Are You Using a Dangerous or Faulty Medical Device?

Tens of millions of Americans rely on medical devices and implants to improve their quality of life. It’s an underlying assumption that those same devices have been tested for safety and effectiveness.  Consumer Reports says that’s typically not the case. “For most implants and other high-risk devices brought to market, manufacturers do nothing more than file some paperwork and pay the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a user fee of roughly $4,000 to start selling a product that can rack up many millions of dollars in revenue.” As a result, most medical implants have never been tested for safety, and…
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Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

When facing the need for a personal injury attorney, it's essential to recognize that not all lawyers are the same. The right attorney can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. To ensure you make an informed decision, it's crucial to ask the right questions before hiring a personal injury attorney in Arizona. This blog post will guide you through the essential questions to help you evaluate potential attorneys and make the best choice for your legal needs. Before you even get to the point of comparing attorneys, make a list of all the details about your…
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Could We See Technology That Detects Impaired Driving in 2024?

There’s new technology that could prevent DUI deaths, which would be a game-changing advancement for curbing drunk driving.  “With historic increases in traffic deaths over the past three years, implementation of impaired driving prevention technology is urgently needed,” Stacey D. Steward, chief executive of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), said in a statement.  According to Forbes, “If technology that recognizes when drivers are dangerously impaired by alcohol or other causes and prevents them from driving were installed in every vehicle on the roads, thousands of lives could be saved every year.”  What’s on the table from a legislation standpoint is…
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Arizona is the Most Dangerous State for Pedestrians. Here’s Why

The reasons people move to Arizona: blue skies, fantastic weather, and beautiful scenery, are also why it’s the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians.  Arizona has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation and is widely recognized as one of the most dangerous states to travel on foot. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation 2022 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report, there were 302 pedestrian fatalities during 2022, which reflected an increase of over 16 percent.  On a per-capita basis, Arizona has 4.17 pedestrian deaths per every 100,000 Arizonans, which is two times the national pedestrian…
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How to Shop for Safe Toys This Holiday Season

One thing we can all count on during the holiday season? Many parents and other loved ones will buy toys for children. An overlooked – and arguably more important – goal should be to take precautions to make sure you choose safe toys for those same kids.  The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that almost 210,000 children went to the emergency room for a toy-related injury in 2022. Of those injuries almost 40 percent of them were sustained by children four years of age or younger.   While supervision is still the best bet to prevent childhood injuries,…
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