A 28-year-old man in Michigan's Ypsilanti Township has died after an auto accident. He was attempting to cross Michigan Avenue, according to officials, when he was hit and killed.
Many people would do just about anything to avoid having to undergo surgery -- even live with chronic pain. The idea of being placed under general anesthesia and cut open is frightening. Most everyone knows first- or second-hand of a case where something has gone wrong during surgery.
Crush injuries can occur in many situations. For example, motor vehicle accidents cause crush injuries if the victim becomes trapped under the car or a heavy piece of the car. If the victim cannot be extricated, the excessive weight continues to press upon the affected part of the body. Without fast and correct medical treatment, a relatively minor broken leg may escalate into a more serious catastrophic injury or death.
We all know that as people get into their senior years, their cognition, physical mobility and reflexes can suffer -- impacting their ability to drive safely. However, certain medical conditions can seriously affect a person's driving ability as well. Some of these are associated with aging. Others can occur at any age.
One of the greatest dangers that people face, all over Michigan, comes from car accidents. As common as driving is, it's one of the riskiest activities you can ever engage in, taking tens of thousands of American lives every year.
Dog bites can range from a small but painful nip on the ankle by a Chihuahua protecting its home or person to a devastating attack by a large, strong dog. Recently, here in Michigan, a pit bull at the Oakland County Animal Shelter that had been removed from its home and placed in quarantine after reportedly biting people, attacked an employee so aggressively that she ended up in the hospital with muscle damage requiring surgery.
We all know that even seemingly minor falls can be more dangerous for older people than younger ones. Older people are more likely to fall for a number of reasons. If you have a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you count on the staff there to do everything possible to minimize your family member's risk of falling.
This time of year, we can't always find a parking space close to the building we're going into. We may have to walk some distance. If it's dark, snow is coming down around us or we're juggling multiple packages, it can be difficult to see every car that's pulling out from their parking space around us. Too often, the driver doesn't see us.
Even consumers who follow the news closely can't be aware of every product recall that impacts them and their family. People often assume that when companies or the government recall products due to safety issues, they are immediately removed from shelves and online inventories. While that's the way things should ideally work, it doesn't always happen.
The blogger who is credited with inventing the concept of gender-reveal parties over a decade ago lamented recently that they've become a "dangerous trend." As the events have become increasingly more spectacular (largely because people are trying to create the next social media viral sensation), they've given rise to serious damage, injuries and at least one fatality.