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No products can claim they prevent sudden infant death syndrome

Parents often look for items that will make their baby more comfortable or make their own life a bit easier. Many products are marketing specifically to expectant parents and parents of newborns. One thing that all parents should be careful about is claims regarding sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notes that it hasn't approved any products to claim that the product reduces the incidence of SIDS. In fact, the FDA points out that there aren't any studies that show that any product can reduce the risk of SIDS.

Take action if you are injured in a construction accident

Construction accidents are especially troublesome for two reasons. First, they can take away the livelihood of the worker. Second, they are often preventable. We understand that you are concerned about what the future is going to hold for you. We can help you to explore the options that you have for seeking compensation for the injuries you suffered.

One thing that you should remember is that you aren't necessarily limited to only filing for workers' compensation coverage. If the accident was because of a defective item, you might be able to turn to the manufacturer of the defective item for compensation.

Falls in the construction industry are serious matters

Construction accidents often pull the victim away from the job they count on to pay bills and care for their family members. One type of accident that can occur on a construction site is a fall. This is a serious type of accident that can lead to death in the most serious cases.

Falls in construction situations are almost always preventable. Proper training and equipment can go a long way toward preventing these accidents. Workers can't be expected to provide their own safety equipment or to train themselves. Instead, these burdens fall on the employer.

Damages and mental health injuries resulting from car accidents

If you've been injured in an auto accident before, then you're probably aware of the fact that, in certain cases, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the person who hit you. While, in most cases, individuals realize they can file lawsuits to recover expenses associated with physical injuries, very few realize that they're also able to recover damages associated with the mental trauma they endure as well.

Car accidents that result in the death of a vehicle occupant, severe injuries, or their car sustaining significant damage can take a toll on an individual's mental health. It's completely plausible that an individual might end up suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result.

Beware of the dangers of the newest craze enticing children

Fidget spinners have gotten wildly popular in recent months. Previously used as a device to help keep children focused on the task at hand, these tiny toys have recently become a source of entertainment for children. But, this entertainment doesn't come without a serious risk.

The risk of fidget spinners is so serious that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has released a warning to parents to keep the toy away from young children. The issue with the toys is the bearing that helps the spinning on each tip of the spinner. The bearing can come loose. Since it is so small, it is a choking hazard for children.

Doctor who blew the whistle on power morcellator problems dies

The doctor who fought hard to end the procedure that led to her having cancer has died. She was only 44 years old when cancer took her life. She was one of the women who was stricken by leiomyosarcoma of the uterus after she had a procedure that used the power morcellator.

Back in its heyday, the power morcellator was heralded as a sort of miracle device that enabled women to have uterine fibroids removed using the device. Doctors pushed the power morcellator as the best option for many women who needed minimally invasive surgery to remove these fibroids. The issue with the procedure wasn't known right away, but now it can't be denied.

Slip-and-fall injuries can be inconsequential or severe

Slip-and-fall accidents in public places are often minor incidents that don't require the person to seek medical care. In some cases, these accidents can lead to very serious injuries that can cause lasting issues. Think about the devastation that might occur if an elderly person falls on a slippery spot and breaks a hip or if a child slips on a wet spot and suffers a head injury.

The issue with slip-and-fall accidents is that they are largely preventable if property owners would keep the premises in good condition and use signs to alert people to hazards on the floor. This is what makes these accidents especially troublesome.

Indoor slip-and-falls aren't caused only by wet floors

One of the previous posts here discussed how slip-and-fall accidents can be very serious. The sad fact here is that anyone who goes into stores or businesses, as well as those who work outside of the home, are all at risk of these types of accidents. The risk increases if proper safety precautions aren't taken.

Indoor slip-and-fall accidents can often be prevented with a little effort on the part of the property owner. One example of this is when there are stairs on the premises. The owner of the property should make sure that the stairs are up to code. This includes having handrails where required. They should also make sure that there isn't anything on the stairs that could trip someone or cause them to slip. Some stairs need traction strips to help ensure that people who traverse the staircase can keep their foothold.

Slip-and-fall accidents can be very serious

When you visit somewhere, you expect that the conditions will be safe. You certainly don't expect to slip and fall because the property wasn't kept up as it should have been.

Even though many sitcoms make fun of slip-and-fall mishaps, these are actually very serious accidents that can have lasting effects on the victims. It is imperative that anyone who is involved in a slip-and-fall accident learns about what options they have for dealing with the effects of the accident.

Third-party claims might reign supreme in a construction accident

Construction accidents can mean that workers don't get to go home after a day at work. Instead, these workers can die or end up in the hospital. The truth is that construction accidents are often very serious, so prompt attention must be given to them.

If you are a construction worker who has been injured at work, you need to learn about the options that you have to get your medical bills paid and to recoup some of the money that you have to come out of pocket for because of the injury.

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