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Popular B.O.B. Jogging Strollers Recalled

Chicago Product Liability Attorney Illinois Personal Injury Attorney Approximately 357,000 B.O.B. single and double jogging strollers were recently recalled in the United States and Canada as a result of reports that a drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, which could result in strangulation. The popular stroller manufacturer B.O.B. Trailers, Inc. […]

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Baby Monitors and Car Seats Recalled

Over the last year, there has been a slew of recalled childrens’ products. Too many, by anyone’s standards. First, as we discussed in July, 2 million drop-side cribs were recalled, and then the Consumer Products Safety Commission banned drop-side cribs across the board. In January 2010, over 1.5 million Graco strollers were recalled based on […]

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New Study: Hospitals Need Better Follow Up On Test Results

We all know that doctors frequently order that medical tests be performed on their patients. Presumably, the results of the tests are important, because otherwise why else would the tests be ordered? Unfortunately, to the detriment of patients, it appears that in many cases, the test results are simply ignored. In fact, according to a […]

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Ski Accident and Injury Liability; Skiing Safety Tips

Now that we are in the middle of the winter, activity at ski resorts across the country is in full swing. Skiing remains a popular winter sport for many, but it is, nonetheless, a dangerous activity. The most common injuries occurring at ski resorts include: Collisions with other people or objects Ski lift accidents Resort […]

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $1.8 Million for Injuries Caused by Levaquin

A federal court recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $1.8 million $700,000 in actual damages and $1.1 million in punitive damages to an 82-year-old man from Minnesota who claimed that he was injured by the antibiotic Levaquin. The drug is an antibiotic used to treat infections such as pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, as well […]

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Darvocet and Darvon Withdrawn from U.S. Market Due to Risk of Abnormal Heart Activity

The drug propoxyphone marketed and sold as Darvocet and Darvon was recently withdrawn from the U.S. market by its manufacturer, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, which is an opioid pain reliever used to treat mild to moderate pain, was originally approved by the FDA more […]

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New Consumer Product Safety Database Available Online in March 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently voted to create a public database of product safety complaints as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. The database, which is scheduled to launch in March 2011, will be located at www.SaferProducts.gov. Once the database is launched, consumers will be able to search the […]

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Do “Red Light Cameras” Save Lives?

Recently, there has been debate as to whether so-called “red light cameras” are effective at preventing people from running red lights, and whether that in turn saves lives. Earlier this month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a study that concluded that red light cameras reduced reduced the rate of fatal crashes resulting from […]

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Illinois Workers’ Compensation System Under Scrutiny

Should police officers who seek Illinois workers’ compensation benefits receive preferential treatment? I think most people would agree that they shouldn’t–and instead, everyone seeking benefits should be treated the same. However, recent facts have come to light that suggest that an Illinois State Trooper’s hearing was scheduled with the intent to avoid press coverage. In […]

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FTC to Investigate Football Helmet Claims in Attempt to Increase Safety

Chicago Personal Injury Accident Attorney Illinois Personal Injury Attorney The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently examining the marketing practices and claims made by Riddell and other leading manufacturers of football helmets that their football helmets help reduce concussions. The FTC agreed to look into the marketing claims at the prompting of Sen. Tom Udall […]