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August 2011 Archives

Complaints regarding hip implants continue to rise

There has been a recent surge in the number of complaints regarding hip implants. While hip implants are not normally considered to be dangerous products, the stories of people in Maryland and across the country who have been incapacitated by something that was designed to help them continue to mount. Researchers are currently looking into the health dangers of these implants, but their findings are not coming fast enough for the people who are having difficulty with their hip implants.

Serious accident as residents evacuate for hurricane Irene

The Maryland State Police have reported a serious accident on Westbound Route 50 as residents evacuate. Many motorists who had been using the highway as an evacuation route were detoured earlier in the day as a result of the car accident. The highway has now reopened and many residents of Ocean City are again using it as an evacuation route.

Small children injured by defective tabletop chair

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the recall of tens of thousands of tabletop feeding chairs due to a risk that the chair, and potentially the infant inside it can fall to the floor. The defective product can unexpectedly become unattached from the table.

Study: Hospital errors and infections are very common

How risky should it be to go to the hospital? Does going to the hospital seem like a bigger risk than flying? Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO), a branch of the United Nations, released a report that indicated that going to the hospital may be far riskier than previously believed. In fact, the WHO report indicates that the risk of being hurt or killed because of a medical error in a hospital is far greater than the risk of being killed or injured in a plane crash.

Online sellers may still be selling unsafe cribs

In June, we wrote that the Consumer Product Safety Commission had introduced new crib safety standards in order to prevent injuries to infants. That change was long overdue. However, many potentially dangerous cribs are still on the market.

Summer heat can injure Maryland workers

The summer of 2011 has been a hot one indeed. With record heat gripping the East Coast, many Maryland workers in outdoor jobs find themselves vulnerable to heat-related workplace injuries.

Maryland OSHA investigating fatal construction accident

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency (MOSH) is investigating a fatal accident that occurred at a Maryland construction site. It is the second serious accident at the site so far this summer. In this latest tragedy, a 27-year-old construction worker died and another 25-year-old worker was seriously injured.

Salmonella leads to recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey

Whether a company makes automobiles, power tools, food, or any other product, manufacturers have a duty to make sure that their products are safe for consumers to use. When unsafe products make it to the marketplace and into our homes, people can be harmed and product recalls result.

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