When patients agree to have a medical device surgically implanted in their bodies, they trust that the surgeons know what they're doing, and that the device is safe and will be effective. Indeed, when the only way to remove the device is through a second surgical operation, a patient must place a lot of faith in the people who created it. Unfortunately, sometimes medical device companies rush their products to market before they are ready, and patients are badly injured as a result.
Most of the time on this blog, when we discuss automotive injuries, we are talking about motor vehicle accidents. In these cases, the injured party can hold negligent drivers liable for the damages they cause. Sometimes, we discuss more complex forms of liability, as when we talk about holding trucking companies liable for damages caused by their drivers in an accident.
Famous shoe manufacturer Nike has reportedly taken a short-term hit in its stocks after national television caught one of its shoes breaking apart while on the foot of a noted college basketball player. The player left early in the game after the shoe broke, causing him to fall.
Previous posts here have noted the safety issues surrounding the electric scooters that are now a frequent sight on the streets and sidewalks of Los Angeles and its southern suburbs and exurbs, including Costa Mesa and the rest of Orange County. A recent report in a major medical journal confirmed that, while this new mode of pedestrian transportation is spreading rapidly across the country, issues involving the safety of these scooters remain.
Not surprisingly, a lot of toys appear on the shelves of stores throughout Orange County during this time of year. Likewise, games and toys for babies and children are widely available online, oftentimes at really good prices. Many of these toys are hot items that will no doubt give a lot of enjoyment to the children who get them during this special time.
Many people in Orange County, California, might not be able to survive without their blood pressure medication, or, at least, not be able to live for as long. Chronic high blood pressure can contribute to an untimely death, and a severe spike in blood pressure is a medical emergency.
As readers of our blog know, we have been following recent stories about safety concerns surrounding the electric scooters that many residents of Orange County have seen zipping around Los Angeles and its many suburbs and satellite cities. The latest story involves another recall. Lime, one of the distributers of these scooters, recently announced that it was pulling several vehicles from the streets based on concerns that the scooters could suddenly break apart from underneath the feet of their riders.
A previous post on this blog talked about some of the dangers the electric scooters one can now find zipping around Los Angeles and its Orange County satellite cities present both to riders and to other members of the public. To follow up on that post, Lime, one of the major distributors of these scooters, recently pulled thousands of its products from the streets of cities in the area and across the country. Apparently, some of these scooters have a tendency to catch fire, particularly if the casing holding their batteries has been damaged.
A previous post on this California blog talked about how the newest transportation trend, electric scooters that pedestrians can pick up and drop off as they travel through crowded areas, poses hazards to riders and those with whom these scooters share the roads and sidewalks. This post mentioned that several people had been injured by these devices, often because they were not equipped with a helmet or because they did not receive instruction about how to operate the device.
Many residents of Southern California probably see a lot of promise in hybrid vehicles. They can save their users bundles of money in fuel costs since they can be run using electricity. Moreover, they are clean and relatively good for the environment.