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Blog Posts in February, 2009

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, Suffocation Injuries, and Fall Accidents Among Leading Causes of Injuries to Children, Says CDC

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of accidental child injuries and deaths are motor vehicle collisions and fall accidents. From 2001 to 2006, about 8 million child deaths occurred each year due to motor vehicle crashes, bicycle collisions, or pedestrian accidents, while some 2.8 million nonfatal injuries happened as a result of fall accidents. Overall, ...
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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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  • Forbes Compiles Its 2009 Most Dangerous Motor Vehicle List

    According to Forbes magazine, financial troubles don’t seem to be stopping automakers, including giant vehicle manufacturers General Motors and Ford Motor Co., from making unsafe motor vehicles. This month, the media giant issued its list of the 16 “Most Dangerous Vehicles of 2009.” The list was compiled using results from tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and ...
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  • Child Car Seats Save Lives of Babies and Young Children, Confirms New Study

    A new study appearing in the February 2009 issue of the American Journal of Public Health reports that securing small children and infants in the proper child car safety seats could save their lives. According to the study’s authors, use of child safety restraints dramatically lowers the chances that a child, three years of age or younger, will die in a serious traffic accident. The study found ...
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  • CPSC Probes Washing Machine Death of 4-Year-Old Girl

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the death of Kaylee Ishii, a 4-year-old California girl who sustained fatal injuries after she climbed into a washing machine and got tumbled around in the device for at least two minutes before her mother found her. An autopsy report indicates that Kaylee died from blunt-force trauma. Police say they believe that her death was accidental and ...
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  • Over 800 Peanut Product Recalls Issued In the Wake of Salmonella Outbreak

    A salmonella outbreak affecting certain products with peanuts has resulted in the recall of over 800 food products, says USA Today. More recalls are expected in what some people are calling the world’s largest food recall ever. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that the illnesses caused by Salmonella Typhimurium came from ...
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  • Recent Rollover Lawsuits Name General Motors Corp, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Ford, and Volkswagen as Products Liability Defendants

    Auto manufacturers are responsible for implementing the design and manufacturing precautions necessary to minimize the chances that their vehicles will become involved in a rollover accident. In the event a rollover accident does occur, then vehicle makers must make sure that the structure of the auto can withstand the crash and that there are safety precautions in place to prevent vehicle ...
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