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Blog Archive - June, 2011

63 Articles

FDA Allowed Drugs on Market without Key Data

June 30, 2011

Think it's complicated to get a new pharmaceutical drug put on the market? Think again. A new report indicates only about half of the new prescription medications that were introduced in the U.S. in the last decade had the appropriate information submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but the FDA approved the drugs to go to market anyway.

Are Your Children Safe at a Georgia Daycare Center?

June 28, 2011

It is getting more and more difficult these days for parents in Georgia to find a suitable daycare for their children. This seems astounding given the fact that there are currently about 3000 child care learning centers, 250 group day care homes, 4,500 family day care homes and almost 2,000 informal care providers in the state. The key question that parents should be considering is whether a potential daycare center is licensed. There has been a recent rash of child deaths and abuse associated with unlicensed childcare facilities across the state of Georgia. Parents should do their homework when picking a place to trust with their children.

Increase in Cosmetic Surgery Also Means More Medical Malpractice

June 26, 2011

Plastic surgery is also known today by the term cosmetic surgery. Patients undergo cosmetic surgery for different reasons. Some get surgery on a body part because they are unhappy with their physical appearance. Others suffer from a disfigurement that they were born with or sustained due to an accident, and they undergo surgery to correct it.

Why Do Some Minority Groups Suffer Greater Risk from Georgia Car Accidents?

June 20, 2011

While car accidents cannot discriminate, they do affect minority groups at a much higher rate than non-minority groups. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are a number of major risk factors that have attributed to an increased risk of injuries sustained in auto accidents by certain ethnic groups including American Indians.

Segway Accidents Pose Significant Danger to Users in Georgia

June 19, 2011

There is an estimated 80,000 Segways that have been sold and are in use around the world. When it comes to tracking any accidents that occur due to the use of Segways, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (UCPSC) includes them in the same injury category as scooters and 4 wheel motorized skateboards.

Preventing Pedestrian Crosswalk Accidents in Georgia

June 16, 2011

A recent accident serves as a sad testimonial regarding the vulnerability of pedestrians in the Atlanta metro area and throughout Georgia. A 19 year-old girl suffered serious head injuries and is in critical condition after being struck in an intersection by a truck that did not stop before proceeding into the crosswalk according to reports from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

Are Sunday Alcohol Sales a Step in the Wrong Direction?

June 13, 2011

Georgia has been one of only three states in the whole country to have a ban on alcohol sales at stores on Sundays. Last month that changed when the House approved Senate Bill 10. The legislation would allow for local cities to put the issue out to vote in their elections. By next year, Sunday sales of alcohol could be a reality in metro Atlanta and other locales.

Summer Youth Events Can Pose Abuse Risk

June 13, 2011

Parents who may be getting ready to send their children off to camp for the summer or to a church group outing or to any extracurricular activity may want to make sure that they fully investigate the organization for their children's safety.

Buford Dam Release Causes Drowning Accident: Summer River Recreation Requires Vigilance

June 12, 2011

A tubing accident last week that resulted in the death of a young girl is a reminder of the need to be cautious when rafting on the Chattahoochee River. While the river is very popular for tubing and rafts, water releases for Buford Dam can prove very dangerous. Last week, a nine-year-old girl was trapped by a water release from the dam. She was underwater for an hour before her body was discovered. There is a Buford Dam release once or twice a week, and they may be even more frequent during times of heavy rain. Recreational activities in a river always requires caution and close supervision of children, but anyone tubing or swimming within twenty miles of Buford Dam must be especially vigilant.

Impatience Growing Cause of Auto Accidents

June 07, 2011

While there are many different reasons for car accidents occurring on our roadways, impatience on the part of drivers is becoming a more common one. When drivers get impatient they run stop signs, pass in illegal zones, and engage in other dangerous maneuvers.

Equestrian and Horse Riding Accidents in Georgia

June 06, 2011

Few people other than dedicated horse enthusiasts gave much thought to the notion of suffering catastrophic injuries resulting in paralysis in a horse riding accident until the serious horse jumping accident involving Christopher Reeves a number of years ago.

Reducing Pedestrian Accidents Involving Children in Atlanta Georgia

June 06, 2011

The pedestrian accident fatality rate among children ages 14 and under has fallen about 40% in recent years. The injury rate for this same group has also declined by about 29%. While this is good news, it does not mean that there still is not a reason for concern or that pedestrian accidents involving children are not still an all too frequent occurrence.

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

June 06, 2011

As summer approaches and people start taking their covers off of their pools to get ready for summer swimming, it is important to perform a safety check and make sure that your pool and your spa are compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Law.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Personal Injury Claims

June 02, 2011

When a person is exposed to an overwhelmingly tragic event or experiences a terrible accident, they can develop what is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Sometimes a person is involved in a bad auto accident or has witnessed something gruesome like the death or severe injury of a friend or loved one.

Georgia Auto Accidents Caused by Roadway Debris

June 02, 2011

We have all seen debris while navigating the streets and highways of Georgia. Road debris can be a problem for drivers whether it is due to tire treads from tractor-trailers, trash that has fallen out of the backs of pick-up trucks, or parts that have fallen off of cars.

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