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In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers and 424,000 were injured. While distracted driving involves many activities, tasks associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices – texting and driving, for instance – increases the risk of getting into a crash by three times.
Halloween is a fun, exciting, and spooky time for the kids. We want to keep it fun for all by passing along some of the best Halloween safety tips.
The FDA announced a Class I Recall — the most serious type of recall — on yet another hip implant device. According to the FDA alert, MicroPort Orthopedics received “reports of an unexpected rate of fractures after surgery related to” its PROFEMUR Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus/Valgus Modular Neck, Part 1254.
On September 28, 2015, a wrongful death lawsuit, filed by a St. Louis woman against C.R. Bard, alleges that her husband’s death was due to complications with a Bard G2 IVC filter.
Were you on I-70 yesterday during rush hour? Those that were got stuck in heavy traffic after a semi-truck overturned and lost its load shutting down the east bound lanes.
Slip, trip and fall accidents often result in minor injuries — bruises, tenderness, a sprained wrist, some scrapes, cuts, and a bruised ego. We laugh to cover up our embarrassment and move on.
However, slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits each year, some of which result in much more serious injuries.
Every year, an estimated 1.7 million people suffer some sort of traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the CDC, these injuries contribute to about 30% of all injury deaths.
In a 2-part series, NBC News speaks with Dodi Froehlich, a woman who suffered multiple traumas after a car accident, putting her at high risk for blood clots. As part of her treatment, an IVC device (the Recovery) made by C.R. Bard was implanted to prevent potential clots.
Instead, just four months later, that same device almost killed her when a piece broke off, piercing her heart.
When you need some sort of assisted care for your elderly parent, grandparent, or other adult, you want the best care possible. You trust that facilities such as nursing homes know how to handle health and hygiene issues and can empathize with loneliness and forgetfulness. It is unthinkable that these facilities may be breeding grounds for elder abuse.
However, elder abuse is a serious issue.