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Graco car seat considered defective product

Graco recently decided to recall over 25,000 car seats for children. This massive recall very well may impact many parents of young children in Texas. The Graco My Ride 65 seat is considered a defective product because it may not provide adequate restraint for children during a car crash.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the webbing in the Graco car seat does not meet federal car safety standards. Federal officials discovered that, if children are not correctly restrained, their risk of being injured dramatically increases in an automobile accident. The problematic car seats were manufactured from May to August of 2014.

Drug used to treat bipolar disorder may also help those with TBI

According to a new study, a drug that is used for treating bipolar disorder might help those with traumatic brain injuries. Specifically, the drug may help with preserving the function of the brain and with preventing the death of nerve cells in those with TBI. This study's findings may provide hope for those in Texas who are suffering from these types of injuries, the effects of which can be life changing.

The Rutgers University scientists who performed the study found that, in the presence of lithium and rapamycin, a chemical known as glutamate was not able to send signals to cells. This helps prevent further damage to the brain cells. Lithium is a mood stabilizer that helps with treating bipolar disorder and depression, while rapamycin is used to treat certain types of cancer.

Tips to build a strong personal injury claim after a car accident

Auto accidents are always unfortunate and inconvenient, but they can be even more devastating if you are injured. If you are hurt during a collision, it is important to takes steps right away to support a potential legal claim. First, you should be skeptical of the initial offer that the insurance adjustor makes. These offers are often lower than the compensation you deserve. To gather evidence and build a viable case, follow these tips after you get into an accident.

Shaker bottle, infant cap each considered dangerous product

Texas consumers may be affected by recent product recalls involving shaker bottles and infant caps, among other items. These items are considered dangerous due to manufacturer defects. If a dangerous product causes a consumer to suffer injury, he or she may have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Around 48,000 shaker bottles from Whiskware have been recalled because the bottom part of the bottle may break when the metal agitator inside the bottle hits it. Thus, the product poses a laceration hazard. So far, there have been a minimum of 12 reports regarding breakage.

Car crash claims retired teacher's life

A retired elementary school teacher and baker who was well-known in her community recently lost her life in a motor vehicle accident. The Texas car crash occurred at around 8 a.m. on a Monday and has left the entire community in mourning. The woman who died in the two-car accident was 63 years old.

According to police, the woman was driving northeast along U.S. Highway 67. All of a sudden, a 17-year-old boy driving some other teens attempted to make a turn off the highway. Sadly, his car collided with the teacher's vehicle.

Belay device for climbers considered dangerous product

Climbing enthusiasts in Texas may be affected by a recent product recall of belay devices. Trango Extraordinary Climbing manufactured the particular belay device being recalled. The device is considered a dangerous product because its lowering handles have the potential to malfunction.

So far, Trango, which issued the voluntary recall, has received at least two reports on the malfunctioning devices. The product is deemed dangerous because if a user of the product exerts too much downward force on the device's handle, the handle might over-rotate and keep the device's front plate from being able to move. This will ultimately impair the product's assisted-braking capacity, which means the user's chance of falling uncontrollably is high.

Woman suffers traumatic brain injury at track meet

Traumatic brain injuries typically result from a blow, bump or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. While a traumatic brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe, even the mildest TBI can cause changes in a person's physical, emotional or cognitive states and abilities. Victims often require ongoing treatment and extended rehabilitation in health care facilities; even in less severe cases, the care and treatment required are costly.

In a state north of Texas, a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury will be paid a combined settlement of $350,000 to help with the medical costs and treatment she will undoubtedly need. The woman was attending a high school state track meet in 2014 when she was hit in the head by a discus. Due to the TBI and other injuries, she incurred significant medical expenses.

Fatal car accident kills wife of former Texas Commissioner

A two-vehicle crash occurred on the night of Wednesday, April 5 just before 11 p.m. near Los Fresnos. The fatal car accident claimed the life of the wife of former Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Chris Traylor. The 53-year-old woman, Laura Lee Traylor, was from Austin.

Investigation into the crash remains ongoing, but state troopers have performed a preliminary investigation. Troopers believe that a Jeep was traveling west when it veered across the center line of State Highway 100 into the opposite lane for reasons that are unknown at this time. The Jeep struck Traylor's vehicle head-on.

Fatal Texas auto wreck claims at least 13 lives

A fatal Texas crash has claimed the lives of at least 13 people to date. The tragic auto wreck between a bus and a pickup truck shut down Highway 83 on March 29. Investigators are still attempting to reconstruct the scene.

Reports indicate that at just after noon that Wednesday, a church bus was returning from a retreat when the collision occurred. The bus was traveling south, carrying 14 people, when a northbound pickup crossed the center line. The head-on collision occurred at a curve in the road where the speed limit was 65 mph.

Can a crib or a stroller be a dangerous product? Study says maybe

For parents of infants in Texas and across the nation, there are certain products -- such as cribs and strollers -- that are essentially must-have items. Mothers and fathers may assume that these baby items go through rigorous testing to ensure their safety for babies, as a dangerous product may prove serious or even fatal to a very young child. Unfortunately, manufacturers seem all too frequently a bit lax in this regard, as every year over 66,000 young children end up in the emergency room after accidents involving dangerous products.

A recent study by Nationwide Children's Hospital found that 80 percent of their ER visits involved babies falling out of items such as strollers, infant carriers and the like. Many of the accidents resulted in concussions and head injuries, which can be especially dangerous for infants. Indeed, items such as baby carriers and cribs are more frequently recalled than any other children's products.

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