These Six Types of Medical Implant Devices Are the Most Dangerous

About one in 10 Americans have at least one medical device implanted in their body. And at the same time, medical device recalls reached their highest point over the last two years recently, up 34% from the first quarter of 2022. The system for pulling defective products off the market is clunky and ineffective, which means recalled devices are still being used by or implanted in patients. Between 2008 and 2018, more than 1.7 million injuries and nearly 83,000 deaths from faulty medical devices were reported to the FDA.  One of the largest personal injury verdicts awarded in 2020 was…
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Tips for Property Owners to Avoid a Wild Animal Attack

People move to Arizona for a variety of reasons: great weather, mild winters, beautiful landscape, an abundance of jobs, and a reasonable cost of living. The reality of living in Arizona, however, is that you also have to contend with rattlesnakes, lizards, spiders, killer bees, bears, mountain lions, and scorpions. Over 100,000 people die annually from snake bites alone. And the risk of a wild animal attack extends beyond just yourself. If you are a homeowner or member of a homeowner association (HOA), you could be liable for a wild animal attacking someone if it occurs on your property and…
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Workers’ Comp and Third Party Claims: What You Need to Know

Footage from a Ring doorbell camera went viral recently when a UPS driver collapsed in extreme heat while attempting to deliver a package. In a statement, UPS said the employee was “fine” even though he was working in 110-degree temperatures. “UPS drivers are trained to work outdoors and for the effects of hot weather. Our employee used his training to be aware of his situation and contact his manager for assistance, who immediately provided assistance. Our package delivery vehicles make frequent stops, making air conditioning ineffective,” the statement added.  A 2019 investigation revealed that more than 100 UPS employees were…
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Top Safety Tips for a Trick-Free Halloween

“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb that means an entire community of people must interact positively with children for them to grow in a safe and healthy environment. The sentiment is even more true with staying safe on Halloween, which can be a dangerous time of year for kids. Now that the magic of Halloween is in full swing again, it’s time to talk about safety.   For kids, the question of where to trick-or-treat is often chosen based on where they can get the best candy. Adults can use a “village approach” for keeping children…
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Tips to Avoid the Dangers of a Dog Bite

Would you know what to do in the event of a dog bite? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it’s a more common occurrence than you might think. More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 receive medical attention for dog bites. Dogs have their own set of behaviors and instincts that differ from humans, and that means they can pose a serious health risk to people, especially children.  Although each situation and dog differs, every dog is capable of biting under certain circumstances. Dogs that bite feel…
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