June, 2015

June 28, 2015

A house fire that erupted on Northeast Wasco Street in Portland this past Friday has been determined to have resulted from faulty wiring in the home, according to Portland Fire Department investigators. Fire officials reportedly responded to an emergency call last Friday afternoon and found the home engulfed in flames,…
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June 26, 2015

Within recent decades, tort reform has been largely spearheaded by the insurance industry. To push these reforms into policy, insurers (and others) have used various arguments, alleging that medical malpractice suits are frivolous, clogging up the courts, driving up medical costs and even causing doctors to “flee the profession.” However,…
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June 23, 2015

Today, regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are commemorating National Young Worker Safety Day to remind young workers that: They have the same rights as more experienced workers. Their employers are responsible for providing them with a safe workplace. There are some specific safety risks that they…
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June 21, 2015

A Class I recall for the Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Femoral Stems and Necks has recently been issued by officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall is the most serious type of recall the FDA can issue, as it signifies that “there is a…
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June 19, 2015

Adults 65 and older are sustaining spinal cord injuries more often than any other demographic, and about 1 in every 5 of these injuries is fatal, a new study published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has recently reported. This study, which was conducted at the Vanderbilt University…
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June 15, 2015

A Virginia man recently won $500,000 from a medical malpractice suit associated with an incident that is as odd as it may be disturbing. According to court documents associated with this case, the man underwent a colonoscopy in April 2013. Before being put under for the procedure, the man reportedly…
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June 11, 2015

This month, the National Safety Council is encouraging employers, regulators, workers and others to support National Safety Month and join the effort to reduce some of the leading causes of accidents, injuries and death people face in their daily lives. To honor these efforts, below, we’ll reveal some important facts…
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June 9, 2015

With the advancement of technology, there have been some remarkable upgrades to many medical monitoring devices. While such improvements may have benefited patients and medical professionals, however, they have also created a phenomenon that some have deemed as alarm fatigue, which may be contributing to medical malpractice in hospital settings….
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