Restaurant Injuries Among Most Common in Workforce

Workers’ compensation blog topic: Restaurant workers continue to be among those most frequently injured on the job.

Activist at vanguard of restaurant workers’ rights – SFGate“Her goal is to improve the working conditions for the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers, people who are twice as likely to be on public assistance as other Americans.

Routine Procedures Often Linked to Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice blog writers: Far too many medical errors result from routine procedures. Med mal blog topic can be sued alone or paired with birth injury statistics.

Tuscaloosa Medical Malpractice Claims Often Stem From, the cases of two young children left brain dead have captivated the country, after both girls underwent what were supposed to be “routine” medical procedures. In one case, a 3-year-old girl from Hawaii has been declared brain dead after suffering cardiac arrest while undergoing a root…

Hip & Knee Replacement Outcome Impacted by Hospital

Defective medical device blog topic for medical malpractice attorneys handling defective joint litigation. Here, Kaiser looks at hospital rankings vs. patient outcome for those undergoing hip and knee replacements.

Medicare Identifies 97 Best And 95 Worst Hospitals For Hip And Knee Replacements – Kaiser Health News has begun tracking the outcomes of hip and knee replacement surgeries, identifying 95 hospitals where elderly patients were more likely to suffer significant setbacks. The government also named 97 hospitals where patients tended to have the smoothest recoveries.

Research Shows Promise – Hearing Loss and Work Accidents

New hearing loss research shows promise, but students still need to protect their ears – Purdue Exponent: Features scourge of deafness has always tortured humanity, from everyday senior citizens to classical composer Beethoven. However, new research may see a sea change in the battle against hearing loss.

OSHA working with agriculture community to promote safety

2013 – 09/16/2013 – US Labor Department’s OSHA working with agriculture community to promote safety education during Farm Safety Week, Sept. 15-22 – The agriculture sector accounted for 475 deaths in 2012. With a fatality rate of 21.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, agriculture recorded the highest fatality rate of any industry sector. Additionally, 48,300 injuries were recorded in 2011, the last year for which…

Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls

Head Injuries Common in Nursing Home Falls: Study – US News and World Report, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) — When seniors in long-term care facilities fall, more than a third hit their heads, a new study shows.

Recalled Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard

Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard | CPSC.gov series 7 and 8 SurgeArrest surge protectors made before 2003 can overheat, smoke and melt. 700 incidents and $1.6 million in fire damage reported.

Autumn Home Fire Safety — Defective products.

Auto Insurance Coverage – Advice You Need to Know

Auto insurance: Downshift with caution – Oct. 17, 2013 for lower auto insurance premiums may leave you underprotected. Watch out for three holes in your policy.


It’s Not Safe Out There – In These Times

It’s Not Safe Out There – In These Times laws and an understaffed OSHA leave workers vulnerable and voiceless

So much for Hippocrates: Why docs won’t reveal each other’s mistakes –

So much for Hippocrates: Why docs won’t reveal each other’s mistakes – Salon.com suggests physicians are concerned about becoming known as a tattler and losing referrals