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December 2012 Archives

Infant recliners deemed dangerous, recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the independent agency of the United States government tasked with regulating the sale and manufacture of consumer products and banning those that are dangerous to public health, is mincing no words regarding the recall this week of several models of a baby recliner.

New efforts note, seek to reduce mothers' delivery-related injuries

Increasingly, medical experts and public health officials are noting that serious complications arising from childbirth are as frequently visited upon birth mothers as they are on newborns with severe birth injuries.

Slip-and-fall injuries common in medical facilities, even for staff

Examples of irony will certainly incorporate this: At medical facilities in New Jersey and across the United States that cater to emergencies, employees themselves are often at risk of getting injured owing to the need for speed in responding to crisis situations and other factors.

Lawsuit alleges negligence in falling bridge, chemical spill

It didn't take long for scores of residents from the Borough of Paulsboro, a small community of about 6,100 people in Gloucester County, to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages for negligence and trespass in the wake of a recent chemical spill that hospitalized 60 people.

Study focuses on patients' fall risks, inadequacy of bed alarms

When it comes to personal injuries suffered by patients in hospitals and nursing homes in New Jersey and throughout the country, emphasis is commonly placed on preventable medical errors -- things like facility negligence, medication errors, hospital-acquired infections and other mistakes that experts say can and routinely should be prevented.

New Jersey students fall ill after consuming 'relaxation drinks'

New Jersey residents may be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively investigating the possible dangers of energy drinks. This news comes after a wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the parents of a 14-year-old girl who died after drinking two cans of Monster Energy, and several deaths and illnesses have been linked to 5-Hour Energy.

OSHA releases yearly list of top workplace safety concerns

Safety and the protection of the American worker from personal injury and workplace accidents is the stated mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the United States.

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