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July 2013 Archives

Consumer Products Safety Commission Confirms Hammock Recall Due Fall Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury due to unsafe products, has confirmed the recall of approximately 700 hammocks branded as OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS HAMMOCK WITH SUNSHADE due to potential fall hazards. CPSC Report. The hammocks at issue are manufactured in China and have been found to tear at the seam posing a significant fall risk. To date, there have been multiple reports of individuals falling through the hammocks.

Do Not Let Insurance Adjusters Take Advantage of You

Being in a Georgia automobile accident can be a traumatic experience resulting in catastrophic personal injuries. It is a time where you are vulnerable and need help. Unfortunately, it is also a time where insurance companies, and the adjusters they employee to evaluate claims and limit liability, may seek to take advantage of you. An example is with something as simple as a HIPAA release for medical records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA, was created in 1996 by the US Congress to protect the privacy of your health information. The act prohibits your health care providers from releasing your health care information unless you have provided a HIPAA release form.

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