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 …
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 North Philadelphia.
Through our donation, we also pay tribute to an unfulfilled dream of our clients’ family matriarch, the owner of …
December 17th, 2014
This blog has been covering issues related to generic drugs–warning labels, FDA oversight, and legal immunity–for more than a year, but this industry is nothing if not persistent. One of the largest manufacturers of generic pharmaceuticals in the world–Ranbaxy Laboratories, with net revenue of $2 …
December 10th, 2014
In the past few months, this blog has explored ways in which class action lawsuits and FDA regulation affect the lives of everyday Americans. Today we will discuss the corporation Herbalife–which sells “nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness, and personal care products”–in a story that combines …
December 3rd, 2014
One of the issues this blog has covered tirelessly is tort reform, which (in states that have passed such legislation) has neither created more doctors nor lowered overall healthcare costs. Writing for the New York Times’ healthcare blog The Upshot, medical school professor Aaron E. …
November 26th, 2014
Americans are living longer due to advances in medicine, but the physical safety of the elderly population is becoming even more precarious.
According to a New York Times article published in late October, “The number of people over 65 who died after a fall reached nearly …
November 20th, 2014
Over the past few years, this blog has discussed the dangers of trucking from various angles, covering the government’s efforts to keep drivers off their cell phones and reporting about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s findings that tractor-trailers killed nearly 3,800 people in 2011. …
November 19th, 2014
Tort reform is hardly a headline-grabbing subject, and it’s not all that often that a high-profile news outlet runs a thorough and insightful piece on the subject. The magazine Mother Joneshas done so, however, in an article targeting interest groups’ financing of judicial elections called …
November 12th, 2014
Back in July of this year, we published an article about a recall that happened at the same time as the 20 million-vehicle GM recall, which despite being nearly as dangerous was not as well-chronicled. While GM was trying to deal with cars that powered …
November 5th, 2014
In the past, this blog has covered the issue of forced arbitration (through contracts of adhesion), a practice that enables corporations and other businesses to avoid lawsuits from consumers in favor of mediation with a company-appointed arbitrator. The consumer has no idea that he/she is …
October 29th, 2014
In mid-September of this year, a jury in Texas awarded Martha Salazar $73 million dollars–including $50 million in punitive damages–after she brought a lawsuit against Boston Scientific, the company responsible for manufacturing the Obtryx transvaginal mesh sling. Salazar, who received the pelvic implant to clear …
October 22nd, 2014
Punitive damages–monetary amounts designed to be a deterrent for reckless behavior against defendants–are important to the civil justice system in this country. However, they are also often attacked by critics in the so-called “tort reform” movement for being disproportionately large and arbitrarily assigned. The headlines …
October 15th, 2014
By now it is common knowledge that there is an outbreak of the infectious disease Ebola in West Africa. Having killed thousands there, the disease has also spread to the United States, where one patient just died (at the time of this writing). Thomas Duncan, …
October 8th, 2014
Since the summer of 2013, journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal has been publishing articles in theNew York Times in an ongoing series called “Paying Till It Hurts,” which investigates the incredibly high price of healthcare in the United States. Her most recent entry, which ran on the …
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