Safety

Checking a Doctor’s Credentials

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 16, 2018

Many people trust health insurance companies to contract with top-quality doctors, hospitals, and state licensing agencies. Unfortunately, many insurers regularly use practitioners who are subpar at best. Some may even have medical disciplinary actions, medical malpractice claims, and other negative marks on their records. Different Ways to Research a Doctor Although no federal database provides…

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Narcan – What Is It?

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 15, 2018

Narcan is the brand name of naloxone, an antidote for heroin and other opiates – prescription pills such as oxycodone, morphine, codeine, methadone, and Vicodin. Narcan blocks the opiate’s effects and can reverse an overdose. Overdoses occur after taking too much of a drug. If a person stops breathing during an overdose, serious brain damage…

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Marijuana Versus Opioid Abuse

Published in Personal Injury, Safety on May 14, 2018

Marijuana may seem to be taking over the headlines today, with new laws and policies regarding it frequently making news. In fact, it is legal under state law to purchase marijuana for some medical treatments in 31 states. Although it is just now making legal waves in the United States, cannabis treated and managed pain…

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What Is the Tide Pod Challenge?

Published in Safety on March 29, 2018

Every generation experiences strange fads and social trends that sometimes have a detrimental effect on those who participate in them. One of the newest trends making waves on social media and the news is the Tide Pod Challenge, a social challenge where participants attempt to eat Tide Pods, individually wrapped and highly concentrated laundry detergent…

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What is Kratom?

Published in Safety on March 28, 2018

Kratom is an herb originating in Southeast Asia. The kratom plant has been a staple of the region’s traditional medicine for centuries, often used as a treatment for pain and anxiety. More recently, some people have found kratom effective for treating the symptoms of withdrawal from opioids and other drugs. Despite these apparent benefits, the…

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Dashcam

Published in car accidents, Safety on February 28, 2018

After a car accident in Massachusetts, there is always confusion. Often it isn’t clear exactly what happened. Because of the increasing highway congestion, many people consider using a dashcam so that, no matter what happens, they have a record of the event. Legally, they may be helpful after an accident. Here’s what you need to…

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Developments in Our Current Opioid Litigation

Published in Local News, Safety on February 27, 2018

The opioid epidemic has hit the country in a way we’ve never seen, and Massachusetts is one state among many struggling to protect its residents from this crisis. The legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law understands how devastating it is to lose someone in such a traumatic way and have joined with other legal teams…

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Toy Safety for Christmas 2017

Published in Safety on December 28, 2017

Christmas has come and gone and many children had fun, exciting, high-tech toys and games on their Christmas lists. However, toy safety doesn’t stop after the holiday; it’s wise to keep an eye out for potentially dangerous toys and avoid gifts that could harm children. Potentially Dangerous Toys Some toys are only suitable for certain…

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Three Car Seat Tips For Child Safety

Published in Safety on November 22, 2017

Installing safety seats in your car drastically reduces the risk of injury for your children. Securing your child correctly in the appropriate seat should become as instinctive as buckling your seat belt. Sadly, many people don’t know how to properly install a safety seat or they use a safety seat that isn’t correct for their…

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Flood Safety Tips

Published in Safety on September 28, 2017

With several major natural disasters recently making national headlines, people all over America are taking the opportunity to increase their emergency preparedness. Floods are some of the most common and disastrous events that strike Massachusetts. Floods can develop in just minutes, causing millions of dollars in damage and endangering lives. There are steps you can…

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