They show up at car accident scenes and in our homes to help. This week, Pinellas County Commissioners named the 2011 EMT and Paramedic of the Year. The award is given each year in honor of EMS Week, locally commemorating the nearly 1,500 paramedics and emergency medical technicians working for Pinellas County’s emergency medical services.
The roads will be crowded this Memorial Day weekend which means the chances of a car accident increases. The AAA projects 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this upcoming weekend. Unfortunately, a number of them will be distracted while driving which puts you at risk of an automobile accident with.
Florida’s beautiful weather and boating–they just go together. However, boating accidents tend to tag along. In 2009, 3,358 people were injured and 736 died in boating accidents. Of those who drowned, 9 out of 10 were not wearing life jackets. As we go through National Safe Boating Week, review these tips from the U.S. Coast.
Allstate Insurance Corp. needs a lot of “good hands people” to hold all the profits they made in the last three months. Today, Allstate Corp. said that its profit more than quadrupled in the first quarter. In the three months ended March 31, the Northbrook, Ill.-based company said net income climbed to $519 million. Over.
Remember to spring your clocks forward tonight, but be alert about the increased chance of a car accident or workers’ compensation claim. Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. on this Sunday when we set our clocks forward one hour ahead. Seems like a simple task, but it raises problems on the road and in.
Two years ago, the Florida Legislature passed a bill to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to fight the increasing problem of illegal prescription drug trafficking from storefront pain clinics. The bill would allow physicians and investigators to identify “doctor shopping” patients who go from doctor to doctor to obtain prescriptions for potent painkillers.
The Florida Legislature is in session. That means that there can be some changes on the why we do things here in Florida–especially for 16 year olds. Lawmakers in Tallahassee can trying to raise the driving age from 16 to 17. Representative Irv Slosberg (D) from Boca Raton is behind the bill. He says 16.
Today is the first day of the Florida State Fair. It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous. A government source for national estimates of amusement ride-related injuries reported 8,800 emergency room treating injuries in 2006. Most of the injuries were sustained from 7-year-old to 13-year-old kids. The type of.
I have been ridiculed for believing that it is silly to close the office, the bank or school for a remembrance holiday if we aren’t going to actually acknowledge why there is no work or no school. So, here is my part in helping others remember why they’re still in pajamas and watching movies at.
The FDA is making changes to prescription medicine that contains acetaminophen. Manufacturers that produce prescription combination products containing acetaminophen are being asked by the FDA to limit the dosage to 325 mg per capsule or tablet to protect liver toxicity. Also, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has informed manufacturers that all their prescription products.
Starting Sunday morning, Daylight Saving Time ends. This results in the evenings being darker because America’ clocks fall backwards an hour this weekend. Remember to turn your clocks back before you go to bed on Saturday night. Otherwise, you will be an hour early for church services! Do more car accidents occur with the time.
This weekend should be a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Ghosts, goblins, witches and whatnot will be roaming our streets. Let’s make sure that this Halloween weekend is as safe as possible. A nine-year study examined holiday-related pediatric emergency room visits between 1997 and 2006 and found that Halloween is among the.
“It must be a full moon,” is a phrase we hear and say when odd things occur. Well, we will be having a full moon tomorrow so does that mean more car accidents? More Emergency Room visits? Many studies over the years have attempted to connect the full moon to odd behavior. However, the majority.
Beyond the baseball game and barbeque, let’s remember what Labor Day is–a day to acknowledge and celebrate the working men and women who continues to build our great Country. As a workers’ compensation attorney, I have been blessed to see all types of America’s workers–the air conditioning repair man, the maid, the school lunch lady,.
It is fun to drive to fireworks or the July 4th picnic, but be careful because the Fourth of July is ranked as one of the most dangerous holidays to drive. Depending on what study you look at, the Fourth of July is either the second or third most dangerous holiday to drive. Thanksgiving is.
Let’s be fair. Today’s St. Petersburg Times article, Slip-and-fall Suits to Lose Traction in Florida, fails to address how an injury from a slip and fall can forever change someone’s life. The article’s first sentence talks about a 14-year old falling at a KFC. However, you have to go 21 more paragraphs to see that.
With Florida being ranked third in car accident deaths after California and Texas, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Florida Legislature is tackling Florida car accidents in the final week of this legislative session. However, it appears not all bills will become Florida law. Both the House and Senate passed a bill.
The following is a guest blog article by Dolan Law Offices: Many of us give little thought to the escalator we use at the mall, the airport or the convention center. Yet, there are approximately 11,000 injuries and at least 7,300 emergency room visits a year because of escalator related injuries according to the U.S..
It’s Spring Break! Well, for students and not for us that have jobs. With Spring Break comes a lot of partying and drinking. Spring breakers deserve to have fun, but they should do it responsibly. Here are a few tips: 1. Remember, impairment begins with the first drink. Choose not to drink if you are.