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    • Keeping Your Child Safe In The Car – Beware of Booster Seats

      Keeping Your Child Safe In The Car – Beware of Booster Seats

      Before children are large enough to be placed in booster seats, they typically are buckled into forward-facing restraint systems, also referred to as “harness seats” or “car seats.” Nearly all harness seats incorporate a five-point harness with straps that secure […]

    • Operating Room Fires

      Operating Room Fires

      Fire!! That is the last thing on one’s mind when they are going in for an operation.  Unfortunately, operating room fires happen and can result in yours or a loved one’s life being changed forever. The primary result of operating […]

    • Spring Break Road Trip? Beware of RVs

      Spring Break Road Trip? Beware of RVs

      As spring break approaches and the cost of plane tickets increase, many families consider a road trip as a cost-efficient way to take a family vacation. RVs offer both transportation and lodging for the whole family – making them a […]

    • Drone Safety – Who Is Regulating?

      Drone Safety – Who Is Regulating?

      The popularity and commercial availability of drones has exploded in the last few years leading many to question – who is regulating the safety of drones? Remotely piloted or operated unmanned aerial vehicles—commonly known as drones—come in all shapes and […]

    • Understaffing at Nursing Homes Can Lead to Neglect

      Understaffing at Nursing Homes Can Lead to Neglect

      Nursing homes or assisted living facilities are often a transitional step for the elderly after they stop living independently at home but before they enter a skilled nursing facility. Although the number of nursing homes is booming, oversight of these […]

    • Construction Site Safety – Lookout for Dangerous Boom Lifts

      Construction Site Safety – Lookout for Dangerous Boom Lifts

      Aerial boom lifts are commonly used on construction sites, but they have a potentially deadly defect that many manufacturers and equipment rental companies have failed to address. An aerial boom lift can be used on a jobsite to place workers […]

    • Medical Negligence: Newborn Strokes That Can Cause Brain Damage

      Medical Negligence: Newborn Strokes That Can Cause Brain Damage

      Strokes that occur at or near the time of birth are often overlooked as a significant contributing factor to cerebral palsy.  Perinatal stroke is a known cause of long-term neurological impairment. These strokes are caused by a disruption in blood […]

    • Firework Misuse and Malfunctions Lead to Serious Injuries

      Firework Misuse and Malfunctions Lead to Serious Injuries

      While fireworks are synonymous with celebrating our Independence, they are also a common cause of injuries that can be easily prevented. Many states ban the use of fireworks all together by unlicensed individuals, while others place strict limitations on their […]

    • Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

      Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

      Opioids are a class of highly addictive substances which are often prescribed for pain relief.  An individual taking an opioid can have slower reaction times, reduced coordination, blurred vision and drowsiness – all side effects that can impair a person’s ability […]

    • Commercial Trucking Accidents On the Rise Since 2009

      Commercial Trucking Accidents On the Rise Since 2009

      According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the rate of truck accidents and fatalities has begun to creep up after several years of decline.  The nearly 11 million trucks that travel U.S. roads each year make up only […]