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Driver Crashes into Snap Fitness Center

We rightfully expect drivers to pay full attention to where they are traveling. When they encounter something unexpected such as accidentally driving over a curb, they have an obligation to respond appropriately and make the necessary adjustments. Failure to do so can result in a serious car accident that needed to be handled by a Ft. Lauderdale injury law firm.

Around 1:00 in the afternoon one day last week, a man driving a late-model Hyundai Santa Fe apparently accidentally ran over a curb surrounding some greenery in a small Louisiana shopping center parking lot. He reportedly panicked and, rather than hitting his brakes, mistakenly slammed on the accelerator. The SUV sped forward and crashed through the glass entrance of a Snap Fitness center on Jefferson Highway.

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Toyland Trouble

Did you know that more toys are purchased in the United States between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day than during the entire rest of the year? During the holiday gift giving season, it is tempting to buy children the newest toys with the brightest colors or cutest characters, but researchers suggest that many toys on the shelves are not safe for kids.

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group issues a “Trouble in Toyland” report each year. This year’s report noted the toys that pose the typical choking and laceration hazards, it also outlines a concerning number of toys that pose┬áchemical exposure┬áthreats.

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Attorneys Can’t Handle the Nurse Shortage

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO] August 2002 media alert stated that “Nursing shortage puts lives at risk: Joint Commission expert panel issues urgent call to action.” Why has JCAHO issued this urgent alert? Because “patient care is suffering from a dramatic shortage of nurses, who are the front line of care and support for patients . . . too few nurses result in increased deaths, complications, and other undesirable patient outcomes.”

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