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February 2019

Posted On 02/20/19

Hospital Patient Safety

The nation recently received the shocking news that a healthcare facility in Arizona, unknown to the rest of the staff, hired a nurse who would later rape and abuse a young woman who had had quadriplegia in an unresponsive state for 20 years. The abuse went undetected until the girl gave birth to a baby boy, and hospital staff said they had no idea that she was pregnant. The nurse who matched the DNA of the child, Nathan Sutherland, lost his license and is in jail awaiting trial for his crimes. Many expressed disbelief and concern that the health care facility, Hacienda Healthcare had no idea that the victim was...

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Posted On 02/13/19

New Arizona Laws in 2019

January began a new legislative year, and also meant a time for new laws to go into effect. The state Congress passed many laws in 2018, many of which were effective the first of the year. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers recommend knowing the most important changes and how they may affect your life. Knowing how these laws affect your daily life can help you plan ahead and make any adjustments that help you remain compliant with state and federal statutes. A New Minimum Wage Effective in January, the minimum wage rose by 50 cents to $11 an hour. It is a continuation of a law passed in 2016, which...

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Posted On 02/03/19

Tips for Cooking Safety

Burn Prevention Week 2019 takes place February 3-9. It is a good time to think about how devastating these injuries can be and the simple steps we can all take to prevent an accident. Cooking is one of the leading causes of fires and burns, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. It is the number one cause of kitchen fires and over half of the individuals sustaining injuries in a home fire did so attempting to control it themselves. Following some basic cooking safety tips from our Phoenix burn injury lawyers can help reduce your risk of injury from fires and hot cooking surfaces. Start With an Ounce of...

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Posted On 02/01/19

January Product Recalls

The Consumer Product Safety Commission seeks to provide a valuable service by providing a list of recalls and other information that could affect safety. The Phoenix product liability lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. recommend keeping abreast of these recalls as it can help you and your family avoid the potentially dangerous consequences of dangerous products. Here are some of the biggest recalls in January 2019, affecting everything from furniture to food. Navien Condensing Tankless Water Heaters and Boilers A kit in the tankless water heaters and boilers that help them convert to natural gas or propane can have an unintended side effect. Affecting about 3400 units, they can...

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