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These Medical Devices Create the Most Defect-Related Lawsuits

The Dangers of Defective Medical Devices  Even in this age of high-tech healthcare, going to the hospital for a surgery or routine procedure is not without risks. Complications and errors can occur during a surgery, or a deadly manufacturing flaw could lead to ineffective or even harmful implants. That’s why it’s so important to know all the risks involved in a medical…

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When Medication Errors Cause Harm, Who Pays?

Almost everyone has, at some point in their life, made a trip to the pharmacy. Whether for something as simple as the flu or for something more serious, prescription medication is a fact of life. Pharmacies exist to help patients get better — which is why it can be especially devastating when a medication error causes serious harm and jeopardizes a person’s health and…

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Extreme Sports Often Come with Extreme TBI Risk

Whether it’s in snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding or BMX, many extreme sports athletes put themselves in extremely dangerous situations to defy gravity and beat the competition. Aside from the expected broken bones and torn muscles, though, too many of these athletes suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) because of their passion. 

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What Laws Apply to Drowning Accident Cases?

More than 3,500 people unintentionally drown each year in non-boating-related incidents, and 20 percent of drowning victims are under the age of 15. That translates to 10 drowning fatalities every day, two of whom are children — a rate which makes drowning the second leading cause of death among those under 15. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that for…

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Celebrate National Safety Month This June

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable accidental injuries are currently the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. In 2014 alone, there were a total of 136,053 deaths caused by preventable accidents. The most common types of accidents were falls, motor vehicle crashes, and poisonings.

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