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August 2015 Archives

How a defective design can lead to a dangerous product

Earlier this summer, we discussed a form of products liability called “failure to warn.” To recap, this is when a manufacturer does not take reasonable steps to inform consumers of the potential dangers its product carries. Think warning labels, instruction manuals and so on.

Study suggests that brain trauma makes ALS worse

Few neurological disorders are as frightening as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS. This disease causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to degenerate and die, gradually robbing the patient of his or her strength and ability to move.

Cesarean sections linked to developmental delays

Cesarean section deliveries are necessary in many cases to protect the health of both mother and child. In fact, failure by the doctor to notice signs of distress and order a C-section can be a form of medical malpractice, if reasonable care and attention would have avoided serious injury.

2 killed when car crosses median, crashes into tractor trailer

When you are driving down the highway, it is scary to consider what would happen if one of the vehicles going the other direction were to suddenly veer into your path. If you could not get out of the way, the combined force of the two vehicles would likely cause a very violent crash.

Hackers reveal that computerized cars are still vulnerable

It sounds like something out of a spy movie: someone is driving down the street when, without warning, computer hackers take control of his or her vehicle. The hackers force the car to crash, injuring everyone inside. Frighteningly enough, hackers have proven that this scenario could potentially happen in real life.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh gives away bike helmets to kids

Learning to ride a bicycle is a rite of childhood for most people. Being able to ride gives kids increased independence and expands their world. However, riding a bike can mean serious injury in an accident, especially if the child hits his or her head.