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End Vaping Contest Winners Announced

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 16, 2020 at 10:24 am
Anapol Weiss is thrilled to announce that the winners of the End Vaping contest sponsored by the Anapol Weiss Foundation have been named. First, second and third place entry winners have been announced for vlog, middle and high school and meme entries, for nine total winners. The first-place vlog winner will receive $2,500 and the first-place meme winner will receive...
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Zantac Recall: Essential Info & Legal Resources | Anapol Weiss

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm
Zantac Recall: Health Risks, What if Means for You, and Possible Legal Options   The recent Zantac recall sent many consumers searching for a new heartburn medication, but unfortunately, some patients are instead looking for medical attention. The presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which the FDA has termed a “probable human carcinogen,”, was found in some batches of generic Zantac, prompting...
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Pedestrian Fatalities Increasing at Historic Rate

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 10, 2016 at 11:33 am
Pedestrian deaths are increasing at the fastest rate ever recorded. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has estimated a 10 percent increase in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2015 from the prior year. This first look at 2015 pedestrian fatality trends is based on preliminary data reported by highway safety agencies in all 50 states and...
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Surgical Fires: A Threat to Patient Safety in the Operating Room

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm
Surgical fires, though rare, can kill or severely burn patients undergoing a medical procedure. These preventable fires are the result of the negligence of health care providers in various settings ranging from hospitals to urgent care centers to doctor’s offices. The patient safety organization Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) has estimated that 200 to 240 surgical fires occur each year...
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Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Hundreds of thousands of elderly individuals are abused, neglected and exploited every year, according to estimates by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging (AOA). Victims are often vulnerable and helpless; it is up to their loved ones to recognize the signs of nursing home negligence and abuse and take action immediately to stop it from...
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Steps To Take After a Rental Car Accident

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 8, 2016 at 11:30 am
Rental car accidents can get complicated quickly, especially when they involve injuries and other drivers. The ease in obtaining compensation depends largely on how the rental is covered by insurance. Below are a few points to know about insurance coverage and accident claims before you rent a vehicle. Speak to an experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyer now for more information...
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4 Types of Brachial Plexus Injuries During Birth

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm
A newborn can suffer nerve damage when his or her shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone during birth. If the delivering physician fails to recognize and respond to this condition, called shoulder dystocia, the infant can sustain nerve injuries ranging from mild to permanent. Call a birth injury attorney at Anapol Weiss if you believe your child suffered...
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Possible Factors Contributing to Seat Belt Failure

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 7, 2016 at 11:30 am
Wearing a seat belt is the most effective thing vehicle occupants can do to protect themselves in the event of a collision. Seat belts save thousands of lives every year – in fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that buckling up saved more than 62,000 lives between 2008 and 2012. It’s no wonder seat belt use in...
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Preventing Surgical Instruments from Being Forgotten Inside Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm
A surgical object mistakenly left inside a patient is a medical emergency that can lead to death or permanent health problems. Shockingly, surgical instruments are left inside patients thousands of times every year in the United States. Surgical sponges account for nearly 70 percent of items left inside patients. Other items commonly found on post-op X-rays include: retractors, sharp objects...
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6 Steps to Take After Being Informed of an Infection Control Breach

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 4, 2016 at 11:30 am
More than 200 patients were recently notified that they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C at Shore Medical Center in New Jersey. Sadly, infection control breaches continue to happen in hospitals across the country, and patients are left with unexpected health problems they never expected to happen. Below are six steps patients should take if...
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What to Do if You’re a Passenger in a Bus Accident

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Passengers who ride on a bus entrust the bus driver and the owner of the bus with their safety and well-being. Unfortunately, thousands of buses are involved in crashes in the U.S. every year. Bus accidents have the potential to be much more complex than crashes involving smaller vehicles. There are more victims involved as well as more responsible parties....
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CDC: Patient Notification Following an Infection Control Breach

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 3, 2016 at 11:30 am
Heath care providers are responsible for protecting patients from preventable harm. When they fail to do so, they must deliver timely and accurate information to those who may be affected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a guide to assist state and local health departments and facilities with notifying patients of a lapse in infection control....
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