50 Million Blinds Recalled Due To Strangulation Danger | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled more than 50 million Roman-style blinds and roll up blinds due to the risk of strangulation. About five million Roman shades and about three million roll-up blinds are sold each year. According to the recall notice, “Consumers that have Roman or roll-up shades in their homes should contact the WCSC immediately at www.windowcoverings.org or by calling (800) 506-4636 anytime to receive a free repair kit.  To help prevent child strangulation in window coverings, CPSC and the WCSC urge parents and caregivers to follow these guidelines: Examine all shades and blinds in the home….

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Stop Hurting Patients and There Will Be No Lawsuits | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

In a recent opinion piece in Salon, Dr. Rahul Parikh summarized the tort “reformers” arguments which have been in the news lately. These argument about the so-called ‘lawsuit crisis’ are being put forth by insurance companies and the American Medical Association.  Dr. Parikh carefully refutes each one by using the real facts.   He then challenges physicians to focus on the real priority, patient safety. Instead of attacking lawyers who advocate for patients harmed by preventable errors, the resources should be focused on preventing the patient injuries in the first place.   Here is the bottom line directly from his…

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