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 pull inclined sleepers from their stores and websites.
The news is the latest blow for a product that many parents use …
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. The trailer cites the statistic from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that every 17 minutes someone is injured by a …
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 one thing every woman of childbearing
age should do: take folic acid.
What Are the Benefits
of Folic Acid?
Folic acid is a man-made …
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
Ridgewood Industries (also known as Ameriwood Home) and
E&E, on Oct. 3, 2019, became the fourth and fifth furniture makers in the
past five months to recall dressers which are unstable …
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 them critically.
What’s known at this time from news reports is that the van
overturned. Two people were ejected, and some …
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 Safety Commission, affects Mid-Century three-drawer chests, in
brown or white finish. The recall notice states that the chests are unstable if
Attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock and G. Scott Vezina are investigating
an Aug. 19, 2019, aviation accident in which a college senior who aspired to
become a commercial pilot was seriously injured when he deployed the parachute
of his rented aircraft before it went down nose first into a heavily wooded,
swampy area in Tappahannock, Virginia.
The plane, a Cirrus SR22, crashed at approximately 3:43 a.m.
on the outskirts of the Tappahannock-Essex …
As parents, consumer safety organizations and lawmakers
continue to ramp up their pressure on the furniture industry to enact standards
designed to reduce dresser tip-overs, furniture and home goods retailer
Kirkland’s has announced that it is recalling about 3,000 dressers that do not
comply with the furniture industry’s already weak voluntary safety standard.
The Aug. 28, 2019 recall, issued jointly with the Consumer
Product Safety Commission, affects two models of dressers …
On what should have been her son’s seventh birthday, Feldman
Shepherd’s former client, Crystal Ellis, testified at a congressional hearing about
the dangers of furniture tip-overs and the day that forever divided her life
into before her 23-month-old son Camden was killed in his bedroom when a
three-drawer IKEA MALM dresser tipped over, and after.
The hearing before the House Committee on Energy and
Commerce on June 13, 2019, addressed the …
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 is that the
toddler was inside a tent on July 6 at Jellystone Park Campground at Tall Pines
in Elmer when she …
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 Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC found that for 2011 through 2015, black women died of pregnancy-related causes at about …
Berks County PA
January 31st, 2019
A snow squall causing whiteout conditions was the cause of a massive 25+ vehicle accident hitting the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 222 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Given the number of people injured, the Berks County dispatchers declared this a “Level 2 Mass Casualty,” which means at least 25 …
New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway Crash
December 27th, 2018
Police are investigating what caused the horrific early morning crash between a sedan and an oil tanker on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway that killed four young men the day after Christmas.
What’s known at this time from news reports is that at about 2:50 a.m., …
December 17th, 2018
On Dec. 31, Feldman Shepherd will be saying goodbye to the ultimate smile, face and voice of our firm when long-time secretary Patty Lopresti, who has been with the firm since its inception, leaves after more than 30 years of service to begin her retirement.
October 26th, 2018
2 More People Die in Violent I-78 Construction Zone Crash
Once again a tractor-trailer plowed into slowed traffic in a construction zone, causing a chain-reaction crash with multiple fatalities.
The latest accident occurred on Nov. 14 on I-78 in Windsor Township, Pennsylvania, when a tractor-trailer slammed …
October 18th, 2018
For more than 30 years, Feldman Shepherd has had a rich tradition of working to better the lives of children and families who have been devastated by catastrophic injuries and illnesses. We are pleased to report that our tradition of service has inspired a future …
limo crash new york
October 10th, 2018
As federal investigators work to determine what caused the horrific crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people, transportation safety experts have finally seen their worst fears realized regarding the safety of stretch limousines.
For years, experts have quietly worried about regular SUVs that are …
September 20th, 2018
Every woman expects blood loss as part of childbirth, whether by C-section or vaginally. What they don’t expect is to hemorrhage to death, or near death.
Each year about 50,000 U.S. women are injured during childbirth, according to a recent USA Today investigation. About 700 new …
August 13th, 2018
As the September issue of Vogue hits newsstands, the world is learning that Beyoncé had toxemia when she was pregnant with her twins, that she was on bed rest for more than one month, and that she required an emergency C-section.
Below are answers to the …
Food Truck Explosion
Their humble roots began with plastic-wrapped bagels, baked goods and sandwiches.
Today, food trucks line city streets, and are a staple at college campuses, carnivals, festivals and fairs. In 2017, there were estimated to be more than 4,000 food trucks in the U.S., many of which …
July 31st, 2018
If you are pregnant with twins and have been diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or if one or both of your babies have been seriously injured or died from this rare medical condition, you are likely searching for answers as to how and why it …
July 24th, 2018
Attorney Alan Feldman Weighs In on Protecting Children from Dangerous Products
There are many normal childhood activities that parents accept may pose some risk of injury to their children. But using a potty-training seat is certainly not one of them.
According to news reports, a class action …
June 20th, 2018
A medical diagnostic error is a failure of a medical professional to correctly diagnose a patient’s health problem in a clear and timely manner. Unfortunately, medical diagnostic errors occur very frequently and can have severe health and financial consequences. These consequences can include harm from …
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