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Month: August 2014

Lawsuit filed against FIFA over concussions

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on August 28, 2014

A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday by a group of soccer parents and players against FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, over its handling of concussions. The lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in California, also names U.S. Soccer and the American Youth Soccer Organization, alleging that they and FIFA have not properly monitored… read more

FDA Warns consumers to be wary of supplements claiming to treat concussions

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on August 26, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to be wary of supplements that claim to treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries (tbi). With the rise of awareness about concussions and brain injuries, some companies are offering unproven and untested products to consumers claiming to prevent, treat, or cure concussions. The FDA is… read more

Back to School Safety: Tips for Drivers

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 19, 2014

Children throughout the area and country are starting back to school this week. Throughout the week, our blog will feature important safety information to keep in mind as kids go back to school. As children and school buses fill the road, we focus today on safety tips for motorists. School buses are one of the… read more

Back to School Safety: Transportation

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 18, 2014

As schools throughout the area commence classes for the new school year, we will be reviewing several different aspects of back to school safety. Today, we will be examining transportation safety. Children get to school in many different ways, including bus, car, and walking. Here are some tips to ensure safer travel to and from… read more

Car Maker Hyundai fined $17 Million for failure to report brake defect

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on August 15, 2014

Automaker Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million civil penalty placed against it by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) because it failed to promptly report a safety-related defect. In addition to the fine, Hyundai also agreed to comply with NHTSA oversight requirements. The defect occurred in 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis cars and involved… read more

Settlement reached in 500+ C.R. Bard Transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on August 12, 2014

C.R. Bard, a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh, has agreed to settle more than 500 of the Avulta transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending against it for an undisclosed amount. C.R. Bard faces thousands of lawsuits, most of which are consolidated as part of a federal multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District… read more

Recent ATV accidents remind us to use ATVs with extra caution

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on August 11, 2014

Two separate ATV accidents over the weekend sent two people to local hospitals. The first ATV accident happened in Farmington when, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, a man was riding an ATV in his yard and went over an embankment, causing an ATV to land on top of him. A second ATV wreck… read more

Use of Power Morcellators may cause uterine cancer to spread

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Uncategorized on August 8, 2014

A power morcellator is a medical device used most often in female-specific surgeries like hysterectomies. The morcellator is used to grind uterine fibroids into microscopic pieces so that it can then be removed from a woman’s uterus by small incisions in her abdomen. The technique has had widespread appeal for both surgeons and patients in… read more

$27 Million verdict against McDonald’s in teens’ deaths

Posted in Uncategorized,Wrongful Death on August 7, 2014

In February 2012, Denton James Ward, aged 18, was beaten to death by a mob at a McDonalds. Ward’s girlfriend subsequently died in a traffic accident while attempting to take Ward to the hospital. The families of both teenagers sued McDonald’s claiming that the restaurant failed to protect its patrons at the College Station Texas… read more

Common injuries that result from a car accident

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on August 6, 2014

We all know car accidents can cause minor and major injuries to almost any part of your body depending on the crash and impact sustained. However, there are certain injuries that tend to occur more than others after a car accident. Below, some of these injuries are discussed. Neck Injuries: Neck injuries are very common… read more