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Month: September 2014

Teens tend to drive distracted more than any other age group

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on September 25, 2014

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association recently released a report showing that teen drivers make up the biggest category for drivers that were distracted during a fatal collision. 57% of the fatalities were the teen drivers, the other 43% includes other occupants, bicyclists, and pedestrians. 10% of all drivers under the age of 20 were reported… read more

Is your child in the right car seat?

Posted in Brain injuries,Uncategorized on September 16, 2014

September 14th-20th is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Motor vehicle accidents are the number 1 cause of death in children 12 years and younger. Most of the time death and serious injuries can be prevented by using the correct car seat for your child. Children ages 2-5 years old that use a seat belt before… read more

Jury awards $73 Million in Pelvic Mesh Case

Posted in Dangerous Drugs,Uncategorized on September 12, 2014

On September 8, 2014, a 12 person jury in Texas ordered Boston Scientific Corporation to pay a Texas woman $73 Million after finding the company negligent in designing and marketing its Obtryx transvaginal mesh sling. The case was the first of many to go to trial against Boston Scientific in Texas State Court and was… read more

Are you prepared in the event of an emergency?

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on September 9, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month. If you and your family have not already taken the time to make a plan for when disaster strikes, now is the time to do it. Emergencies can happen at any time, big or small. Having a plan is not just for the home, but for the workplace and community… read more

Fatal car accidents highlight importance of seatbelt use

Posted in Car accident,Uncategorized on September 5, 2014

In just over two days, two fatal car accidents have occurred on Interstate 79 near the Charleston metro area. Both of the fatalities occurred because the individuals were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from their automobiles. Kanawha Cpl. Brian Humphreys and other law enforcement are hoping that an upcoming safety campaign will help encourage… read more

Former collegiate athlete sues over poor concussion management

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on September 4, 2014

A former football player from Portland State University has filed a lawsuit against the school as well as the NCAA for damages related to a sustained concussion. The athlete alleges that the defendants failed to provide adequate post-concussion medical care and negligently allowed him to resume participating in football related activities. According to various reports,… read more