Category: Personal Injury

Personal Watercraft Accidents

What are more commonly known as Jet Skis, personal watercrafts are relatively new to the boating scene, but have quickly become one of the most dangerous watercrafts out there. Why are PWCs so dangerous? PWCs are very fast; they have no brakes, and can only be steered while using the throttle. The design of the [..]

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Electric Shock Drowning – What You Need to Know

Last year over Fourth of July weekend, a 13 year old young lady and her 8 year old brother were swimming near a homeowner’s dock on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri when they began to scream. By the time the siblings were pulled from the lake, they were unresponsive and a short while [..]

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Insulin Infusion Pump Recalled

The FDA has issued a Class I recall of the Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Sets due to a safety issue that can occur if insulin or other fluids come into contact with the inside of the tubing connector. If this occurs, it can temporarily block the vents that allow the pump to properly prime. [..]

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Vehicle Related Heat Deaths

Never leave children, disabled adults or pets in parked vehicles. During the summer months, this becomes a life threatening mistake. However, hyperthermia deaths aren’t exclusively confined to summer months. These tragedies also happen during the spring and fall. Hyperthermia is an acute condition that occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle. [..]

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Defiant Chrysler Refuses to Recall Jeeps

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested Chrysler to voluntarily recall 2.7 million Jeeps. The government says Jeep Grand Cherokees from 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Liberty from 2002 through 2007 are at risk of a fuel tank fire in a rear-end collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking Chrysler to voluntarily recall [..]

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Pedestrian Accidents

When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, there is a high risk of serious personal injury or death. Pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents are a serious problem in the United States. Data from the most recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration information indicates that in 2009, 4032 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 were injured in traffic [..]

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About One-third of Children Who Survive a Traumatic Brain Injury Will Have Lasting Damage, Researchers Report

Many people believe young children are quite resilient after they are seriously hurt. The opposite may be true with traumatic brain injuries. Two Australian studies looked at the impact of traumatic brain injury in children as young as 2 years. These studies found that TBI’s affected cognitive function, IQ and behavior for some time. However, [..]

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Child Safety: Non-traffic Related Vehicle Incidents

These are the car accidents we don’t think about. Non-traffic related vehicle incidents are incidents that occur in places other than a public highway, street, or road. These incidents occur in driveways, parking lots, or off-road locations and may involve bicyclists, pedestrians, non-moving vehicles, or vehicles backing up. Vehicles are often in close proximity to [..]

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Unknown Driving Danger: Sleep Apnea

  Many people have sleep apnea but may not be aware. They may also not know it is a driving danager. Sleep apnea, the unknwon driving danger, is extremely common among truck drivers.  Studies have shown that 20 to 30 percent of automobile accidents that involve tractor-trailers occur due to sleep apnea. Proper diagnosis of [..]

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