The tragedy of pedestrian deaths is disproportionately falling upon people of color, people from lower-income communities and older adults, according to a new report released by urban planning nonprofit Smart Growth America.
The Dangerous by Design 2021 report, released in March, found that from 2010 to 2019 the number of people struck and killed while walking in the U.S. increased by …
In a presentation that gave voice to the human toll of dangerously designed roads, Latanya Byrd ― whose niece and three young nephews were killed in July 2013 while attempting to cross Roosevelt Boulevard ― shared her family’s story in a webinar hosted on March 25, 2021, by nonprofit organization Smart Growth America. The webinar explored the findings of Smart …
After more than 75 years of inaction and pushback from the residential elevator industry, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has finally approved its first-ever safety recall aimed at protecting children from deadly accidents in which they become entrapped in the door gap of home elevators.
The December 17, 2020, voluntary recall ― agreed to by the world’s largest manufacturer, Otis …
Tucked deep within the nearly 6,000-page pandemic relief bill that was signed into law during the waning days of the 116th Congress is a provision that addresses a steep drop in safety inspections for toys and other consumer products entering the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to an investigative report published by USA Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) …
As COVID-19 continues its deadly assault in nursing homes, evidence is mounting that the virus’s death toll extends far beyond those who actually become infected. Grieving families are coming forward with their personal stories of how their loved ones escaped the virus ― but died horrible deaths from neglect ― as long-term care facilities struggle to keep up with the …
The parents of two young boys who recently swallowed magnets from those “super cool” magnetic ball sets that kids commonly play with have come forward with their personal stories of how this fun, quirky product can quickly lead to a medical emergency.
According to news reports, a 4-year-old boy from Indiana ate 27 rare-earth magnets while pretending that a snake that …
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning parents that nursing pillows and lounging pads pose a suffocation hazard when used for infant sleep. The announcement is shocking in that horseshoe-shaped nursing pillows ― regarded by many new parents as “must have” baby gear ― came to market in 1989, and the implication is that this entire class of pillow-like …
A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black pregnant women appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 during pregnancy. This finding is but one more example of how systemic health and social inequities are putting Black and Hispanic pregnant women ― and minority populations in general ― at …
Their humble roots began in 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona, with the first ambulatory surgery center (ASC) “squeezed between neighborhood shops and a Baptist church,” according to The Arizona Republic. For $90, a child could receive an incision to relieve pressure on the inner ear.
Today, across the U.S., there are about 5,800 ASCs (also called same-day surgery centers or outpatient surgery …
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 from news reports is …
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 …
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., …
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