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  • Safety Tips for ALL Parts of All Hallow’s Eve

    From choosing a costume to enjoying the night’s spoils, there are many components of Halloween night that can become dangerous. With our step-by-step guide, however, you won’t have to worry. In the Dressing Room Selecting a costume and getting ready is one of the best parts of Halloween. To make it even more enjoyable, prepare for the night with safety in mind. Here are some tips: -Avoid masks and ...
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  • Latest News on Opioid Lawsuits

    Last month, state and municipal governments started holding manufacturers accountable for the opioid epidemic. The wave of lawsuits began with a landmark ruling out of Oklahoma that found Johnson & Johnson liable for creating a public nuisance and fueling the opioid crisis. Just last week, Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, reached a tentative, multi-billion-dollar settlement with 2,300 ...
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  • 4 Common Swimming Pool Injuries and How to Avoid Them This Labor Day

    Labor Day is the last of the summer holidays; a day where everyone comes together for one final BBQ by the pool. While you may be eager to take a dip, you should also take stock in the potential dangers at the swimming pool. Below, we take a look at the top four most common swimming pool injuries and how to avoid them. 1.Drowning The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are 300 ...
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  • Cancer Linked to Textured Breast Implants, FDA Orders Recall

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered a recall of textured breast implants, particularly those manufactured by Allergan, based on reports of their association with cancer. Textured breast implants differ from traditional implants because they are created with a rougher material meant to hold the implants in place. Allergan, a pharmaceutical company, manufacturers their own brand of ...
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  • Who Is Responsible in a Parking Lot Accident?

    Many people are under the false impression that parking lots are safe because everyone is presumed to be driving at lower speeds. However, nothing could be further from the truth as parking lots are the setting for countless accidents, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities each year. Parking lot accidents span in severity ranging from minimal fender benders to pedestrian casualties, usually ...
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  • Mistakes To Avoid in Your Personal Injury Case

    Since every personal injury claim varies on a case-by-case basis, it can be difficult to make sweeping statements about the nature of pursuing compensation after an accident. While the outcome of your case will depend on the details of your injury and the other party’s liability, there are certain parts of this process which are entirely under your control. Make the most of your chances to obtain ...
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  • Spring Break Safety Tips

    Whether you are a college student looking to party with your friends or a parent planning a road trip with your family, spring break is the time of year everyone looks forward to. Many people flock to amusement parks, beaches, mountains, and other exciting landmarks throughout the country. As you can imagine, the influx of travelers and partygoers increases the risk of injury or accident. Most ...
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  • HP Recalling More Laptop Batteries Over Fire & Burn Concerns

    HP will continue to recall laptop batteries after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that some HP laptops still contain malfunctioning batteries that cause “fire and burn” damage. The CPSC website states that “HP has received eight new reports of battery packs in the US overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage ...
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  • What Effect Will Self-Driving Cars Have on Product Liability?

    With self-driving cars likely to hit the market in the next few years, many are wondering what effect they will have on product liability cases. As Attorney James Stengel points out in a recent article for Entrepreneur , Waymo is just the latest company to be involved in a self-driving car crash, following incidents involving Uber and Tesla. Although self-driving car technology is supposed to make ...
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  • J&J Claims They Had No Idea About Asbestos in Baby Powder, Despite Facing Lawsuits and Losing Billions in Market Value

    Johnson & Johnson lost $39.8 billion in market value last month , after a report from Reuters claimed that the company knew for decades that its Baby Powder and other products contained asbestos. Although J&J has refuted the story , calling it “one-sided, false and inflammatory,” that didn’t stop the company’s shares from dropping over 10% in one day. J&J is now facing thousands of lawsuits, ...
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  • How to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

    While the holidays are a time to gather around in good cheer with family and friends, they also come with many potential dangers. It’s best to avoid certain hazards this, and every, holiday season, so as not to get hurt in the midst of all the celebrating. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we want to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe in these final weeks of the year. Follow the 3 holiday safety ...
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  • 6 Ways to Protect Your Children from Falling Furniture

    Children often allow their imaginations to run wild when they play. Whether it’s embarking on a jungle expedition or avoiding hot lava from an erupting volcano, many of these playful situations involve climbing pieces of furniture, such as couches and even dressers. Unfortunately, falling furniture is a common cause of child injuries and deaths in the United States. According to the U.S. Consumer ...
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  • Who Is Liable for Nursing Home Injuries?

    Millions of elderly Americans reside in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities, which provide the necessary care and supervision many individuals need for their safety and wellbeing. Injuries can occur though, and it can be a challenge to know who is responsible when an accident occurs. Here are some things you should know if you’re considering filing an injury claim against a nursing ...
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  • What You Should Know About Baby Toy Recalls

    Choosing new toys for your baby is an exciting thing to do, but no parent should have to worry that the toys designed for their little one are dangerous to them. Baby toys in the U.S. must meet strict safety rules and regulations, however, that doesn’t mean that every toy is as safe as it can be. This is why some toys are recalled by manufacturers. Often, baby toys are recalled ...
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  • Laceration Injuries Prompt Massive Vitamix Recall

    If you’ve been saving up for a Vitamix blender to make your morning smoothies, you might want to do some careful comparison shopping first. Vitamix has just announced a recall of over 100,000 blender products, after multiple people sustained serious laceration injuries. Due to a systemic defect in certain models, the blending containers can separate from the base and expose the extremely sharp ...
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