July 2018 Archives | Personal Injury News

July 2018 Archives

How will an auto accident or a ticket affect my insurance rates?

Being in an auto accident or receiving a traffic ticket can cost you more than just repairing damages or paying the fine. An at-fault accident or ticket can also raise your insurance rates. Even just receiving a traffic ticket has the potential of raising your premiums. But how long do these stay on your record? And what are your options for keeping your rates down?

Defective medical devices can lead to life-threatening conditions

The problem with defective medical devices is how quickly they can become a danger to the people who need them. Imagine a child who needs an inhaler for asthma, for example. To get the medicine out of the vial, you must compress it within the handheld unit. If that unit fails, compresses it for too long or the button doesn't depress correctly, the child may not get the right amount of medication. That could lead to life-threatening complications of asthma.

Safety tips for back-to-school season

Even though the heat of summer is still with us, it's already time for kids and parents to think about heading back to school. Between the thrill of meeting new classmates and buying school supplies, there can be a bunch of excitement this time of year. However, the start of the school year is not a time to sacrifice on safety. Here are a few tips to help you and your family stay safe all school year long.

Medical device software safety questions

Medical device software is an important part of the medical industry. The software is required so various devices can operate effectively. If the software fails at any point it can lead to various issues with the patient. Today, we will discuss safety surrounding medical devices when it comes to the technology being used on a regular basis.

Is a recall really that important to pay attention to?

When consumers hear that an automobile has been recalled or that there is a recall on their vehicles, they need to do all they can to get those vehicles repaired or replaced. A recall is normally only issued when part of the vehicle isn't in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements. If there is a safety-related defect inside the vehicle or its equipment, this will also lead to a recall.

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