Flu vaccines have been a great source of controversy across the nation for many years. For many, they present the classic "Catch-22." In other words, if you get one, you run the risk of adverse reactions. If you opt out of getting one, you will likely become infected with the flu virus.
Nursing home abuse happens across Alabama, with neglect being one of the most common forms. But, it is also one of the most unrecognized. There is a wide variety of information that can be found online detailing ways to identify these crimes. Many state and non-profit organizations offer resources to better educate the public on how to identify and report nursing home issues.
A well-known drug used to treat hypertension and heart failure has recently been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration citing the discovery of a cancer-causing ingredient. Valsartan, which is the generic name for Diovan, has been prescribed around the world, with the most recent recall affecting 20 European nations, as well as the U.S. and Canada.
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, Marengo County DHR held an Elder Abuse and Awareness Health Fair at Linden Baptist Church in an attempt to educate the public on how to identify and prevent elder abuse. According to an article published June 20, 2018 in The Demopolis Times, elder abuse cases are frequently reported to Marengo County DHR. These can contain allegations of sexual misconduct, emotional or psychological abuse, financial exploitation, medical neglect, and housing negligence.
Summertime means weekend trips and lots of sunshine and fun. Unfortunately, this summer was cut short for an Alabama woman when she was the victim in a two-vehicle crash recently. Car accidents happen every day and while they do not always result in fatalities, this crash was the exception. Reportedly, the woman and her husband were on their way to a church retreat at the time of the car accident.
When people suffer trauma, they often view their life in two parts: before the accident and after. Life can be drastically different after suffering an injury. It can affect every facet of a person's life, including health, work and everything in between. This is why personal injury claims exist, to recover compensation when an injury is caused by another's negligence.
When our health is not the greatest, we seek medical interventions to better our condition. For some, that means obtaining medication, going through a treatment course or even having surgery. Depending on the condition, it might be necessary for a patient to have a medical device planted in their body. While this is a very effective way to address some conditions, it is also one that poses some risks. If a medical device is not working properly or malfunctions, this could put the patient's health at risk.
We don't often go about our day thinking about the risks and dangers we encounter or could come in contact with. Nonetheless, the reality is that these risks exist at our home, when we use consumer goods, when we enter buildings and when we travel in motor vehicles. The negligence and recklessness of others could be the cause of a serious and even fatal incident.
We all know that gasoline is highly flammable. If your gasoline-powered car starts on fire, you need to evacuate quickly, because the flames are going to be big and grow fast. But what about with electric cars? Is there a similar risk of fire, and how does it differ from fire in other cars?