With 11 million large trucks on the road, it’s no wonder that we often find ourselves frustrated, stuck behind a tractor-trailer that is blocking our vision or waiting for a semi-truck to make a tight turn. The fact is, nearly 4,000 people were killed in large truck crashes last year […]
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Gone are the days of just measuring your tire tread with a penny to see if you need to replace them. Now you need to know your tires’ birthday too! Because research indicates that tires more than six years old should be retired, regardless of their tread depth or their […]
The Rules of the Road for Safe Bicycling
Bicycling is one of the great American family pastimes, one that is becoming increasingly popular. It’s no wonder: Biking is a low-cost way to get where you want to go, stay fit, have fun, and even help the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. But bicycling is becoming increasingly deadly […]
Do Not Resuscitate: Form Over Substance?
There are few areas in medicine today more fraught with contention and high emotion than the issuance of a DNR – do not resuscitate – order on a patient. The purpose of this article is to review the inauguration and history of DNRs, to state the current law in Florida […]
On May 6, 2011 the FDA ordered twenty-one artificial hip manufacturers to conduct an extensive investigation into whether the devices cause heavy metal poisoning in patients who receive them. Following up on medical reports of excessive levels of cobalt and chromium found in patients who received a particular type of […]
We all know that accidents can and do happen unexpectedly, even to the most careful drivers and under the best of circumstances. At Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA, we know that it’s not really an accident when automobile manufacturers negligently disregard your safety by hiding known defects and […]