Trouble in Toyland: the 2013 report

Every day, about 500 children are treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries, anything from choking on a balloon or swallowing magnets to a scooter accident. The annual report on dangerous toys, Trouble in Toyland 2013, identifies choking hazards, toxic chemicals, and excessively loud toys as the main causes of toy-related child injury. KATU Consumer Report… Learn More »

Loophole puts users of generic drugs at risk

“If you take a generic drug, you have no rights. And most people don’t realize that.” Most of the prescriptions filled in the U.S.—80%— are for the generic version of brand-name drugs. In fact, your insurance probably requires you take the cheaper generic version when it is available. But there is a dangerous safety gap: generic… Learn More »

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 »

Just a few seconds…

“Just a Few Seconds” might change the way you drive. This new documentary short, produced by EndDD.org, brings us face-to-face with the victims of distracted driving: the daughter of a man hit by a distracted driver, and the teenage driver who looked down for “just a few seconds”. Watch the video: This powerful video will… Learn More »

What is “webbing” – and why does it need to be banned?

You probably know that “distracted driving” has become the accepted term for any actions that visually, manually or cognitively distract people behind the wheel. “Webbing” evidently describes the specific act of web browsing while driving. This dangerous practice is becoming increasingly common.  A State Farm poll found a 48% increase in smartphone web use while… Learn More »