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.
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).
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."
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).
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.
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.
Most teenagers look forward to learning how to drive and obtaining a driver's license. Even through all the excitement, it is crucial for teens to understand the importance of being safe on the roadway. October 19 through 25 was National Teen Driver Safety Week, which highlighted the need to make our young people responsible and safe drivers.
Before going to any party and partaking of alcoholic beverages, it is important to think about the question, How much is too much? Do you know how much drinking is too much for you?
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."
Although all blood thinners have the risk of internal bleeding, it appears that the manufacturer of Xarelto has failed to adequately advise physicians that Xarelto can cause excessive bleeding problems, and that there is no approved FDA reversal agent.