Male pedestrians struck by cars are twice as likely as women to die from their injuries, according to journal Injury Prevention. Why?
Health insurance companies and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) file liens against people injured in car accidents. A lawyer can help.
Pedestrian safety features are now a factor in the exterior design of cars, trucks and SUVs
Over the weekend, there was a breaking news story of a Vancouver toddler who climbed out a third floor bedroom window, made his way onto the roof, and fell to the ground. The child has been listed in good condition as of Sunday evening. Thankfully, this incident had a happy ending, but it could have […]
The recent death of a teenager during a common surgical procedure has prompted a national conversation about the removal of wisdom teeth (third molars). Deaths like this – hypoxia from oxygen deprivation – are rare, but serious risks are inherent in any surgical procedure. Ten million wisdom teeth are extracted in the U.S. each year. […]
Everyone knows, or should know, that there is risk inherent in any surgical procedure. It seems that fewer people are aware of the risks in non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections or laser treatments. People who wouldn’t consider a traditional face lift – which can leave patients with permanent scarring and damage, and […]
Increased risk of heart attack or stroke, kidney failure, liver damage, depression and addiction are just a few of the reported problems caused by tainted products sold openly as dietary supplements. Marketing drugs as supplements is illegal, and can pose very serious health risks. There are two big problems inherent in the dietary supplement industry: […]
Last year I posted an update on a frightening trend: surgery being performed on the wrong body part, or even on the wrong patient. Since then, an ophthalmologist here in Portland operated on the wrong eye of a 4-year-old. This should never happen: in 2004, the Joint Commission (the group that certifies health care providers) […]
A few months ago I blogged about the famous McDonald’s coffee case, one of the most recognized personal injury lawsuits in America. This story has been back in the news lately because HBO is airing a documentary called Hot Coffee. It was this case that led to the formation of a collective belief based on […]
Over 200 children in the U.S. have died in the last two decades from strangulation in window-cord related accidents with blinds and shades, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This issue has been back in the news this week – the Chicago Tribune wrote about the real-life tragedies that illustrate why eliminating risk […]