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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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Feldman Shepherd Investigating Small Plane Crash in Virginia

September 18th, 2019

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 …

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What Should I Do If My Child Has Been Injured by a Kirkland’s Dresser?

September 5th, 2019

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 …

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Former Feldman Shepherd Client Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Dresser Tip-Overs

August 7th, 2019

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 …

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Campsite Accident

Is Your Campsite Free from Dangerous Trees?

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 been prevented. What’s known at this time from news reports …

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Child Birth

African American Women Are Dying of Pregnancy-Related Causes at 3 Times the Rate of White Women

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 …

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Child Birth

New Moms Are Dying Up to 1 Year after Delivery

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 …

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NHTSA Investigates Whether ‘Electrical Overstress’ Is Causing Airbags to Fail

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 …

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May 5 plane crash in Mexico

13 Killed in Private Jet Crash in Mexico — Is Pilot Error the Cause?

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 from news reports is …

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