How many hoops should you have to jump through to get justice? It's a fair question that many people struggle with. The CEO of a Georgia medical services company suggests - in an opinion piece submitted to a Georgia newspaper - that to be sure that Georgians who have been harmed by negligent medical care are worthy of justice we should subject them to one more hoop. Not coincidentally, it's a hoop that benefits only medical professionals and insurance companies - the only two interest groups that profit when injured patients are prevented from securing justice.
Holiday parties are a fun way to celebrate the season with friends and family. A lot goes into preparing for safe and fun holiday party. Not only should the party be safe for your guests, it should also be safe for your family.
Planning a meal for your guests can be stressful and it is important to make sure that the food you are serving is safe and healthy. Before you start cooking or serving food, be sure to wash your hands. Always thaw raw meat in the refrigerator and not on the counter. Make sure that all meat prepared is cooked thoroughly and that vegetables have been washed of potential bacteria. Keep raw foods and cooked foods away from each other, and foods that need to be kept cold should not be left at room temperature for more than two hours.
Honda Motor Co. has announced its largest recall ever. The Japanese automaker recalled 304,000 vehicles globally because they may contain defective air bags. (Approximately 273,000 of the cars recalled are in the U.S. and Canada.) This recall is Honda's sixth recall since 2008 for the same problem, and brings the total number of cars recalled to nearly 2 million.
The Georgia Supreme Court recently disbarred two Atlanta personal injury attorneys, Steve Freedman and Thomas Sinowski for using "runners" from April 1995 through April 1999.
Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services are hiring new firefighters for the first time since 2009. The department currently has 637 firefighters, 45 less than full staffing. The new hiring will only allow the department to add 24 firefighters due to the county cutting funding for 33 positions in its 2010 budget.
In recent weeks several hypodermic needles have been found in clothing at the Walmart in Cartersville. Two of the needles found have pierced the skin of customers causing them to require emergency medical attention. Patricia Headrick was stuck as she reached her hand inside of a package of bras. Another customer was stuck in her foot and hand while she was trying on a new pair of pajamas.
We are all probably going to be purchasing a toy as a Christmas present this year. Here are a few tips on toy safety:
We have all heard the reports of the Florida A&M drum major, Robert Champion, passing away from a suspected hazing accident. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Hazing is a long standing ritual that can often go too far.
The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that all tractor trailer and bus drivers be banned from using their cell phones while driving. The recommendation comes on the heels of a tractor trailer accident in Kentucky where a tractor trailer hit a van causing the death of both the truck driver and ten passengers in the van. An investigation showed that the truck driver was on his cell phone immediately prior to the wreck.