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Philips CPAP and BiPAP Devices Recalled Over Potential Cancer Risk

Phillips Respironics has issued a voluntary recall of its continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and ventilator devices over a potential risk of users inhaling carcinogenic materials. The recall affects more than 3.5 million devices manufactured between 2009 and April 2021. What makes Philips’ CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators dangerous? There are…

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Sleep Apnea and Truck Accidents

Being in control of a large commercial vehicle like a moving truck or tractor trailer is no easy task. Aside from the mechanical difficulties of maneuvering something of that size, there are other taxing demands the job has to offer, such as long hours, heavy equipment, and a life spent primarily on the road. Because…

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How Nursing Homes are Gaming the Rating System and Misleading the Public

A recently published investigation from The New York Times shows that many nursing homes across the country are manipulating the CMS star rating system for their benefit. By either inflating or reducing the data reported to the CMS system, these nursing homes are achieving higher ratings without addressing quality and health issues within their facilities,…

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Negligent Hiring Practices Put Nursing Home Residents in Danger

Nursing homes and residential care facilities are responsible for the employees they hire. Part of that responsibility is running a criminal background check, to ensure that the new hires are eligible to work in the nursing home. Failure to do so puts residents at risk. It also opens the nursing home to liability. A family…

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Toro Recalls Snowthrowers Due to Amputation Hazard

Winter storms are sweeping the United States from coast to coast, and many people are purchasing and using snowblowers for the first time. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people to check the make and model of their machines, as they recently posted an announcement for a nationwide recall of certain Toro snowblowers…

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The 3 Big Reasons for Tractor-Trailer Accidents

There are many reasons why a tractor-trailer is so dangerous. From the required stopping distance, blind spots, size, weight, and height, to the experience of the driver and the road conditions; a truck accident can be devastating. There are thousands of truck accidents on the roads of Arizona every year resulting in hundreds of injuries…

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Tucson Makes List of Worst Cities to Drive In

Close to 85 percent of Americans drove to work each day before the Coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. For most commuters, the trip to and from work takes more than an hour in each direction, adding more stress to already stressful lives. It has been reported that the average American spends more than 54…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Estate of Actress Naya Rivera

The estate for late actress Naya Rivera, in conjunction with her ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their son. The son, 5-year-old Josey Hollis Dorsey, survived a harrowing ordeal that claimed the life of his mother in July 2020. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed on November 16 to…

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Truck Backing-Up Accidents Can Be Deadly. Can White Noise Help?

Everyone – no matter where you live here in Arizona – is familiar with that obnoxious “beep beep” sound commercial trucks and vehicles make when they’re backing up. This sound is designed to alert passers-by like pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles when a truck goes into reverse. It’s supposed to let us know we should…

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