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Don’t Forget Toy Safety When Buying Online

More people are expected to do their holiday gift shopping online and to buy toys early because of Covid. Being aware of common toy hazards before buying can help prevent injuries. Some top toy hazards are: Toys with Small Parts, Magnets, Balloons, Toys that shoot objects into the air, Toys that are too loud, Scooters & other riding toys, Toys with toxic materials, & Chargers & adapters.

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Halloween Safety During Covid

Coronavirus has affected almost everything we do – including celebrating Halloween.
The CDC recommends lower risk activities:
Carving pumpkins with members of your household or with friends at safe distance outside; Have a virtual Halloween costume contest; Decorate your home; Have a Halloween movie night with members of your household; Have a Halloween scavenger hunt.
The CDC says using a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask during Covid.

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Toy Magnets Can Kill or Seriously Injure Children

f a child swallows high-powered magnets, the magnets will attach to each other and block or obstruct their intestines which can lead to serious injuries. If you think your child has ingested one or more magnets, don’t wait. Get your child to your local hospital so they can be x-rayed as soon as possible.

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National Teen Driver Safety Week Is October 18-24

In its 13th year, National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place October 18-24. With more than 815,000 licensed teen drivers in Florida, it is so important for teens to practice safe driving. The week is dedicated to reinforcing safety rules with teens so that they can be safe behind the wheel and if they are riding with friends. It’s a great time to remind teen drivers about the dangers of distracted driving, alcohol, drugs, speeding and not wearing a seat belt.

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COVID-19 and Stroke: What You Should Know

Every day, the medical community is learning something new about the novel coronavirus. Although COVID-19 is typically considered a lung infection, scientists have found that COVID-19 causes blood clots that may result in pulmonary embolisms or ischemic brain strokes, according to Healthline.com. Researchers found that a stroke can happen to any patient no matter their […]

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Chris Shakib Joins American Board of Trial Advocates

Congratulations to Terrell Hogan partner, Chris Shakib, for being inducted to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Jacksonville Chapter. ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges consisting of 96 chapters in the US. Members are dedicated to the preservation of the civil jury trial and maintain and elevate the standards […]

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Mesothelioma Victims

Finally some good news for our mesothelioma clients. The FDA has approved Bristol Myers Squibb drug combination of Opdivo and Yervoy to be used to treat a form of mesothelioma. It’s been 16 years since there has been a drug to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma where surgery is not an option. FDA Approves Drug Combination for […]

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October is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Safety Council postponed the observance of Distracted Driving Awareness Month from April to October 2020. Similar to Drunk Driving Everyone knows that impaired driving is wrong. Impaired driving doesn’t just include alcohol or drugs. Texting while driving is just as bad. According to AAA Auto Club Group spokesperson […]

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Whistleblowers Can Save Us – Coronavirus Pushes Government Into “Pay and Chase” Scenario

The unprecedented $5 trillion dollars approved in recent federal stimulus packages will undoubtedly help millions of people in need, but it also attracts shady operators looking to defraud the government and make a quick buck. As a former federal and state prosecutor, I’m familiar with whistleblowers’ critical role in uncovering government fraud. Related: Jacksonville Daily […]

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What You Should Know About Nursing Home Neglect

The decision to put your loved one in a nursing home is a challenge. Nursing homes are designed to provide skilled nursing and long-term medical care to injured, elderly, and disabled individuals. The expectation is that every facility acts with our loved ones’ best interests and care in mind at all times. However, reports of […]

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