News Update 9/14/2023 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Buffalo Games has recalled Chuckle and Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits citing serious ingestion, choking and obstruction hazards. Feldman Shepherd is representing the family of a toddler who died after ingesting a Chuckle and Roar water bead.
They look completely harmless. Tiny, colorful beads that expand when they absorb …
Maternal deaths in the United States have surged to their highest level in nearly 60 years, with rates that are far more dire for Black mothers compared with other racial groups, according to new federal data.
In 2021, 1,205 women died of maternal causes, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics released by the Centers for Disease …
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a joint recall with CaTeam for about 700 of the company’s canvas baby hammock swings stating that they pose a suffocation hazard and violate the Safe Sleep for Babies Act. The act, which took effect in November 2022, prohibits the manufacture and sale of inclined sleepers that put babies at angles greater …
New rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that require companies to disclose any cybersecurity breach that they deem to be material and to make annual disclosures regarding their cybersecurity may potentially form the basis for SEC whistleblower claims related to the sufficiency of public disclosures.
The rules, passed on July 26, 2023, give companies four days to disclose …
U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently introduced a bill in the Senate to authorize the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to award financial compensation to whistleblowers who report wrongdoing to the CFPB.
The Financial Compensation for CFPB Whistleblowers Act would encourage reporting by allowing the CFPB to reward whistleblowers financial compensation from the Civil Penalty Fund. The legislation would also …
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is looking to crack down on fraud and manipulation in carbon credits in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).
In a recently issued alert, the CFTC notes that carbon markets (CMs) “support the transition to a low-carbon economy through market-based initiatives where carbon credits (a/k/a offsets) are purchased and sold either in an over-the-counter …
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Boppy Company are urging parents to stop using recalled Boppy Newborn Loungers following reports of two more infant deaths to the CPSC, bringing the death toll reported to the CPSC for this dangerous product up to 10. However, the full number of deaths attributed to the Boppy is certainly much higher. The …
By Ezra Wohlgelernter
A recent article in The Inquirer regarding the new state rule allowing victims of medical malpractice to file lawsuits in the county where the medical provider has its principal place of business is replete with misstatements that lead the reader to incorrect conclusions.
The article “Philly’s medical malpractice cases are surging since a new state rule went into effect” …
July 9th, 2019
As a family mourns the loss of their 3-old-girl who was
killed by a falling tree branch at a New Jersey campsite over the July 4
holiday weekend, it remains to be seen whether this tragic death could have
What’s known at this time from news reports …
June 17th, 2019
Expecting a baby is supposed to be one of the most joyous times
of a woman’s life. But whether a pregnancy will end with a celebration or a medical
tragedy for the mom may hinge upon the color of her skin, according to a new
report by the …
June 10th, 2019
It’s supposed to be the happiest time for new moms.
Pregnancy and childbirth are over, and their much-anticipated “bundle of joy”
has finally arrived. But amid all the excitement that a new baby brings, most
new moms or their partners don’t consider the possibility that deadly pregnancy-related
complications can …
June 3rd, 2019
In the shadow of one of the largest recalls in U.S. history of more than 56 million airbags made by Takata, auto safety regulators have opened a new investigation that once again has motorists questioning whether their vehicle’s airbags will protect them in a serious …
May 5 plane crash in Mexico
May 22nd, 2019
Investigators who are working to determine what caused the May 5 plane crash in Mexico that killed 13 people will most likely examine whether the pilot was attempting to climb above inclement weather, Feldman Shepherd aviation attorney G. Scott Vezina said.
What’s known at this time …
For the second time in one week, a floatplane operated by Taquan Air in Alaska has been involved in a deadly crash, which again calls into question the safety of sightseeing floatplane tours in Alaska.
According to news reports, a pilot and one passenger aboard a …
Alaska Plane Crash
May 14th, 2019
The horrific mid-air crash of two sightseeing planes in
Ketchikan, Alaska, that killed at least five people raises new concerns about
the safety of air tourism in a locale known for its mountainous terrain, along
with thick fog, snow, rain, and clouds, all of which can impede visibility.
May 6th, 2019
Two weeks after Fisher-Price recalled its Rock ‘n Play
Sleeper after a Consumer Reports story linked it to 32 infant deaths, Kids II
has announced that it is recalling nearly 700,000 inclined baby sleepers due to
five infant fatalities.
The Kids II Rocking Sleepers were sold from March 2012
April 22nd, 2019
Feldman Shepherd, along with two other plaintiffs’ personal
injury law firms, recently donated funds for the purchase of a Mobile Teaching
Kitchen by Vetri Community Partnership in honor of the victims of a catastrophic
food truck explosion in 2014 that killed two people and severely injured
several others in …
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