A recent product recall shows how some rebuilt, refurbished or defective products can create a risk for consumer injury or death if the products are not manufactured according to federal safety laws. About 1,500 mattresses that have been sold in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for not meeting federal flammability standards.
The City of Atlanta has had to deal with nearly 730 injury and property damage claims related to car accidents since 2008. The city has settled most of the cases for a total of more than $3.27 million, a huge expense that is frequently due to police officers and other municipal employees injuring private citizens in collisions.
Recently, researchers from Emory University reported the results from a study focusing on the readmission rates of general surgery patients. The study revealed that one in ten general surgery patients were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days following the surgical procedure.
An Atlanta family recently filed a lawsuit, thought to be the first of its kind, against the purported distributor of the synthetic drug that had a hand in the death of their teenage son. The wrongful death suit was filed against the distributor of "Mojo Diamond Extreme 100X Potpourri," a type of synthetic marijuana.
Last week, two people were killed when a motorist drove in the wrong direction on Ga. 400. A 24-year-old driver started traveling south in the northbound lanes. According to a police officer on the scene, "The wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle that was traveling north on Ga. 400."
In Fulton County, a man died after a forklift he was operating fell on top of him. The man was working at the Owens Corning facility located on McLarin Road. The incident occurred about 7 p.m.
Attending a Braves game is a summer pastime enjoyed by many Atlanta families, offering a great diversion for kids on summer break. Unfortunately, what is meant to be a fun afternoon spent with family and friends occasionally can turn into a dangerous situation for the fans in the stands.