Personal injury

Every year nearly 40 million Americans will seek medical attention due to an unintentional injury. The vast majority of unintentional injuries could be prevented, yet day in and day out people find themselves in hospitals across the country, their lives completely turned upside down. So, why are unintentional injuries so prevalent? Because far too often people know better, but choose to make unsafe decisions, maybe to save time or money. Here are 5 decisions that commonly lead to injury:

Injured by shoe

Have you purchased jelly sandals for your little one? If so you may want to consider returning, or at the very least closely monitoring your child’s comfort level while he/she wears the shoes. A British mother of two reported her daughter’s jelly sandals caused painful abrasions after just a half hour of use.

EpiPens

The EpiPen auto-injector is one of the most widely used allergen-symptom control devices in the United States. EpiPens are used to treat allergic reactions, including life-threatening anaphylaxis.

On March 31st the Food Drug Administration alerted consumers of a nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. devices distributed between Dec. 17 2015 and July 1 2016.

Nissan vehicles recall

Nissan has issued a recall for approximately 134,000 vehicles equip with Nissan’s Intelligent Cruise Control (or adaptive cruise control). 

The vehicle’s anti-lock brake actuator pump has the potential to leak fluid onto a circuit board under the vehicle’s hood. Should the fluid leak onto the hood the engine bay could ignite in flames. 

Defective product

Consumers select particular brands and products for countless reasons. For some it’s finding the best deal, others are loyal to particular brands, and the list goes on. Regardless of how or why you decide upon which purchases to make, it should be a fair assumption that the product(s) sold won’t cause physical harm or pose safety risks, but sadly time and time again manufacturers are failing to ensure consumer safety. 

The Takata airbag issues and recalls have been a long standing hot topic amongst consumers and federal regulators. 

After a number of crashes and factory tests this is what we know:  Some Takata airbags explode when deployed, shooting sharp objects at those in the vehicle. The malfunction has resulted in 10 deaths and over 100 injuries. 

Three generations of an Oklahoma family celebrated together this holiday season, all in seemingly good health. 

Nobody knew that approximately six days prior one of the youngest family members, a 2 year old girl, had consumed a battery the size of a button. 

The family was unaware something was wrong until the little girl began vomiting blood. Eventually her body turned blue and she was rushed to a local hospital. 

Fiat Chrysler has been issued a $105 million dollar fine. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company mishandled safety recalls on millions of vehicles.

In addition to the fine, Fiat Chrysler will also repurchase over a half million Ram pickup trucks (2008 – 2012 models) due to defective steering parts

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