Archive: 2014

Garage Doors Can Be Dangerous

December 15, 2014 | Category: Child Injuries

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that every year there are 30 thousand injuries caused by garage doors. They further report that many of these injuries, and even deaths, happen to children. 

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The Cost of Speeding

December 12, 2014 | Category: Automobile Accidents

Speeding - defined as "exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, or racing" is dangerous, and continues to be a major factor in one third of all traffic fatalities, says the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

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FDA Renews Warning Against Using Laparoscopic Power Morcellators on Uterine Fibroids

December 11, 2014 | Category: Medical Devices

Just before Thanksgiving, the Food and Drug Administration renewed its original safety communication issued in April 2014 to once again warn against the use of laparoscopic power morcellators to remove fibroids and/or the uterus. More specifically, the Administration wants manufacturers to include certain safety statements "in the form of a boxed warning and two contraindications."

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How to Share the Road with Large Trucks

December 10, 2014 | Category: Automobile Accidents

As more and more vehicles, including car transport and moving trucks, are on the road during the tourist season in Southwest Florida, it is important to remember to "Share the Road".  According to U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a total of 3,514 people died in large truck crashes in 2012 (latest available).

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Defective Guardrails - A Safety Hazard

December 8, 2014 | Category: Unsafe Vehicles

A study funded by The Safety Institute and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was published on September 11, 2014 by the University of Alabama School of Engineering.  After reviewing almost ten years of crashes in the states of Missouri and Ohio, researchers found that the ET-Plus guardrail is 1.36 times more likely to produce severe injury and 2.86 times more likely to produce death than the ET-2000, an older model manufactured by Trinity Industries.

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How to Choose the Right Bicycle for Your Child

December 5, 2014 | Category: Bike Accidents

Nothing says Christmas like a shiny new bicycle under the tree. Bicycles rank high on children's "wish lists" as having bicycles represent adventure, independence and perhaps the mastery of  new skills. How do you choose the right bicycle for your child? The criteria may make the choice daunting. 

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Nursing Home Abuse: When Should You Contact an Attorney?

December 2, 2014 | Category: Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse

Nursing home abuse happens more often than many people realize. On a routine basis, Florida families and individuals throughout the country place their elderly loved ones in the care of assisted living facilities and nursing homes. However, Ft. Myers personal injury attorneys like Randall Spivey have said that "nursing home neglect and abuse is becoming a serious problem in Florida."

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