U.S. DOT Secretary Mineta has appointed five doctors to serve on the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Medical Review Board. FMCSA is planning updates to physical qualification regulations of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The board is supposed to provide science-based guidance to establish realistic and responsible medical standards. Criteria for appointment includes medical expertise in a medical specialty, an understanding of research methods, knowledge of transportation medical issues, experience on panels that develop medical standards, a record of scientific collaboration, professional service, and experience developing teaching programs. Areas of expertise included are neurology, orthopedics, toxicology, occupational health, and preventive medicine.

The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).