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November 2019 Archives

Dangers of Electronic Smoking Devices

Compact electronic smoking devices, widely known as e-cigs or vapes, have been linked with property damage and personal injury after malfunctions have caused them to catch fire or explode. Vape pen devices malfunctioning have been the root of hundreds of injuries ranging from second and third degree burns to fatal explosions. These explosions have happened as a result of manufacturers using poorly sourced lithium ion batteries. 

How New York drivers can avoid crashes in winter

In New York and some other states, the number of auto accidents inevitably goes up during the winter. Car tires lose traction on roads that are wet, icy or snowy, and sudden maneuvers can cause the cars to skid or slide around. For this reason, drivers should try to limit their excursions to those that are truly necessary.

Hernia Mesh-Defective Medical Device

Hernia mesh is a surgical implant, often made of a synthetic plastic called polypropylene, that reinforces torn or damaged tissue around hernias and strengthens it as it heals. Hernia mesh is used in about 90% of hernia repair surgeries in the United States. Hernia mesh products include patches that are designed to go over or under the damaged tissue, plugs that fit inside the hole in the tissue, and sheets that can be custom cut and fitted for the patient's specific hernia. While hernia mesh can prevent a hernia from recurring, it can also cause serious complications. The complications include, but are not limited to: infection, bowel obstruction, severe pain, mesh migration, organ perforation, and hernia recurrence.

Accidental gunshot kills officer in Rochester crash

Most in New York likely have a very clear idea of who is responsible for covering one injury expenses in most situations. In the case of a work-related injury, an employer's workers' compensation plan provider should cover it. When a car accident occurs, people rely on financial assistance from their auto insurance companies. Yet what about cases where both of the aforementioned conditions meet? There are many for whom driving is an integral part of their job. Who, then, provides coverage when a work-related car accident occurs. 

Driving very slowly can cause car accidents, too

When you hear about the connection between vehicle speed and car accidents, it almost always focuses on drivers who break the speed limit. This is dangerous, as common as it is. Speeding can cause accidents, it increases the severity of injuries in those accidents and it makes it harder for people to control their cars.

Zantac Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publicly announced in September 2019 that dangerously high levels of the carcinogenic substance N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) have been found in the popular over-the-counter heartburn medication, Zantac. This means that millions of people who have been taking Zantac have regularly been ingesting a chemical that is notorious for causing cancer.

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