While consumers are unknowingly buying and using unsafe products, proposed legislation that would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to more quickly sound the alarm on safety issues has apparently come to a standstill in the halls of Congress.
On January 9, 2020, U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced H.R. 5565, the “Safety Hazard and Recall Efficiency (SHARE) Information …
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its grip on global public health, World Asthma Day, on May 5, passed with little fanfare, as the Global Initiative for Asthma postponed its public awareness campaign “until the time seems appropriate.”
But to be clear: Asthma is still a serious long-term disease where timely and appropriate treatment can potentially mean the difference between life and …
Do-it-yourself auto mechanics should check their garage immediately for jack stands recalled by Harbor Freight Tools that may collapse and cause serious injury for people under or near a lifted vehicle.
The tool and equipment retailer recently recalled about 1.7 million six-ton and three-ton jack stands, indicating that in certain units the jack stand pawl may disengage from the extension lifting …
As nursing home residents continue to die at an alarming rate from COVID-19, the federal government is steamrolling forward with proposed rules that would relax infection control requirements at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
The rules, proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2019, would eliminate the requirement that nursing homes employ a part-time …
Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in
children and, unfortunately, frequently occurs when healthcare providers make
mistakes. When your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, 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 the 17 …
In September 2015, 11-month-old Hattie crawled over to a gas fireplace in her family’s home and touched its front glass panel with the palms of both her hands. It was an activity typical of a curious toddler beginning to explore her world. The horrific outcome was totally unforeseeable to Hattie’s parents.
Although the fireplace had been turned on for only 10 …
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, …
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 …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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