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. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced H.R. 5565, the “Safety Hazard and Recall Efficiency (SHARE) Information …
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 long-term disease where timely and appropriate treatment can potentially mean the difference between life and …
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, indicating that in certain units the jack stand pawl may disengage from the extension lifting …
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 Services (CMS) in July 2019, would eliminate the requirement that nursing homes employ a part-time …
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 have been prevented, and what the future
holds for your child.
Below are answers to the 17 …
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 was totally unforeseeable to Hattie’s parents.
Although the fireplace had been turned on for only 10 …
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 Vital Statistics System, the 2018 maternal mortality rate was 17.4 deaths per 100,000 live births, …
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 waiting rooms packed with sick and injured people, overworked doctors, nurses and medical staff, and …
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 in the chopper, underwater in the East River.
Five tourists died in the March 11, 2018, …
May 22nd, 2019
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 …
Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper
April 10th, 2019
As reported deaths linked to Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play
Sleeper continue to mount, Fisher-Price has remained steadfast in its refusal
to voluntarily recall its popular infant product, ignoring the clear suffocation
risk it poses.
In the latest twist regarding the sleeper’s troubled safety
record, Consumer Reports posted a story about …
March 14th, 2019
Can I Sue If My Child Dies from an Overdose in a Dorm?
Where students of a university live in a campus dormitory in exchange for room and board payments, they are business invitees with a special relationship to the university. In this setting, the school …
February 10th, 2019
In a Digital Era where technology provides instant access to information, there is shockingly very little being done in Pennsylvania — and across the country — to take dangerous commercial truck drivers off the road immediately after they lose their license or are otherwise disqualified …
February 4th, 2019
For some medical conditions, like a cerebral aneurysm, early diagnosis and treatment are the key to a cure. Feldman Shepherd medical malpractice attorneys have handled numerous cases in which there was an unreasonable delay on the part of a healthcare provider in recognizing and treating …
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 …
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