Injury After a Car Recall. What Happens Next?

Each year, millions of cars in the United States are subject to recalls. Since the Motor Vehicle Safety Act was enacted in 1966, more than 299 million vehicles have been recalled throughout the... Read More

Ignition Switch Flaw Linked to Hundreds of Personal Injuries, Deaths

A recall of more than 2.6 million vehicles by auto manufacturer General Motors has set off intense scrutiny of the auto giant's safety practices. An investigation into the recall, which addressed faulty ignition switches in multiple models of GM passenger vehicles, revealed that some of the company's employees were aware of the issue nearly a decade ago. The faulty ignition...
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When Santa’s Sleigh Bears Bad Gifts

Ho, ho, ho can quickly become ow, ow, ow if Santa puts the wrong toys under the tree on Christmas morning. Each year children are injured by dangerous gifts, and gifts that aren't suitable for their age. While parents and their helpers may be eager to buy junior the latest fad, they should be careful not to buy toys that can lead to serious injury or death. This year's most...
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Slip and Fall Accidents are a Leading Cause of Death and Disability

Accidents that are attributed to slips, trips, and falls are more common than many Americans realize. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), fall accidents are the leading cause of injuries that result in hospital emergency room visits, accounting for more than eight million emergency room visits each year in the United States, with slips and falls accounting...
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How Safe Are Your Children’s Toys?

The United States has come a long way in protecting children from unsafe toys and other children's products. The 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act has definitely has reduced the number of recalls on children's products. Yet recent studies reveal that an alarmingly high number of toy-related fatalities and injuries are treated in emergency medical facilities. In...
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Football helmet safety: 7 tips for a successful season

Football helmet-related injuries account for a significant number of head, face, and neck injuries amongst our athletes each year. Many of these injuries result in emergency room visits and hospitalizations, large medical bills, pain and suffering and potentially long-term damage. Fortunately, you can help prevent your athlete from experiencing football helmet-related...
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Avoid injury from you child’s backpack

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that approximately 28,000 individuals in the United States were treated for backpack related injuries last year alone. Unfortunately, 3,203 of those individuals were children between the ages of 5 and 18 whose injuries resulted in emergency room visits. Common backpack related injuries included neck, back and shoulder...
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How safe are weight loss and enhancement products?

Weight loss and enhancement products, commonly known as supplements, line shelves in nearly every grocery store in the nation. Despite their prevalence and how easy it is to find them, a negligence attorney in Chicago understands that these products may be extremely unsafe for consumers. Not FDA-approved According to a Consumer Update by the FDA, the law does not...
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Talc Cancer Lawsuits Continue to Mount

An Illinois woman is the latest to join the ever-growing string of lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of talc-based body powder. Last month, a lawsuit filed by Lynne Cebulske in St. Clair County Circuit Court and removed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois sought class action status on behalf of all Illinois consumers of Johnson &...
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FDA Says Testosterone Products Must Include Warning Label regarding Blood Clots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will now require testosterone manufacturers to include a general warning in the drug labeling of all approved testosterone products about the risk of blood clots in the veins. Blood clots in the veins – which are also known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) – include both deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...
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