According to a recent study, first responders, like police officers, paramedics and firefighters and even tow truck operators, are particularly vulnerable to getting injured by a distracted driver.
Despite efforts to improve highway traffic safety, the raw number of fatal accidents in Georgia has increased by over 10% since 1975. In 1975, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, there were 1,360 deaths related to motor vehicle accidents in Georgia, while in 2017, there were 1,540 deaths, an increase of 13%.
You get a hip replacement done, and they tell you that you should never need another procedure. The longevity on these replacements is incredible, and you should not need a new one during the course of your life.
This blog has on several previous occasions reported medical product liability issues with the blood pressure drug valsartan. Several recalls over the past several months have called the safety of the drug in to question, as quantities manufactured overseas have been discovered to include impurities that could cause cancer.
Previous posts on this blog have talked about how Georgia's relatively recent law that targets texting and driving seemed to be having its intended effect.
A few years back, the drug manufacturer Pfizer promoted its new product, Xeljanz, as a medicine that could treat a number of ailments that can afflict residents of Northern Georgia.