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Blog Posts in November, 2012

  • 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 ...
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  • Liquid Laundry Packets Can Cause Child Injuries, Poisoning, Warns CPSC

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an alert cautioning that single-load liquid laundry packets may be harmful to kids. The reason for this, said the CPSC, is that some of the chemicals contained in them are toxic. The federal agency wants caregivers and parents to keep these packets out of children’s reach. Adults are not immune from this safety risk either. Just this year alone, ...
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  • 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, ...
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  • Britax Recalls 55,455 Convertible Car Seats Following Child Gagging Incidents

    Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling 55,455 of its convertible car seats after receiving reports that some kids are chewing or biting on the child safety device’s HARNESS chest pads, which is placing them at risk of becoming involved in a choking accident. Infants are especially susceptible to choking injuries from this parts defect. The Harness Ultra-Guard System (HUGS) chest pads are located on ...
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  • Chrysler Recalls Airbags in 919,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs

    In a global recall, Chrysler is recalling 919,000 Liberty SUVs and Jeep Grand Cherokees over concerns that the air bags may inflate while the sports utility vehicles are in operation. Affected models include Liberty models from 2002 and 2003 and Grand Cherokees from 2002, 2003, and 2004. 745,000 of the SUVs are in the United States. The air bag defect can prove dangerous should a parts failure in ...
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  • 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 ...
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