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  • Accident Claims

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    • FCA Recalls Thousands of Vehicles, Accused of Concealing Automobile Defect

      Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recently come under fire amid allegations that the automaker concealed a defect in at least 3 of their vehicle models. A class-action lawsuit, filed in June of 2016, alleges that the auto company failed to address a known defect in a monostable transmission shifter which has been linked to driverless rollaway accidents. Unlike a traditional gear selector, the ...
    • FAST Act to Increase Accountability of Auto Safety Officials

      One single word found within President Obama’s recently passed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act has auto executives on edge. The new rule, which is expected to go into effect by the end of 2016, replaces the word “may” with “shall” into the process requiring senior officials responsible for auto safety to sign their name to information regarding all defects reported to the ...
    • More Vehicles Affected in Takata Air Bag Recall

      German automakers BMW, Volkswagen, and Daimler are set to recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in the United States fitted with defective air bag inflators manufactured by Japanese automotive supplier Taketa Corp. The air bags, which Taketa declared defective in January 2016, have been known to shoot metal fragments into vehicle occupants in the event of a collision. This brings the total number ...

    Air Bag Defect

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    • Recalled Takata Airbags Are Being Reused

      Takata, a major car parts supplier, was responsible for one of the largest and most complex safety recalls in U.S. history after their airbags were found to be capable of deploying explosively and injuring people. The airbags have caused at least 11 deaths and about 180 injuries since they were first used, and the recall affected more than 42 million vehicles in the United States. However, ...
    • Audi Recalls Vehicles for Fire and Airbag Rupture Risks

      Two separate issues found in Audi vehicles have sparked recalls which affect a total of 576,921 vehicles sold in the United States. The first issue concerns six Audi models and involves a coolant pump defect which poses a fire hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports were received in 2015 and 2016 of instances of overheating and smoldering the in the ...
    • Toyota Recalls 1.43 Million Vehicles Equipped with Defective Airbags

      Late in June of 2016, Toyota announced a recall of 1.43 million vehicles equipped with defective airbags manufactured by the Swedish-American company Autoliv. The vehicles affected by the recall include the Lexus C200H as well as multiple Prius hybrid models produced between 2010 and 2012. Nearly 500,000 vehicles containing the defective airbags were sold and distributed in the United States. This ...

    Amusement Park Accident

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    Animal Attack

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    • Colorado's Vicious Wiener Dog

      Be on the lookout for a wiener dog named “Spork,” especially if you work for a veterinarian. Deborah Takahara of KDVR.com reports on February 23 that the 10-year old dog’s owners have been charged by the City of Lafayette, Colorado, with keeping a vicious dog because Spork bit a veterinary technician on the chin during oral surgery (on the dog). The dog’s owners say that Spork is so cool he cries ...

    Asbestos Exposure

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    • Family Suing DuPont For Alleged Asbestos Exposure Seeking Over $30 Million

      Frances Barras, a Texas woman, is suing DuPont , Guard-Line, Union Carbide, Anchor Packing Co., Ingersoll-Rand, Guard-Line, Owens-Illinois, and a few other industrial companies for allegedly exposing her to asbestos because she would inhale fibers from her husband’s clothing when doing his laundry. Barras’s husband Louis worked as a refinery worker at the DuPont facility in Beaumont. Barras says ...

    ATV Accident

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    • 327 ATV-Related Deaths Reported in 2011

      According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were at 327 ATV-related fatalities that occurred last year. Because reporting for 2008 – 2011 is still going on, however, this figure could go up. At The Gilbert Law Group®, our ATV accident lawyers represent kids and their families that were injured in an accident involving these all-terrain vehicles. We are an auto products liability law ...
    • Spork, the Allegedly Vicious Dog, Gets Reprieve

      I previously reported about a case in the Lafayette, Colorado Municipal Court in which the owners of a wiener dog named “Spork” were charged with keeping a vicious dog which had bitten a veterinary technician on the face during a dental procedure. I promised I would follow-up on the story when additional facts became available. In March 2010, a plea agreement was reached under which the charge ...
    • Honda and KYMCO Recall ATVs to Prevent Injuries

      All-terrain vehicles made the news headlines again after recent recalls by Honda and KYMCO. On Wednesday, American Honda Motor Company recalled 40,000 2007 TRX 500 ATV’s, also known as Honda Foremans and Foreman Rubicons, because of concerns that problems with the throttle lever could lead to serious injuries or death for riders. The recall comes just one week after KYMCO recalled 1,350 of its MXU ...

    Auto Acceleration

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    • What was Toyota Doing About Unintended Acceleration Five Years Ago?

      What was Toyota doing about unintended acceleration five years ago? Congress subpoenaed tens of thousands of pages of documents for its hearing on runaway Toyotas and has begun to sift through them. New York Congressman Towns has come across some memos he finds alarming. Towns has sent a letter to the president of Toyota asking him to explain the memos which seem to suggest that in 2005, about ...
    • Toyota Guilty of Racketeering?

      Lead lawyers in the class actions filed against Toyota in Colorado and across the country are adding claims that the vehicle manufacturer is guilty of racketeering under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). Plaintiffs in the initial class actions claim that the resale value of their Toyotas has decreased because of problems of unintended acceleration that prompted the ...

    Auto Defect

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    • Ford Vehicle Owners Sue Company for Defective Lug Nuts

      Plaintiffs are suing Ford Motor Company for using defective lug nuts on the wheels of their vehicles. While they might look nice, the two-piece lug nuts on the wheels of millions of Ford automobiles can become swollen and nearly impossible to remove with a standard lug wrench. According to the firm that filed the lawsuit, Hagens Berman, millions of vehicles from many makes and models could be ...
    • Recalled Takata Airbags Are Being Reused

      Takata, a major car parts supplier, was responsible for one of the largest and most complex safety recalls in U.S. history after their airbags were found to be capable of deploying explosively and injuring people. The airbags have caused at least 11 deaths and about 180 injuries since they were first used, and the recall affected more than 42 million vehicles in the United States. However, ...
    • Who Pays for the Repairs of Recalled Vehicles?

      Product recalls are a request to return a product after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that could harm the consumer or put the manufacturer at risk of legal action. Recalls are usually an attempt by a company to limit the ruination of its image in connection with any cases of negligence. Likewise, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other government ...

    Auto Safety

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    • Ford Recalls Cars Due to Potential Engine Fires

      Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 230,000 vehicles in North America due to a risk of engine fires. The following vehicles are included in the recall, and all have 1.6-liter GTDI engines: 2014 Escape 2014-2015 Fiesta ST 2013-2014 Ford Fusion 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect According to Ford, company officials indicated that under-hood fires may occur as a result of a lack of coolant ...
    • U.S. Auto Recalls at an All-Time High for 2016

      Here at the Gilbert Law Group, we care deeply about the safety of drivers and passengers across the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimated that drivers drove more than 3.2 trillion miles in 2016. Since 2011, the yearly miles driven in the U.S. has increased steadily. Unfortunately, the number of vehicle recalls ...
    • Nissan Recalls Altima Models

      The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall of Nissan Altima 2015, 2016 and 2017 models because use of the rear seat window buttons can cause the car doors to unlatch and open. This can happen while the vehicle is in motion, which can pose a serious threat to passengers. The recall impacts more than 315,000 vehicles within these ...

    Aviation Accident

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    • Lawsuits Expected in Recent Southwest Airlines, Asiana Plane Crashes

      At The Gilbert Law Group®, our aviation accident lawyers represent victims and the families of those involved in commercial airline crashes and small plane accidents. We are familiar with the devastating injuries and losses that can result when an aircraft crash lands, and we are here to help those that were harmed recoup compensation from any negligent parties. Two recent aviation crashes that ...

    Baby Safety

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    • Tips and Resources for Baby Safety

      September is National Baby Safety Month. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we want to share these tips for creating a safer environment for your baby. Learn proper baby wearing. Many carriers are designed to keep your baby close and free your hands for other tasks. However, it is very important to ensure that you are carrying your baby in a position that will not harm him or her. Check your carrier’s ...
    • Busting Car Seat Myths for National Child Passenger Safety Week

      This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and we want to bust a few myths about car seats to help you ensure you are giving your child a safe ride. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children aged 5 to 15. To keep your child safer, make sure you know the truth from the fiction about car seats. Myth 1: Used car seats are always okay. Fact: Car seats have expirations dates ...
    • Protecting Your Children in Cars: Know the Facts

      At The Gilbert Law Group®, we are concerned with child passenger safety and feature it often here in our blog. This month we are taking our child passenger safety campaign to several area schools here in Colorado to educate the public about seatbelt and child seat safety. The more you know, the more carefully you can protect your children. As parents ourselves, we noticed that many children are ...

    Back Seat Accidents

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    • Honda Recalls 634,000 Odysseys for Second-Row Seat Defects

      Honda Motors has announced a recall of its Honda Odyssey minivans in the United States due to the discovery of a faulty seat latch in the second-row seats. The affected minivans have a lever that allows the second row to slide forward, making room for passengers to move between the second and third rows. This lever is reported to have issues with not locking in place, which can increase the risk ...
    • Jim Gilbert Delivers Auto Product Liability Seminar in Indiana

      Over the past two days, a group of some of the top trial lawyers in the country convened at the ISTA Conference Center in Indianapolis for “ Thinking Outside the Box for Your Practice ,” a seminar sponsored by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Our own Jim Gilbert was on hand as one of the presenters, with a talk about a subject in which he is one of the leading experts nationwide, auto ...
    • 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 ...

    Backpack Safety

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    • Backpack Safety

      Does your child like to cram all of their toys in their backpacks because they have Show-and-Tell at school, only to be perpendicularly challenged with the excess weight? Or your teenager carries all 8 of their class textbooks in their bag because walking an extra 50 steps to their locker takes too much effort? If this describes your child, beware that the extra weight, sometimes as much as one ...

    Bad Faith

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    Bed Bugs

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    • Even Colorado's Bed Bugs are Well-Traveled

      As a Colorado native, I’m always on the lookout for articles that tout the advantages of Colorado living. Boulder’s dailycamera.com reports that a bed bug problem at the University of Colorado dorms and family housing apartments merely mirrors a similar problem across the country. According to CU officials, the bed bugs were centered mostly in the family housing apartments than elsewhere, at least ...

    Boat Safety

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    • Wear It! Campaign Brings Awareness to Life Jacket Safety in May

      Boating safety is a major concern for people who frequent the waters for recreational fun across the country. In the event of a boating accident, capsize event, or other unforeseen hazard, a drowning accident can occur, and is far more likely to if people are not wearing their life jackets. The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has used the Wear It! campaign for several years in a row now to ...
    • National Safe Boating Week

      In an effort to promote safe boating and to in turn prevent the occurrence of unnecessary drowning accidents and personal injury, National Safe Boating Week will be in full swing from May 16th to May 22nd. Its kick off will mark the launch of the 2015 North American Safe Boating campaign which aims to remind boaters just how important it is to wear a life jacket and to observe boating safety ...

    Brain Injury

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    • Brain Injury Awareness Month

      March is brain injury awareness month. Over 3.5 million people suffer a brain injury every year. Although debilitating and life changing, their brain injuries do not keep them from wanting the same things we all want – to live a happy, healthy life. Non-fatal brain injuries often result in a coma or amnesia. Nearly 43% of people who are hospitalized with a brain injury will have a related ...
    • Brain Injury in Kids

      Traumatic brain injury, referred to commonly as “TBI”, is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Sadly, our children are the most vulnerable. Statistics show that almost half a million children are treated in US Emergency departments each year for TBI’s. That’s more than 5,000 large school buses filled to capacity. Common symptoms of brain injury include: Physical symptoms ...
    • Riddell and NFL Sued by More Former Football Players for Concussion-Linked Brain Injuries

      The National Football League and Riddell are once again the defendants in more civil lawsuits filed by former professional football players blaming them for their brain injuries. In one wrongful death case, the family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson is claiming the NFL and the football helmet maker are to blame for the 50-year-old’s suicide. Duerson fatally shot himself in the chest ...

    Burn Injruy

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    • The Gilbert Law Group's Experience In Fire Investigations & Burn Injuries

      Our experience with burn injury litigation began with Pinto cases. That litigation led to safer car designs today. Watch James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group talk about our experience with burn cases over the years. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced burn injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® at (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation. ...
    • How to Treat Minor Burn Injuries

      Any burn is damaging to the skin. Severe burn injuries need immediate professional medical attention, but minor burns can be treated at home with first aid. Run cool water over the burn. Soak the burned area in cool water for at least five minutes. Do not use ice water, which can further damage the skin. If you cannot soak the burn, cover it with a clean, cool, wet cloth for at least five minutes. ...
    • Gasoline Safety to Prevent Burn Injuries

      Each year in the United States, firefighters are called to almost 2,400 structural fires that were caused by gasoline. More than 100 people die and 313 people are injured from these gasoline related fires. To protect your family from serious burn injury, remember these gasoline safety tips: Keep gasoline away from the reach of children. Do not allow children to handle gasoline or play around or ...

    Bus Injury

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    • Cause of Deadly School Bus Accident in Denver Unknown

      An Adams County school bus driver lost her life on Sunday, September 11 th , after her school bus collided with a concrete fixture at the Denver International Airport. The driver had just picked up 28 members of the Legacy High School football team, as well as four adult supervisors. Initial reports state that along with the driver losing her life, 15 other passengers required hospitalization, 2 ...
    • Idaho School Bus Crash Kills One Child, Injures Four

      Investigators are trying to find out what caused a deadly Idaho bus crash that claimed the life of one 11-year-old child and hurt four others. The catastrophic incident happened on Thursday when the bus and a dump truck collided on a two-lane country road in a rural area. ABC News says that the vehicle was transporting 12 kids to Crimson Point Elementary School in the morning. The children were ...
    • Tire Blowout May Have Caused Illinois Megabus Crash

      According to Illinois State Police, a blown tire may have been the reason that a Megabus vehicle drove off Interstate 55 and into a median before colliding head-on into a concrete overpass pillar. One passenger, 25-year-old University of Missouri student Aditi Avhad, was killed in the double-decker bus crash. At least 38 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries–that’s about ...

    Business Litigation

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    • A Colorado Business Litigation Lawyer's Recommendations: How To Spot A Ponzi Scheme

      Perhaps inspired by the “successful” financial scams of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff, Denver area business man Shawn Merriman recently bilked investors over a three state area of more than $20 million dollars by promising unusually high returns on his victims’ “investments”. It turns out that the only investments Merriman was making on behalf of his victims were in his own lavish lifestyle. ...
    • Using Plaintiff Injury Attorneys for Colorado Business Litigation

      More and more Denver businesses are recognizing the opportunities for hiring a plaintiff’s injury lawyer on a contingency fee basis for their business litigation needs. These high risk/high reward cases are being handled by injury lawyers because Colorado businesses understand that their recoveries will be maximized by seasoned litigators. Business litigation in Colorado follows a national trend. ...
    • What is a Colorado Auditors "Due Diligence" Responsibility?

      About a week ago, in a post titled Colorado Business Litigation: Does Colorado Recognize a “Declaimer Defense” for Feeder Funds? I reported that sophisticated auditors for feeder funds sometimes rely upon disclaimers as a “pretend justification” for ignoring their due diligence responsibilities to their feeder fund clients. For example, the national accounting firm of BDO Seidman knew that its ...

    Car Accident

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    • 5 Common Child Safety Seat Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

      Child car safety seats are a great and necessary way to protect young or small children from injuries caused by car accidents . Simply putting a child into a safety seat and expecting the best is not enough, however. Parents need to pay close attention to harnesses, seat size, child weight, and more to properly secure their little ones. Otherwise, the seat may afford them little to no protection ...
    • Nissan Issues 2014 Rogue Recall for Fuel Pump Issue

      Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced it will be recalling approximately 47,000 2014 Rogue vehicles manufactured between July 25 th 2013 and June 7 th , 2014 due to an issue in the vehicles’ fuel pump. According to Nissan, the fuel pump defect can prevent the vehicles from starting and possibly cause the vehicles’ engines to fail while the cars are in motion, leading to collisions. The recalled vehicles ...
    • Jim Gilbert Delivers Auto Product Liability Seminar in Indiana

      Over the past two days, a group of some of the top trial lawyers in the country convened at the ISTA Conference Center in Indianapolis for “ Thinking Outside the Box for Your Practice ,” a seminar sponsored by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Our own Jim Gilbert was on hand as one of the presenters, with a talk about a subject in which he is one of the leading experts nationwide, auto ...

    Car Fire

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    • Ford Recalls Cars Due to Potential Engine Fires

      Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall for 230,000 vehicles in North America due to a risk of engine fires. The following vehicles are included in the recall, and all have 1.6-liter GTDI engines: 2014 Escape 2014-2015 Fiesta ST 2013-2014 Ford Fusion 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect According to Ford, company officials indicated that under-hood fires may occur as a result of a lack of coolant ...
    • 1.4 Million Toyota Vehicles Now Included in NHTSAs Expanded Probe into Whether Power-Window Switches Are Causing Car Fires

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its look into whether power window switches in certain Toyota vehicles can cause fires. Its upgrade of its preliminary probe to an engineering analysis, which could become an official auto recall, now involves 1.47 million Toyota 2007 to 2009 vehicles. The initial investigation, which was started in February, had included over 800,000 ...
    • NHTSA Probing Whether GM Chevrolet Volts Lithium-Ion Batteries Pose a Fire Hazard

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a formal probe into whether General Motors’s Chevy Volts’ batteries are at risk of catching fire after they are involved in a serious car crash. While GM has stated that its vehicle is not a fire hazard, the NHTSA remains committed to continuing its safety defect investigation until it reaches its own conclusions. Safety officials began ...

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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    • Defective Barbecue Grills Can Cause Burn Injuries, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      With summer almost officially here, our products liability lawyers wanted to remind our readers to be careful when grilling and barbecuing over these next few months. While barbecues are typically fun gatherings, serious personal injuries and even deaths can occur if a defective or faulty barbecue or grill is used. For example, an exploding propane tank or barbecue can lead to a fire, as well as ...
    • Carbon Monoxide Lawsuit Blames Water Heater for Marine's Wrongful Death

      The family of an 18-year-old marine is suing a water heater manufacturer, a plumbing company. and the owners of an Idaho apartment building for his wrongful death. McQuen Forbush died from carbon monoxide poisoning last year from a leak they believe was caused by the allegedly faulty product. His girlfriend also experienced CO poisoning. Paramedics who responded to her 911 call found that Forbush ...

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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    • FEMA Moving 35,000 Hurricane Katrina Families Out of Toxic Trailers

      The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is trying to relocate some 35,000 families out of the trailers and mobile homes that the agency had provided after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Results from tests by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that there are dangerous levels of formaldehyde fumes in many of the trailers. Formaldehyde is an airborne chemical and a preservative ...

    Child Safety

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    • December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that close to a quarter of a million emergency room visits each years are related to dangerous or defective toys . The vast majority of those injuries are caused to children less than 15 years old. It is also believed that many of the incidents of children being exposed to dangerous toys happens around the holidays, as gift giving from ...
    • National School Bus Safety Week 2016

      The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) is bringing back the School Bus Safety Week Program. It will begin on October 17 th , 2016 this year and conclude on the 21 st . This is one of the most exciting safety programs geared to protect children in the nation, as it reaches thousands of school districts and countless children. Last year’s theme was “Bully Free Zone!” and addressed ...
    • 5 Common Child Safety Seat Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

      Child car safety seats are a great and necessary way to protect young or small children from injuries caused by car accidents . Simply putting a child into a safety seat and expecting the best is not enough, however. Parents need to pay close attention to harnesses, seat size, child weight, and more to properly secure their little ones. Otherwise, the seat may afford them little to no protection ...

    Choking Hazard

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    • December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that close to a quarter of a million emergency room visits each years are related to dangerous or defective toys . The vast majority of those injuries are caused to children less than 15 years old. It is also believed that many of the incidents of children being exposed to dangerous toys happens around the holidays, as gift giving from ...
    • Little Tikes Recalls Another 1.7 Million Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Over Choking Hazard

      More than two years after recalling approximately 1.6 million Little Tikes™ Workshops Sets and Trucks after an 11-month-old South Carolina boy choked on a toy nail that got stuck in his throat, the manufacturer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling another 1.7 million units–this time of Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets–over the same child choking hazard posed by the plastic ...
    • CPSC Attempts to Prevent Injuries to Children with Recalls of Smith + Noble Roman and Roller Shades, Kari√±o Baby Pacifiers, and Tots in Mind Playards

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced several recalls in the past week geared toward preventing serious injuries to children. The most recent one comes today with the recall of approximately 1,160,000 Roman shades and 115,000 roller shades made by Smith + Noble. The shades pose a strangulation hazard that can occur in the event that the child’s neck either gets ensnared in the shade ...

    Citizens Lawsuit

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    • Industrial Arts Impact on Scenic Colorado Prompts Citizens Lawsuit

      Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, “Christo”, famous for suspending huge curtains of orange fabric over bridges, buildings and other public spaces throughout the world, has embarked on yet another art project. Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude have targeted Colorado for a second time (the first time being in 1972) with plans to hang silvery, translucent fabric over the Arkansas River for two ...

    Clothing Defect

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    • Clothing Defects: Apparel Industry Must Follow Standards for Childrens Loungewear and Sleepwear, Says CPSC

      The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has sent a letter to distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and importers emphasizing the importance of them abiding by Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA) and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Children’s sleepwear is defined by the CPSC as apparel ranging from size 0 to 14 that is supposed to be worn mostly for sleeping or during sleep-related ...
    • Strangulation, Choking, and Fall Hazards Prompt Recall of Baby Walkers, Clothing, and Books

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a number of products this month because of the injuries to children that they may pose. Although recalls are a proactive step toward preventing personal injuries and wrongful deaths, it is not acceptable to expose children and babies to hazards because a manufacturer made a product that was poorly designed or developed flaws during production. On ...
    • Defective Clothing Can Cause Serious Injuries

      A products liability lawsuit that has recently made national headlines involves a female traffic cop who is suing Victoria’s Secret for an eye injury she says she sustained in May 2007 because of a defective thong. Macrida Patterson says that one of the metal links that holds the decorative rhinestone heart in place on the thong’s blue fabric popped off and hit her in the eye. Patterson says the ...

    Compensatory

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    • Compensatory and Punitive Damages Explained by Denver Personal Injury Attorney

      There are two kinds of damages available in personal injury cases. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group® explain the difference between them and how you may recover them. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® at (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation. Based in Denver, Colorado, we ...
    • What Are Compensatory and Punitive Damages?

      Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group® explain what punitive and compensatory damages are and when they may be available in your personal injury case. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® at (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation. Based in Denver, Colorado, we represent ...

    Construction Safety

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    • Construction Safety Record Shows Remarkable Progress since 1998

      According to a study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (“AGCA”), construction fatality rates have declined 47% since the passage in 1998 of federal oversight legislation that introduced a “collaborative safety” approach, safety incidents declined by 38% over the same time period. This collaborative approach rewards contractors for finding and fixing safety problems before ...

    contingent fee lawyer

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    • Why You Need a Contingent Fee Lawyer for Your Colorado Business Litigation, Pt. II

      In addition to hiring a lawyer experienced in the courtroom (see previous post ), there are other reasons a contingent fee lawyer can help assure a successful outcome of your Colorado business litigation. Reason #3: You need a lawyer with special skills. The special skills of an injury lawyer will increase the likelihood of recovery of large sums of money for his/her corporate client: The injury ...

    Coruption

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    • Legal Fees Charged to Corporations Going Up in the Economic Downturn

      A December study by the legal consultancy firm of Altman Weil showed that the recession notwithstanding, some large law firms are raising their fees to corporations by an average of four per cent in 2010. It is unknown whether or not Colorado law firms were included in the study. The hourly rate charged by senior partners in these large firms has gone as high as $700-$900 per hour. A local survey ...

    Cosmetic Defects

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    • Some Beauty Products May Be Bad For Your Looks, Body, and Health

      Unfortunately, some makeup products may do more than enhance the wearer’s looks and not in a good way. Cosmetic defects can cause serious reactions or injury to the body that may permanently damage a user’s health and physical appearance. Examples of some cosmetic defect injuries: • Eyesight loss • Skin problems • Physical pain • Emotional trauma • Toxin-related illnesses • Other health issues ...

    Court Appeals

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    Criminal Mischief

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    • The Scoop on Poop in Colorado

      The Denver Post reported on February 9, 2010, that a 19-year old University of Northern Colorado student was arrested and charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and illegal possession of alcohol allegedly for attempting to set fire to a bag of dog poop on his neighbor’s front porch. (Most of us remember this old Halloween trick of “make the neighbor stamp out the ...

    Dangerous Toys

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    • December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that close to a quarter of a million emergency room visits each years are related to dangerous or defective toys . The vast majority of those injuries are caused to children less than 15 years old. It is also believed that many of the incidents of children being exposed to dangerous toys happens around the holidays, as gift giving from ...
    • Stay Away from Dangerous Toys, Caution WATCH and PIRG

      When looking for children’s gifts for the holiday season, it is important that you remain aware of the dangers that some of the toys in the marketplace pose. Granted, in an ideal world, it would be great if toy manufacturers only made toys that were safe for use and didn’t pose choking, suffocation, aspiration, or strangulation hazards. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and every year, ...

    Defective Drugs

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    • Fentanyl Responsible for an Increased Number of Deaths

      Fentanyl is a potent opioid pain medication. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, but some fentanyl analogs may be as much as 10,000 times more potent than morphine. The drug is used for many purposes, such as for anesthesia and to help people manage chronic pain. According to a federal report, fentanyl was involved in more than half of the recent opioid overdose deaths in 10 states, ...

    Defective Products

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    • Common Reasons Car Owners Ignore Recalls

      In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the amount of auto recalls initiated by car manufacturers. But despite the increase in recalls, there have been fewer and fewer car owners responding to the notices. This lack of response is putting drivers at risk of dangerous defects , and can increase their chances of an accident. But why are owners not responding to recall notices? The ...
    • Hyundai & Kia Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles Due to Engine Problems

      Hyundai and Kia have announced the recall of approximately 1.5 million vehicles in the United States and in South Korea, after the discovery was made that debris was left behind in engines during the manufacturing process. This debris can restrict the flow of oil in the affected engines and can cause the engines to seize and stall while in operation. Drivers of vehicles affected by the recall are ...
    • Why You Should Not Ignore Your Vehicle Recall Notice

      If you have owned several cars, chances are good you have probably received a notice from your auto manufacturer at some point informing you that your vehicle is subject to a recall and is eligible for free repairs. While many are tempted to toss these notices out with the rest of their junk mail, this can be a major mistake. Your Life Could Be At Risk Automotive safety recalls are only issued ...

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    • Gilbert Law Group & Arvada Fire Talk Driving Safety with Students

      Giving back to our communities is a cornerstone of what we do here at The Gilbert Law Group®, P.C. After all, while we want to be the legal advocates our clients can rely on after they have been hurt by a negligent driver , we would much rather prefer that no one get into an accident in the first place. After teaming up with the Arvada Fire Protection District, we joined them at Ralston Valley ...
    • Distracted Driving Causing Nearly 60% of Teen Accidents

      April is distracted driving awareness month. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we want to raise awareness about distracted driving issues to help save lives out on the roadways. A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently found that in nearly 60% of teen accidents distracted driving was a contributing factor. Although teens aren’t the only drivers out there affected by distracted driving ...
    • Super Bowl Sunday: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

      The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting a campaign to keep us all safer on the roads this Super Bowl Sunday. “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” is intended to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving on this day when most of America is at a party to watch the game of the season. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days of the year for drunk ...

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    • Gilbert Law Group & Arvada Fire Talk Driving Safety with Students

      Giving back to our communities is a cornerstone of what we do here at The Gilbert Law Group®, P.C. After all, while we want to be the legal advocates our clients can rely on after they have been hurt by a negligent driver , we would much rather prefer that no one get into an accident in the first place. After teaming up with the Arvada Fire Protection District, we joined them at Ralston Valley ...
    • April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

      Everyone knows that talking and texting on a cellphone while driving can greatly increase your chances of getting into a car accident , but what about using a hands-free or speech-to-text device preinstalled in your vehicle? According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there is no data to support that using a hands-free device of any sort while driving is safer than picking up a smartphone and ...
    • Winter Weather Driving Safety

      It is time for winter weather driving again in Denver. Those slushy, snow-packed roads make getting to and from work and school more hazardous than normal. Be prepared this winter and have a safer cold weather driving season. Check and replace windshield wipers. Blowing snow and splashing slush from other vehicles can have you driving blind without good windshield wipers. Check that yours are in ...

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    • Wear It! Campaign Brings Awareness to Life Jacket Safety in May

      Boating safety is a major concern for people who frequent the waters for recreational fun across the country. In the event of a boating accident, capsize event, or other unforeseen hazard, a drowning accident can occur, and is far more likely to if people are not wearing their life jackets. The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has used the Wear It! campaign for several years in a row now to ...
    • Fatal Michigan Drowning Accident of Teen Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Criminal Charges

      The family of KeAir Swift is suing the East Detroit Public Schools, the Professional Educational Services Group, three school principals, the Macomb Intermediate School District and substitute teacher Johnathan Sails for the 14-year-old’s Michigan wrongful death. Sails is also charged with involuntary manslaughter in Swift’s fatal drowning. The 24-year-old, who was filling in as a swimming ...
    • Child Drowning Accidents: Reminder to Parents and Pool Owners to Take Steps to Prevent Swimming Accidents This Summer

      With summer here and drowning accidents continuing to be a leading cause of child deaths, pool owners must make sure that their pools are safe for use. This means ensuring that children at a pool are properly supervised, appropriate safety measures have been implemented, and emergency equipment is easily accessible. According to recent statistics: About 830 children under age 15 die each year from ...

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    • Drowning Accidents - Water Safety Month

      Without a beachy coastline in Denver, hotel swimming pools and spas are two of the most popular and most fun places to take a dip during the summer season. With the observance of May’s Water Safety Month however, we are reminded that these amenities can also be dangerous if the operating facility has not maintained the pool or spa to ensure that it meets the most current safety regulations, ...
    • Fatal Michigan Drowning Accident of Teen Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit, Criminal Charges

      The family of KeAir Swift is suing the East Detroit Public Schools, the Professional Educational Services Group, three school principals, the Macomb Intermediate School District and substitute teacher Johnathan Sails for the 14-year-old’s Michigan wrongful death. Sails is also charged with involuntary manslaughter in Swift’s fatal drowning. The 24-year-old, who was filling in as a swimming ...
    • More Than 1500 Drowning Deaths Reported This Season

      According to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, between May 1 and August 26, there were more than 1,500 drowning deaths reported. A recent survey also noted that more than one US state -Minnesota, Indiana, and Pennsylvania–hit a record when it came to drowning deaths this year. While generally, the number of drowning-related fatalities has gone down, drowning continues to be the number two ...

    Drug Crime

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    • Colorado Money Launderer Gets Jail Time

      As promised, I am following-up on my previous article, “Corruption on Colorado’s North Metro Drug Task Force?” The Denver Post reported on April 1, 2010 that Dan Tang, prominent owner of a Thornton Chinese restaurant, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to an 18-month prison sentence for his part in financing a marijuana growing operation. Tang’s attorneys had recommended probation. The U.S. ...
    • Corruption on Colorado's North Metro Drug Task Force?

      In 2008, the North Metro Drug Task Force raided a number of “high-end” homes in the Denver suburbs, seizing millions of dollars in drugs and cash. The houses were used as “grow houses,” where marijuana plants were grown. As a result of the raids, Dan Tang, a politically connected Thornton restaurant owner was arrested, allegedly as the ringleader of and the person who funded the drug operation. ...

    Drunk Driving

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    • Worst Days for Driving Are Straight Ahead

      The holidays are right around the corner. While that brings good times with family and holiday cheer, it also brings some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. Remember to take extra care when you are driving on these days. Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a driving holiday. AAA estimates that more than 45 million Americans take to the road and travel at least 50 miles to get to their ...
    • Don't Let Halloween Turn into a Nightmare

      Nothing is scarier than a drunk driver on Halloween. A night that is dedicated to fun with costumes and candy can quickly turn into the worst night of your life when you drink and choose to get behind the wheel. During Halloween weekend: 44% of fatal crashes involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08 or higher 23% of pedestrian fatalities involved a drunk driver Drunk drivers kill more ...

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    • Boulder Charity's Funds Allegedly Embezzled by Bookkeeper

      A bookkeeper at Impact on Education, a Boulder, Colorado-based charity, was arrested January 22, 2011, and charged with forgery and embezzlement of at least $160,000 of the charity’s funds. According to Boulder police, she forged more than 60 checks over several years. She remains in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. The charity’s website says Impact on Education (then The Foundation for Boulder ...
    • California Federal Court Dismisses Investors' Lawsuit Against SEC for Madoff Losses

      Judge Stephen Victor Wilson, U.S. District Judge in the Central District of California, on April 20, 2010, dismissed a complaint filed by persons who claim they were defrauded by Bernard Madoff’s pyramid scheme. The investors’ complaint alleges that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) woefully failed to discover Madoff’s scheme long before Madoff confessed that he was running a pyramid ...
    • Former Boulder, Colorado Bookkeeper Given a Two-Year Jail Sentence

      Amber Turner, a 30-year old mother of one and a former Boulder, Colorado bookkeeper at Boulder-based Precision Phototonics, was sentenced on February 25, 2010, by a Boulder County judge to a 2-year jail sentence for stealing about $230,000 from her employer from early 2007 to the middle of 2008. Turner apparently spent the money on such items as ski passes, a Mercedes-Benz, lingerie, cruises, ...

    Fall Accidents

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    • Preventing Crib Entrapment, Suffocation, and Fall Accidents: CPSC Chief Vows to Ban Drop-Side Cribs

      The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission is vowing to ban the sale and manufacture of drop-side cribs. The promise comes in the wake of at least 32 child deaths linked to drop-side cribs over the past 10 years. While the CPSC has recalled over 7 million drop-side cribs following reports ofinjuries to children and wrongful deaths, crib manufacturers and sellers have failed to get rid of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Backyard Trampolines are Dangerous, Warn Pediatricians

      In an updated statement recently issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the group is once again strongly discouraging the use of trampolines in homes and backyards. Dr. Michele LaBotz, who co-authored the “Trampoline Safety in Childhood and Adolescence” policy update, described the recreational equipment as “intrinsically dangerous” even with accompanying safety features, such as padding ...

    False Advertisement

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    • Update: Court Order Issued Will Dalbey Educations Cash Flow Business Dry Up?

      In June, we told you about the lawsuit filed against Colorado’s Dalbey Education Institute whose infomercial “Winning in the Cash Flow Business”, hosted by Gary Collins, was under fire for being deceptive and misleading. Last week, the Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission were successful in obtaining a stipulated order barring the company from airing misleading statements during their ...

    FAST Act

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    • FAST Act to Increase Accountability of Auto Safety Officials

      One single word found within President Obama’s recently passed Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act has auto executives on edge. The new rule, which is expected to go into effect by the end of 2016, replaces the word “may” with “shall” into the process requiring senior officials responsible for auto safety to sign their name to information regarding all defects reported to the ...

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    • FEMA Moving 35,000 Hurricane Katrina Families Out of Toxic Trailers

      The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is trying to relocate some 35,000 families out of the trailers and mobile homes that the agency had provided after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Results from tests by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that there are dangerous levels of formaldehyde fumes in many of the trailers. Formaldehyde is an airborne chemical and a preservative ...

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    • Fire Safety Concerns Lead to Recalls of More Than 185,000 Decorative Candles

      Three companies that manufacture decorative candles have issued voluntary recalls due to fears that their candles pose a fire hazard to users. Just this week, Nordstrom recalled 2,500 Taper and Votive Candles due to concerns that the exterior coating on the candle could easily ignite. Flames or smoke coming from the candle itself was reported in four incidents. The recall affects Nordstrom’s “At ...

    Firearms

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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 ...

    Firework Accidents

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    • CPSC Says 8,700 Patients Treated for Fireworks Injuries in Hospitals in 2012

      According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 8,700 people received US hospital emergency care last year because they were injured in fireworks accidents. Over 5,000 of these incidents occurred between 6/22 and 7/22, during 30 days around the 4th of July. Over 50% of these injury accidents involve hand burns, head burns, and facial burns. Bottle rockets, sparklers, and fireworks ...

    Firm News

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    • Attorney Jim Gilbert, Esq., Presents on Products Liability Law at CLE Seminar

      Earlier this month, our very own Attorney Jim Gilbert, Esq., was an intrinsic part of a CLE Seminar. Hosted by the Charleston School of Law, this seminar took place on December 1 st from 2-5 PM, as well as from December 2 nd from 9 AM-12 PM. This educational and useful seminar took place at The Dewberry Charleston Hotel at 344 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Attorney Gilbert covered ...
    • The Gilbert Law Group Secures #1 Spot in Top 50 Verdicts Colorado 2016

      Last year, The Gilbert Law Group, P.C. and our product liability attorneys headquartered in Denver were able to win a monumental case for a wrongfully injured client. Through the efforts of Attorneys James L. Gilbert , Anne M. Dieruf , and Anthony P. Bolson – as well as our in-house engineer, Mr. Andrew Kim , and our hard-working support staff – we were able to secure a $52 million verdict for our ...
    • The Gilbert Law Group, P.C.® Helps the Dolls for Daughters Program, Packz 4 Kidz

      Our firm is proud to announce our involvement with the Dolls for Daughters charity event, Packz 4 Kidz, a program that collects school supplies for children in need. Created by Jessica Bachus in 2007, Dolls for Daughters is a nonprofit organization in Denver, Colorado. The organization’s primary objective is to provide gifts and basic necessities to the children of low-income families in the ...

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    • The Alarming Foreclosure Crisis

      According to Reuters, banks foreclosed on 1.05 million homes in the U.S. in 2010. Foreclosure filings, including default notices, auctions and repossessions, reached a whopping record of 2.9 million for last year. The outlook for 2011 is bleak, due in part to the fact that an estimated one-quarter million foreclosures that were withdrawn in the latter part of 2010 will likely be re-started in ...

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    • Secret Whistleblower Played Key Role in Bank of New York Mellon Investigation

      The US Justice Department and the New York attorney general have filed separate securities lawsuits seeking more than $2 billion from Bank of New York Mellon Corp. The complaints accuse the BNY Mellon of overcharging clients billions of dollars with currency trades and defrauding them for over 10 years. Federal and state officials didn’t arrive at these findings without help. According to The Wall ...
    • Secret Whistleblower Played Key Role in Bank of New York Mellon Investigation

      The US Justice Department and the New York attorney general have filed separate securities lawsuits seeking more than $2 billion from Bank of New York Mellon Corp. The complaints accuse the BNY Mellon of overcharging clients billions of dollars with currency trades and defrauding them for over 10 years. Federal and state officials didn’t arrive at these findings without help. According to The Wall ...
    • Colorado Man Indicted for Obtaining Fraudulent Mortgages

      Gary Noble, 31, of Denver, Colorado, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a 63-count wire fraud scheme, whereby Noble, through various companies he controlled, had his relatives purchase homes with loans obtained from commercial lenders through the use of false and fraudulent documents. Noble had his relatives buy the homes through Noble Mortgage Company. Another of his companies, Noble Title ...

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    • A Colorado Woman with Honor and Integrity

      1160544_wallet_1.jpg Today’s blog has absolutely nothing to do with legal commentary, court decisions, or business law. 9news.com reported a story on 02/15/10 that warms my heart. A Cheyenne, Wyoming couple saw a dining room set advertised on Craigslist™ that they were interested in buying. They drove to Aurora, Colorado, where the dining room set was located, with cash for the purchase. After ...

    Halloween Safety

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    • Halloween Safety Tips for Your Trick-or-Treaters

      Halloween is fast approaching. Time for all the little ghouls and super heroes and princesses to take to the streets. As you get ready to take your little ones out for this annual candy-achieving adventure, keep these safety tips in mind to make sure your family has a safe and happy Halloween night. Use reflective tape or glow necklaces to keep children visible in the dark. Always trick-or-treat ...
    • Don't Let Halloween Turn into a Nightmare

      Nothing is scarier than a drunk driver on Halloween. A night that is dedicated to fun with costumes and candy can quickly turn into the worst night of your life when you drink and choose to get behind the wheel. During Halloween weekend: 44% of fatal crashes involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08 or higher 23% of pedestrian fatalities involved a drunk driver Drunk drivers kill more ...
    • Trick or Treating Safety Tips

      For kids, trick or treating on Halloween is one of the best times of the year. For parents, it can cause some safety anxiety. Keep these tips in mind to make sure your child has a fun and injury-free evening. Children under 12 should always be accompanied by an adult. Trick or treat in groups. It's more fun and it's safer. Obey traffic signals and cross at crosswalks. Put electronic devices away ...

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    • International Helmet Awareness Day for Equestrian Riders

      Riders4Helmets was founded in 2010 after learning that Courtney King-Dye, an Olympic dressage rider, had sustained a traumatic brain injury due to not wearing a helmet while riding. The purpose of the group was to spread awareness that properly-fitted helmets can save lives and prevent serious injury while horse riding or enjoying other equestrian-related activities. As part of their mission of ...
    • 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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    • Palin Family Availed Itself of Canada's Single- Payer Health Care Plan

      As readers know, I don’t inject politics into my blogs. Nevertheless, I found the following subject a glaring example of a politician’s inexplicable turnabout. The Huffington Post reports on March 8, 2010, Sarah Palin, in her first speech in Canada since resigning as Alaska’s Governor, admits that her family “used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada.” She goes on to ...
    • Colorado Jury Awards $37 Million in Damages Against Insurance Company

      On January 29, 2010, a Boulder County, Colorado jury awarded $37 million to Jennifer Latham of Lafayette, Colorado, whose health insurance was canceled after the woman sustained severe injuries in an auto accident, including multiple fractures and a brain injury. Latham had purchased a health insurance policy from Assurant Health just five months before the 2005 accident. After she spent a month ...

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    • Woman Resorts to Drastic Remedy to Get Medical Care

      Dbtecno.com reports on June 14, 2010 that a 41-year old Michigan woman shot herself in the shoulder in an attempt to obtain health care for that same shoulder for injuries incurred a month earlier when she tried to prevent her dogs from fighting. Being without health care, the woman said she couldn’t afford to see a specialist for her previous shoulder injury. After the shooting, the woman’s ...

    Helmet Safety

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    • International Helmet Awareness Day for Equestrian Riders

      Riders4Helmets was founded in 2010 after learning that Courtney King-Dye, an Olympic dressage rider, had sustained a traumatic brain injury due to not wearing a helmet while riding. The purpose of the group was to spread awareness that properly-fitted helmets can save lives and prevent serious injury while horse riding or enjoying other equestrian-related activities. As part of their mission of ...
    • May 2016 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

      All drivers on the roads of America need to remember that sharing the road safely is a constant responsibility, especially when much smaller vehicles, such as a motorcycle, are nearby. In an effort to bring attention to the dangers motorcyclists face each and every time they start up their ride, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared that May 2016 is Motorcycle ...
    • Back to School: Helmet Safety

      Does your child wear a helmet every time they get on their bike? Sometimes wearing a helmet can be overlooked for a variety of reasons: for children, it may be due to forgetfulness, not enforced by parents, and for teenagers, a helmet clashes with their sense of style. Whatever the reason may be, spending that extra couple of minutes to click on a helmet is more important than you may think. ...

    Holiday Safety

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    • Turkey Fryer Safety This Holiday Season

      With the Thanksgiving holidays right around the corner, it's time to start packing your home full of all the fixings you're going to need. But, the potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry sauce are all just the support characters for the main star of the show - the turkey. While there are a lot of different ways to prepare your turkey, many people have begun frying their turkeys. The National ...
    • Dangerous Toys Continue To Pose a Safety Hazard To Kids This Holiday Season

      Holiday shopping season has begun–a time for gifts to be exchange while manufacturers sell millions of dollars worth of toys. Unfortunately, not all of the toys available on store shelves and online are safe–some may even prove quite dangerous. At The Gilbert Law Group®, our child injury lawyers represent children and their families with products liability cases against toy makers, distributors, ...
    • Turkey Fryers Can Increase Fire and Injury Risk During Thanksgiving

      The National Fire Protection Association is discouraging people from using turkey fryers when cooking their bird over Thanksgiving. The cooking apparatus has become a favorite alternative to baking. That said, over the years, products liability lawsuits have been filed because people have suffered burn injuries as a result of a turkey fryer. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, ...

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    • Your Postal Service in Action

      stock-photo-postal-truck-delivering-mail-999177.jpg A night mail handler at USPS entered a guilty plea in Colorado federal court on August 11, 2010 to two counts of theft by mail. According to a plea agreement, the man will be sentenced in November to one and a half to two years in prison and fined from $4,000 – $40,000. The man admitted stealing from 100-150 packages a week since January 2008, ...

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    • Gene Patents - Rewarding Innovation or Inhibiting Research?

      stock-vector-dna-with-medical-sign-vector-illustration-abstract-background-9888538.jpg In May 2009, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation filed a lawsuit against Myriad Genetics and the University of Utah Research Foundation. The lawsuit challenged patents granted to Myriad on two genes related to breast and ovarian cancer. U.S. District Court Judge Robert ...

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    • Jim Gilbert Delivers Auto Product Liability Seminar in Indiana

      Over the past two days, a group of some of the top trial lawyers in the country convened at the ISTA Conference Center in Indianapolis for “ Thinking Outside the Box for Your Practice ,” a seminar sponsored by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Our own Jim Gilbert was on hand as one of the presenters, with a talk about a subject in which he is one of the leading experts nationwide, auto ...

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    • My Children are Sick from E. coli; What should I do?

      I have had law clients whose children get sick from bacterial infections such as E. coli. They call a lawyer because they wonder if someone’s negligence has made their kids sick. There have been a number of recent E. coli outbreaks : Nearly 20 children came down with E. coli after attending the livestock exhibition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver (2009). When some of those children ...

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    • New Teen Drivers and Back to School Safety

      As children head back to school this fall, some parents have one more thing to worry about – their new teen driver. Early mornings, streets and parking lots full of kids, and friends in the car can all be a challenge for the new driver. To help keep your new driver safe and accident free as they head to school this fall, share these tips: Get enough sleep. Teenagers’ lives are often filled with ...
    • What's the Safest Vehicle for Your Teen Driver?

      When your teen reaches driving age, it can seem like the scariest time in your life. Suddenly your child is licensed to be behind the wheel of a car all alone on the roadway. As a parent, one of your priorities is to ensure that your teen is driving a safe vehicle. Whether your teen is driving their own car or sharing one with the family, remember these tips to keep him or her safer in the ...

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    • The Gilbert Law Group, P.C.® Helps the Dolls for Daughters Program, Packz 4 Kidz

      Our firm is proud to announce our involvement with the Dolls for Daughters charity event, Packz 4 Kidz, a program that collects school supplies for children in need. Created by Jessica Bachus in 2007, Dolls for Daughters is a nonprofit organization in Denver, Colorado. The organization’s primary objective is to provide gifts and basic necessities to the children of low-income families in the ...
    • Exploding Sunroofs Cited in Hundreds of Car Owner Complaints

      As if there were not enough auto defects consumers have to worry about, recent reports are coming in about randomly exploding sunroofs. Upwards of 400 complaints about self-shattering sunroofs have been filed so far, many of them with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While it seems that the problem could be prevalent in numerous makes and models, a noticeable portion of ...
    • Looking into Autopilot Liability: Is Tesla to Blame?

      Tesla is once again feeling the scrutiny of the skeptical public and safety associations after a string of news stories hit headlines regarding the safety, or lack thereof, of their “Autopilot” system. In Netherlands, a Tesla electric vehicle flew off the road and struck a tree, killing the driver. Although the crash is still being investigated, it would appear the self-driving feature had been ...

    Oil Leak

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    • Just an Old-Fashioned "Ass-Kicking"

      This has nothing to do with Colorado. According to a June 8, 2010 piece by Ed Stoddard and Paschal Fletcher on Reuters.com, President Obama is very anxious to get to the bottom of who is responsible for the BP Gulf of Mexico off-shore oil leak. His reason? He needs that information to know “whose ass to kick.” We all know by now that BP and other unknown persons in charge have failed to plug the ...

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    • Back to School Pedestrian Safety

      Does your child walk to school? This time of year many parents are figuring out school transportation schedules for their children. Regardless of if your child is walking to school from home, or walking to and from the school bus, teaching them pedestrian safety can be a life-saving skill. Nearly 60 children are hit by cars every day in the U.S. Close to 500 pedestrians ages 19 and younger die ...

    Personal Injury

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    • Why You Should Not Ignore Your Vehicle Recall Notice

      If you have owned several cars, chances are good you have probably received a notice from your auto manufacturer at some point informing you that your vehicle is subject to a recall and is eligible for free repairs. While many are tempted to toss these notices out with the rest of their junk mail, this can be a major mistake. Your Life Could Be At Risk Automotive safety recalls are only issued ...
    • Treadmill Accident: Mike Tysons Daughter Dies After Her Neck Gets Caught in Exercise Machine Cord

      A tragic treadmill accident this week claimed the life of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus On Monday, her 7-year-old brother found her with the cord that hangs from a treadmill console wrapped around her neck. Following the strangulation accident, Exodus’s mother tried to revive her with CPR while waiting for the paramedics to arrive at their home. The ...
    • Bunk Bed Injuries

      As part of National Childhood Injury Prevention week, at The Gilbert Law Group we are highlighting the dangers of bunk bed injuries and the precautions you can take to keep your children free from injury. Each year nearly 36,000 children are treated in US emergency rooms for bunk bed related injuries. In a 15-year study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research ...

    Pharmaceutical Fraud

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    • $3 Billion GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Fraud Settlement Also Will Pay Whistleblowers

      GlaxoSmithKline LLC has agreed to pay $3B to settle civil and criminal allegations that it illegally promoted certain prescription medications, engaged in false price reporting practices, and failed to report certain safety information. This is the biggest health care fraud settlement in our country’s history and the largest payment that a drug company has ever agreed to pay. Glaxo has also ...
    • Roche Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $20M

      Roche has agreed to pay $20M to settle a whistleblower complaint filed by an ex-manager who claimed that the drug Rituxan was marketed off-label and that Medicaid and Medicare ended up making payments for the immunosupressant that were unnecessary because of Roche is a unit of Genentech. Per the Pennsylvania whistleblower lawsuit, which was filed by former sales development senior manager John ...

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    • American Airlines Cancels Over 2,000 Flights This Week To Conduct Plane Safety Inspections

      American Airlines announced this week that it was canceling over 2,000 flights to conduct safety inspections on a number of jets. The cancellations affected flights taking off on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and more cancellations may be announced. The airline company also canceled several hundred flights last month for more inspections. Inspectors want to make sure that the airline company ...

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    • CPSC Says Recalled Childrens Merry-Go-Round and Play Sets Pose Fall Hazards

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recalls of about 15,000 Children’s Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds and approximately 11,000 Backyard Leisure Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets because they pose a fall hazard to children. Backyard Leisure says that there have been 114 reports of the play sets’ hangers, which hold the gliders, ...

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    • Back to School: Playground Safety

      It is that time of year again, gearing up for back to school: buying supplies, checking lists, while children are looking forward to being with their friends. The highlight of many children’s school day is recess, that block of time they can be free and playful. While they are relishing in play time, your concern is, are they safe on the playground? According to the US Consumer Product Safety ...
    • Tips for Playground Safety

      Children love the playground, but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year over 200,000 children end their playground visit with a trip to the emergency room. These tips can help you ensure that your child stays safe and enjoys his or her day at the playground. Check surfaces. Almost 79 percent of playground injuries are caused by falls. Playgrounds should have at least ...
    • Mother Settles Oklahoma Playground Accident Death Case With X-Wave Manufacturer

      One mother has settled her Oklahoma playground accident lawsuit seeking damages for the wrongful death of her 9-year-old daughter, Alyssa Avila. The fourth grader died in 2010 after falling from an X-Wave, which is like a teeter-totter that can take numerous riders at once, at her school. The details of the products liability settlement are confidential. Alyssa fell from the X-Wave while a section ...

    Poisoning

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    Ponzi Scheme

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    • Yet Another Colorado-Based Ponzi Scheme

      We all know by now what a Ponzi scheme is. Some sharp hedge fund manager or other investment guru sells fund shares, usually to close friends and relatives, and friends and acquaintances of each, promising a higher rate of return than could reasonably be earned in a legitimate investment. Typically, the fund doesn’t generate earnings with which to pay the promised interest to the investors. ...
    • Madoff's Ponzi Scheme: Feeder Fund Liability

      The simple Ponzi scheme, as drawn up by Charles Ponzi himself in the early 1900’s, involved one schemer recruiting suckers one by one. While this is effective, it is not nearly as efficient in an “earnings by the hour” analysis. To increase the scam’s efficiency, it requires big suckers, not little ones. Bernie Madoff wanted to earn the big bucks. In order to do that, Madoff knew he would have to ...
    • Madoff's Role Model: Charles Ponzi

      In a previous blog (Bernie Madoff: A Modern Day Ponzi), I discussed Bernie Madoff’s modern day Ponzi scheme. I would now like to look at the man who started this elaborate fraud system. The scheme got its name from Charles Ponzi, born in Italy in 1882. Ponzi immigrated illegally to Boston when he was 21. He arrived in the United States virtually broke having gambled most of his savings during the ...

    Pool Accident

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    • Mother Files $12.5M Oregon Child Injury Lawsuit After Daughter Nearly Drowns in Pool

      Six months after her daughter almost died in an Oregon pool accident, Kimberlee Rhodes is seeking $12.5 million for the child injuries. Victoria, 6, was attending a children’s summer camp when the near-drowning accident happened. Defendants include the U.S. West Coast Taekwondo Association, the Tigard-Tualatin Aquatic District, and school leaders Richard Shin and Jay Shin. In her Oregon drowning ...
    • CPSC: Almost 300 US Children Under Age 5 Drown in Pools and Spas Each Year

      With summer fast approaching, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has revealed its latest figures on child drowning injuries and deaths in pools and spas. According to the CPSC, almost 300 children under age 5 drown in spas and pools annually, while 3,000 young kids sustain injuries that require emergency medical attention. Also: 2/3rds of the victims killed or injured in pools and spas are ...
    • Six-Year-Old Girl Whose Intestines Were Ripped Out by Swimming Pool Drain Dies

      Abigail Taylor, the six-year-old girl who was seriously injured last year when here intestines were partially sucked out by a swimming pool drain in Minnesota, has died. The catastrophic accident took place on June 29 while Abigail was sitting in a wading pool at the Minneapolis Golf Club. Abigail had to undergo liver, small bowel, and pancreas transplants following the incident. Abigail’s parents ...

    Pool Safety

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    • Pool Safety

      A day at the pool, either at home or at a community pool, should be a relaxing day of fun for the whole family. Tragically, a day at the pool can turn from carefree to threatened by injury or drowning in moments. Being aware of and prepared for the potential danger around a pool or spa can help your family enjoy a stress-free day. Learn how to perform CPR on adults and children. Make sure children ...
    • 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 ...
    • Toddler Dies in Florida Drowning Accident at Unlicensed Day Care Center

      -year-old Steven Spurlock has died in a Florida swimming pool accident at an unlicensed day care center. Spurlock was one of seven children at the Kiddie Heaven. Investigators say that Spurlock, who had exited the pool with the other kids, apparently managed to get back into the water. He was unconscious when he was pulled out and he had to be placed on life support. Spurlock was later declared ...

    Prescription Drugs

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    • Between a Rock and a Hard Place

      Type II diabetics are now being told that the drug Actos, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., may be linked to a higher risk of bladder cancer. The information comes from preliminary results of a 10-year study sponsored by Takeda following over 193,000 Actos users. This unsettling news comes on the heels of study results by the manufacturer of Avandia, an Actos competitor, that there may be ...
    • Avandia Health Concerns Crosses the Pond

      We previously wrote concerning increased heart attack and heart failure risks to those taking the prescription drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone). The drug, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is prescribed to Type II (non-insulin dependent) diabetics. The FDA has taken under advisement the issue of whether or not to increase warnings and precautions of taking the drug or to completely remove the ...
    • Update on the Avandia/Actos Saga

      A Colorado Business Litigation Lawyer Blog posted August 18, 2010 reported on the SmithKline study that clearly showed that Avandia (a diabetes drug) had a significantly higher heart attack and death risk than its competitor drug Actos. Along comes a new study funded by WellPoint, Inc. that claims to show that the increased risk of heart problems linked to either drug is exactly the same at 4%. ...

    Product Defect

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    • Graco Recalls More than 25,000 Car Seats

      Graco is an American company that manufactures baby products. It’s based in North Carolina and is owned and operated by Newell Brands. It has produced thousands of different products since its inception in 1942. Recently, Graco needed to recall more than 25,000 car seats after a defect was found in the child safety product. Out of all things that should be safe to use, a product meant to keep ...
    • Common Reasons Car Owners Ignore Recalls

      In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the amount of auto recalls initiated by car manufacturers. But despite the increase in recalls, there have been fewer and fewer car owners responding to the notices. This lack of response is putting drivers at risk of dangerous defects , and can increase their chances of an accident. But why are owners not responding to recall notices? The ...
    • Hyundai & Kia Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles Due to Engine Problems

      Hyundai and Kia have announced the recall of approximately 1.5 million vehicles in the United States and in South Korea, after the discovery was made that debris was left behind in engines during the manufacturing process. This debris can restrict the flow of oil in the affected engines and can cause the engines to seize and stall while in operation. Drivers of vehicles affected by the recall are ...

    Product Liability

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    • 3 Surprising Products That Were Recalled

      Product recalls happen on a pretty regular basis. They are usually the result of a manufacturer discovering a flaw or problem with their product that could lead to a severe injury or create the potential for a lawsuit. Here are 3 of the most surprising recalls you might have missed. Recall 1: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Lapel Pins The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is ...
    • Graco Recalls More than 25,000 Car Seats

      Graco is an American company that manufactures baby products. It’s based in North Carolina and is owned and operated by Newell Brands. It has produced thousands of different products since its inception in 1942. Recently, Graco needed to recall more than 25,000 car seats after a defect was found in the child safety product. Out of all things that should be safe to use, a product meant to keep ...
    • Toyota Recalls More Than 800K Minivans Due to Defective Doors

      In a recent announcement , Toyota has announced that it will recall more than half a million minivans due to an issue with the vehicles’ sliding doors. The issue, found in Toyota Sienna models manufactured from 2011 to 2016, involves a circuit issue which can cause the doors to not properly latch when closed and suddenly open while in motion, potentially leading to accidents. What Is the Issue? ...

    Product Safety

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    Punitive Damages

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    • Compensatory and Punitive Damages Explained by Denver Personal Injury Attorney

      There are two kinds of damages available in personal injury cases. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group® explain the difference between them and how you may recover them. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® at (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation. Based in Denver, Colorado, we ...
    • What Are Compensatory and Punitive Damages?

      Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group® explain what punitive and compensatory damages are and when they may be available in your personal injury case. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® at (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation. Based in Denver, Colorado, we represent ...
    • Portland, Oregon Child Injury: 3-Year-Old Undergoes Surgery After Swallowing 37 Buckyball Earth Magnets

      A toddler is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove 37 Buckyball earth magnets that she had swallowed. The small pieces came together inside her stomach to form the shape of a large circle. Payton Bushnell was rushed to the hospital after she fell ill. Her family thought she was suffering form the stomach flu. Instead, what happened was that the magnetic balls pulled the little girl’s ...

    Racketeering

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    • Toyota Guilty of Racketeering?

      Lead lawyers in the class actions filed against Toyota in Colorado and across the country are adding claims that the vehicle manufacturer is guilty of racketeering under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). Plaintiffs in the initial class actions claim that the resale value of their Toyotas has decreased because of problems of unintended acceleration that prompted the ...

    Recall

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    • Common Reasons Car Owners Ignore Recalls

      In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the amount of auto recalls initiated by car manufacturers. But despite the increase in recalls, there have been fewer and fewer car owners responding to the notices. This lack of response is putting drivers at risk of dangerous defects , and can increase their chances of an accident. But why are owners not responding to recall notices? The ...
    • Hyundai & Kia Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles Due to Engine Problems

      Hyundai and Kia have announced the recall of approximately 1.5 million vehicles in the United States and in South Korea, after the discovery was made that debris was left behind in engines during the manufacturing process. This debris can restrict the flow of oil in the affected engines and can cause the engines to seize and stall while in operation. Drivers of vehicles affected by the recall are ...
    • Audi Recalls Vehicles for Fire and Airbag Rupture Risks

      Two separate issues found in Audi vehicles have sparked recalls which affect a total of 576,921 vehicles sold in the United States. The first issue concerns six Audi models and involves a coolant pump defect which poses a fire hazard. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports were received in 2015 and 2016 of instances of overheating and smoldering the in the ...

    Rollover Accident

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    • SUV Rollovers Continue to Cause Injuries and Deaths

      In even just the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of people hurt and killed in sport utility rollover crashes throughout the US. These injuries and fatalities are yet another reminder that SUV accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries for those involved. Yesterday morning, a 26-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after she was a passenger in was involved in a Minnesota SUV ...
    • General Motors Sued in Texas Rollover Lawsuit Over 15-Year-Olds Wrongful Death

      The parents of 15-year-old Skylar Carpenter are suing General Motors for her wrongful death. In theirTexas SUV rollover lawsuit, the family contends that their daughter died because the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban she had been riding in had multiple defects and was never properly tested. Becky and David Carpenter also believe that the automaker had been well aware that the sport utility vehicle would ...
    • Parents File Texas Auto Products Liability Lawsuit Against General Motors Over Teenagers SUV Rollover Injuries

      The parents of a teenage girl are suing General Motor for her Texas SUV rollover accident injuries. The teen and other students were riding a Chevrolet Suburban in 2007 when the teacher, who was driving the vehicle, lost control of the sport utility vehicle, which then rolled over. Even though she was properly restrained, Rachel and Matt Blalock’s daughter was thrown from the SUV. Another teenager ...

    Safety

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    • Find Out If Your Car Has Been Recalled

      Occasionally, manufacturers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will find a defect in a car model that needs to be addressed. For example, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy after they made one of the most massive safety recalls in automotive history. More than 100 million airbag inflators were recalled, and it affected 19 different auto ...
    • National Safety Month: Tire Failure

      National Safety Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of the risks we face out on the roadways and the precautions we can all take to keep our travels safer. Defective tires are responsible for many severe injuries and fatalities each year. Faulty tires can cause accidents because of: Separating tread Collapsing sidewalls Failing tire beads Exploding tires Often these tire failures can be ...
    • Tire Failure Warning Signs

      Your car’s tires have a profound effect on how your vehicle operates. If your tires are not performing according to basic safety standards because they are defective or faulty in any capacity, your safety is being unnecessarily compromised. If you are in an accident as a result of damaged or defective tires, you may need an experienced tire failure attorney to represent your rights. Because of the ...

    Safety Violations

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    • WEST VIRGINIA MINING DISASTER Tragedy Follows Inaction on Known Risks

      Early last week we were shocked and saddened at the tragic loss of at least 25 men in a West Virginia mine. We subsequently learned that the mine was cited more than 50 times in the last month alone for uncorrected safety violations. 12 citations were for problems with ventilation and preventing methane gas buildup. Mining has always been dangerous and some accidents may be unavoidable. But if ...

    School Safety

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    • New Teen Drivers and Back to School Safety

      As children head back to school this fall, some parents have one more thing to worry about – their new teen driver. Early mornings, streets and parking lots full of kids, and friends in the car can all be a challenge for the new driver. To help keep your new driver safe and accident free as they head to school this fall, share these tips: Get enough sleep. Teenagers’ lives are often filled with ...

    Shootings

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    • Musings on the Arizona Shootings

      Although the recent killings of six and the wounding of 14 others, including a member of U.S. Congress, at a political event outside a supermarket in Tucson has no direct connection to Colorado or the purpose of this blog, we would like to make some observations. Here are some of the things that we believe no “liberal” or “conservative” political party or pundit or anyone else really knows about ...

    spinal cord injury

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    • James Gilbert Discusses Record Setting Spinal Cord Injury Case Involving a Paralyzed Driver

      What looked like a routine rear-end injury car accident case, turned into one of our most memorable spinal cord injury cases when we discovered a hidden flaw in the vehicle during our inspection of it. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group® talk about his recollections of this catastrophic injury case and the record setting verdict he recovered for his client. If you or ...
    • James Gilbert on Spinal Cord Injuries

      When your family member is suffering from a spinal cord injury caused by someone else, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group® talk about representing spinal cord injury victims. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced spinal cord injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group® at (303) ...
    • Back to School Reminder: Playground Accidents Can Lead to Serious Child Injuries

      With school back in session and kids running around the playground during recess and lunch period, accidents can happen. Children who are roughhousing with one another or taking part in a pickup game of basketball or another sport might end up with scratches and bruises. There are also the kinds of injuries that can result during playground accidents. A fall from the top of the jungle gym or a ...

    Sports Injuries

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    • Will Your Helmet Prevent a Traumatic Brain Injury During a Winter Sports Accident?

      The death of freestyle skier Sarah Burke after sustaining a traumatic brain injury during a training accident is once again raising questions about the dangers that can arise when someone is moving swiftly through snow or ice and is involved in an accident. Granted, while freestyle skiing tends is a lot more high-risk than other sports, there are dangers involved in regular skiing, ice hockey, ...

    Swimming Accident

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    • About 1 Million Pool and Spa Drain Covers Recalled Over Possible Entrapment and Drowning Concerns

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling about 1 million spa and pool drain covers due to worries that they may still pose entrapment and drowning dangers to swimmers. The drain covers were supposed to meet the new standards established by the federal government in 2008, which are supposed to prevent a person from getting suctioned into the drain. Unfortunately, many of the drains have ...
    • CPSC and HSC Report 172 Child Drownings and Over 180 Nonfatal Swimming Accidents in US Pools and Spas Since Memorial Day Weekend

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Home Safety Council want to remind parents and guardians that just because summer is over doesn’t mean that they should be less vigilant when it comes to letting their children swim in pools and spas. Swimming pool accidents continue to be a leading cause of child injuries and deaths. Since Memorial Day weekend, there have been 172drownings and over ...
    • CPSC: Almost 300 US Children Under Age 5 Drown in Pools and Spas Each Year

      With summer fast approaching, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has revealed its latest figures on child drowning injuries and deaths in pools and spas. According to the CPSC, almost 300 children under age 5 drown in spas and pools annually, while 3,000 young kids sustain injuries that require emergency medical attention. Also: 2/3rds of the victims killed or injured in pools and spas are ...

    Tax Evasion

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    • IRS Gives $104M Awarded To Whistleblower for Exposing Tax Evasion by UBS Banking Clients

      The Internal Revenue Service has issued a $104 million whistleblower award to Bradley Birkenfeld, a 47-year-old ex-banker who informed on UBS AG and how, for decades, the bank has allowed rich people to open accounts while they avoid paying taxes. Because of Birkenfeld’s information, the Swiss bank not only handed over the names of thousands Americans suspected of tax evasion between 2000 and ...

    Theft

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    • The Colorado Toilet Paper Caper

      A person who had worked for 26 years for the Community Hospital Association in Boulder, Colorado, was fired and denied unemployment compensation after admittedly taking remnants of toilet paper rolls that she believed to be trash, found on the floor and on a shelf above the toilet paper holders. The employee had been asked by a friend to collect the remnants so they could be sent to GI’s in Iraq, ...

    Tire Defects

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    • Bridgestone is Sued Over Tire Blowout In Deadly Illinois Megabus Crash

      BATO, which is Bridgestone America’s Tire Operation, says it isn’t responsible for the Illinois bus crash last year that left one dead and dozens injured in Litchfield. The double-decker bus accident happened on August 2, 2012 when a tire blowout caused the Megabus vehicle to leave I-55 and crash into the support pillar of a concrete bridge. Killed in the deadly traffic crash was 24-year-old Aditi ...
    • Tire Blowout Lawsuit Blames Bridgestone for Texas Rollover Crash

      A mother and daughter are suing Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations for Texas auto products liability. The plaintiffs, Staci and Joanna Mathes, blame a faulty spare tire for the 2010 SUV rollover crash that they left them with serious injuries. The tire had been installed by a service station after the original tire blew out. According to their Texas tire defect lawsuit, which the plaintiffs ...
    • Tire Blowout May Have Caused Illinois Megabus Crash

      According to Illinois State Police, a blown tire may have been the reason that a Megabus vehicle drove off Interstate 55 and into a median before colliding head-on into a concrete overpass pillar. One passenger, 25-year-old University of Missouri student Aditi Avhad, was killed in the double-decker bus crash. At least 38 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries–that’s about ...

    Toy Defect

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    • Portland, Oregon Child Injury: 3-Year-Old Undergoes Surgery After Swallowing 37 Buckyball Earth Magnets

      A toddler is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove 37 Buckyball earth magnets that she had swallowed. The small pieces came together inside her stomach to form the shape of a large circle. Payton Bushnell was rushed to the hospital after she fell ill. Her family thought she was suffering form the stomach flu. Instead, what happened was that the magnetic balls pulled the little girl’s ...
    • Choking Hazard Prompts Build-A-Bear to Recall Over 280,000 Teddy Bears

      Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced the voluntary recall of 284,000 Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears. The recall is over concerns that the stuffed doll’s eyes might come lose and fall off, creating a potential choking hazard. To date, there have been no reports of related injuries. The announcement comes shortly after the CPSC fined Build-A-Bear ...
    • Prevent Child Injuries This Holiday Season By Avoiding Dangerous and Defective Toys

      Each year, World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. puts out its “10 Worst Toys” list as a warning to consumers for products to avoid when shopping for the holiday season. Toys that made this year’s list that pose specific child injury hazards include the: • Twist ‘n Sort • Fold and Go Trampoline • Power Rangers Samurai Mega Blade • Pulling Animal Duck • Z-Curve Bow • Sword Fighting Jack Sparrow • ...

    Toy Safety

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    • Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays

      Despite government efforts to regulate toy safety by mandating testing and certification, thousands of children are injured while playing with toys each year. In 2012, an estimated 265,000 children were treated in emergency rooms across the country for toy-related injuries. Ele ven children under 12 lost their lives because of toys. To help prevent toy-related injuries and keep your child safe, ...
    • Toy Safety Standards

      As the holidays approach, toy safety becomes a top priority for parents. You want to give your child the latest toy that has been on their list all year, but you also want to make sure that your child stays safe at play. In recent years, the federal government has taken action to help us keep children safe. For toys made for children under the age of 14, the federal toy safety standard in the ...

    Truck Defects

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    • 1.73 Million Trucks Recalled for Possible Airbag Defects

      Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recalled 1.73 million trucks this month for defects that may cause airbags to go off for no reason. In over a million trucks, the steering wheel wiring harness may be to blame when it wears thin because of contact with a spring. This wear can cause driver-side airbag deployment. Two injuries have already occurred because of the defect, although FCA says it is not ...

    Trucking Accidents

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    • National Safety Month: Commercial Trucking

      The commercial trucking industry would like you to believe that trucking accidents are rare and you and your family are safe sharing the highways and local streets with these large commercial vehicles. However, trucking accidents are responsible for 5,000 deaths and an average of 168,000 accidents each year. Although the trucking industry is highly regulated, when trucking companies fail to ...
    • Who is liable in a truck accident?

      Truck accidents differ greatly from car accidents in regard to liability of the parties involved. In a car accident, you are normally just dealing with the other driver and their insurance company for settlement of your case. In a truck accident, you may be able to hold several parties liable for your injuries, including: The driver of the truck The owner of the truck or trailer The person leasing ...

    Trunk Entrapment Safety

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    • Trunk Entrapment Safety

      Each year, 10 to 20 people die because they are trapped in the trunk of a car. Many of these victims are children playing hide-and-seek or other games around vehicles. They do not realize how quickly they can overheat once inside a trunk with no way out. Since 2002, the number of deaths of children have decreased significantly because new cars are required to be equipped with release handles. But ...

    Van Accident

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    • 15-Passenger Van Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler and R J Tire Company Over Womans Wrongful Death

      The family of Jennifer Leanne Walton is suing Chrysler and R & J Tire Company for her wrongful death. Walton, 20, died on October 3, 2010 in a 15-passenger van rollover accident in Georgia. A the time, the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance church van was transporting 19 people to a revival. Police say that a tire blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which struck a median ...
    • Ford on Trial in California 15-Passenger Van Case

      A California 15-passenger van accident lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. is being fought out in civil court. The six plaintiffs are seeking auto products liability compensation over a 2004 van accident. The vehicle, a Ford Econoline E350,was part of a caravan of church kids and their chaperones when tread separation impacted one of its tires. This caused the van driver Bill Brownell to lose control ...

    Whistleblower

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    • Whistleblower Lawsuit: American Sleep Medicine to Resolve Medicare Fraud Case for $15M

      American Sleep Medicine LLC has agreed to pay a $15,301,341 settlement over claims that it wrongly billed the government for sleep diagnostic services that did not meet eligibility requirements for payment. Daniel Purnell is the one who filed the Florida whistleblower lawsuit under the False Claims Act. Purnell accused the defendant of submitting false claims to the Railroad Retirement Medicare ...
    • Whistleblower Gets $2.4M in Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Case Against Cooper Health System

      Dr. Nicholas L. DePace, a cardiologist, will receive $2.4M for his whistleblower lawsuit against Copper Health System and Cooper University Hospital over Medicare and Medicaid fraud allegations. He had accused the defendants of working with illegal kickbacks to recommend doctors via the Cooper Heart Institute Advisory Board. The board’s supposed purpose was to have prominent doctors in New Jersey ...
    • Whistleblower Lawsuit Accuses Northwestern University of Double Billing the US Government for Patient Care

      An ex-Northwestern University employee has submitted a whistleblower lawsuit against the institution and Northwestern Memorial Hospital claiming that they double-billed the federal government for patient care. The whistleblower, Audra Soulias, claims that the alleged Medicare fraud, involving hospital patients that were taking part in federally funded clinical trials, was going on even before she ...

    Wrongful Death

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    • 15-Passenger Van Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler and R J Tire Company Over Womans Wrongful Death

      The family of Jennifer Leanne Walton is suing Chrysler and R & J Tire Company for her wrongful death. Walton, 20, died on October 3, 2010 in a 15-passenger van rollover accident in Georgia. A the time, the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance church van was transporting 19 people to a revival. Police say that a tire blowout caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which struck a median ...
    • 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 ...
    • Da Vinci Surgical Robot Lawsuit Filed in Washington Can Proceed

      Despite efforts by Intuitive Surgical’s legal team to stop a Washington products liability case that is seeking damages for injuries allegedly caused by the Da Vinci surgical robot, a judge has decided that the wrongful death case can proceed. Per the Da Vinci Surgical Robot lawsuit, the victim underwent surgery prostate removal surgery with a Vinci surgical robot in 2008. The operating physician, ...
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