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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in the news now for important reasons.  Yet fall from scaffoldthe Centers’ (“CDC”) attention to protecting people goes well beyond the coronavirus pandemic.  The CDC has established an Injury Center because in the United States injury is the leading cause of death for children and adults between the ages of one and 45.  Injury statistics examined by the National Safety Council (“NSC”), a leading nonprofit safety advocate, show that going into this pandemic, the three leading causes of death in the United States were drug overdoses, motor vehicle crashes, and accidental injuries.  Both the CDC and NSC pay special attention to falls.  According to the CDC, in 2018, the most recent year for which the applicable statistics have been compiled, 37,455 Americans died of unintentional falls.  Another way to look at this is that on average, every year, one out of every 10,000 people will die from a fall.  Over 8,000,000 million people in America will be injured from a fall in an average year, which boils down to one out of every 40 people being injured from a fall.  Notably, the injury numbers are based on emergency room visits, so when unreported or untreated fall injuries are taken into account, likely many more people are being injured from falls.  (Sometimes falls are due to those who violate community safety standards, causing needless harm, and we at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman are always available to help injury victims in those circumstances.) Continue reading

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