Victory For Patients Harmed By Stryker Hip Implants


At the annual conference of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons earlier this year, Mayo Clinic researchers reported that 2.5 million Americans are living with artificial hips, surgically implanted when their natural joints degenerated or were fractured. Most of these patients found themselves with a new lease on life after their surgery, able to resume... Read More

What Is Constructive Notice?


This is a question currently being debated in South Carolina courts in the case of Alberta Major v. City of Hartsville. Ms. Major was a student at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina in December of 2008. In walking on the city-owned sidewalk and adjacent grassy area on a street corner near campus, she stepped... Read More

Baby Safety Month


Almost everyone loves babies. There were 56,543 little bundles of joy delivered in South Carolina in 2013, presumably quite a few of them in September since nationally the months of August, September and October have the highest birth rates. Maybe that’s one reason the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) chose September as Baby Safety Month... Read More

Tips For Preventing ATV Accidents


“Crunch time” – that’s what they call the period from May through September, when ATV-related incidents are at their peak. ATVs have become increasingly popular; dealers reported sales of 228,305 new ATVs in 2013. Sadly, each year thousands of riders are injured or killed while out on an ATV adventure. During the first week of... Read More

Zooming in on Zip Lines


"They are spreading like fast-food hamburger joints." That’s what Mike Teske told the Los Angeles Times, and he wasn’t talking about nail salons. Teske is the technical director for a zip line company, and he also heads a panel drafting national safety standards for zip lines. Zip lines are the latest commercial adventure craze, offering... Read More

Gabiano Pajamas Recalled in SC


South Carolina parents of young children should check their dressers and closets for any Gabiano pajamas collection – which pose a risk of burn injury to infants and toddlers. About 6,000 Gabiano Collection boys’ and girls’ pajamas, sets and gowns have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer, Ishtex Textile... Read More

Stryker Hip Implant Recall


Stryker Orthopedics recently announced a recall for two of its hip replacement products, sold under the names Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II. Both Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II models used so-called ‘modular neck’ technology, and the company says that the products are being recalled because of possible risks linked to the modular-neck stems. Stryker announced... Read More

Recall of Welding, Soldering Gas Cylinders Affects 30 Million Units


A recall announced Thursday in the U.S. and Canada affects more than 30 million propylene gas cylinders used for welding, soldering, brazing and cutting. The gas cylinders, carrying the product names Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders, are manufactured by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wisc. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)... Read More

“Bath Salts” Banned in South Carolina


South Carolina has become the 28th state to ban synthetic marijuana marketed as bath salts. Some, including many youths, snorted, injected, and smoked the so-called bath salts. The bath salts have gained national attention after deaths, hospitalizations, and a federal Drug Enforcement Administration ban on some of their ingredients. South Carolina's Department of Health and... Read More