Ethicon’s Physiomesh Recall: What You Need to Know

Ethicon's Physiomesh

If you’ve had hernia surgery within the past 7 years or so, you should know the facts behind Ethicon’s Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Mesh recall. Who is Ethicon? This entity is one of Johnson & Johnson’s manufacturers, known for developing medical devices that are used in various surgical procedures. They play a key role in producing a…

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Is the blood thinner Xarelto safe?

blood thinner Xarelto

Within the past year, the prescription blood thinner rivaroxaban has been brought into question. Contrary to some doctors’ opinions that the drug should not receive FDA approval, its manufacturers, Bayer and Jansen Pharmaceutical, put it on the market anyway. Now, individuals are stepping forward, claiming the drug is causing fatal internal bleeding. The concern is…

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4 Ways to Prevent Accidents in Winter Weather

Winter Weather

When temperatures drop, the likelihood of weather-related accidents rises. Driving on snow or ice-covered roadways requires a lot of skill and caution. And while most weather-related car accidents are preventable, accidents may still occur. Winter Weather: The important thing to remember is to always err on the side of caution, and when in doubt, don’t…

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7 Things to Think About if You Get Hurt on the Job

injured at work?

Unless you’re unemployed or work your job from home, chances are you are exposed to some form of hazard at work. Machines, forklifts, high places, moving parts, scalding hot coffee pots — almost all of these are potential safety risks in the workplace. Your employer is required by law to make you aware of these…

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4 Things You Need to Know About Car Recalls

About Car Recalls

When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that a car model doesn’t comply with federal safety standards or has a safety-related defect, an auto recall is issued. When this happens, your automaker should alert you so you can take proper action. If you are not alerted of the recall and get into an accident, then…

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Self-Driving Cars and Collisions

Self-Driving Cars

Recently, Tesla broke tragic news that an incident involving one of their self-driving cars caused a fatality. The Autopilot system the driver was testing did not fully register the vehicle ahead of time. The sensors could not differentiate between a truck’s cargo trailer and a road sign against the bright, daytime sky. The driver of…

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What To Do About Whiplash

About Whiplash

We primarily hear about whiplash in regards to vehicle accidents. This is particularly true for rear-end collisions. That is because whiplash is a neck injury involving a sudden back-and-forth motion. It happens when the victim’s head forced into that movement quickly, like a whip. One of the most difficult things about whiplash is that it can…

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Cellphone Use on Alabama Roadways

Hands-free Use

Cellphone Use on Alabama Roadways Communication has come a long way thanks to the cellphone. People everywhere can be in constant contact with nearly anyone at any time. Sometimes, it seems most convenient to keep in touch while commuting on Alabama roadways. It can be tempting to let a friend or business partner know that you…

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Bicycles: Staying Safe and Legal

Bicycles: Staying Safe and Legal All drivers at some point share the road with a bicycle. Also, many commuters will find themselves taking a bicycle to their destination. Considering the massive difference in protection between a motor vehicle and a bicycle, this brings up a sensitive issue. In 2014, over 20,000 cyclists were injured or worse…

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