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Carbon Dioxide Poisoning From Keyless Cars

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

How often is the potential danger of an activity outweighed by its convenience? In the case of driving, the answer is often, given the fact that driving is so dangerous yet easy to do. In fact, driving is statistically the most dangerous activity that the average person does on a regular basis. However, one… Read More »

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Injuries Caused by Recalled Vehicles

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

One of the last thing that a driver imagines happening when they get behind the wheel, start the ignition, pull out into the street and merge onto the highway is to get stuck in cruise control and barrel at top speed into the back of braking tractor trailer. Yet, this very scenario could very… Read More »

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Recent Salmonella Outbreaks

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Outbreak of Salmonella in Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal A salmonella outbreak has caused dozens of people to get violently ill in the past week, according to The New York Times. The outbreak has been expanded to more than dozen states, including Pennsylvania. While no deaths have yet been reported, 73 people have become sick… Read More »

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Kellogg’s Recalls Cereal after Dozens Sickened Across the Country

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

On June 14th, food manufacturing giant Kellogg’s announced a voluntary recall of certain boxes of its Honey Smacks cereal. Kellogg’s initiated the recall after being informed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the cereal has apparently sickened 73 people in 31… Read More »

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Product Liability: Burn Injuries

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

A 50-year-old Alsace Township woman was critically burned while frying eggs in her home earlier this winter, as reported by WFMZ 69 News. Hot oil from the pan splashed onto her skin, causing severe burns, and the woman was transported to a local hospital by ambulance before being airlifted to another hospital for burn… Read More »

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Faulty Fire Extinguishers Recalled

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Earlier this winter, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled more than 40 million Kidde disposable fire extinguishers, according to CNN. The fire extinguishers have already been linked to hundreds of likely fatalities. The problem lies with the plastic handle and push button that can become clogged. The nozzle may detach with enough… Read More »

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Defective Design Product Liability

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Consumers have the right to presume that a product available for use and sale is safe for its intended purposes. When a defective design causes injury to a consumer the consumer has the legal right to seek damages for any injuries. A skilled Philadelphia product liability attorney can help you bring a claim to… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for Injuries Caused by Defective Airbags

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Manufacturers are required to comply with certain safety regulations when designing and producing airbags. Unfortunately, many companies bypass these rules by failing to adequately test their products or by using inferior materials. In most cases, these measures reflect a manufacturer’s desire to save money. However, in the long run, these types of shortcuts can… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for Safety-Related Vehicle Defects

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

While many vehicle defects are minor and easily fixable, any type of safety-related defect can have devastating consequences. This could include defects ranging from a faulty steering component or sticky brakes to airbags that fail to deploy and fuel pump leaks. Furthermore, a car’s defect is not always immediately apparent and so catch drivers… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for Injuries Caused by Dangerous Toys

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

As the holidays approach, children across the nation are beginning to fervently anticipate the gifts they will receive. However, this excitement can quickly turn to despair as the result of an injury caused by a defective or dangerous toy. Fortunately, injured parties and their families may be able to receive some compensation for their… Read More »

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