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Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • Ex-Pro Football Players $765M Head Injury Settlement with the NFL Does Not Include Helmet Maker Riddell

    Thousands of ex-professional football players and their families have agreed to settle their concussion injury lawsuit against the National Football League for $765 million. The multi-million dollar amount will pay for medical tests, head injury compensation, legal expenses, and medical research for retired NFL players. A judge must still approve the agreement. Plaintiffs contended that the ...
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  • Vermont Collapsed Seat Back Case Renders $43.2M Auto Products Liability Verdict

    Our auto defects lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® are proud and honored to announce that a jury in Burlington, Vermont awarded a $43.2 million collapsed seatback verdict to our client Dzmelia Heco against Johnsons Control Inc. on June 30, 2013. This is a record verdict. The previous record was $8 million. Johnsons Control manufactured the faulty seat that failed, causing our client’s catastrophic ...
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  • California Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Alleged Toyota Sudden Acceleration Goes to Trial

    In what is being called a “landmark” trial, Toyota Motor Corp. is the facing California auto products liability allegations in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died in in a 2009 car crash. This is the first sudden acceleration case involving the automaker to go to trial. Also named as a defendant is the 86-year-old driver that rear-ended Uno’s 2006 Camry after failing to ...
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  • Recent New York and Colorado Fall Accidents Highlights Dangers Involving Window Screens and Balconies

    A man has died in a Colorado fall accident when he went through window in a room on the 11th floor of the Lady Luck Hotel. Dirk A. Anderson, who was at a bachelor party, was reportedly sitting on a window ledge when he leaned backward. The window screen gave way and he fell out, landing on a parking garage roof. Anderson’s window fall comes a little over two weeks after another incident involving ...
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  • Pool Drain Entrapment Accident of Singer Usher's Son Prompts CPSC to Issue a Warning Reminder

    The pool drain accident involving the 5-year-old son of singer Usher is spurring the Consumer Product Safety Commission to remind the owners of home pools and spas to make sure that their pool’s drains meet safety standards. The drains that meet these federal requirements are readily available with suppliers. Usher’s son, Usher Raymond V, was hospitalized in Georgia after a near-drowning accident ...
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  • Infant Injury Hazards Prompt Recalls of Activity Jumpers, Baby Bath Seats, and Drop-Side Cribs

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that some 7,500 Thermobaby Aquababy Bath Seats have been recalled over concerns that they could pose a drowning hazard to infants. The products, for kids 5 to 10 months old, were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from June 2012 through January 2013. SCS Direct Inc. is the importer involved in this voluntary recall. According to CPSC, the bath seats don’t ...
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