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    • KEEPING KIDS IN CARS SAFE

      KEEPING KIDS IN CARS SAFE

      Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old.  In many cases, the faulty design of a child car seat, along with improperly restrained children can significantly contribute to this problem.  According to the […]

    • INVESTIGATION INTO MORCELLATOR DEATHS

      INVESTIGATION INTO MORCELLATOR DEATHS

      U.S. Congressman, Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA) has asked the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations to investigate allegations that hundreds of women have died as a result of surgical procedures done with a power morcellator.  This is a controversial […]

    • Holiday Safety Tips

      Holiday Safety Tips

      The holidays are a time for fun and celebration with family and friends.  That being said, the hectic pace of the holidays can also present increased safety risks.  You need to take steps to keep you and your loved ones […]

    • WATCH FOR SIGNS OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT DURING HOLIDAY VISITS

      WATCH FOR SIGNS OF NURSING HOME NEGLECT DURING HOLIDAY VISITS

      It’s the holiday season and many people will be visiting friends and loved ones in nursing homes and care facilities.  Aside from visiting and sharing holiday joy, it provides an important opportunity to be on the lookout for any signs […]

    • Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

      Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

      Approximately 1,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents in the United States annually with thousands more injured.  Pedestrian deaths in New Jersey totaled 169 last year after a record low in 2013.  Pedestrian accidents are a major concern throughout the […]

    • Zofran Lawsuits – Birth Defects

      Zofran Lawsuits – Birth Defects

      Zofran is the marketed name of Ondansetron, an anti-nausea medication that is sometimes prescribed to women in the first trimester of their pregnancy to treat morning sickness.  The manufacturer is alleged to have encouraged doctors to prescribe this powerful medication […]

    • Bed Sores in a Nursing Home – What To Do

      Bed Sores in a Nursing Home – What To Do

      Pressure ulcers (a/k/a bedsores or pressure sores), which have been used as an indicator of quality of care, are a widespread problem in long-term care settings.  A study by Gosnell and VanEtten finds that pressure ulcers affect approximately 1 million […]

    • How To Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic in NJ

      How To Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic in NJ

      Thanksgiving is all about turkey, cranberries, football and traffic jams. A Plymouth Rock Assurance study shows that midday hours are the busiest for travel in New Jersey.  The study shows 87% of New Jersey residents traveling on Thanksgiving Day will […]

    • IVC Filter Complications?

      IVC Filter Complications?

      An inferior vena cava filter (IVC filter) is a type of vascular filter, a medical device that is implanted by radiologists or vascular surgeons into the inferior vena cava in an attempt to prevent life threatening pulmonary embolisms.  The filters […]

    • PRADAXA LAWSUIT?

      PRADAXA LAWSUIT?

      The prescription blood-thinner Pradaxa was first prescribed to prevent blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation.  While the anti-clotting action of Pradaxa can treat this condition, it can also lead to potentially fatal bleeding. Pradaxa was approved in October 2010.  […]