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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Girl Dies in Maryland Window Blinds Accident

    A 6-year-old girl died in Maryland earlier this month when she became entangled in the cord of a window blind. A relative tried to resuscitate the child, who was found unconscious, but the girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. Our child injury law firm has blogged about window blind accidents in the past, and we now would like to remind consumers that window blinds are a leading hazard in ...
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  • The Number of High Chair Injuries Have Gone Up, Says Study

    A new study found in the Clinical Pediatrics journal is reporting that between 2003 and 2010 there has been a more than 22% rise in injuries involving high chairs. According to the study, some 9,400 high chair-related injuries are treated in the US every year with fall accidents as the most common type of incident. While researchers don’t know exactly why the number of high chair injuries has gone ...
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  • Recreational Trampolines Are a Personal Injury Risk to Kids, Says AAP

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recreational use of trampolines is a huge injury risk to kids. Considering that at-home use has grown, partially due to these products becoming more available, this is cause for concern—especially as AAP says that injuries continue to happen even after medical groups have discouraged trampoline use and warn people to be careful. At the Gilbert Law ...
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  • Texas Auto Products Liability Lawsuit Seek Damages from Chrysler Over Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Involving Durango Crashing into Townhome

    Wendell Keetch and the family and estate of Bettie Nelson and are suing Chrysler Group, LLC for Texas auto products liability and wrongful death. Nelson, 80, died last February when a 2006 Dodge Durango crashed into the home of Keetch, who sustained life-threatening injuries. According to police, the SUV, which was driven by Fidel Flores, ran a stop sign and rammed through a brick wall before ...
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  • $24.7M California Auto Products Liability Judgment Awarded in Seatback Collapse that Left Woman a Paraplegic

    A jury has awarded a woman $24.7 million for the California seat back collapse lawsuit she filed against seat manufacturer Johnsons Controls. Jaklin Romine became a paraplegic following the 2006 rear-end car crash. Romine, who is paralyzed from the chest down, says she will use the money to pay for full-time care, a vehicle she can drive on her own, and school. The catastrophic auto accident ...
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  • OppenheimerFunds: The Right Way to Invest?

    A $100 million dollar class action settlement has just recently been reached against popular OppenheimerFunds, whose trademark touts “The Right Way to Invest”. Investors who thought their money was being safety held in conservative, low-risk mutual funds were unpleasantly surprised when in 2008 two of Oppenheimer’s conservative investments, The Champion Income Fund and the Core Bond Fund lost ...
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  • Colorado Consumers Beware

    According to a report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Colorado was among the most scammed states in 2009. In its latest annual report, the FTC concludes that Colorado residents ranked high in fraud and identity theft complaints. Colorado ranked second only to Nevada in fraud and other complaints, with 412.4 complaints per 100,000 population (20,772 complaints), and ninth in identify ...
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  • Whats the Latest on U.S. Bank Failures?

    According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), there were 157 bank failures in 2010. Through January 21st of this year, 7 banks have failed. The most recent failure is United Western Bank in Denver, Colorado, whose deposits have been assumed by First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Raleigh, N.C. The year 2009 saw 140 failures, while there were only 25 failures in 2008, 3 in 2007 and ...
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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 ...
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  • Toyota Settles California Auto Products Liability Lawsuit Over Wrongful Deaths of Family Killed in Sudden Acceleration Lexus Crash

    Toyota Motor Corp. and the relatives of the Saylor family and Chris Lastrella have reached an out-of-court San Diego auto products liability settlement over the victims’ California wrongful deaths. Mark Saylor, his wife Cleofe, their daughter Mahala, and Cleofe’s brother Chris Lastrella were killed last August when the 2009 Lexus E350 that they were riding accelerated out of control to up 120 ...
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  • Florida Jury Awards Ex-Smoker $300 Million in Damages

    A Florida jury on November 19 awarded Cindy Naugle, a former smoker with emphysema, $56 million in compensatory damages and $244 million in punitive damages for its negligence in causing Ms. Naugle’s disease. The case was formerly a part of a class action. A trial was held on the class action, but a 2006 decision by the Florida Supreme Court decertified the class, allowing each member of the class ...
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  • Injuries to Children: Maclaren Recalls About 1 Million Strollers After Children Injured During Finger Amputations

    The Consumer Product and Safety Commission and Maclaren USA are warning consumers to immediately stop using their Maclaren Strollers. Some 1 million strollers were recalled yesterday following reports that 12 children sustained fingertip amputation injuries. The injuries occurred when the kids put their fingers in the hinge mechanism of the stroller while it was being secured into place or opened ...
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  • 475,000 Kids Under the Age of 14 Suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries

    According to EMS Magazine, some 475,000 US kids in the 14 and under age group suffer from traumatic brain injuries. While 90% of TBI kid patients are seen in emergency rooms and then released, there are still over 47,000 patients a year who end up hospitalized because of a TBI. Fall accidents, car accidents, and incidents involving the victim getting hit by or struck against a hard object continue ...
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  • Auto Products Liability: Will New Fuel Economy Standard Compromise Vehicle Safety?

    The Obama Administration’s recent unveiling of a new fuel economy and emissions initiative is raising some issues of concern over whether the proposed changes will compromise auto safety. If finalized, the initiative would establish a fuel economy standard of 35.5 mph by 2016. Vehicle categories covered under this joint rulemaking put forth by the Department of Transportation and the Environmental ...
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  • Nationwide Click It or Ticket Campaign A Reminder of How Seat Belts-When Defect-Free-Can Save Lives

    According to the US Department of Transportation, each year 22,372 serious injuries and 1,652 traffic deaths could be prevented by the use of seat belts, which reportedly saved 15,147 lives in 2007, if seat belt use rates in each use state was at 90%. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood calls safety belt use the “most effective traffic safety device every invented.” To show people how serious ...
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  • Bus Safety Advocates Call For Better Federal Safety Regulations to Minimize Injuries and Deaths on Commercial Buses

    Government investigators and bus safety advocates want the federal government to come up with stronger safety regulations for the US commercial bus industry. The call came at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing this week when investigators announced that speeding was the cause of a deadly 2008 bus accident in Utah. At the hearing, federal investigators said speeding and driver fatigue ...
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  • NHTSA Announces Top to Bottom Review of Current Child Safety Seat Standards

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it is planning a complete review of existing child safety restraint standards. The announcement, reports the Chicago Tribune, comes in the wake of the newspaper’s findings that existing safety standards may be flawed. The Tribune says that it found, buried in thousands of NHTSA reports, results from tests used to rate the car safety of 2008 ...
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