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Medical malpractice and painkiller prescriptions

The growing number of lawsuits generated by the opioid epidemic are clear evidence that the problem is out of control. Recently, a number of these lawsuits have included prominent pain doctors. These doctors helped expand the use of addictive opioids in the treatment of pain. In some cases, they profited directly or indirectly from the makers of these dangerous drugs, including Purdue Pharma, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Endo Health Solutions and Allergan.

Distraction and the drivers who can least afford it

No one can afford to be distracted while driving. It is impossible to operate a motor vehicle safely while also completing any of the myriad tasks smartphones can perform. While no driver can afford to succumb to distraction, younger drivers are particularly susceptible to accidents caused by distraction. The experience and judgment that make safe driving possible are absent in new drivers. When combined with attention-grabbing phones, it is recipe for tragedy.

New workers to the workforce suffer the highest rates of injuries

New employees are three times more likely to become injured on the job compared to those who have been on the job for more than a year, according to research from the Institute for Work & Health. While workers are settling into their new roles and becoming familiar with coworkers and supervisors, their safety may not be at the forefront of their thinking.

Dangers of silica dust (part 1): Who's at risk?

Industrial workers, construction workers and miners are exposed to all kinds of hazardous substances on the job. One of the most common is silica dust. With particles 100 times smaller than sand, silica can readily enter the lungs and cause permanent damage, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney failure. Excess silica exposure can also cause silicosis, an occupational disease where particles accumulate in the lungs, leading to inflammation, lesions and buildup of scar tissue. In severe cases, it can be fatal.

$12.5 million verdict against Suzuki in motorcycle crash case

It's every motorcyclist's worst nightmare: having your brakes fail, unexpectedly and without warning, at the very moment you need them the most. It's all the more dire when you later learn that the failure was a result of defective brakes - and that the bike's manufacturer knew about the problem but failed to do anything about it.

Could your loved one’s fall have been due to hospital negligence?

When an elderly or vulnerable loved one is hospitalized, you expect them to be treated with the utmost of care. That means taking steps to prevent your loved one from falling. Unfortunately, hospital falls are far too common, and they can cause serious injuries – especially in patients whose health is already fragile.

Fall hazards: 3 things every construction worker should know

In construction work, dangers come from all corners: powerful equipment, heavy machinery, electrical hazards and, of course, heights. Gravity is the single biggest peril construction workers face. Whether you regularly work at high elevations - for example, as a roofer or sheet metal worker - or only do so for occasional jobs, it's important to be proactive about fall protection.

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