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product recalls

At McCoy, Hiestand & Smith we value the health and safety of everyone in our community. Sometimes regardless of how careful we are the products we buy aren’t as safe as we had hoped. Products are recalled every day and it’s important to stay up to date on those recalls in order to keep you and your loved ones safe….

legal news

Legal news affects our everyday lives, whether we notice it or not. Here’s a summary of a few of this month’s major cases.  New Jersey Nursing Home Where 78 Died of Coronavirus Facing Two Lawsuits A nursing home in Sussex County, New Jersey, where 78 people have died is facing a second lawsuit. The families of two residents who died…

screen time

Shutdowns and government recommendations have drastically changed the way most of us are living our lives. Working from home, homeschooling your children, and trying to stay connected to loved ones has led to a drastic increase in screen time for many people. Increases of 30% sound drastic until you hear that some users have increased their screen time by 185%…

work from home

In an effort to “flatten the curve” many people are now working from home. In addition to people having to complete their regular work duties many are also homeschooling their children in the wake of the coronavirus. With added distractions people are finding working from home to be quite difficult. Here are a few tips to increase productivity and make…

medical diagnosis malpractice

By: Sheila Hiestand Medical errors account for over 250,000 deaths per year according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States.  BMJ 2016;353:i2139, MA Makaray, M. Daniel (03 May 2016).  Unfortunately, many of these deaths are caused by a delay in diagnosis of cancers.  This article will examine two separate cases…

As state budgets continue to shrink, prison costs continue to rise.  Especially in places like Kentucky where an incredibly high percentage of the population is incarcerated.  Depending on which study you read, Kentucky consistently ranks in the top ten in incarceration rates per capita.  As reported by WFPL, as of August this year, the state’s prison population sat at 24,016….

At McCoy, Hiestand & Smith we value the health and safety of everyone in our community. Sometimes regardless of how careful we are the products we buy aren’t as safe as we had hoped. Products are recalled every day and it’s important to stay up to date on those recalls in order to keep you and your loved ones safe….

defrosting winter driving

It’s important to be able to fully see out of each of your windows before beginning to drive anywhere. Leaving ice or fog on your windows can lead to additional blind spots and increasing the risk of an accident. Along with decreased visibility there’s also the possibility of snow and ice falling off your vehicle while driving and causing a…

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