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January 2017 Archives

Surgical blankets cause surgical site infections

Bair Hugger is a manufacturer that produces heating blankets for patients. The blankets work by forcing hot air under a disposable blanket, keeping the patient warm. Unfortunately, over 900 plaintiffs allege that this process is easily contaminated and resulted in numerous surgical site infections. This post will go over the product and the nature of the lawsuits.

Smartwatches are the latest thing to distract drivers

Smartwatches are the newest and coolest device that demands driver pay attention to its notifications, rather than the road. Smartwatches are "watches" that have been enhanced with computers and display. Most smartwatches pair with phones and display notifications from the phone and track numerous metrics about your body, usually health-related such as steps, heart rate, and estimated burned calories. Smartwatches, thanks to all the additional data, are now also the latest device to distract drivers from their number one priority, driving.

Myths about slip and fall claims reviewed, Part 2

Premises liability refers to the class of cases in which liability arises because a person incurred an injury on the premises of another. Unfortunately, premises liability is subject to a variety of misconceptions and myths. A previous post sought to dispel those myths. This post will continue addressing and the dismissing the rest of the typical misconceptions.

How accident trends influence new vehicle technology

According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the rate of deaths from car crashes is roughly half of what it was 40 years ago, an encouraging number. On the other hand, the per-capita death rate for 2015 rose 6 percent from 2014. The statistics tell us much about accident causes and the unfortunate victims, and leave us wondering how these terrible numbers can be reduced going forward. Part of the answer has to do with human behavior, and part with new technology that is either on its way or already available on new cars.

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