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  • Report Focuses on Dangerous Toys Allowed Into U.S. Market

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 27-Apr-2015

    Parents, beware: Regulators inspect less than one percent of the toys that are imported into the U.S., meaning that thousands of defective products could be getting into children's hands each year, according to a recent Bloomberg article. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) oversees and develops safety standards for 10,000 products sold nationwide, including children's toys and ...
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  • Attention Focuses on Potential Zofran-Related Birth Defects

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 16-Apr-2015

    With "safe and effective" drugs now available to help women suffering from nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, "there is no reason for women to be exposed to a drug of unproven maternal and fetal safety" such as Zofran, Dr. Gideon Koren writes in a recent medical journal article. The article by Dr. Koren, a Toronto physician who is considered one of the world's foremost ...
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  • Reports Help to Raise Awareness of Special Needs Abuse

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 6-Apr-2015

    Media reports play an important role in bringing attention to the problem of special needs abuse. Two recent reports on abuse that is alleged to have occurred in assisted living and school settings illustrate this role. One report concerns a mother's claim that her 24-year-old autistic son was beaten with a three-hole punch by a care worker at a Central Florida Group Homes facility. According ...
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  • 'Superbug' Cases Arose in Florida Several Years Ago

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 2-Apr-2015

    Recent media reports have focused on a drug-resistant "superbug" that has infected and killed patients exposed to contaminated endoscopes in California. According to Bloomberg, the same type of medical devices - and the same superbug - contaminated 70 patients and killed 15 patients in Florida six years ago. According to the Florida Department of Health, patients at two hospitals in ...
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  • UN Calls For Opportunties on World Autism Awareness Day

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 2-Apr-2015

    UN Leader Calls for 'Access and Opportunities' on World Autism Awareness Day In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, the United Nations General Assembly called for "greater access and opportunities" for those suffering from autism and for "full integration of persons with autism into society." "[L]et us join forces to create the best possible ...
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