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Stay Safe on Your Next Segway Ride

Segways have been a common sight in malls and among city touring groups since their debut in 2001. Although the Segway's creator hoped to fundamentally change the way we travel, potentially replacing the motor vehicle and altering pedestrian traffic, it never reached this level of influence. It was, however, adopted by many companies and organizations for use by security guards, police officers, and tour group leaders and participants.

Segways, like any other type of vehicle, can be dangerous. A Segway's top speed is 12 miles per hour, and when ridden on a sidewalk among bicyclists and pedestrians, a fast, bulky Segway can cause a collision that results in injury. They are also at risk of mechanical failures just like any other mechanical or electronic product. When an individual is injured in a Segway accident that could have been prevented through better care on another party's part, he or she can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her related damages. The type of personal injury claim the individual files depends on the nature of the incident. It could be a premises liability claim, a product liability claim, or a simple claim based on negligence.

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What is a Heater-Cooler?

A heater-cooler is a device placed inside a patient's body during surgery to keep his or her body temperature at a consistent, safe level. They are most commonly used in surgeries on the heart or lungs. The devices control patients' temperatures by moving water through a small unit where it is air-cooled to an appropriate temperature.

There have been numerous class action lawsuits filed against LivaNova PLC, the manufacturer of 3T heater-coolers. This specific brand of heater-coolers has been linked to illnesses associated with bacterial contamination in patients. When a patient suffers a worsened health condition because of a defective medical device, he or she can seek compensation for his or her related damages through a defective medical device claim.

Issues that Can Arise with Heater-Coolers

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Keeping Yourself Properly Hydrated When Recovering From Food Poisoning

When you are suffering from food poisoning, putting your health first will help you make a timely, complete recovery. One of the most important ways to keep yourself healthy is to drink enough water to keep yourself fully hydrated. There are benefits to being properly hydrated all the time, regardless of your health status. When you are ill, these benefits are magnified.

Staying Hydrated Combats Nausea

Food poisoning nearly always causes the victim to experience nausea. Nausea can make it difficult to eat, which can make it impossible to consume the necessary nutrients to fight an illness. Drinking water while you are recovering from food poisoning can reduce your feelings of nausea and keep you from vomiting.

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Who is Liable When a Victim Suffers an Allergic Reaction from a Non-food Item?

When you use a consumer product, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is safe for you to use. Many of the food allergens that can cause uncomfortable and harmful reactions can also be found in non-food products. Although you do not eat these products, you can still suffer an allergic reaction just by coming into contact with them.

Your responsibility is to ensure that a product is safe for you to use according to the information available to you. The product's manufacturer should provide you with this information, but many are not held to the same strict standards to which the food industry is held. A food manufacturer or vendor is liable for food poisoning damages if it does not take care to prevent consumer illness and generally, manufacturers and sellers of non-food items can be liable for these kinds of damages, as well. However, their labeling is voluntary and can contain alternative terms for specific ingredients. There is also no standard definition for “hypoallergenic,” so use products with this label carefully.

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Vegan Food Poisoning Dangers

If you think you are safe from food poisoning because you maintain a vegan diet, think again. Although animal products like meat and dairy can harbor harmful bacteria, so can produce and grains. Take the time to learn about which specific vegan and vegetarian foods can potentially put you at risk for suffering from food poisoning and how you can reduce these risks through proper food handling and storage. Even with taking these steps, remember that you can never completely eliminate your risk of becoming ill from contaminated food. If you do experience food poisoning because of another party's negligence, you can potentially recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.

Canned Products can Contain Botulism

If you buy and consume canned products, beware of botulism. Botulism is a rare form of food poisoning that can be deadly. Do not consume food from cans that:

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