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.
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.
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.
Police say that the rain and thunderstorms that moved through the area last weekend, which caused flooding and power outages, may have also played a role in causing a fatal accident in Maryland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.