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Children Exposed To Dangers From Falling Televisions

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While flat screen televisions may look great and are so much easier to move, people often fail to realize just how dangerous these televisions are to young children. When these televisions are not anchored to the wall properly, they may tip over quite easily, primarily because they are top heavy.

As these televisions have become more affordable and more popular, the number of accidents has increased drastically. Researchers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio published a study in…

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Testosterone supplements increase risk of heart attack

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A new medical study suggests that the use of testosterone supplements may increase the risk of a heart attack. Epidemiologist William Finkle and researchers at UCLA performed an analysis of 55,000 insurance claims. The analysis was to determine the 90-day rate of heart attacks in men who started testosterone supplementation. The analysis found that the risk of a heart attack more than doubled in men who were 65 or older. The risk almost tripled for men younger than 65 with …
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Propane Tank Safety Reminders

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With the cold weather showing no signs of relenting, many homeowners are turning towards propane tanks to provide some additional heat. Similarly, many people haul propane tanks around during warmer months as they connect them to their gas grills. However, the use of propane tanks does come with additional risk. In order to ensure that everyone uses their propane tanks safely, there are a few safety reminders and facts to clear up.

Propane tanks are not dynamite

One of the…

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Sleep Deprivation of Driver May be Factor in Fatal Truck Crash

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A deadly truck accident on I-88 in Northern Illinois has people calling for an expanded federal investigation to determine whether trucking companies regularly break safety laws and cause serious accidents. Renato Velasquez was declared an ‘imminent hazard to public safety’ by the Department of Transportation. The reason for this was the role that Velasquez played in the death of a tollway worker. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Velasquez manipulated his logbooks and violated hours-of-service rules …
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Court Clarifies FedEx Driver Employment Relationship

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According to a federal appeals court ruling in August 2014, over 2000 present and past drivers for FedEx Ground have been reclassified in California as employees, and not contractors. The new ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upended many of the key components in the ways companies generate profits by shattering a long-established business model.
For many years, FedEx has classified its drivers as independent contractors and paid them accordingly. However, the Court of Appeals has ruled…

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Do Da Vinci Surgical Robots Jeopardize Patient Safety?

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Even though it looks like something out of a science-fiction movie, the Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot has been around for 13 years already. When it was first introduced, it promised to revolutionize the operating room, but is everything as perfect as the company suggests?

An increased number of complaints

There have been a growing number of complaints and lawsuits to follow because of these robotic procedures. There are lawsuits that allege that the system has caused complications and may

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Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks

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Dogs have been long labelled as a man’s best friend. Children love playing with their pet dogs, and are constantly left with dogs unsupervised. This has become quite a hazardous choice nowadays, as the breeds of dog people are choosing to keep as pets nowadays have become increasingly of the dangerous kind. Japanese Akita, Pit Bull and Rottweiler are common breeds of dogs that are kept as pets and have been known to attack young children and cause serious injuries.

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Guilty Plea In Fatal Illinois Boating Accident

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Earlier this month, Bartlett, Illinois resident David Hatyina entered a plea of guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol following a boating accident last summer during which a child was hit by boat. Hatyina, 51, was operating his boat on July 28, 2012 just after 4:30 in the afternoon when he struck 10-year-old Anthony “Tony” Borcina, who had fallen out of his inner tube during an excursion with friends and family members to

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Five Ways to Destroy the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

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It is extremely important whenever you have been injured to avoid doing anything that may make it difficult to win your case or diminish its value. Insurance companies have access to experienced legal teams who have the specific purpose of exploiting weaknesses in victims’ cases so that their clients may avoid financial responsibility. For this reason alone, it is important that you always seek legal advice before speaking to an insurance company or the party responsible for your injuries. In…

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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Hysterectomy Medical Devices from Hospitals

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In July, 2014 Johnson & Johnson, the largest manufacturer of the surgical morcellator tool, sent letters to all customers asking the device be returned to its company. The laparoscopic power morcellator has recently come under fire when the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) issued a stringent warning last April. This is because the device is believed to spread previously undiagnosed cancer during hysterectomy surgery and procedures to remove uterine fibroids.
For nearly 2 decades, gynecologists have used the minimally invasive…

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