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Month: August 2017

Top Animal Related Injury Questions

Posted in Injuries,Uncategorized on August 23, 2017

We love our pets and would do anything for them. But what should you do if an injury is caused by yours? Below are a few of the most common questions to ask when it comes to dog bites and other injuries. Do “Beware of Dog” signs legally protect dog owners from lawsuits? Posting a… read more

Recovering from a flood: Safety concerns and flood insurance

Posted in Safety Tips,Uncategorized on August 22, 2017

Many homes and businesses are still recovering from the recent flooding in Marion County. Precautions should be taken for the safety and health hazards that come with flooded areas. Homeowners also need to review their insurance policies to see when or even they cover natural disasters, such as flooding. The Center for Disease Control and… read more

Mirena Pseudotumor Cerebri Lawsuits

Posted in Injuries,Uncategorized on August 21, 2017

Are you using the Mirena IUD? Have you considered all risks that come from using an IUD? Mirena may be a popular form of contraception, but it may come with serious health problems. A Mirena IUD takes about a week to start working but can be used up to 5 years and is more than… read more

Allegedly Amazon is Responsible for TBI

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injuries,Uncategorized on August 11, 2017

Earlier this year, the parents of the teenager who was impaled through his forehead with a samurai sword filed a lawsuit against Amazon. Their son and two of his friends were playing with the sword that was purchased from Amazon back in 2012. The two boys were taking turns throwing water bottles into the air… read more

School Bus Collisions

Posted in Car collision,Uncategorized on August 10, 2017

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2006 to 2015 there were 1,172 school-transportation-related crashes. From those crashes, 1,313 people were killed, averaging out to 131 fatalities a year. Of those 131 fatalities, 102 were school-age pedestrians. 61% being struck by school buses, 3% by vehicles functioning as school buses and 36% by… read more

Be Cautious of Potential Injuries at Water Parks

Posted in Injuries,Uncategorized on August 9, 2017

With the end of summer break quickly approaching, it’s time to get in those last-minute trips to amusement and water parks. There are over 1,000 water parks operating in the United States. These parks attract about 85 million people in the United States with the number gradually continuing to rise. With the number of people… read more

Covidien Mesh Recalls & Complications

Posted in Injuries,Uncategorized on August 4, 2017

Hernia repair surgeries are very common in the United States with over one million performed each year. Often, surgeons will use mesh to repair hernias. Surgical mesh is a medical device that is used to help provide additional support to damaged tissue during recovery. There are alternatives to using a surgical mesh, but they are… read more

Immunization Awareness

Posted in News,Uncategorized on August 3, 2017

Are you ready to school to start? Make sure your child’s vaccines are up to date. West Virginia state law requires proof of certain vaccines before a child can be entered into day care or kindergarten. Getting vaccinated at the right age is something that parents are responsible for to protect their child from diseases… read more