Kids (and even some adults) love flying through the air on a trampoline. Parents think trampoline parks are a great way to keep their kids active. Many believe there is no danger in an environment where a child literally will bounce up from a fall.
Indeed, the trampoline park industry is jumping. What started with one trampoline park in Las Vegas …
Recent legislative developments in California are instructive as to how justice gets turned on its head when damage caps are imposed on victims of medical malpractice.
In 1975 — the same year that the Vietnam War ended, Patty Hearst was arrested for armed robbery, and the blockbuster movie “Jaws” was released — then-California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Medical …
As federal regulators continue to warn consumers about the risk of suffocation associated with using inclined infant products — such as rockers, nappers and loungers — for infant sleep, a new safety hazard has emerged for crawling babies: strangulation in dangling restraint straps.
On August 15, 2022, baby product manufacturer 4moms issued a joint recall with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety …
Exposing unlawful conduct by a business often creates significant monetary exposure for that company and any individual employees engaged in wrongdoing. While the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is focused on preserving the confidentiality of whistleblowers’ identities, individuals who step forward to report securities fraud may still face retaliation for their decision to do so. Indeed, companies may take adverse …
In 2021, Congress passed the Anti-Money Laundering Act and, in doing so, created a whistleblower program focused on receiving information concerning violations of the anti-money laundering laws. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury, is tasked with implementing and administering the Program.
Under the FinCEN Whistleblower Program, individuals are eligible for a whistleblower …
Two infant sleep products that together have been linked to more than 200 infant deaths have been banned from the U.S. marketplace under the Safe Sleep for Babies Act, signed into law by President Biden in May 2022.
The new law, which will go into effect in November 2022, prohibits the manufacture or sale of inclined sleepers that place babies at …
The Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act of 2015 created the whistleblower program administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Program pays monetary rewards to auto safety whistleblowers who provide information leading to the resolution of an enforcement action, such as an investigation, recall, or an action for civil penalties. The NHTSA Whistleblower Program receives information concerning a wide …
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning parents and caregivers not to use baby neck floats due to the risk of death or serious injury.
Baby neck floats — a questionably designed infant product — look similar to inflatable innertubes that older children use for water play. But instead of being worn around a child’s waist, these inflatable plastic …
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
What’s known at this time from news reports …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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