Examples of irony will certainly incorporate this: At medical facilities in New Jersey and across the United States that cater to emergencies, employees themselves are often at risk of getting injured owing to the need for speed in responding to crisis situations and other factors.
It didn't take long for scores of residents from the Borough of Paulsboro, a small community of about 6,100 people in Gloucester County, to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages for negligence and trespass in the wake of a recent chemical spill that hospitalized 60 people.
Safety and the protection of the American worker from personal injury and workplace accidents is the stated mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the United States.
Although it might not be the industry in which head injuries -- traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions -- are most prevalent, dissuading any regular viewer of professional football games of that fact might make for a difficult proposition.
We informed readers in a prior blog post (please see our October 23 entry) that we would keep them fully apprised of material developments unfolding regarding the nation's tragic meningitis outbreak that first surfaced last month.
Citing her publication's expectation "that eventually this will become the norm," the editor of the internationally prominent British Medical Journal recently discussed a material change in the journal's publishing guidelines relating to drug companies' clinical trials.
For obvious and compelling reasons, national attention has focused acutely in recent weeks on the tragic meningitis outbreak across the country, which -- as of the date this post entry was written -- has taken the lives of 19 people and materially sickened about 250 others. Estimates are that as many as 14,000 patients in nearly half of all the states have been potentially exposed to fungal meningitis attributed to a contaminated steroid that was administered for back or neck pain through epidural injection.
Comparisons have been drawn many times in the past to safety protocols and outcomes in the medical industry versus what is in place in the aviation field. In the latter realm, the focus on safety and the highest level of unerring performance is absolute and exacting. Virtually every mishap is widely publicized and painstakingly examined and fixed by aeronautics authorities, with uniform applicability across all countries and airlines.
The class of antibiotic medications called fluoroquinolones serves an important role in the drug arsenal against serious illnesses and infections, with such drugs standing ready as the big guns in a second-line defense aimed at killing off life-threatening infections such as hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Four people are recovering after a chain reaction car accident that took place on the Garden State Parkway earlier this week. One man suffered severe head and hip injuries after his car was forced off the road and into a tree. He was said to be in critical condition following the crash.