While sleep medications such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata have provided much needed rest for millions of Americans plagued by insomnia, the Food and Drug Administration is calling attention to the popular sleep aids amid reports of “rare but serious” injuries. In a safety announcement issued April 30th, the FDA describes complex sleep behaviors leading to these injuries, some of which include sleepwalking, sleep driving, and engaging in other activities while not fully awake. In the statement, the FDA also notes that some of the behaviors have resulted in deaths. Moreover, these actions appear to be more common in those taking Lunesta (eszopiclone), Sonata (zaleplon), Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar and Intermezzo (generic name is zolpidem). Continue reading “FDA Calls Attention To Popular Sleep Aids Amid Reports Of Injury And Death”
7,819 perpetrators. 12,254 victims. 72 years. Countless combined years of psychological torment experienced by the survivors.
The nation is reeling after the recent revelation of the full extent of child abuse and sexual abuse acts committed by leaders and Scoutmasters in the Boy Scouts of America.
The BSA claims that they have maintained a careful record of all such allegations stretching from 2016 all the way back to 1944 and that they maintain a “Volunteer Screening Database.” This database contains a list of accused leaders and volunteers so that such individuals can never again come in contact with children through the BSA. Continue reading “Boy Scouts of America Reveals Shocking List of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations”
Despite a recent warning by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price regarding reports of infant deaths in a popular rock ‘n play baby sleeper, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has demanded the immediate recall of the sleeper. This is based on convincing evidence that the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper puts infants’ lives at risk, as a Consumer Reports analysis has linked the product to 32 infant deaths since 2009.
One grieving family shared the story of their five-month-old son Ezra, who died in 2017 while sleeping in the product. The child’s father, Keenan Overton, told CNN that he looked up and found the child in a standing position but faced down in the chair, and that his face was on the back of the seat. Mr. Overton went on to say that he “picked him up and his face was already blue and his nose was squished in.” Furthermore, he mentioned that at the time, Ezra would not have been able to roll over. Continue reading “Immediate Recall Of Popular Fisher-Price Baby Sleeper”
Aviation safety standards have come under close scrutiny in the wake of two fatal plane crashes that occurred within less than six months of each other.
The first happened on October 29, 2018, near Indonesia. All 189 on board were killed. The second incident was on March 10, 2019, in Ethiopia, which claimed the lives of 157 people including 8 American citizens.
These tragic events might have you wondering what will happen to your family if you or a loved one end up the victim of an aviation accident. Continue reading “Find a Personal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta After a Plane Crash”
By 2019, everyone is aware of that breast cancer kills. Many, if not most, have loved ones who have been affected by it. Over time, the research community has created treatments and diagnostic tools including thermography, mammograms, chemotherapy drugs, and radiation.
Tools and treatments may become obsolete as newer technology is developed. When primitive tools are advertised as better than modern ones or are promoted to have a use or function that is not possible, there can be a real problem with patient treatment and care. Continue reading “Old Tools May Be Unreliable for Diagnosis”
In a letter to healthcare providers, the FDA has acknowledged the worrying increase of medical complications associated with surgical staplers. Over the course of seven years, there were some 41,000 reports of surgical stapler incidents filed with the FDA. Of these, 9,000 serious injuries and 366 deaths occurred.
Surgical staplers are used to quickly and securely fasten tissue during a medical procedure or to close up wounds. Staplers are automatic machines that serve a similar function as classic sutures. Continue reading “Surgical Staplers Injury Lawsuit”
Today’s parents are finding childcare to be more essential, more expensive and harder to find than ever before. Parents can’t afford not to work, so they must entrust their young family members to childcare services.
Some people try to meet this demand and generate income by setting up daycare in their homes and listing their businesses online. Desperate parents searching for affordable childcare jump at offers they find listed on sites like Care.com. Continue reading “Care.com Daycare Injury Lawsuits”
In light of a comprehensive review of results following a safety clinical trial assessing the use of Uloric (febuxostat) for gout, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added a boxed warning to the drug, reporting an increased risk of death. As such, patients taking the gout medicine should report to their health care professional to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Uloric, especially if they have a history of heart problems or stroke. Furthermore, if patients taking Uloric are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is imperative to seek emergency medical care. Continue reading “ATTENTION: Do You Take Uloric (Febuxostat) For A Type Of Arthritis Called Gout?”
Reserved for the most dangerous inmates, solitary confinement, at least for most of the 20th century, included spending 3-4 days in isolation. Supporters claim that the practice is standard for keeping prisons safe, while others call it “a prison within a prison,” as noted by Frontline. Even so, the overuse of solitary confinement today has human rights activists and others concerned about torturous conditions and the psychological impact—and rightfully so. Continue reading “Solitary Confinement – A Call To Action”
Imagine this: you come home from work and park in your garage. An hour later, while you’re sitting outside on your deck, your house shakes and your smoke alarms start to go off all over your house.
A quick investigation shows the problem coming from your garage and the area surrounding it. Even with a fire extinguisher and your water hose, you’re unable to put out the blaze that seems to have started in your car. When the fire fighters arrive, it takes them nearly an hour more to put it out. Continue reading “No One Expects Their Car to Explode!”