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October 2017 Archives

Starling Crossing: The First Smart Pedestrian Crossing System is Unveiled in London

Improving the antiquated U.S. pedestrian crossing systems dating back to the 1940's, London-based software company Umbrellium has introduced the first "smart" pedestrian crossing technology, called The Starling Crossing, for Stigmergy Adaptive Responsive Learning Crossing.

Polaris vehicles considered dangerous products

Yet another recall by Polaris may affect users of off-highway vehicles in West Virginia. The recent recall involves 2016 Polaris ACE 325 vehicles from the model years of 2014 to 2016. Around 6,300 of these dangerous products are being recalled overall.

Talcum Powder's Odyssey: From Acceptance to Suspicion

Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder journey dates back more than a century to 1894 when it was introduced to the market after receiving an overwhelming response from mothers following childbirth. The credit for inventing this product goes to Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer, the first director of scientific affairs of Johnson & Johnson. In 1893, Dr. Kilmer had first suggested the talc for skin irritation caused by medicated plasters. Later, it became popular amongst mothers post-delivery who demanded more of it and the rest, as they say, is history.

Birth injuries lead to $3 million award

A family in another state claimed that a doctor was careless regarding the manner in which he pulled a baby out during the delivery process. They claimed that their baby ended up having a paralyzed right arm as a result. The family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor and was recently awarded $3 million due to the birth injuries their child suffered. Anyone in West Virginia whose child suffers birth injuries due to a doctor's negligence has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Nursing Home Negligence - Make Sure Your Loved Ones Are Safe

Each year, one in four people over 65 fall at least once, and many of these victims sustain serious injuries, like broken bones and head injuries. Certain physical issues, such as Vitamin D deficiency, limited vision, medication side-effects, and a hazardous walking surface, multiply the risks exponentially.

Woman reportedly suffered from bed sores at nursing home

A nursing home in another state is accused of negligently causing a woman's death. According to a recently filed federal lawsuit, the facility reportedly allowed her to remain in her urine and feces and neglected her to the extent that she developed bed sores. Anyone in West Virginia who loses a loved one due to nursing home negligence has the right to seek justice in civil court.

Roundup Litigation Expected To Begin Soon

Roundup, the most popular herbicide in the world, manufactured by Monsanto, has constantly been in the news regarding its safety ever since research studies linked it to cancer. The latest development propelled by Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has resulted in the addition of Glyphosate, a key ingredient of Roundup, to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer, effective July 7, 2017. OEHHA made this move as per a California law: Proposition 65, which requires all carcinogenic chemicals to be listed; this law further requires warnings highlighting the fact that significant exposure to these chemicals can cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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