Month: November 2020

Elmiron Linked to Vision Loss

Published on November 26, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

The prescription drug Elmiron has been linked to vision loss, including macular degeneration and maculopathy. It is suspected that the manufacturers of this commonly prescribed interstitial cystitis drug knew or should have known of its toxic side effects but did not issue a warning of its risks. Failure to Warn the Public The FDA approved Elmiron in 1996 for use in treating interstitial cystitis, which is a painful bladder syndrome that causes severe and chronic pain in the bladder and groin. More than one million people in the [...]
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Strange Reasons People Spend Thanksgiving in the ER

Published on November 19, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Personal Injury

Thanksgiving is known for overwhelming emergency room staff with an overflow of patients. Injuries incurred result from a variety of factors, some of which are stranger than others. Activities such as preparing dinner, turkey carving, and horseplay with family all commonly yield injuries during the holidays.  Deep-Fried Turkey Hazards Thanksgiving is distinguished as having the highest percentage of home fires caused by cooking compared to the rest of the year. Turkey fryers are dangerous products that account for a significant share of fires and personal injuries around the holidays. Deep [...]
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Improved Data Collection Critical to Traffic Safety

Published on November 12, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Car Accident

Updates in the latest Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) provide guidance for states to improve crash data collection and traffic safety. While the Nevada Department of Public Safety recently announced that fatal crashes are on the decline, quality crash data can help make roadways safer and reduce deaths and serious injuries. Using Data and Predictive Analysis to Save Lives The World Health Organization (WHO) states that car crashes are responsible for 1.25 million deaths each year. To cut deaths by half, the WHO acknowledged the importance of big data and [...]
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The Dangers of Tipsy Truckers

Published on November 5, 2020, by Matthew Sharp

Trucking Accident

Drunk driving is a fatal mistake that is made all too often by qualified truck drivers. With higher standards to be upheld than the average non-commercial driver, truckers must remain diligent and aware while on the road. All one has to do is look at the sheer size of an eighteen-wheeler to recognize the threat posed by tipsy truck drivers. Driving a commercial truck is not as simple as jumping in the cab, turning the keys, and pressing the gas. There are numerous tests drivers have to take before [...]
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