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 …
May 14th, 2018
Arizona Uber self-driving car
March 20th, 2018
The tragic death on March 18, 2018 of a pedestrian in Arizona struck by an Uber self-driving car raises issues as to whether federal and state officials are prepared to deal with the self-driving vehicle technology that industry players are expected to deploy by 2020.
March 1st, 2018
Federal investigators say a track switch locked in the wrong position appears to be the cause of the most recent Amtrak collision in South Carolina that killed the train’s conductor and engineer and sent about 115 Amtrak passengers to local hospitals.
The Feb. 4, 2018 crash …
February 12th, 2018
Another victim has died attempting to cross Roosevelt Boulevard.
Late Monday evening on Feb. 5, 2018, an unidentified woman in her 20s was struck and killed with such force that she came out of both her sneakers, police said. The accident, which occurred on the inner …
cap medical malpractice awards
August 30th, 2017
Lawsuit reform is a highly controversial topic at the moment. There are many movements to try to cap medical malpractice awards since people blame doctors’ insurance costs as a reason for expensive healthcare. However, what people often don’t see is that the doctors’ insurance which …
August 18th, 2017
Mazda recently issued a recall of nearly 80,000 cars and SUVs, shortly after an initial recall in January, to replace defective airbags. The defect arises from dangerous Takata airbag inflators, which are located in the front passenger side of certain 2007 through 2009 and 2012 …
August 16th, 2017
Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia, also known as “Cooling Therapy” is a treatment for newborns that lack oxygen due to birth complications.
Infants sometimes lack sufficient oxygen at birth due to blood loss or other complications during delivery. This severe oxygen deficiency, known as birth asphyxia or hypoxic-ischemic …
August 14th, 2017
Pennsylvania has a new health statute requiring that all children be up-to -date with their vaccinations by the first day of school or schools can turn them away. Unlike the eight-month grace period in the past, schools will only permit a 5 day grace period. …
August 9th, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids in office-based settings. Amidst the astronomical opioid epidemic, it is imperative that one stays informed when considering treatment for …
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