Month: August 2016


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Category: Food Poisoning

Does Your Food Poisoning Constitute a Lawsuit?

Ask yourself: when you hear news of a food recall, what do you do if you have that brand or food in your freezer? Throw it out? Take your chances? Not bother checking? This recent story may make you consider your course of action.
 
This month, Sea Port Products Corp voluntarily recalled a batch of scallops that were distributed to Hawaii, Nevada, and California after a connection was made between the scallops and an outbreak of Hepatitis A. The liver disease was found in over 200 people who consumed the raw scallops, and over 50 were hospitalized. This is no ordinary incident of food poisoning.
 
CNN reported the story and included photos of recent food products that have been recalled, including frozen mixed vegetables from Great Value and 10 million pounds of flour made by General Mills.…

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9 Safety Tips Your Children Should Know This School Year

As the summer starts to wind down, you may find yourself replacing your kids’ camping gear with new clothes, notebooks, pens, and other necessary school supplies.
 
But before your children head off for their first day of the new school year, spend some time teaching them some valuable things – namely, how to stay safe in school, as well as when traveling between school and home.
 
Use these tips to ensure a safe start to the new school year:
 
Drive Carefully During School Hours. If your teen just got his or her license in the past few months, they are probably ecstatic to finally be driving themselves to school.…

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Play Pokemon Go and Drive

If you haven’t been playing Pokemon Go yet, you’ve certainly passed by someone on the street that has the game open. The mobile app, an “augmented reality” game based off of the popular television show from the early 2000s, quickly became the hottest thing around after it was released about a month ago.
 
The game requires players to walk to specific landmarks in the real world for different items and competitions. But since users must keep their heads and eyes focused on their phone to play, they’re putting themselves at risk for major injuries.
 
The Risks of Pokemon Go
 
In the short time since the game’s launch, numerous injuries have already been reported due to playing Pokemon Go.…

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Category: Medical Malpractice

How to Know If You Have a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Is there anything more frustrating than investing in a doctor who gives you an incorrect prescription or diagnosis? Or who fails to recognize your symptoms, leaving you to sustain an injury or suffer an illness for way too long?
 
Everyone makes mistakes. But when a healthcare professional makes a mistake, it can have serious consequences. It can quickly jack up the price of medical bills and have a long-term impact on your health.
 
If you believe a doctor has been negligent or that you have been the victim of malpractice, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit. But how do you know if you have a medical malpractice case that is worth pursuing?…

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Category: Car Accidents

80% of Drivers Get Road Rage – What If It Causes an Accident?

We know that Floridians aren’t always the best drivers. And sometimes, seeing the car in front of us forgetting to use their turn signal or driving super slowly in the left lane can get us angry. Really angry.
 
Have you ever:
 

Honked your horn loudly at a car that was upsetting you?
Yelled at another driver?
Tailgated a car that was driving slowly?
Flipped off or made an angry gesture at another driver as you passed by?
Cut off a vehicle on purpose?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be suffering from road rage. You are also far from alone.
 
The High Rate of Road Rage
 
A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety discovered that over 80% of American drivers admitted to expressing road rage at least once while driving last year.…

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