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Dangers of Pressure Cookers Heating Up

03/1/2018
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A public-relations nightmare has bubbled up around the age-old appliance known as the pressure cooker. All it took was a plot twist in the popular NBC television drama This is Us. The beloved matriarch of the show, Jack Pearson, played by actor Milo Ventimiglia, apparently was done in by a […]

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Pressure Cookers & Injuries — A Long History

02/14/2018
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The modern-day version of the pressure cooker dates to 17th-century France. Invented by Denis Papin, a physicist noted for working the steam power, the “steam digester” increased water’s boiling point, resulting in faster cooking times. The product’s history continues through World War II, when it helped feed U.S. troops, and […]

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Dangerous Pressure Cookers Causing Severe Injuries

02/7/2018
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Our firm recently has taken on cases of serious burns and other horrific injuries caused by cooking with a 1940s kitchen standard—the pressure cooker. Tristar’s Power Pressure Cooker XL is marketed as being a safe, but explosions are sending consumers across the country to the hospital when defective safety locks […]

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South Florida Breast Exams — Mammogram Quality in Question

01/6/2018
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Medical professionals have debated the frequency and relative age for performing mammogram studies on women; some claiming that once yearly is too often and under 50 years old is too soon. Whether these debates involve more concern for insurance company payouts than prudent healthcare, I will leave to other articles. […]

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Severe Burn Injuries Caused By Exploding E-Cigarettes

11/2/2015
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Gone are the days when smoking cigarettes was universally viewed as a sign of strength, sexiness or sophistication. The tobacco industry’s effective—and deceitful—advertising campaign rolled out over the last century finally came under fire as more and more studies revealed the dangers and addictiveness of smoking . Instead of being […]

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Have You Been the Victim of Negligent Security?

07/29/2015
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Negligent security provided by property owners is all too common and can cause significant injuries to innocent and unsuspecting people. In Florida, property owners and occupiers must exercise reasonable care to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Instances of negligent security arise when a property owner or occupier […]

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Top Ten Things to do After a Car Accident

06/16/2015
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No matter how little the damage or how insignificant the injury, an automobile accident is a stressful occasion. There are a few critical things to do if any car accident occurs. Print this list and keep in your glove compartment as a part of your “important papers”.   CALL 911 […]

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Household Cleaners, Medicines Can Poison Children

03/17/2015
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Don’t Store Chemicals in Cabinets Poisoning causes 51 deaths every year in children ages 12 and younger and more than 47,000 trips to the emergency room, making it a leading home hazard that is entirely preventable. Still, a majority of parents admit to keeping cleaners, medicines and other poisons in […]

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Home Nurseries Can Present Serious Dangers to Babies

03/16/2015
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Don’t Let Your Little One Become A Statistic Every year, an estimated 2,200 children die as the result of a home accident. Another 3.5 million end up in emergency rooms for the same reason. Such startling statistics should make safety a top priority for parents. The deaths and injuries are […]

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