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Slide Recalled After Kids Lose Fingers

Playworld calls back 1.3K 'Lightning Slides'

(Newser) - About 1,300 playground slides are being recalled after two children lost fingers. Distributor Playworld Systems says it's recalling single- and double-width "Lightning Slides" manufactured by Horizon Industries and sold between 2000 and 2016 after it was made aware of 13 incidents in which a crack appeared in... More »

Boy 'Thrown to Floor' by Teacher Has Leg Amputated

School didn't call an ambulance for 13-year-old, says attorney

(Newser) - A 13-year-old boy sent to an alternative school was thrown to the ground multiple times on his first day, injuring his right leg so badly that it had to be amputated, a lawyer for the boy and his mother says. Attorney Renee Tucker says the Columbus, Ga., teen was slammed... More »

Mom Goes Into Hospital to Give Birth, Leaves Without Legs

Placenta condition leads to double amputation

(Newser) - A UK mom of seven delivered her eighth healthy child at the hospital in December, but a medical glitch caused the woman to lose both legs as a result. Per the Torquay Herald Express , 31-year-old Ella Clarke had a potentially dangerous placenta condition during pregnancy common with women who've... More »

'This Is Who I Married': Photo of Lost Finger Goes Viral

Libby Sanders says she can't imagine "a sweeter, kinder man"

(Newser) - Libby Sanders' husband is willing to let her paint one of his pinky nails for life—because she lost hers, US Weekly reports. The Indiana mother of five had her left pinky finger amputated in March after a freak accident with a screen door that seemed mild at first, per... More »

Tyson Foods Factories Saw Nearly 2 Worker Amputations Per Month

A Missouri worker lost both hands in one incident

(Newser) - The largest meat producer in America averaged nearly two worker amputations per month in its factories to start 2015. And that's likely just the tip of the iceberg. Celeste Monforton, a professor of occupational health, requested federal injury reports for Tyson Foods for the first nine months of 2015,... More »

Oklahoma Mom's Limbs Amputated After Tick Bite

6 days after a Grand Lake holiday trip, Jo Rogers' organs shut down

(Newser) - A Fourth of July hike to see waterfalls near Grand Lake, Okla., took a bad turn once Jo Rogers and her husband, Keith, got home. Soon after their return, Keith tells ABC News , Jo didn't feel well and suspected the flu. But as Jo got sicker and so lethargic... More »

Man Sues When Amputated Leg Turns Up in Trash

The Florida hospital isn't saying why the leg wasn't incinerated instead

(Newser) - John Timiriasieff didn't think much about the whereabouts of his leg after it was amputated just below the knee last fall. Until homicide detectives came knocking, asking the 50-something man in Key Largo, Fla., what it was doing in the garbage—name tag and all. No one at Doctors... More »

3 Men Trade Real Hands for Bionic Ones

'Bionic reconstruction' gives them mind-controlled replacements

(Newser) - Three men who suffered nerve damage in car or climbing accidents have new mind-controlled bionic hands after volunteering for what researchers call "bionic reconstruction." The Austrian men, whose hands were paralyzed after injuries to a network of nerves called the brachial plexus, had leg muscles transplanted into their... More »

Teen Dies Days After Legs Severed at Birthday Party

Australia's Adrian Simon may have been asleep on tracks

(Newser) - An Australian teen whose legs were severed by a train while celebrating his 18th birthday died on Christmas Eve in the hospital, three days after the incident, ABC Australia reports. "The death of the young lad is very sad, very upsetting," Paul Hogan, mayor of Taree—where the... More »

5M Strollers Recalled After Chopping Off Fingertips

11 Graco, Century models have potentially dangerous folding hinges: UCPS

(Newser) - Ten reports of full or partial fingertip amputations and one finger laceration have prompted the voluntary recall of 5 million strollers manufactured by Graco Children's Products, CNN reports. The Graco- and Century-branded models have folding hinges that "can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation... More »

Woman Stuck in Overturned Car for Days

Kristin Hopkins' feet were amputated

(Newser) - A Colorado woman who survived for days in an overturned car was rescued Sunday, but had to have her feet amputated yesterday, USA Today reports. Kristin Hopkins, 43, a single mother of four, was driving at night when she crashed about 140 feet from a scenic highway. Her Chevrolet Malibu... More »

PBS Science Reporter Has Arm Amputated

But life is 'playing the hand that is dealt you,' Miles O'Brien says

(Newser) - Award-winning science journalist Miles O'Brien is learning to live with one arm after a minor injury nearly cost him his life. In a blog post , the PBS correspondent says he lost his left arm not to a shark attack, skydiving accident, or "out of control quad copter,"... More »

216K Strollers Recalled Over Amputation Risk

200K pacifiers also being recalled over choking hazard

(Newser) - Britax is recalling about 216,000 strollers because of a risk to partially amputate fingertips, break fingers, or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when pressing the release button while pulling on the release strap. Britax of Fort Mill, SC, has received eight reports of incidents including one partial fingertip... More »

Finger Amputations Spur Walmart Recall

10 injuries were reported in connection with the Mainstays folding table, chairs

(Newser) - Walmart's PR people are likely wishing they had taken all of New Year's week off: On the heels of the much-publicized recall of donkey meat in China (after it was confirmed that it contained fox, a "rank"-smelling meat), comes another recall, this one in the US.... More »

Cops: Man Stabbed Dad, Cut Off Own Hands

Jason Dunn, with hands reattached, pleads not guilty

(Newser) - A Northern California man is accused of stabbing his father with a pair of scissors before using a power saw to cut off his own hands. Twenty-seven-year-old Jason Dunn pleaded not guilty yesterday in a Shasta County courtroom to an attempted murder charge in the attack on his father, Gregory.... More »

Vietnam Vet Returns Arm Bones to Amputee

Dr. Sam Axelrad had kept them as memento

(Newser) - An American doctor arrived in Vietnam recently carrying an unlikely piece of luggage: the bones of an arm he amputated in 1966. Dr. Sam Axelrad brought the skeletal keepsake home to Texas as a reminder that when a badly injured North Vietnamese soldier was brought to him, he did the... More »

First Double Leg Transplant Patient Loses Legs

Unrelated illness forces him to stop taking anti-rejection drugs

(Newser) - A sad ending to the story of the first double leg transplant: The unnamed patient had to have his new legs, which were transplanted almost two years ago , amputated. The man, who initially lost his legs in a road accident and was in his 20s at the time of the... More »

Fund Chief to Boston Victims: 'Lower Your Expectations'

Fund to distribute money by June 30

(Newser) - The One Fund Boston , the charitable organization set up to compensate Boston Marathon bombing victims, is anxious to get money to victims, administrator Kenneth Feinberg told people at a town hall meeting last night—even as he stressed that the money would be woefully inadequate to cover the injuries suffered.... More »

100 Boston Patients Are Out of Hospital

Decade of war meant doctors 'were without question ready'

(Newser) - As of this morning, 100 of the 183 people hospitalized in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing have been released, CNN reports, in a testament to how well area doctors have handled the crisis. Boston boasts nearly 80 hospitals, and they're regarded as some of the world's... More »

Blasts Turned Boston's Hospitals Into War Zones

Injuries seen in yesterday's explosions among toughest to treat, experts say

(Newser) - The Boston Marathon bombing left the region's hospitals dealing with scores of injuries more commonly seen in war zones. The wounds suffered by many of the 144 victims taken to hospitals are among the most difficult to treat, because explosions send out "an invisible wall of energy" that... More »

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