TUCSON PERSONAL INJURY BLOG

Welcome to the Tucson Personal Injury Blog, brought to you by the experienced attorneys at Hollingsworth Kelly Law Firm. We hope to provide you with the latest news in personal injury, auto accidents, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Our blog will focus on topics to help prevent catastrophic accidents that cause serious injury. We will also provide timely safety information like medical alerts about patient safety, and updates on product recalls with a focus on consumer safety. We hope you enjoy reading our informative personal injury and consumer safety blog.

Tricycle Injuries Mean Trip to the ER for Thousands of Toddlers

It’s a rite of passage, when a little tyke gets his or her new tricycle. But how many parents are aware they may be prematurely buying a tricycle for their toddler? According to a study at Medical College of Georgia and Emory University, tricycles were responsible for more than 9,000 injuries that resulted in trips […]

National Child Passenger Safety Week: Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13 years. This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Parents are urged to learn about car seat safety and make sure their children’s car seats and boosters are properly installed. Free Car Seat […]

Arizona Driving Law for Seniors

Turning 65 is a milestone most people associate with qualifying for Medicare or with retirement. But if you live in Arizona, did you know the State’s laws may affect your ability to drive after your 65th birthday?  

Seniors Driving

Your freedom to drive is not dependent upon your age. But age-related declines can hamper your ability to drive as safely as you should. Older drivers may notice gradual changes in their reaction time, hearing, vision, memory and alertness. Medication, stiff joints and changes in sleep can also affect driving. Any of these variables can […]

Hospitals Need to Report Infectious Outbreaks

   “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants…”     – Louis Brandeis The CDC estimates that there are approximately 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections each year, resulting in almost 100,000 wrongful deaths. According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), the most dangerous hospital-acquired infection is MRSA, a superbug that has become resistant […]

Medical Errors: Patients Deserve Safety

Last summer, a Senate sub-committee on patient safety heard testimony that preventable medical errors in hospitals were the third leading cause of death in the U.S. The committee had called a hearing after a study appeared in the Journal of Patient Safety that found that more than 400,000 patients die each year from preventable injuries […]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week May 17-23, 2015

What You Should Know About Man’s Best Friend Mary was at a park walking Buster, her friendly Golden Retriever, when they came upon a couple walking their dog. Being extra-cautious, Mary asked the couple if their dog was friendly around other dogs. The couple assured her their dog would be fine around Buster. But as […]

Facts About Dog Bites

People own dogs for many reasons–for the unconditional love and companionship they provide; to assist with medical conditions such as depression, diabetes, seizures or Alzheimer’s; or to help reduce stress and provide comfort in institutional settings like hospitals and nursing homes. Dogs can enrich the lives of their owners and provide emotional support for the […]

Exploding Jeeps: A Lesson Not Learned From the Ford Pinto

Remember the popular Ford Pinto that turned out to be a deadly ride if rear-ended? In 1970, Ford decided to move ahead with production of their new Pinto, even though their engineering crash tests showed it had a flawed design that would cause the gas tank to explode if the car was hit from behind. […]

GM Recalls Vehicles that Pose Fire Danger

General Motors is in the middle of the largest safety crisis in automobile history. Over the past year, GM has issued 62 recalls, affecting 29 million vehicles. The most serious safety defect, caused by faulty ignition switches that spontaneously disengage while the car is in motion, have resulted in at least 23 deaths. In the […]