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Dangers of neglected appliances: Water Heaters
arizona crash shows dangers of distracted driving
Our client also wanted us to emphasize again–don’t be a safety rule violator. Drive safe at all times. Protect everyone in your community and prevent crashes from happening in the future. She experienced first hand how your life can be upended in a flash–and she was fortunate to have been able to recovery very well over the course of a year compared to many, many others.
traffic safety for community upheld in trailer runaway case
celebrate and participate in national fire prevention week (october 4-10, 2015)
A National Fire Protection Group will be spearheading and participating, along with many other organizations and fire departments, in National Fire Prevention Week. http://www.nfpa.org/press-room/news-releases/2015/nfpa-announces-the-theme-for-fire-prevention-week
Each year, there are too many injuries and deaths from fire. Many of these fires and injuries are preventable. There can be many sources of these fires, including mechanical or structural issues, to electrical wiring defects, to the improper use and storage of flammable liquids, to human carelessness (with matches, cigarettes, fuel sources, heaters, fireplaces, and so on). There are many excellent resources available from your local fire department to on-line fire prevention checklists that will guide you through the safety assessments you should make each year to make sure you and your family and friends are safe from fire. The fall is an excellent time to not just turn your clocks back to daylight savings but to install and check your batteries in your smoke detectors and other detectors. There are many new and inexpensive products that detect (with much longer life) not only smoke but also leaking gas and also carbon monoxide dangers. Work to educate the entire family, including children, about the many dangers that can be created with the careless use and storage of flammables, with fireplaces, and not following safety instructions and not performing needed home maintenance.
Below are some photographs of an explosion in a different state, in which there were multiple violations by a gas company and a landlord with respect to an entire propane system. The tenant was just moving in and the entire house blew up—again because critical but known safety rules were violated. Propane should never have been introduced into the system. There was an uncapped gas line in the house unbeknownst to the tenant and gas escaped through this gas line, causing a significant explosion. Based upon our experience, it was clear just looking at the propane tank and connection that it was an unsafe system.
The majority of fires are caused by safety rule violations and are preventable. The elderly are at significant risk for fire and the National Fire Protection Association has many helpful tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBkA6vN9yTo&feature=youtu.be
There are many resources to use and review with everyone in the family, young to old, to protect everyone from preventable fires.
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vaccines and national vaccine injury compensation program
There also has been recent news articles about the pros and cons of vaccines and their effectiveness and risks.
About 80 percent of disease is transmitted through touch and routine, but proper hand-washing can be one of the simplest practices to follow. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/cold-prevention-hand-washing
In the event that someone does become ill and have a complication from a vaccine, there is a legal remedy that Congress created years ago called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. It is a Fund that was established under the federal legislation and is funded by a small percentage/tax that allows for those injured by a vaccine to seek compensation for any such injury or death. It is a federal law claim where you can hire an attorney and seek to present your claims that you or a loved one was injured by the vaccine. The case/claim has to be filed in federal court and in the Federal Court of Claims, where your attorney will have to be admitted to practice. The cases are heard before a Special Master and evidence can be presented, along with attorney arguments, to establish the causation link between the vaccine and the injury. There are essentially three different types of claims that can be presented and require medical proofs (and which can include aggravation of a pre-existing condition by the vaccine). The court is based in Washington D.C., but it allows for video-conferencing (testimony and argument).
This legal remedy is not well-known but it’s existence will be beneficial for those small percentages of the population who do suffer health problems from a vaccine. There is a wide variety of research and discussion about vaccines (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/vaccine-decision/side-effects.html) but many people are unaware of a legal remedy because of a complication, which the government established as part of a comprehensive law to provide an adequate supply of vaccines, control costs, and provide a legal framework by which those injured by vaccines can seek assistance upon appropriate proof of causation.
carbon monoxide dangers
Below are links to some government links addressing carbon monoxide dangers and safe practices to address carbon monoxide protection: