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August 2016 Archives

A brain injury in childhood may mean difficulty in adulthood

With the heightened awareness of concussions in professional sports, Texas parents may be rightly concerned about head trauma as their children return to school athletics. However, participating in a sport is not the only way a child may receive a brain injury. In fact, a new international study shows that children who suffer even mild concussions may experience more difficulties in life as they get older.

Death due to defective product often mislabeled in FDA report

Manufacturers of medical devices are required to send reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration if patients' deaths are related to the use of the devices. The FDA leaves it up to the manufacturer to decide if a death was connected to the product. However, recent investigations show that sometimes a manufacturer will misclassify a death to lower the priority of the report. When this happens, patients in Texas may not have enough information to protect themselves from a defective product.

Fatal accident at Texas-owned water park raises safety questions

On hot summer days, nothing is more refreshing than an afternoon at a water park. However, a recent fatal accident involving a 10-year-old boy at a water park owned by a Texas-based company has raised questions about the safety of the company's four parks in Texas. The National Safety Council does not seem confident in its assessment of the parks, but the owners insist they are committed to safety.

Defective product in airbags is causing injury and death

For over a year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating reports of injuries and fatalities caused by exploding airbags. The explosions are caused by a malfunction in the inflation system of the airbags. Recently the NHTSA has expanded its inquiry to include a second manufacturer of the inflators, and motorists in Texas and around the world are impacted by this defective product.

Texas aviation accident renews call for balloon tour regulations

Gliding through the sky in a hot air balloon is like a fantasy for some. People will gladly pay high fees for a few moments of rising above the earth and floating peacefully over civilization. However, an aviation accident involving a hot air balloon seems to be a more frequent occurrence lately. A recent balloon tragedy in Texas has stirred up an old disagreement between two government agencies responsible for the safety of travelers.

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