December 2016 Archives

1 dead, 4 injured, in fatal chain-reaction crash

On Dec. 26, a deadly four-car collision in New York left one person dead, four people injured and one vehicle impounded for a safety check, according to media sources. A pizza restaurant was also reportedly involved in the incident, which occurred in a hamlet on Long Island at approximately 9:50 p.m.

Did a dangerous medical device compromise your health?

When you have a medical device implanted, it is with the expectation that it will improve your health. When these devices are defective or dangerous, however, it can have detrimental consequences for your health and long-term well-being. If you suffered due to a defective medical device, it is critical to take steps to protect your rights and interests.

Making videos with Snapchat speed filter can turn deadly

Many safety experts have questioned the role Snapchat's speed filter plays in persuading drivers to break speed limits. A recent news report revealed how deadly snapping can be when drivers decide to use the app recklessly while driving in New York or anywhere else in the U.S.

Drowsy driving involved in one-fifth of fatal crashes

While it may or may not be true that New York might be "the city that never sleeps", many of its motorists likely get behind the wheel while drowsy. This type of behavior can be as risky as drunk driving and distracted driving, according to a report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The report shows that the less sleep motorists get, the more likely they are to be involved in a car crash.

Winter in New York calls for added cautions

With winter quickly approaching, the risk of slipping and falling while at work or shopping increases. Business owners should take precautionary steps to help prevent the likelihood of people being injured while on their premises, and customers should be on the lookout for hazards that may be caused by the build-up of snow and ice.

Outbreak of bacterial infections linked to medical device

New York hospital administrators may have read the results of a study published in a peer-review medical journal that addressed the relationship of infections in patients who had cardiac surgery with a machine commonly used during the procedure. According to the study, bacterial contamination by this type of machine has been noted around the world.

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