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 …
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 occur long after they leave the hospital or birthing center.
They should. Too many women are dying postpartum — indeed,
up to …
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 crash.
On April 19, 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into whether airbag control units …
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 that the plane
was flying from Las Vegas to the Mexican city of Monterrey with three crew
members and 10 passengers when …
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 commuter flight died on May 20 when their plane crashed into Metlakatla Harbor, just eight nautical miles away from the …
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.
What’s known at this time from news reports is that all 14
passengers involved in the May 13 crash of the two …
Arizona Uber self-driving car
March 20th, 2018
The tragic death on March 18, 2018 of a pedestrian in Arizona struck by an Uber self-driving car raises issues as to whether federal and state officials are prepared to deal with the self-driving vehicle technology that industry players are expected to deploy by 2020.
March 13th, 2018
The tragic deaths of five passengers whose sightseeing helicopter plunged into New York’s East River on March 11, 2018, raise new issues about the safety of the U.S. air tourism industry, which has a reported crash rate more than 10 times higher than large commuter …
March 1st, 2018
Federal investigators say a track switch locked in the wrong position appears to be the cause of the most recent Amtrak collision in South Carolina that killed the train’s conductor and engineer and sent about 115 Amtrak passengers to local hospitals.
The Feb. 4, 2018 crash …
February 12th, 2018
Another victim has died attempting to cross Roosevelt Boulevard.
Late Monday evening on Feb. 5, 2018, an unidentified woman in her 20s was struck and killed with such force that she came out of both her sneakers, police said. The accident, which occurred on the inner …
cap medical malpractice awards
August 30th, 2017
Lawsuit reform is a highly controversial topic at the moment. There are many movements to try to cap medical malpractice awards since people blame doctors’ insurance costs as a reason for expensive healthcare. However, what people often don’t see is that the doctors’ insurance which …
August 18th, 2017
Mazda recently issued a recall of nearly 80,000 cars and SUVs, shortly after an initial recall in January, to replace defective airbags. The defect arises from dangerous Takata airbag inflators, which are located in the front passenger side of certain 2007 through 2009 and 2012 …
August 16th, 2017
Neonatal Therapeutic Hypothermia, also known as “Cooling Therapy” is a treatment for newborns that lack oxygen due to birth complications.
Infants sometimes lack sufficient oxygen at birth due to blood loss or other complications during delivery. This severe oxygen deficiency, known as birth asphyxia or hypoxic-ischemic …
August 14th, 2017
Pennsylvania has a new health statute requiring that all children be up-to -date with their vaccinations by the first day of school or schools can turn them away. Unlike the eight-month grace period in the past, schools will only permit a 5 day grace period. …
August 9th, 2017
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 out of 5 patients with non-cancer pain or pain-related diagnoses are prescribed opioids in office-based settings. Amidst the astronomical opioid epidemic, it is imperative that one stays informed when considering treatment for …
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