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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined Ashley Furniture, one of the world’s largest furniture manufacturers, $1.7 million dollars for dozens of workplace safety violations at their manufacturing facility in Arcadia, Wisconsin. OSHA began investigating Ashley Furniture’s Arcadia location in the summer of 2014 after a worker lost three fingers while operating a

On January 31, 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall for 2.1 million cars due to defective electronic control units in airbags, which could cause airbags to deploy unintentionally. The recall includes the following models of vehicles: 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty, 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura MDX, 2003-2004 Pontiac

In defective product injury cases, strict liability is a rule that says the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of a product can be held liable for injuries caused by a defective product, even if they weren’t behaving negligently. The strict liability rule was introduced as a way to make it easier for injured parties to win

Melissa Rivers, daughter of comedy legend Joan Rivers, has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic in Manhattan where her mother stopped breathing while undergoing a procedure in August 2014. Rivers’ medical malpractice suit alleges the clinic allowed an unapproved doctor into the procedure room, performed a biopsy that Rivers had not

Riding a bike is an excellent way for people of all ages to get some exercise and get around in an environmentally friendly way. However, when not done safely, bike riding can potentially be very dangerous. The simple fact of the matter is that even the most experienced, most cautious bicyclists can still get into

Wrong site surgeries are a relatively rare medical mistake, but when they happen, the results can be devastating and can cause long-term problems for the patient. As unfortunate and unacceptable as wrong site surgeries are, the most unfortunate thing about them is they are usually completely preventable and are very commonly the result of a

The Dangers of Home Trampolines

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 by

It’s completely understandable for parents to want to encourage their children to be active and healthy. Since many kids love to bounce around on trampolines, it makes sense that many parents would consider purchasing a trampoline for their backyard thinking it would be a way to make being active fun. As fun as trampolines can

Although there are laws meant to encourage workers to report unsafe and dangerous conditions in the workplace or to speak out about illegal practices their employer engages in, many workers are still hesitant to do so because they’re afraid of losing their job or otherwise being punished for speaking out. The same laws that give

Dog bites represent 90% of all reported animal bites in the U.S.  At least 4.5 million dog bites happen in the United States every year and more than 30,000 of those victims are bitten so severely they require reconstructive surgery. When you’re bitten by a dog, it often happens so suddenly and unexpectedly, it can

In the United States, a pedestrian is injured every 7 minutes and killed every 2 hours as the result of an accident with a car. Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the NHTSA reveals 4,743 pedestrians in the united states were killed as a result of accidents involving cars in 2012, which was