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Are Medical Errors Really the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US?

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

British Medical Journal (also called BMJ) released a controversial study last year that estimated medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to the study, medical errors may kill 250,000 people in the US each year. Only heart disease and cancer kill more Americans annually. Authors of the study, including a surgeon at Johns Hopkins, argued that many medical errors go unnoticed because they are not included on patient death certificates. According to the study authors, the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) system that collects data for patient deaths does not include common causes for medical errors. For example, they argued that the CDC’s statistics do not include breakdowns in communication and diagnostic errors. The CDC disputed these claims. The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has posted studies on its website that touch on this subject. According to a study published in the Journal…
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Woman Injured by Plane Propeller at Newark Airport

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

Port Authority officials are investigating a tragic work accident that occurred at a Newark airport. According to Port Authority New York and New Jersey police, a Prime Flight employee was struck by a moving propeller at Newark Liberty International Airport. Authorities said the woman was injured by a plane propeller operated by CommutAir, a company that conducts flights for United Express. The 54-year-old worker is being treated at University Hospital for severe head trauma. What Is a Third Party Lawsuit? In many cases, employees who are injured on the job cannot file lawsuits against their employers. Instead, injured workers can rely on workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp benefits may pay for medical services, medications and lost income. However, there are cases where it is possible to file a lawsuit against third parties who are responsible for a workplace accident. These are parties that have no employee-employer relationship with the injured…
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Lawsuit Claims Amazon Sold Solar Eclipse Glasses that Cause Vision Problems

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Targan & Pender, P.C.

A South Carolina couple has filed a lawsuit against Amazon over allegations they were sold fake eclipse glasses that caused eye damage. Amazon was one of several retailers that sold special glasses for the solar eclipse that traversed the United States on August 21. The couple claims that the counterfeit glasses sold by Amazon have left them with blind spots and blurry vision. Special glasses are required to view a solar eclipse without suffering eye damage. According to NASA, legitimate solar eclipse glasses contain a printed International Organization for Standardization (IOS) ISO 12312-2 number. Counterfeit glasses may contain a fake ISO label. NASA also claims these glasses are free of scratch marks and do not contain homemade filters. Amazon issued a recall for the counterfeit glasses. However, the lawsuit claims it was “too little, too late” for the couple. Thousands of counterfeit glasses may have been sold on Amazon before…
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