Now that summer is well underway, it’s prime season for vacation rentals, hotel stays and outdoor gatherings on decks and porches. However, poorly constructed decks and unsafe railings can pose a threat to unaware travelers, potentially causing life-threatening injuries.
The NFL’s recent $1 billion settlement with former professional football players has brought national attention to traumatic brain injury, highlighting the degenerative long-term effects of experiencing multiple concussions.
Earlier this year, juries in two different cases awarded significant damages to women who claimed that using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and shower-to-shower products, which contain talcum powder, contributed to the development of ovarian cancer.
Local motorists traveling Interstate 16 and Interstate 95 have good reason to be concerned about highway safety. How can you keep your family safe on highways and interstates? Here are a few tips to keep in mind when sharing the road with large trucks.
Although opioids are highly addictive, they translate into big business for pharmaceutical companies. Some drug manufacturers even offer free trials, designed to encourage patients to get “hooked” on these medications.
In the early 1970s, Ralph Nader coined the term “whistleblower” to describe individuals with knowledge of fraud, safety violations or other illegal acts who decide to come forward to share that information with the government.
If your doctor writes you a prescription, it is not unreasonable to expect that drug to be safe and appropriate for your medical condition. However, off-label prescriptions are on the rise in the United States, contributing to a number of deaths and injuries because these medications are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
In less than a month, two multi-vehicle crashes involving tractor-trailers on Interstate 16 killed 10 individuals, including five Georgia Southern University nursing students and two teenagers from the Claxton area. With tractor-trailers traveling at high speeds — and local traffic sometimes starting and stopping without notice — coastal Georgia interstates have become increasingly dangerous for drivers and passengers alike.
In 2011, Bhutanese refugee Kharka Chhetri was traveling in a van on Interstate 75, just north of Macon, when the vehicle’s rear tire suffered a tire tread separation, hit a median and flipped over, killing Chhetri and one other passenger.
One out of nine traffic fatalities result from a collision involving a large truck, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of their size, 18-wheelers are capable of tremendous devastation.