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Rocky Mountain Bicycle Recall

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Bike safety lawyer Doug Landau took note of a recent recall involving 17,300 Rocky Mountain bicycles in the U.S.  The affected bikes have an issue with the front disc brakes.  Having been involved in a sudden stop caused by a front wheel malfunction, Doug Landau knows how dangerous such a defect can be.  Luckily for

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Air Travel Post Surgery is a No-No

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Athletes, in their zeal to compete, have been known to push their bodies back into competition soon after a sports injury.  According to an article in the Washington Post, it is important to wait at least four weeks following a surgery before flying on a plane. Flying puts any traveler at an increased risk of

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A Simple Stretch to Ease Low Back Pain

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Athletes – and runners in particular — are particularly susceptible to low back pain. Herndon Triathlon Lawyer Doug Landau came across an easy exercise that helps to reset the body after the repetitive stresses it endures in training, running, or even just sitting for long periods of time.  It is called the Double-Leg Pelvic Tilt. 

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Take Me Out at the Ball Game ?!!?

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Does a spectator sitting in the grandstand hit by a ball at a baseball game stand a chance at a lawsuit? In the summer of 2010, a trip to the ball park for a Georgia man and his 6-year -old daughter turned disastrous.  According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a “line drive sliced

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German biker hit by truck on rural Virginia road

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Virginia bikers sent me word of a German biker struck by a truck and now on life support at Carillion hospital in Roanoke. This brought back sad memories of being called to INOVA Fairfax Hospital after my clients, who were also in the United States for bike touring, were struck on Route 55 in Fauquier

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Yesterday we looked at the possible causes for the deaths of swimmers in Triathlon and other open water competition. Pre-existing cardiac conditions may be one plausible theory. One such pre-existing condition could be “Long QT syndrome.” This is an “inherited defect in heart rhythm that predisposes to syncope without warning (sudden fainting spells), dizziness, palpitations,

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