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How Do Dangerous Products Stay on the Market?

June 18th, 2020

While consumers are unknowingly buying and using unsafe products, proposed legislation that would allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to more quickly sound the alarm on safety issues has apparently come to a standstill in the halls of Congress. On January 9, 2020, U.S. Rep. …

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Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice Involving Asthma Treatment?

June 11th, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its grip on global public health, World Asthma Day, on May 5, passed with little fanfare, as the Global Initiative for Asthma postponed its public awareness campaign “until the time seems appropriate.” But to be clear: Asthma is still a serious …

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Harbor Freight Recall

Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Auto Jack Stands that May Collapse under the Weight of a Lifted Vehicle

June 1st, 2020

Do-it-yourself auto mechanics should check their garage immediately for jack stands recalled by Harbor Freight Tools that may collapse and cause serious injury for people under or near a lifted vehicle. The tool and equipment retailer recently recalled about 1.7 million six-ton and three-ton jack stands, …

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COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

As COVID-19 Ravages Through Nursing Homes, Federal Government Considers Relaxing Infection Control Regulations

June 1st, 2020

As nursing home residents continue to die at an alarming rate from COVID-19, the federal government is steamrolling forward with proposed rules that would relax infection control requirements at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The rules, proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …

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Was Your Child Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy? Top 17 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

May 28th, 2020

Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in children and, unfortunately, frequently occurs when healthcare providers make mistakes. When your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the news is devastating, and you are likely searching for answers as to how and why the condition occurred, whether it could …

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What Should I Do If My Child Has Been Injured by a Gas Fireplace?

April 1st, 2020

In September 2015, 11-month-old Hattie crawled over to a gas fireplace in her family’s home and touched its front glass panel with the palms of both her hands. It was an activity typical of a curious toddler beginning to explore her world. The horrific outcome …

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How Many Women Die Before, During and After Childbirth?

March 19th, 2020

For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. government has released new data on the U.S. maternal mortality rate — and unfortunately it presents a grim picture. According to a report released in January from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National …

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What Are the 5 Most Common Emergency Room Errors?

February 20th, 2020

We typically think of hospital emergency rooms as the best place to get medical care when serious injury or illness suddenly strikes. Indeed, in 2016, there were 146.5 million emergency room visits in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. But, unfortunately, with chaotic …

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Are Sightseeing Helicopters Safe?

February 10th, 2020

NTSB Blames ‘Unsafe’ Harness for Causing Doors-Off Sightseeing Helicopter to Crash, Then Trapping 5 Passengers in Underwater Wreckage The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has blamed a passenger harness/tether system for causing the 2018 sightseeing helicopter crash in New York and then trapping all five passengers …

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Construction & Workplace Accidents

How Are Construction Workers Most Likely to Get Hurt?

February 7th, 2020

In 2018, 5,250 Americans were killed on the job — an average of more than 14 deaths each day. Construction workers account for more than 20% of these fatalities. OSHA estimates that eliminating the Fatal Four jobsite hazards could save the lives of 591 workers …

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Defective Products

CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips Linked with Serious Injuries, Death

February 4th, 2020

Test strips used for home monitoring of patients taking the blood thinner warfarin may have caused serious injuries or death due to inaccurate readings, leaving legal action as the only remedy for innocent patients and their families. On Sept. 13, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated a …

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Furniture Tip-Overs

Another 31,000 Dressers Recalled Due to Risk of Tip-Over

January 28th, 2020

Exactly three weeks after a Netflix documentary was released highlighting two former Feldman Shepherd clients, who told their stories of deadly dresser tip-overs — and just days before IKEA agreed to a $46 million settlement in a deadly dresser tip-over case brought by Feldman Shepherd …

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