Video explains “the most widely misunderstood story in America”

Nearly 700 people had already been burned by the coffee at McDonald’s when an elderly woman “won the lottery” with 2nd and 3rd degree burns from a 190-degree cup of coffee. The New York Times revisits the famous lawsuit in this short video about the court case that became a punchline for jokes about injury lawyers… Learn More »

Thousands of Children Burned by Batteries

There is an alarming rise in the number of children ingesting lithium batteries: injuries and deaths from the “button” batteries affected more than 3,400 children last year. The batteries, which are increasingly common and used in remote controls, thermometers, calculators, musical greeting cards, scales, toothbrushes and toys, cause internal burns in the esophagus and throat.… Learn More »

Dental Handpieces May Cause Patient Burns

Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert to healthcare professionals and dental organizations concerning patient burns from dental handpieces. These devices are AC-powered hand-held devices used to prepare dental cavities for restorations, such as fillings, and for cleaning teeth. The patient burns from dental handpieces reported ranged from first degree burns to… Learn More »