By Robert I. Feinberg | Published September 2, 2013 | | |
It is always useful to check out the perspective of the other side in any injury litigation dispute. For instance, the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) does research on the prevention of slip and fall accidents — for the benefit of flooring supply and maintenance companies and the insurance companies that represent them. For businesses Read MoreRead More
Boston families are gearing up for summer fun, including time at the beach, lake or pool. Before you pack the new flip-flops and locate that bottle of 30 SPF lotion, take time to review some important information about recognizing the actual signs that an adult or child is drowning. Unlike Hollywood depictions of someone in Read MoreRead More
Even when all the signs are positive for the health of an expectant mother and her unborn child, it is not possible to control every aspect of the birth process. In some cases, unexpected developments may require an emergency Cesarean. More rarely, the obstetric team may decide on an operative vaginal delivery using forceps or Read MoreRead More
Consumers live in a dangerous world. Anything from scuba hoses to children’s dungarees might be poorly designed or manufactured, posing a threat to consumers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission maintains a website with product recall information. Here are examples of recent recalls: In April automakers recalled more than 1.3 million vehicles in the United States Read MoreRead More
Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New Jersey and New York, especially coastal areas. A decision was made before the storm hit that the nursing homes located on the Rockaway peninsula, right in the path of the storm and the surge, would not be evacuated. The order was given to shelter in place, an order that Read MoreRead More
Everyone knows about secondhand smoke — the danger to non-smokers of inhaling tobacco fumes. Now there are warnings that chemotherapy drugs might be endangering the health of everyone involved along the chain from manufacture to infusion and beyond. Not only are drug company personnel and the pharmacists who compound these drugs at risk, but nurses, Read MoreRead More
Bicycle activists are outraged that a grand jury failed to return an indictment against a truck driver who killed a bicyclist on Weston Road in Wellesley. The grand jury was presented with more than 50 pieces of evidence including video footage, witnesses testifying in support of the bicyclist’s riding, and a defendant who not only Read MoreRead More
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass) have uncovered blatant conflicts of interest associated with clinicians responsible for formulating the Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. The guideline is the primary resource for clinicians who treat patients with depression. Such treatment often includes prescription anti-depressants. The UMass study showed Read MoreRead More
April was Brain Injury Awareness Month. In a mid-month hearing before the Defense Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acknowledged that understanding and treatment for brain injuries suffered by service members is deficient. “We should — we have to — continue to invest in world-class treatment for mental health issues, traumatic Read MoreRead More
On Patriot’s Day, we watched in horror as this iconic Boston event was shattered by terrorism. In just one week, the One Fund Boston raised over $20 million for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. More than 50,000 individuals and businesses contributed, nearly $5 million of which was contributed online. Kenneth Feinberg, no relation, Read MoreRead More
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