COVID-19 is a new virus and scientists are constantly updating information regarding its spread, symptoms and how to treat it. It’s hard to keep up with the latest discoveries and new recommendations on how to prevent the spread of the virus. There is a lot of debate related to face masks and their effectiveness, when should you wear them, which type should you wear, do they work? As research related to the disease continues to evolve, it’s important to clear up common misconceptions regarding face masks and stay up to date on new recommendations by health organizations.
It’s always unfortunate when you read about children and young people suffering severe or fatal injuries in an accident, especially one that could have been prevented. During the summertime it’s common to read about hot car deaths or children involved in drowning accidents. However, some of the most common accidents that young people suffer from, especially teenagers, are car accidents. According to research from The New England Journal of Medicine, motor vehicle crashes accounted for 20% of deaths among children ages 1 to 19 years old. The second most common cause of fatal injuries are accidents related to firearms, followed by unintentional poisoning. Some accidents cannot be avoided, but by enforcing safe driving rules and discussing the dangers of firearms and drugs, you could prevent a loved one from sustaining serious injuries.
The COVID-19 epidemic has significantly impacted our lives, schools, offices, manufacturers, small and large corporations all over the world have had to change their policies and adapt to the new reality. However, some businesses have acted negligently, placing more importance on profits than safety and therefore endangering the lives of employees and clients. As the outbreak continues, those who are at risk of an infection or who have lost a loved one have filed lawsuits against entities who are to blame for their damages. Filing a wrongful death or work injury lawsuit is not a simple task. A wrongful death lawyer is necessary to establish if the case is valid and who is at fault for the damages, as is the case for a lawsuit against an employer. Even after the outbreak is controlled, we will probably see many businesses pressured to change how they take care of employees and customers.
A fall can happen in seconds and result in severe injuries, disability or even death. Older adults are more vulnerable to these accidents, their reflexes are not as fast and their bodies can’t withstand the impact of a fall, this oftentimes results in broken bones and other serious injuries. A few simple precautions at home and in the workplace can prevent an accident and keep everyone safe.
Truck accidents can result in severe injuries that have lifelong consequences on a victim’s life. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 67 percent of fatalities in truck accidents were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, while 16 percent of fatalities were truck drivers or occupants. Truck crashes can be devastating to smaller vehicles because of their size and weight. A truck’s braking capability, driver fatigue and other factors have been known to be the main causes of truck crashes. We have outlined common causes of truck accidents and why they pose a risk to truckers and other drivers.
With so many types of adoptions available it may feel overwhelming to choose the right one for you. Information is key in deciding which type of process is best for your family. Make sure you do enough research about each type of adoption and weigh their pros and cons. Ask your adoption agency, family lawyer and other experts about the costs of each, how much time the process will take, the risks associated with the process, and any other question you may have. Talk with other adoptive parents and ask about their experience, join Facebook groups, look for bloggers online and YouTube videos. Keep in mind that everyone has their own expectations about the process and every adoption will not always be the same.