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Blog Posts in November, 2013

  • Toys and Other Holiday Gifts Can Cause Child Injuries

    The holiday season has finally arrived and so has World Against Toys Causing Harm’s “Worst Toy List” for 2013. At the Gilbert Law Group, our products liability lawyers represent families whose children suffered serious injuries because of unsafe or faulty toys. Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe for use. When failure to do so causes child injuries, this could be grounds for a ...
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  • Heavy Winter Coats and Car Seats Are Not A Safe Combo, Says Today.com

    According to Today.com, having a child wear a bulky winter coat while seated in a car seat can be dangerous. The reason for this is that the heavy clothing can create too much space between the harness and the child’s body. Tom Sargent Safety Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital medical director Dr. Benjamin Hoffman says that this gives a child more room to be “thrust forward” in a crash. Dr. ...
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  • 600,000 Angelcare Baby Monitors Recalled Following Two Baby Deaths

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 600,000 baby monitors after two infants suffered fatal regulations. The product is the Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads from Angelcare Monitors Inc. The baby monitors were sold at different US retailers, specialty shops, and online between 1999 and 2013. Aside from the two infants who died from cord strangulation—one in ...
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  • Air Bag/Seat Belt Defects Lawsuit Seeks Wrongful Death Damages for Widower from Ford

    A man whose wife died after she was ejected from her vehicle during a May 3, 2011 multi-vehicle crash is suing Ford Motor Co. for her West Virginia wrongful death. Philip Stewart says that his wife Mary was thrown from the car because of alleged airbag and seat belt defects. She died from her injuries. According to the auto products liability lawsuit, Mary, the mom of two teenagers and a school ...
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  • The Number of Magnet Injuries Involving Kids is Rising

    According to MedPage Today , the number of children going to emergency rooms after playing with magnets went up over five-fold between 2002 to 2011. Researchers of a recent study say that this is much higher than what was previously estimated. The study looked at close to 900 magnet-related injuries involving adolescents and kids under the age of 21. From 2010 to 2011 alone, magnet ingestions ...
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  • $16.5M Georgia Tire Blowout Verdict Awarded to Refugee's Family in 15-Passenger Van Death

    A jury has awarded a $16.5 million Georgia 15-passenger van accident verdict to the family of Bhutanese refugee Kharka Chhetri. Defendants in the tire blowout case included Michelin North America and van driver Bhim Bhista. The Chevrolet 3500 van was transporting 15 people to a chicken plant when the tire damage happened. The vehicle then struck the median guardrail and overturned. 12 people were ...
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