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This Is Why Personal Injury Cases Are Getting More Complicated

According to a new report, wearable technology is complicating what used to be simple personal injury cases. The devices we choose to wear are capable of capturing all sorts of information, including health-related vitals like heart rate and blood pressure, but also more unbelievably, new devices can help users “hear” music through their skin. The potential applications are endless, and the limitations are almost nonexistent. Better yet, the batteries are getting better. Microchip technology is getting exponentially cheaper. The technology is becoming more popular. Wearables seem poised for the mainstream more than ever before. They can even be placed in articles...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Children and Teens Most Often Associated With Consumer Products and Activities

Traumatic brain injuries among children and teens in the United States are most often associated with everyday consumer products and activities, such as home furnishings and fixtures or sports, according to a new study. About 72% of traumatic brain injury-related emergency department visits among children are attributable to consumer products, found the study published in the journal Brain Injury on Monday. The study found that the top 10 leading products contributing to non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in children younger than a year to 19 years old are: floors beds football stairs bicycles basketball ceilings and walls chairs soccer tables Traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when...

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23,000 Trampolines Recalled After Reports of Metal Legs Breaking

The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission is recalling around 23,000 trampolines after dozens of reports of the welds on the metal railings breaking off. According to the CPSC, the recall involves Super Jumper 14-foot trampolines, and 14-foot and 16-foot combo trampolines with enclosures sold without reinforcement clamps. Super Jumper has received 97 reports of the welds on the metal railings breaking, resulting in four injuries. The trampolines were sold online at Amazon, Wayfair, Hayneeedle and Overstock websties from Nov. 2011 through June 2019. Consumers should immediately stop using the trampolines and contact the company for a free repair kit. For more information, click here. By [News12]...

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AAA Study: New Infotainment Systems Heightens Risk of Distracted Driving

Infotainment systems found in new cars can be a dangerous distraction for older drivers, according to a study by the American Automobile Association. AAA tested drivers as they tried to tune the radio or navigate with the new systems. "Our foundation for traffic safety concluded that senior drivers become distracted up to eight seconds longer than younger drivers while operating infotainment systems," says Lauren Paterno, of AAA Northeast. The automobile agency says taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds can double the risk of getting into an accident. AAA says it is encouraging car companies to simplify software menus and improve...

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Construction Worker Injured in Fall Through School Roof in Brooklyn

A construction worker was seriously injured after falling through the ceiling of a building in Brooklyn. Citizen App video shows firefighters arriving at 16th Avenue in Bensonhurst just before 9 a.m. after getting a call about a partial roof collapse. Instead, they discovered that the worker had somehow fallen through the ceiling at JHS 227. He was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries. All other construction workers were accounted for. Department of Buildings inspectors determined that workers were operating heavy machinery on the roof when an approximately 10-foot by 10-foot section of the reinforced concrete roof collapsed into...

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Worker Killed by Falling Construction Equipment in the Bronx

A Bronx recycling center worker was killed in a freak accident Saturday, police said. The 47-year-old man was welding a piece of metal on to the front bucket of a bulldozer when the bucket fell on top of him on Exterior St. near E. 146th St. in the South Bronx at about 1:30 p.m., cops said. The man died at the scene. His heartbroken family members rushed to the scene and consoled themselves. By Ellen Moynihan and Thomas Tracy [Daily News] ...

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Boat Crash Kills 2 Women, Injures Several Others

Two women were killed in separate crashes in the water off Long Island on Sunday, officials said. An 18-year-old woman was on a Jet Ski when it crashed into a 35-foot boat around 10:30 a.m. off of Baldwin Harbor, a hamlet in Hempstead, Nassau County police said. The victim, later identified as Caitlin Rose McDonald of Rockville Center, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Later Sunday afternoon, another woman died when two boats collided in Moriches Inlet, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Three people were aboard a 50-foot Sea Ray boat when it struck a drifting boat occupied by the woman and her...

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Disney Recalling ‘Toy Story 4’ Toy Over Choking Hazard

Disney yanked thousands of the plush toy “Forky” — featured as a sidekick in “Toy Story 4” — from the shelves because they pose a choking hazard, officials said Tuesday. The company recalled 80,000 of the stuffed characters over their detachable “googly” plastic eyeballs, which pose a threat to youngsters who could swallow them, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Parents can return the 11-inch, $20 toy to any Disney Store or Disneyland Resort theme park retail store for a full refund, according to the firm, which issued a voluntary recall, officials said. Along with its eyes, the plush toy has Gumby-like poseable arms,...

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Stagehands Injured by Falling Debris in Midtown Theater

Falling debris injured three stagehands, one critically, inside a theater in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the scene outside the Golden Theatre on 45th Street just after 11 a.m.The stagehands were working on a catwalk in the rear of the theater when the accident happened. They were taken to area hospitals. One victim was in critical condition, while the other two suffered moderate injuries. [ABC7]...

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Teenage Construction Worker Falls from Roof

A 17-year-old construction worker is in critical condition after falling from scaffolding on the roof of a home in Freeport. Police say the teenager and another man were working on a home on South Bayview Avenue when they fell at least 30 feet when makeshift scaffolding collapsed. The mayor of Freeport says the teenager hit his head and is now in critical condition at South Nassau Communities Hospital. The other employee was taken to Nassau University Medical Center. Neighbor Rick D'Anna says the construction crew was hardworking, but took unnecessary risks. Freeport Village officials say AMSJ Construction has permits to build the house at...

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