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September 2014 Archives

Teens tend to drive distracted more than any other age group

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 as distracted at the time of a collision.

Is your child in the right car seat?

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 they are big enough are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury compared to children in a proper car seat.

Jury awards $73 Million in Pelvic Mesh Case

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.

Are you prepared in the event of an emergency?

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 as well. Schedule a day for your family, co-workers, and neighbors to make an emergency plan for when disaster strikes.

Fatal car accidents highlight importance of seatbelt use

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.

Former collegiate athlete sues over poor concussion management

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.


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