Recent recalls of lettuce, cauliflower, and ground beef and turkey have people wondering what is safe to eat. Unfortunately, there is yet another recall of a dangerous food product, and this time, it is fruit. Jac. Vandenberg, Inc., has recalled nearly 3,300 cartons of plums, nectarines and peaches due to a possible listeria contamination. The recall affects 19 states, including Alabama.
In Alabama, it is currently against the law to text while driving, but it is legal to hold a cellphone while driving. In the near future, however, it may be against the law to do so.
A Montgomery County Circuit Court jury today returned a verdict against Jackson Hospital and Clinic. The jury awarded $1,125,000 in compensatory damages only to Annie Ruth Post, an elderly woman who was injury while a patient of the hospital in 2014.
Unfortunately, not all births go smoothly. When the mother or baby is in distress, doctors must decide how to intervene quickly. Many times everything works out okay, but when things go wrong during labor and delivery, the mother and baby can suffer serious injuries.
A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that pedestrian fatalities are on the rise. They have increased by 46 percent since 2009, and there were nearly 6,000 pedestrian deaths in the U.S. in 2016.
Any fall can be dangerous, but for elderly nursing home patients, many of whom are struggling with balance issues and brittle bones, a fall can be deadly. Traumatic brain injuries and complications from injuries such as broken hips can be fatal to this vulnerable population.