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Endoscope Superbug Infection

Hundreds of patients in several hospitals nationwide have undergone endoscopic procedures with a scope that may be contaminated with deadly superbug bacteria. Specifically, the Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope, a device that’s difficult to sterilize, has been transferring the antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae to patients. At least two people have died; eight have tested positive; and hundreds […]

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How can I reduce my risk of contracting a hospital-acquired infection?

A hospital-acquired infection, or HAI, can be very dangerous for a hospital patient to contract. Because hospital patients’ immune systems often are already compromised, an HAI like MRSA can result in serious complications for the patient, including death. While prevention of hospital-acquired infections relies primarily on hospital staff and hospital policies, here are a few […]

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BMW Motorcycle Recall: Over 40,000 Motorcycles

On March 11, 2015, BMW and the NHTSA published a recall report for more than 40,000 of BMW of North America, LLC’s motorcycles. If you’re the owner of a BMW-manufactured motorcycle, read on for important safety information that you need to know about this recall. Motorcycle Models Recalled by BMW  All models being recalled were […]

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April National Distracted Driving Month | Gacovino & Lake

In April of 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) launched the first-ever national distracted driving enforcement and advertising campaign in celebration of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The campaign was an important part of raising distracted driving awareness and encouraging people to put down their phones when operating a motor vehicle. Now, in 2015, the […]

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NHTSA to Investigate 2014 Nissan Recall

In March 2014, the automaker Nissan recalled more than 1 million vehicles for defects in the passenger side seat sensors that turned the airbag off, even when an adult rider was in the front seat. Nissan pledged to have the problem remedied immediately. Unfortunately, vehicles that were taken to dealers for repairs still don’t operate […]

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Graco Hit with $10 Million Fine for Defective Car Seat

In 2014, the car seat-making company Graco recalled more than 6 million of its products to fix a potentially dangerous defect. After an investigation into the recall – conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – the company is being fined $10 million for delayed action. The baby products company Graco also recently […]

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Window Safety Week

Windows in homes and high-rises are critical to our comfort and lifestyle, but can also be dangerous for young children when left opened or improperly maintained. The 2015 Safe Kids Worldwide report Protecting Children in Your Home states that every year, approximately eight children under the age of five die from falling out of a […]

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Indian Announces 800+ Scout Motorcycle Recalls

The motorcycle manufacturer Indian Motorcycle Co. has announced new motorcycle recalls for over 800 of its 2015 Scout model. The recall, announced in March of 2015, is based on concerns over potential rear brake problems in the bikes. Motorcycles Recalled for Rear Brake Defects The defect that’s been discovered in the 2015 Scout motorcycle is […]

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More Auto Recalls from Kia, Toyota and GM

Kia, Toyota, and GM all recalled vehicles in 2014, and the trend is continuing into 2015 as the three automakers recall 209,000, 110,000, and 64,000 vehicles respectively. In this instance, the manufacturers of the vehicles are taking responsibility for injuries. However, if you are injured in a New York car accident because of a defective […]

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