Charges Filed In Connection with Peanut Butter Outbreak

Charges have been filed against four employees of the peanut company linked to the massive salmonella outbreak of 2009 that killed nine people and sickened hundreds of others. According to Yahoo! News, an indictment charges four former employees of Peanut Corporation of America with scheming to manufacture and ship tainted peanuts. The indictment names the […]

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Class Action Filed Against Carnival for Cruise Ship Disaster

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corporation in connection with the disaster at sea that occurred aboard the cruise ship Triumph earlier this month. On February 7, the Triumph set sail from Galveston, Texas for what should have been a four-day […]

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Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation Law Round-Up – February 22, 2013

Here’s what other personal injury and worker’s compensation lawyers have been talking about the week of February 22, 2013: Hospital Medication Errors—What the Patient Doesn’t Know (Protect Patients Blog). New research reveals that hospital medication errors are more common than believed. Even more alarming is the fact that patients and their families may not even […]

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Rise in Number of Questionable Workers’ Compensation Claims Since 2010

Workers’ compensation insurance policies are used by employers to pay injured employees workers’ compensation benefits following a workplace injury. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation insurance industry can fall victim to insurance fraud and questionable claims just like any other types of insurance carrier. According to this article, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) saw a 26.7 […]

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FDA Attempts to Reduce “Message Fatigue”

Foodborne illnesses are a major concern for the health of our nation. According to the Washington Post, contaminated foods sicken an estimated 48 million Americans and kill 3,000 each year. Food safety and consumer awareness is of utmost importance to preventing the spread of foodborne illnesses. Unfortunately, Americans suffer from what is referred to as “message […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Significant Class Action Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hear a case that has the potential to change the landscape of class actions throughout the country. Two years ago the Court delivered a major blow to consumer class actions in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, when it held that federal law prohibits states from banning class action waivers […]

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Dangers of Mass Production of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Bausch and Lomb recently recalled approximately 36,000 bottles of eyes drops after they were found to contain printer ink. The recalled eye drops were not sold directly to consumers, but rather, they were provided to medical professionals who have been warned of the risks associated with these bottles. Nonetheless, the recall has caused many consumers […]

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Finding Hit and Run Drivers and Holding Them Accountable

Hit and run accidents, unfortunately, account for the vast majority of pedestrian fatalities. In fact, by some estimates, hit and run accidents accounted for 83% of pedestrian fatalities in the first part of 2012. Last December a Schaumburg teen was killed in a hit and run accident near Schaumburg Road and Branchwood Drive. Although hit […]

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