For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. government has released new data on the U.S. maternal mortality rate — and unfortunately it presents a grim picture.
According to a report released in January from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System, the 2018 maternal mortality rate was 17.4 deaths per 100,000 live births, meaning that 658 women died …
We typically think of hospital emergency rooms as the best place to get medical care when serious injury or illness suddenly strikes. Indeed, in 2016, there were 146.5 million emergency room visits in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control.
But, unfortunately, with chaotic waiting rooms packed with sick and injured people, overworked doctors, nurses and medical staff, and the inherent difficulty of quickly …
NTSB Blames ‘Unsafe’ Harness for Causing Doors-Off Sightseeing Helicopter to Crash, Then Trapping 5 Passengers in Underwater Wreckage
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has blamed a passenger harness/tether system for causing the 2018 sightseeing helicopter crash in New York and then trapping all five passengers in the chopper, underwater in the East River.
Five tourists died in the March 11, 2018, crash, which brought to light …
In 2018, 5,250 Americans were killed on the job — an average of more than 14 deaths each day. Construction workers account for more than 20% of these fatalities. OSHA estimates that eliminating the Fatal Four jobsite hazards could save the lives of 591 workers each year and prevent countless construction-related injuries.
The ‘Fatal Four’
According to OSHA (the
Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the …
Test strips used for home monitoring of patients taking the blood
thinner warfarin may have caused serious injuries or death due to inaccurate readings,
leaving legal action as the only remedy for innocent patients and their
On Sept. 13, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) initiated a Class I recall — the most serious type of recall — of more
than 1.1 million packages of CoaguChek XS PT …
Exactly three weeks after a Netflix documentary was released highlighting two former Feldman Shepherd clients, who told their stories of deadly dresser tip-overs — and just days before IKEA agreed to a $46 million settlement in a deadly dresser tip-over case brought by Feldman Shepherd — home furnishings importer Hillsdale Furniture became the latest player in the furniture industry to recall dangerous dressers.
On Dec. 18, …
In a momentous step forward for infant safety, e-commerce titans Amazon and eBay announced on December 4, 2019 that they are banning the sale of all inclined infant sleepers on their platforms. Walmart and Buy Buy Baby quickly followed with commitments that they too would pull inclined sleepers from their stores and websites.
The news is the latest blow for a product that many parents use …
A documentary series by Netflix covering dangerous consumer products in a handful of industries will shine a spotlight on a growing epidemic of dresser tip-overs in the U.S.
“Broken” aired on the streaming platform on Nov. 27, just two days before consumers hit the stores for Black Friday. The trailer cites the statistic from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that every 17 minutes someone is injured by a …
If you are pregnant, or hoping to become pregnant, taking
vitamins and eating nutritiously most likely ranks high on your list of priorities.
But whether you are planning for the patter of tiny feet — or not — you may
find it surprising to learn that there is one thing every woman of childbearing
age should do: take folic acid.
What Are the Benefits
of Folic Acid?
Folic acid is a man-made …
As child safety advocates, parents and lawmakers turn up the
heat in their fight to keep children safe from dresser tip-overs, two more furniture
makers have succumbed to the pressure to get their unsafe furniture out of their
Ridgewood Industries (also known as Ameriwood Home) and
E&E, on Oct. 3, 2019, became the fourth and fifth furniture makers in the
past five months to recall dressers which are unstable …
At least three people have died in a single-vehicle crash
involving a multi-passenger van in Chester County, Pennsylvania, according to
breaking news coverage.
The afternoon crash on Oct. 16, 2019, on Route 1 southbound,
near the Newark Road Exit, in New Garden Township, reportedly left eight others
injured, some of them critically.
What’s known at this time from news reports is that the van
overturned. Two people were ejected, and some …
August 13th, 2018
As the September issue of Vogue hits newsstands, the world is learning that Beyoncé had toxemia when she was pregnant with her twins, that she was on bed rest for more than one month, and that she required an emergency C-section.
Below are answers to the …
Food Truck Explosion
Their humble roots began with plastic-wrapped bagels, baked goods and sandwiches.
Today, food trucks line city streets, and are a staple at college campuses, carnivals, festivals and fairs. In 2017, there were estimated to be more than 4,000 food trucks in the U.S., many of which …
July 31st, 2018
If you are pregnant with twins and have been diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or if one or both of your babies have been seriously injured or died from this rare medical condition, you are likely searching for answers as to how and why it …
July 24th, 2018
Attorney Alan Feldman Weighs In on Protecting Children from Dangerous Products
There are many normal childhood activities that parents accept may pose some risk of injury to their children. But using a potty-training seat is certainly not one of them.
According to news reports, a class action …
June 20th, 2018
A medical diagnostic error is a failure of a medical professional to correctly diagnose a patient’s health problem in a clear and timely manner. Unfortunately, medical diagnostic errors occur very frequently and can have severe health and financial consequences. These consequences can include harm from …
June 18th, 2018
If your newborn baby has been diagnosed with a brain injury caused by birth asphyxia, the news is devastating and you are likely searching for answers as to how and why the injury occurred, whether it could have been prevented, and what the future holds …
June 14th, 2018
Like all states, Pennsylvania has strict requirements governing the amount of time within which a patient who is harmed by a medical provider’s error may file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Failure to file a lawsuit within the specified time, called the statute of limitations, …
plane crash in Burlington County
June 13th, 2018
A small plane crashed in Burlington County NJ, killing two people, reports confirm. The Hawker Beechcraft 58 Baron single-engine aircraft went down around 10:00 am according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane took off from South Jersey Regional Airpot in Lumberton, New Jersey.
This is a developing story …
As children across the U.S. enter their final days of school, a spate of recent school bus crashes has parents on edge as to whether their kids will return home safely from a commute that many regard as a childhood rite of passage. As these …
Aviation Accident Lawyer
June 11th, 2018
As the number of small plane accidents continues to increase, it’s important to highlight that one of the factors playing a roll in these accidents includes the overloading of these planes. Adherence to weight and balance limits of an aircraft is a critical factor to …
June 8th, 2018
Prior to undergoing any medical procedure, it is important to empower yourself with as much information as possible, which requires a candid conversation with your doctor. All procedures have risks, benefits, alternatives, recovery periods, and other factors to consider. An open and thorough discussion will …
Birth and Neonatal Injury
May 17th, 2018
If your newborn baby has been diagnosed with kernicterus, the news is devastating, and you are likely searching for answers as to how and why the condition occurred, whether it could have been prevented, and what the future holds for your child.
Below are answers to …
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