Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Distracted Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

When you are driving, sometimes keeping your attention focused on the road 100 percent of the time is easier said than done. Distractions are everywhere, from children misbehaving in the backseat, to a deer unexpectedly darting across the road. Thanks to modern technology in today’s vehicles, smartphones, navigation systems, and advanced sound systems cause drivers... Read More


Injuries Among Retail Workers

AmTrust, a property and casualty insurer for small businesses, recently released a report that looked at Workers’ Compensation claims involving retail workers. The AmTrust’s Retail Risk Report specifically examined the most common hazards, types of injuries, and days of missed work in the retail industry. According to the report, retail employees miss an average of » Read More


Monday, December 23, 2019

Ridesharing Services Associated with an Increase in Car Accidents

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Rice University conducted a study recently where they examined statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The researchers compared the statistical information to the dates when ridesharing services became available in cities and towns across the country. The goal of the study was to determine whether... Read More


How Should I Proceed with a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common in the health care industry, which is why health care providers pay such high premiums for their malpractice insurance. Not all malpractice cases involve negligence. If there is negligence, the patient involved may be eligible for financial compensation; the process of filing a claim and reaching a successful settlement can » Read More


How to Attract Generation Z Workers

Just when employers figured out how to attract the brightest and the best millennials to work for them, the next generation of prospective employees are entering the workforce. Generation Z consists of teenagers and early 20-year-olds who have either already started working full time or are getting ready to enter the workforce. Like every generation, » Read More


Winter Weather Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Driving a large commercial truck for a living is not always an easy job. Long hours behind the wheel, tight deadlines, and time away from family are just a few challenges of being a truck driver. When the temperatures begin to drop and the weather forecast calls for ice, snow, or freezing rain, the job » Read More


More Cars Recalled for Defective Takata Airbags

Takata airbags were first identified as dangerous to the public in 2014, with recalls beginning that same year. Despite these recalls, the fifth person in the United States to be killed by a Takata airbag died in 2015. Nine of the total 16 deaths in the United States associated with the airbags occurred in Acura » Read More


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Can a Patient Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis?

Before a doctor can develop a treatment plan for a patient who has a health concern, they must accurately diagnose the problem. Doctors diagnose conditions based on the patient’s symptoms, health history, various tests, and several other factors. If a doctor misdiagnoses a medical condition, it can have a serious impact on the patient’s health. » Read More


Monday, December 16, 2019

Pharmacists Administer Insulin Instead of Flu Shot

Flu season is here, which means that people across the country are going to their health care provider or their local pharmacist to get their annual flu shot. The flu shot can have mild side effects ranging from soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, and muscle aches, but many people do not experience side » Read More


The Most Sleep-Deprived Jobs

We all have nights when we did not get enough sleep and we go to work the next morning feeling exhausted, unfocused, and stressed. Unfortunately, for some workers, it appears as though being sleep-deprived is part of the job. According to a study that was published recently in the Journal of Community Health, more workers » Read More


Avoid Parking Lot Accidents During the Holidays

Black Friday has come and gone, but the shopping will continue throughout the month. While many people choose to do most of their holiday shopping online, there are plenty of shoppers who prefer to go to stores. For those people, it often means dealing with heavier-than-usual traffic, long lines, and circling the parking lot looking » Read More


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Protecting Workers from Serious Pinch Point Injuries

Pinch point injuries are common in the construction and warehouse industries, and any other industry where workers must handle heavy machinery, power tools, loaders, compactors, or electrical equipment. A pinch point occurs when two objects, or two moving parts of a machine come together. When a finger, hand, or any other part of a worker’s » Read More


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

More Than 15 Injured During MTA Bus Accident in Baltimore County

On Tuesday morning, 17 victims sustained injuries during an MTA bus accident that involved a car. The crash took place around 4:30 am at the intersection of Trade Point Avenue and Sparrows Point Boulevard in Sparrows Point, Maryland. First responders transported two victims with minor injuries and treated 15 at the scene of the MTA... Read More


Monday, December 9, 2019

Life-Saving Safety Tips to Prevent Truck Accidents

If it were not for the trucking industry, various goods and materials would not be delivered to customers across the country. However, because truck drivers are often working under very tight deadlines, they tend to work long hours, sometimes with lack of appropriate sleep. This can have dangerous consequences, particularly when you consider the fact » Read More


Complications Associated with Tongue-Tie Surgery

Tongue-tie is a condition in which a baby’s tongue remains attached to the bottom of their mouth due to a tissue that ties the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The condition is not serious, but it can affect a baby’s ability to nurse, and can cause speech issues as the child gets older. » Read More


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NTSB Urges Legislators to Pass Helmet Laws

The debate over whether cyclists should be required to wear helmets has been a very heated one for as long as cyclists and motor vehicles had to share the road. While many believe that wearing a helmet protects cyclists from suffering devastating head and brain injuries, others argue that there are other issues at play, » Read More


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Teenager Designs Solution for Eliminating Blind Spots in Cars

A 14-year-old from West Grove, Pennsylvania won a $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for developing a prototype that would help eliminate blind spots in cars. The idea came to her when she was driving with her mother in their Jeep Grand Cherokee. Her mom did not like driving the vehicle because the A-pillars that support the » Read More


Most Common Causes of Cardiology-Related Lawsuits

Cardiologists often treat patients who have serious health issues, including severe hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cardiomyopathy, and coronary artery disease. These are serious, life-threatening illnesses that require an accurate and timely diagnosis, a combination of medications, and in some cases, complicated surgical procedures. While the goal of a cardiologist is to provide patients with the best medical » Read More


Drivers Found to be Source of Most Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths

Individuals walking or riding a bicycle on the road face significant safety risks. In 2018, over 850 cyclists and 6,200 bicyclists were killed in fatal traffic accidents. Recent studies indicate that despite new safety features, the leading cause of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths each year continues to be negligent drivers. Effectiveness of New Technology Automobile... Read More


Monday, December 2, 2019

World Health Organization Considers Employee Burnout a Diagnosable Condition

Anytime an employee feels overwhelmed by an unmanageable workload, unreasonable deadlines, a lack of appreciation from management, and a general lack of work-life balance, they are at risk for employee burnout. Too often employers have unreasonable expectations of their employees, leaving them feeling exhausted, stressed, and emotionally drained. This can affect their job performance, as » Read More


NHTSA Considering Replacing Mirrors with Cameras on Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking feedback from the public about replacing mirrors with camera-based rear visibility systems, or camera monitor systems (CMS). Current federal safety standards require that all vehicles be equipped with rearview mirrors so that truck drivers can see objects that are on either side of the truck and » Read More


Safe Driving Tips for Winter Weather

The first official day of winter is not until December 21, but once the temperatures begin to drop, snow, ice, and freezing rain can occur when we least expect it. Motorists should prepare for winter weather conditions sooner rather than later by making sure that their vehicle has been serviced, and that any repairs or... Read More