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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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Inclined sleepers

Four Major Retailers End Sales of Inclined Infant Sleepers as Safety Concerns Mount

January 8th, 2020

In a momentous step forward for infant safety, e-commerce titans Amazon and eBay announced on December 4, 2019 that they are banning the sale of all inclined infant sleepers on their platforms. Walmart and Buy Buy Baby quickly followed with commitments that they too would …

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Netflix Documentary Will Shine Spotlight on Dresser Tip-Overs

December 2nd, 2019

 A documentary series by Netflix covering dangerous consumer products in a handful of industries will shine a spotlight on a growing epidemic of dresser tip-overs in the U.S. “Broken” aired on the streaming platform on Nov. 27, just two days before consumers hit the stores for Black Friday. …

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Folic Acid

Why Women Should Take Folic Acid Before (And During) Pregnancy

November 20th, 2019

If you are pregnant, or hoping to become pregnant, taking vitamins and eating nutritiously most likely ranks high on your list of priorities. But whether you are planning for the patter of tiny feet — or not — you may find it surprising to learn that there is …

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About One Million Dressers Recalled for Tip-Over Risks

November 20th, 2019

As child safety advocates, parents and lawmakers turn up the heat in their fight to keep children safe from dresser tip-overs, two more furniture makers have succumbed to the pressure to get their unsafe furniture out of their customers’ homes. Ridgewood Industries (also known as Ameriwood Home) and E&E, on …

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FELDMAN SHEPHERD PRESENTS SOLD-OUT PA CLE ON “DON’T PANIC: EFFECTIVE TRIAL TECHNIQUES FOR YOUNG LAWYERS

October 24th, 2019

In October, Feldman Shepherd held a “Don’t Panic: Effective Trial Techniques for Young Lawyers” CLE in Pennsylvania. Moderated by Carol Nelson Shepherd, the program was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Fitler Club, in Philadelphia. G. Scott Vezina and Daniel J. Mann began the seminar by presenting on strategies …

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Deadly Van Crash May Be the Latest Example of Risks Posed by 15-Passenger Vans

October 18th, 2019

At least three people have died in a single-vehicle crash involving a multi-passenger van in Chester County, Pennsylvania, according to breaking news coverage. The afternoon crash on Oct. 16, 2019, on Route 1 southbound, near the Newark Road Exit, in New Garden Township, reportedly left eight others injured, some of …

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Dresser Recalls

Home Meridian Recalls Dressers That Fail to Meet Voluntary Safety Standards

October 8th, 2019

In another victory in the growing movement to keep children safe from unstable furniture, furniture design company Home Meridian has announced that it is recalling dressers that do not comply with the furniture industry’s already inadequate voluntary safety standard. The September 24, 2019 recall, issued jointly with the Consumer Product …

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