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Why are injuries so common at Kroger?

At a Kroger just outside Atlanta, a woman reached into a refrigerated display case and ended up with more than $6,000 in medical bills. She was shopping for cream cheese. Unfortunately, a cascade of biscuit tubes came loose and hit her in the face. She suffered scratches to her cornea, and complains of ongoing headaches and neck pain. She is suing for more than $1 million in damages.

Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act

Earlier last month, United States Representatives Andy Barr of Kentucky and Ami Bera, MD, of California introduced legislation they entitled "Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act." Supporters of this measure have packaged it as a tool to protect patient safety. In fact, the proposed law is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to prevent Georgia residents from using the Georgia court system to seek damages when injured as a result of medical malpractice. The proposed legislation would also allow the medical community to act as the ultimate fox guarding the hen house.

Icy Roads Cause Multiple Accidents

Icy conditions are again wreaking havoc on Atlanta roads. Reports indicate that multiple accidents have occurred as a result of the slick roads throughout North Georgia with one car even flipping over a median. See Story.

E. coli

It seems like every day we hear about people who experience illness or death arising from exposure to Escherichia coli, more commonly known as E. coli. E. coli is a gram-negative bacterium commonly found in the lower intestines of warm blooded animals (for example, cows). There are many different strains of E. coli - some safe, and some not safe. Individuals may be exposed to E. coli through contaminated water or food, especially by eating raw vegetables and meat.

Truck Accident Kills Three

IN THE NEWS: Three people were killed near Cartersville, Georgia in the early hours of December 19, 2012, when a tractor trailer drove onto the highway median, hit the guardrail, and crashed into a concrete pillar. The trailer then flipped onto its side, caught fire, and caused a highway sign to fall, hitting a second tractor trailer. The driver of the second 18 wheeler lost control of his vehicle and drove off the highway.

NHTSA Report Shows Decline in Automobile Fatalities

IN THE NEWS: On December 10, 2011 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued its report concerning 2011 Motor Vehicle Crashes. The report shows a 1.9% decline in the number of fatalities in automobile accidents across the United States from 2010 to 2011. In addition to the reduction in the number of fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents, NHTSA reports that there was a nationwide reduction of 1.5% in the total number of police-reported crashes.

Stepladders Sold at Home Depot Recalled Due to Fall Risk

IN THE NEWS: On December 11, 2012 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall by Wing Enterprises of the Switch-it Stepladder/Stepstools sold exclusively at the Home Depot due to fall hazards associated with the product. The announcement notes that when the ladder is fully extended, the side rails can separate from the product causing the user to fall. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Wing Enterprises has received nine reports of the ladder becoming unstable and causing the user to fall and sustain injuries.

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