Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • Do You Have A Dangerous Job?

    Does your job come with the risk of injury to yourself or others? Do you think your job is tough? Does your job make you want to soak in a hot tub? Do you ever say the word, “timber” during the day? Regardless of what your occupation is, chances are you may be at risk of sustaining some type of injury throughout the course of doing your job. Even an officer worker can suffer stress. According to ...
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  • Drive Sober!

    A sober driver agrees to abstain from alcohol so that he or she can drive their vehicle safely. When going out with others drive sober, using a sober driver, or designated driver can literally save your life and those around you. While the group is drinking freely, you, the sober driver, drink a soft drink or any alcohol-free alternative. Preventing drunk driving is very important. There are ...
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  • Food Safety Tips This Holiday Season

    With the holidays just around the corner, many people don’t realize that food safety is the most important ingredient in preparing for the holidays. The merriment can change to misery if food makes you or others ill. The World Health Organization estimates that there are over 75 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States every year. Included in this number is more than 325,000 people ...
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  • Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

    Prescription drugs are a part of daily life for millions of people all over the world. When you swallow a drug prescribed by your doctor, you trust that he or she and the drug manufacturer are working in your best interests. Before a drug manufacturer is allowed to market its drugs to the public, they must test their products extensively to ensure that it is safe for human consumption and to learn ...
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  • Cities With The Worst Drivers

    The average driver gets into an accident or fender bender once every ten years; however, if you spend a lot of time in cities that are ranked to have the worst drivers, you’re chances of an accident can double. Statistics show that there are more than 5 million vehicle accidents every year across the United States. According to a report by Allstate Insurance Company, the top 10 cities with ...
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  • Heavy Traffic Causes Another Motorcycle Accident

    With the warm Southern California weather, many individuals have taken to riding motorcycles on a daily basis. Recently a 54-year old man was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle, crashing into another vehicle. The impact then sent the victim onto the right shoulder where he then struck the guardrail, causing him to be ejected – he fell about 60 feet down an embankment on the side of the ...
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  • Potential Problems with Side Airbags

    Once upon a time, vehicles were not manufactured with air bags. Today, research shows that airbags save countless lives each year. However, research has also shown that airbags particularly side ones, have caused injuries. There are vehicles with side impact airbags that have proven to be unsafe, resulting in a recall – those that deployed unexpectedly caused harm to drivers or their passengers. ...
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  • Defective Drug Warnings

    When your doctor prescribes drugs to you, they usually take great care to explain the potential side effects you may experience. These drug warnings are repeated by the pharmacist and a lengthy warning should be included with every prescription as well. A defective drug is a prescription or over-the-counter medication that causes physical, psychological or emotional injury. These injuries may be a ...
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  • Do Pedestrians Always Have The Right Of Way?

    While driving in Southern California tends to be a way of life, pedestrians also have significant rights that need to be observed and respected. A leisurely walk or jog can turn tragic if a car or truck strikes you A pedestrian was struck and killed on a road near Perris the other night. Police found a man lying in the traffic lanes, bleeding, with grocery bags surrounding him. An unconfirmed ...
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  • Do You Use Blood Thinners?

    Almost all patients in the hospital receive medication during their stay. Many hospitals have health care workers that are overworked – leading to medical mistakes. When hospital workers are busy or understaffed, they may make medication errors. Although blood thinners are known to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by preventing the development of blood clots in the arteries and veins, ...
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  • Poor Elevator Maintenance Cause Injuries & Death

    Because of all the multi-story buildings in Southern California, almost everyone has ridden in an elevator at one time or another without giving any thought to their safety. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, while infrequent, there are at least 10,000 people injured in an elevator accident every year. Many are related to elevator doors malfunctioning or the elevator car misalign ...
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  • Bottleneck Traffic Likely To Cause A Rear End Collisions

    Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car accident in the United States – about 2.5 million every year. A rear-end accident usually happens at low speeds. When a vehicle is hit from behind, it often results in whiplash to the occupants. Often times these collisions are the result of a driver’s negligence, such as: Talking on a cell phone Texting Failure to use due care Failure to maintain ...
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  • Learn To Recognize A Severe Head Injury

    The human brain is extraordinary until it gets injured. A head injury is any trauma that injures the scalp, skull or brain. It can appear to be a minor bump on the skull. It is difficult to diagnose by looking at the physical trauma caused to the head. The person may appear to be fine after the injury was sustained. Head injuries include: concussion scalp wounds skull fractures Sometimes, it may ...
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  • Workplace Accident Statistics

    Every day, thousands of people head to work; however, some do not return to home and some are taken to hospitals with serious injuries. These injuries occur at the workplace. According to statistics, thousands of workers were injured or killed in workplace accidents in a given year. OSHA reports that 3.5 out of every 100,000 workers are fatally injured, which averages to 13 workplace fatalities ...
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  • The Redlands Daily Facts

    6 Redlands Attorneys Make Prestigious List Six Redlands attorneys were recently honored for their legal expertise and success by being named to the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. They are Paul M. Shimoff, McPeters McAlearney Shimoff & Hatt; Jeffrey S. Raynes, Law Office of Jeffrey Raynesl Geoffrey H. Hopper, Geoffrey H. Hopper & Associates; Douglas F. Welebir, Welebir | Tierney ; ...
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  • Amusement Parks, Pushing The Limits of Safety

    Summer is over, but amusement parks are open all-year round. Who hasn’t seen the ever-present advertisements on television and billboards that fuel expectations of care-free enjoyment? When children and families visit amusement parks, they expect fun-filled days; they do not expect danger or a visit to the emergency room. Many of the parks have thrill rides that are complex machines, capable of ...
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  • Back To School Safety Tips

    School has just started across California. This means the roads will be busier, school zones are in effect, and some children will be heading off for the first time on their own. They’re faced with risks walking, riding their bike or heading for the bus stop. This is in addition to the risks in the playground at school. One of the biggest risks they will be facing is traffic while walking to and ...
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  • School Zone Accident Statistics

    Now that summer is over, back-to-school season presents an increased risk of school zone accidents. More and more vehicles are on the roads and more children become pedestrians in crosswalks near school. They are exposed to drivers and unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents. According to statistics, as many as 100 children are injured every year in accidents that happen inside school zones. Most ...
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  • How To Avoid Backpack Injuries in Children

    Don’t let your child get a backpack injury With the new school year in full swing, children are utilizing backpacks to tote their books and school supplies to and from school. Does your child complain of back and shoulder pain when he or she returns home from school at the end of the day? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, thousands of backpack injuries ranging from strains to ...
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  • Shell Eggs Recall

    The Wright County Egg company and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration have recalled shell eggs because of a possible health risk. They have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in your children, elderly people or others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever ...
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    HIGH SPEED REAR END COLLISION – CATASTROPHIC BRAIN INJURY

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    DELIVERY TRUCK ACCIDENT – AMPUTATION & BRAIN INJURY

    National package delivery truck driver veered from his lane of traffic to on-coming lane and hit head on, drove up, and over ...

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    MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK BY VAN—SEVERE LOWER LEG INJURY

    A school van turned left in front of a motorcyclist, nearly taking off his lower left leg. The accident resulted in a serious ...