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Author: Laura Woods

NHTSA Offers Tips to Avoid Pedal Error

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On May 29, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) issued a safety advisory in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents caused by pedal error. According to the NHTSA, drivers use the brake almost one million times per year, typically without incident. However, approximately 16,000 preventable crashes occur each year as a result… Read more »

Daycare Provider Accused of Causing Infant’s Death

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When you drop your children off at daycare, you expect to be leaving them in a safe and healthy environment. However, some daycare providers fail to deliver even the basic standard of care. If your child sustained injuries under the supervision of a daycare provider, you need to hold the responsible parties accountable for their… Read more »

Researchers Working to Enhance Treatment for Burn Victims

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Two Florida doctors are working hard to change the way that burn victims are treated. The University of Miami team is currently conducting stem cell clinical trials to develop new techniques to use donor stem cells to restore tissue and reduce long-term scarring from burns. If successful, the treatment could change the way burn victims are… Read more »

Studies Reveal Progesterone Doesn’t Help Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

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Results of two recent studies imply that progesterone does not help patients recover from a traumatic brain injury ─ although prior findings concluded the hormone was an effective treatment method. The findings from the studies are published in the latest issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Both studies compared the difference between administering… Read more »

Former Employees Allege Japanese Airbag Manufacturer Concealed Risks

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Two former Takata employees recently shared alarming information with regulators, claiming the Japanese manufacturer has known for 10 years that its airbags could cause harm to consumers. Ten years ago, back in 2004, the company secretly tested 50 of its airbags found in scrapyards, after a report surfaced that one of its airbags ruptured and… Read more »

Speeding May be to Blame for Fatal Crash on Route 302

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The Portland, Maine area is grieving the loss of a 16-year-old football player and his mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend, after they were killed in a tragic car accident on Sunday, October 19. Candice Tucker, Branden Denis’s 36-year-old mother was at the wheel of the car, when she unsuccessfully tried to pass another vehicle on Route 302… Read more »

CDC Reports that 4.2% of Drivers are Dangerously Drowsy

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Research suggests that drivers severely lacking sleep may be a serious hazard to the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study revealing that as many as 7,500 fatal car crashes occur in the U.S. each year involving drowsy driving. Results of the study are from a 2009-2010 survey conducted by… Read more »