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June 2012 Archives

Elderly pedestrian dies after falling in Galveston

According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the older a person gets, the more likely they are to die if injured in a fall. A fall, from which a 32-year-old could recover, might put an 80-year-old in a wheelchair permanently.

Can bath salts manufacturers be held liable for fatalities?

A Galveston man allegedly committed suicide due to paranoia created by his use of bath salts. Bath salts, sold under a variety of names such as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Vanilla Sky are being ingested, smoked or used intravenously to get high. It is a high described as similar to cocaine or methamphetamine. It is also a high which reportedly leads to paranoia.

Galveston take note: 10 dangerous products you may own (Part Two)

In our previous blog postings, we highlighted different types of products which could cause serious personal injuries, or in some cases, death. For example, the Wrangler Silent Armour tires were recalled after separating tire treads led to fatal car accidents, and the Taser stun gun has caused more than one death.

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