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Common Airbag Injuries

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

Airbags are quite effective. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using an airbag, along with a shoulder belt, reduces the risk of death by 61 percent in frontal collisions. Using a seatbelt alone reduces the risk of death by 50 percent, while only using an airbag reduces the risk of fatality by… Read More »

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In the Age of Hand Sanitizer, Many Brands are Found to be Unsafe

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

Cleanliness has been a key term since the coronavirus pandemic broke out earlier this year in the country. Suddenly, people were placing a focus on hygiene like never before. People washed their hands more than ever before, and started carrying hand sanitizer around with them when hand washing was not always possible. It was… Read More »

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Steps to Protect Your Product Liability Claim

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

Consumers use a number of products every day and never expect those products to cause them injury. When a product is defective and causes an accident that results in injury, you can file a claim against the manufacturer to recover any damages you incurred. Manufacturers, as well as their insurance company and lawyers, will… Read More »

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Does a Recall Protect Manufacturers from Product Liability Claims?

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

Recently Almark Foods issued a recall for its hard-boiled egg products that were sold by major food retailers, including Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, ShopRite, and Costco. The eggs in these products were contaminated with listeria, and have already made people in several states ill, including right here in Pennsylvania. Although listeria infections typically do… Read More »

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Product Liability FAQs

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

Bayer, one of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical world, is being sued by a number of plaintiffs for their defective birth control device, Essure. The plaintiffs are claiming that the device migrates from the uterus into the fallopian tubes, puncturing organs, corroding, and breaking into pieces. In their claims, the plaintiffs are stating… Read More »

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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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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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