance
  • Organizational factors: Possibly the most overlooked aspect of smooth operations, crew organization and company policies have a high impact on overall performance of employees. An open and honest interactive communication culture in the workplace promotes teamwork and freedom for employees, reducing risk taking that may occur under a strict hierarchical command system.

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Nursing home abuse is a type of case that is covered by the personal injury law. Lawsuits associated with nursing home abuse typically accuse nursing homes or nursing staff of mistreating the elderly patients in any way. As any normal family member, people who place their beloved elderly in care facilities just want the best treatment for their relative. Unfortunately, according to the personal injury lawyers at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, many instances have proved that the employees at care facilities continually abuse and neglect the patients. Any form of abuse may result in the decline of the health of an individual, and families of abused patients may very well seek help from lawyers once they suspect nursing homes and staff of wrongdoings.

In these cases, it is extremely important to know what kind of abuse was done to the patient. This way, it becomes easier to plan and build a case against the responsible party. The forms of nursing abuse are physical, emotional, financial, and sexual.

Physical abuse may just be the most common among the group, and it is the when the use of physical force has caused harm to the patient. Hitting, shoving, inappropriate force and restraints are just a few examples that constitute physical abuse. This type of abuse also has the most obvious signs, since the force often leaves mark on the body. Emotional abuse is when an employee’s action has caused emotional distress to the elderly. Humiliation, mockery, intimidation, and blaming are considered forms of emotional abuse, among many other more.

When an employee engages in non-consensual sexual conduct with the elderly, it is considered sexual abuse. The simple act of showing pornographic materials to the patient is considered abuse already. Financial abuse, lastly, is when a nursing home staff tricks or forces an elderly to disclose information associated with money, such as bank accounts and checks.

Whatever form of nursing home abuse a person might experience, the family of the victim is guaranteed to find legal help in the form of personal injury lawyers, since they specialize is various cases that involves a victim being aggravated by someone else’s negligence, and in this case, a nursing home or a staff. If you or someone you know is expereincing workplace abuse please visit this website.


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Approved by the FDA in 1999, Actos is a Type 2 diabetes medication, manufactured by Takeda, which has been hailed for years as one of the most effective Type 2 diabetes treatments and has been a huge financial success for its manufacturer. Actos was, at one point, Takeda’s best selling drug, and has been called one of the best selling drugs of all time. However, according to the website of Williams Kherkher, Actos has, in recent years, been linked to a substantially increased risk of developing bladder cancer, among other dangerous side effects.

A study published in 2012 found that people who took Actos for an extended period of time were 83% more likely to develop bladder cancer. After which, the FDA ordered a 10-year study on the safety of the drug, in relation to bladder problems and cancer.

In 2011, the FDA ruled that Takeda, the drug’s manufacturer and marketer, needed to update Actos’ warnings and precautions to include increased risk of bladder cancer. Actos has also been linked to congestive heart failure and kidney disease. It is now recommended by many to avoid Actos in all instances except as a last resort effort to treat Type 2 diabetes, when all other options have been exhausted.

Victims of negligence on behalf of pharmaceutical companies often suffer severely, according to the website of Williams Kherkher, as is the case with Takeda and its manufacturing of Actos. Lawsuits against Takeda allege that the company failed to disclose critical information about side effects of the drug, and concealed information about its safety, in addition to ineffective testing.

As of April 2015, Takeda had already settled thousands of Actos-related lawsuits, at the price of $2.37 billion. Law firms continue to suits against Takeda for clients who have suffered as a result of taking the drug.


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