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Potential Class Action Lawsuit Says Mattress Is a Health Hazard

A consumer who allegedly had to spend months in a hotel after her home was contaminated by fiberglass is leading a proposed class action lawsuit against Zinus, the manufacturer of the popular and affordable Green Tea Mattress. The Zinus queen-sized Green Tea memory foam mattress retails for slightly over $300 on Amazon, where over 130,000…

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Trucks and Tractor Trailers: Danger at Every Turn

Long haul trucks transport more freight than any other method of domestic transportation and deliver most of the goods consumers purchase in stores. Georgia’s reliance on tractor trailers on the numerous highways throughout the state means that Atlanta and Savannah drivers often share the road with large commercial trucks. As necessary as these vehicles are…

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A Home Depot Employee Was Impaled by a Crowbar and Survived

In a bizarre accident, an employee at a Home Depot in Roswell, Georgia was impaled by a crowbar. The excellent news is that she survived the incident and was sent to WellStar North Fulton Hospital for surgery. She is listed in stable condition. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the employee “was standing on a forklift…

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The Dangers of Autonomous Vehicle Testing on Public Roads

When it comes to driving, we expect everyone to be in control of their vehicles: both hands on the wheel, foot on the appropriate pedal, and attention on the road in front of them. Yet, these reasonable assumptions are changing as autonomous vehicles begin to fill up our highways and public streets. If these autonomous…

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Will New Rules for Trucking Companies Make Georgia’s Roads Safer?

Commercial trucks are necessary for our day-to-day lives. They deliver important goods across the country with drivers working long hours. When those drivers find themselves involved in an accident caused by poor working conditions or improperly maintained vehicles, things can get complicated. No one involved in that accident deserves to be there, and it is…

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What Are the Causes of Infant Brain Injuries?

The brain is a fragile organ, but no one is more fragile or susceptible to brain damage than infants. Their skulls are soft, malleable, and easily injured should something damage the head. The causes for head injuries are many, and can have an array of outcomes for the child. An injury may cause long-term disabilities…

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Fall and Winter Are Dangerous Seasons for Georgia Drivers

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) maintains comprehensive records about all reported crashes that occur in the state. When a crash is reported to the authorities, a significant amount of information is recorded and stored. This includes (but is not limited to) details about all persons involved, road and weather conditions, vehicle descriptions and even…

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Over 50 Injured, Three Killed in Amtrak Train Derailment

An Amtrak train derailed on Saturday in Montana, killing at least three passengers and injuring over 50, according to authorities. The westbound train, traveling from Chicago to Seattle, left the tracks around 4:00pm Saturday near the small town of Joplin. Eight of the 10 passenger cars derailed, with some tipping completely over onto their sides.…

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CDC Reviewing Link Between Bone Repair Products and Tuberculosis

Nearly 100 patients who had spinal surgery to repair fractures now have a new cause for concern. A bone repair product used for their broken bones appears to have been contaminated with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). The outbreak is currently being investigated by federal and state health officials. The Washington Post reported that…

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Seniors Are Falling More Because of the Drugs They Take

There are many joys to aging – such as a retirement filled with travel and spending your golden years with loved ones – but there are difficulties, too. Many seniors take prescription drugs to protect their hearts, to normalize their blood pressure, and to relieve their aches and pains as well as other age-related illnesses…

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