February 2013 Archive

Feb 27, 2013

The number of teens killed in car accidents increased sharply in the first half of 2012, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. This ended a decade-long trend of steady declines.

Feb 27, 2013

Imagine that you're in a car accident. You walk away with only a hairline fracture in your arm. The injury seems straightforward, and sure enough it heals. After a few weeks, however, the pain in your arm gets worse, not better. It's so bad that it feels like your arm is on fire. Then the pain spreads – from your arm to your leg to your shoulder. It doesn't go away and soon affects your sleeping and even your breathing. When you finally receive a diagnosis, the doctors tell you there is no cure.

Feb 22, 2013

One of the first questions we ask clients when they come to my law firm is if they use any form of social media. While most people use websites like Facebook or Twitter to connect with their friends and families, sometimes that habit has to change when they're involved in a personal injury case.

Feb 19, 2013

Two soldiers died after taking Jack3d, a potentially dangerous workout booster sold by retailers like GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe. Experts claim that flawed regulatory oversight has allowed the supplement to remain on store shelves without proper warnings.

Feb 19, 2013

You've just been injured in an accident and your mind is racing. What do you do now? What information should you gather? Who do you call? What should you say to the insurance company?

Feb 18, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC has announced the recall of 370,297 trucks and SUVs worldwide due to a manufacturing error that can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Feb 13, 2013

A recently recalled Johnson & Johnson metal-on-metal hip implant has been described as one of "the most flawed orthopedic devices sold in recent decades." An internal review conducted by Johnson & Johnson found that its DePuy Orthopaedics division failed to assess the possible risks associated with the device before releasing it to the public. Experts say that as a result, over 90,000 patients are currently using flawed hip replacements with disastrous failure rates.

Feb 11, 2013

While the thrill and excitement of riding a motorcycle may not diminish with age, a recent study says that the older you get, the more likely you are to be injured in a motorcycle accident.

Feb 05, 2013

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that produce was accountable for 46 percent of foodborne illnesses from 1998 to 2008. Furthermore, the main culprit behind this high level of illness was not animal contamination or pesticide use. Rather, food preparation and poor human hygiene were primarily responsible.

Feb 05, 2013

It seems like we've lived under a constant covering of snow for the past few weeks. While snow is a great excuse to put on your coziest clothes and stay indoors, nobody can stay in hibernation forever. Here are some things to keep in mind if you have to brave the elements.

Feb 01, 2013

The “sterile” drugs you receive from compounding pharmacies may not be so sterile after all. A new survey of health care practitioners found that many believe compounded drugs were contaminated in their facilities last year. This same type of contamination led to the fungal meningitis outbreak that has resulted in 45 deaths and almost 700 infections so far.

Jan 27, 2013

I’m Carolyn Marsili, the Mass Torts Coordinator at Edgar Snyder & Associates. I help with cases involving medications, devices, or other products that have seriously injured people. My job can be hard mentally and emotionally, because I work with clients whose lives have literally been turned upside-down by something they thought was safe. I listen to their daily struggles – paying their bills, dealing with their ongoing medical complications, and taking care of their families. It’s also what makes my job worthwhile, to know that I’m able to help people when they need it most.