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Blog Posts in July, 2011

  • Texas Playground Accident Lawsuit Seeks Damages from McDonalds Chain Owners

    Playgrounds can be a dangerous place for kids if there is defective equipment on the premises. Recently, the family of Alexis Durant filed a Texas playground accident lawsuit suing the owner of a Houston McDonald’s for injuries she sustained while playing at the eatery. According to Durant’s mother, on July 24, the 2-year-old was choking on and soaked in her own blood when she emerged from the ...
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  • New York Tire Blowout: 2 Killed in Tour Bus Crash Carrying Indian Tourists

    Police are saying that the reason the driver of the tour bus taking Indian tourists to Niagara Falls lost control of the vehicle was because a tire blew out. The catastrophic New York bus accident claimed the lives of two women, while injuring the 34 other passengers and the bus driver. Some of the more serious injuries included head wounds, fractures, and internal bleeding. The bus belongs to ...
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  • Auto Products Liability: Conversion Van Safety Defects Can Prove Catastrophic During a Traffic Crash

    If you or someone you love was injured in an accident while riding a conversion van, you should speak with an experienced auto products liability law firm immediately. Unfortunately, some of these full-size cargo vans that have been fitted with “luxury” amenities for camping and road trips may have sacrificed safety for utility and accessory. If this is the case, you may have reason to file a ...
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  • CPSC Says Certain Kids Outerwear with Drawstrings Pose Strangulation, Entrapment and Death Hazard to Kids

    In a unanimous vote, members of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have approved a new federal safety rule for children’s outerwear. Per the final rule, kids’ upper outerwear, sizes 2T through 16 with certain bottom or waist drawstrings and those with hood or neck drawstrings in sizes 2T through 12 possess substantial product hazards that could lead to serious injuries to children. If your ...
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  • Inflatable Pools Pose Significant Drowning Risk to Young Children, Says American Academy of Pediatrics

    With summer here, our child injury lawyers want to remind parents and guardians to take the precautions necessary to make sure that children are properly supervised when swimming and pools are properly maintained and secured when no one is around to decrease the chances of accidental drownings. While in the past, our products liability lawyer blog has focused on the dangers of in ground swimming ...
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  • Florida Auto Products Liability: Toyota Smart Key Blamed for Womans Carbon Monoxide Death

    Chastity Glisson’s family is suing Toyota for Florida auto products liability and wrongful death. The 29-year-old died on August 25 from carbon monoxide poisoning when she left her Lexus running in her garage. Also nearly killed in the CO poisoning accident was Timothy Maddock, who was Glisson’s boyfriend. He is suing the automaker for his debilitating injuries. Glisson’s mom Kimberlin Nickles ...
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  • A Right to Bear Arms in Denver?

    Should a Washington resident who has a concealed weapons permit from Florida be allowed to openly carry a hand gun in Denver? That is the question currently presented to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit now that Plaintiff Gray Peterson was recently denied his motion for summary judgment in Denver District Court against Alvin LaCabe. LaCabe is a former ex officio sheriff and ...
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  • Grass-Roots Group Sues Cold War Uranium Mill Over Waste Disposal Practices

    Colorado Citizens Against ToxicWaste, Inc. (a grass-roots group based in Canon City) filed a lawsuit against several defendants including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Cotter Corporation outraged over the state official’s approval for Cotter to dump radioactive sludge from its uranium mill into one of their two impoundment ponds. During the Cold War, the 1958 mill ...
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