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New NHL Concussion Suit Filed Before Stanley Cup Finals

Doug / 06-03-2015 / Dangerous

On the eve of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks, a former player has filed a lawsuit against the National Hockey League (NHL) for failing to warn him of the significant risk of brain damage. Ex-Blackhawk player and former coach of Tampa Bay, Steve Ludzik, […]

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Takata Expands Airbag Recall

Doug / 05-20-2015 / Consumer Safety

After increased pressure from U.S. regulation groups, Takata, the Japanese vehicle parts producer, is expanding their airbag recall yesterday.  This recall, which will include 33.8 million vehicles, is now the largest automobile recall in history.  Estimates have been made that one in seven vehicles on the road today have one of the recalled airbag components and […]

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Are You Responsible for Injuries if You’re Wearing High Heels?

Doug / 04-17-2015 / Dangerous

Comparative Negligence For Wearing High-Heels? Fifth District Court of Appeals Says No! Jennifer Bongiorno went to work one day dressed as she had every day before; wearing a pair of high-heels. However, on that day when she walked into the bathroom in her office building she slipped on the floor, falling and injuring herself. Ms. […]

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Recent Recalls 04/04/15-04/11/15

Doug / 04-14-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day-to-day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  The majority of this week’s recalls involve food […]

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Attorney Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving

Doug / 04-07-2015 / Auto Accidents

Attorney Nicholas Primrose Presents for End Distracted Driving Organization at Local High School On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, our attorney, Nicholas Primrose, traveled to Winter Springs High School to present to students about Distracted Driving as part of the Florida Justice Association and End Distracted Driving organization’s “Student Awareness Initiative.” End Distracted Driving is an […]

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Recent Recalls for 03/28/15-04/04/15

Doug / 04-06-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day-to-day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  The majority of this week’s recalls involve food […]

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Recent Recalls 03/22/15-03/28/15

Doug / 03-30-2015 / Dangerous

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below. Recalls RSS Linon Home Décor Products […]

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This Week’s Important Recalls 03/15/15-03/21/15

Doug / 03-23-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below. Recalls RSS WhiteWave Recalls CreaMiser Refrigerated […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 03/08/15-03/14/15

Doug / 03-17-2015 / Consumer Safety

It is important to remain aware and cautious about recalls announced for any and all products we used in day to day life. Products of all types are susceptible to defects, contamination, and misbranding. To remain aware of the most recent recalls please see the summaries and links below.  Most of the listed recalls over […]

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Crosswalk Crackdown in Orange County

Doug / 02-25-2015 / Auto Accidents

In the State of Florida drivers are required to stop and remain stopped until pedestrians cross at crosswalks, but unfortunately the failure of drivers to properly yield to pedestrians is responsible for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and injuries in the Orlando area. Of the incidents resulting in injury or death, 35% occur within marked […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 02/15/15/02/21/14

Doug / 02-23-2015 / Consumer Safety

This week’s recalls involve many food recalls where products contain undeclared allergens. The misbranding of these products can lead to an increase risk of consumers digesting ingredients, which can cause serious and life threatening allergic reactions.  It is very important that consumers with food allergies remain aware of the ingredients in the products they purchase […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 02/08/15/02/14/14

Doug / 02-16-2015 / Consumer Safety

Most of this week’s recalls involve food related recalls due to undeclared allergens and contamination. It is important to remain aware of recalls of products you and your family consume.  If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective product, contaminated food or suffered injury to the negligence of […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 01/24/15-01/31/15

Doug / 02-03-2015 / Consumer Safety

The majority of the recalls reported for this week involved undeclared allergens. If you or a loved one has a specific food allergy be careful to check the labels of products purchased and remain aware of recalls of household products that you regularly purchase. Recalls RSS Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 01/18/15-01/24/15

Doug / 01-26-2015 / Consumer Safety

A majority of this week’s recalls listed involve food product recalls, some due to undeclared allergens, while others are due to lack of inspection and/or potential contamination. It is important to be aware of the ingredients in the products you purchase especially for those with allergies to particular items such as peanuts, eggs and dairy. […]

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Weekly Wrap-up of Recalls 01/11/15-01/17/15

Doug / 01-19-2015 / Consumer Safety

Recalls RSS IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses  (13 Jan., 2015) IKEA has launched the recall of the subject crib mattresses due to an entrapment risk. The mattresses can create a gab between the mattress and crib ends larger than which is permitted by federal regulations. Thus far two incident have been reported of entrapment, but no […]

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Recall Wrap-Up 12/19/14 – 12/19/14

Doug / 12-19-2014 / Consumer Safety

Most of this past week’s recalls are for consumer products.  If you have purchased any of the following items please discontinue use, keep out of reach of small children and contact the appropriate producer to determine which step to take in order to return or obtain a refund. Recalls RSS WindowTex Recalls Custom Roller Shades […]

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Recall Wrap-up 12/6/14 – 12/12/14

Doug / 12-15-2014 / Consumer Safety

Most of this past week’s recalls are for various food related allergies.  If you have a food allergy, please make sure you check products being used in the food you’re purchasing. Recalls RSS Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:30:00 GMT) Helmet’s chinstrap can fail, […]

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Recall Wrap-up 11/29/14 – 12/5/14

Doug / 12-05-2014 / Consumer Safety

This week sees a lot of recalls from the NHTSA on vehicles and tires.  Check to make sure your car isn’t on the list and check with your local mechanic if it is. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Recalls YAMAHA ( 14V644000 ) (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:00:01 EST) Dated: OCT 13, 2014 Yamaha Motor […]

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Slips and Falls

Doug / 11-20-2014 / Consumer Safety

Falls are a leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States. Approximately 8.9 million emergency department visits annually are associated to falls. They are also the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths in homes and communities. The most common locations where falls are reported to have occurred are: Stairs Ramps Uneven surfaces Unstable work surfaces Cluttered hallways […]

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The Realities of Work Place Injuries

Doug / 11-05-2014 / Dangerous

Of approximately 3 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses reported in 2012, more than 2.9 million (94.8%) were workplace injuries. Among the reported injuries 75.2% occurred in service-producing industries, while the remaining 24.8% occurred in goods-producing industries. A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, which is down […]

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Trick-or-Treat: Tips for Safely Celebrating Halloween

Doug / 10-27-2014 / Consumer Safety

We’re just a few days away from one of the most enjoyable holidays, Halloween. This particular holiday always presents a greater risk for those celebrating due to a variety of reasons. This particular Halloween, we’d like to remind everyone about a few safety tips that will help make you have a safe, enjoyable Halloween. Every […]

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Keeping Warm and Safe this Winter

Doug / 10-09-2014 / Consumer Safety

As Cooler weather begins to approach us, so does the season of sweaters, jackets and hoodies.  Although we will all begin to bundle up as the colder temperatures begin to roll in, most of us aren’t wondering is the jacket or coat I bought safe. Most consumers do not think about the safety of the […]

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Best Buy & Liquidators Failed to Pull Recalled Products from Store Shelves

Doug / 10-03-2014 / Consumer Safety

Best Buy by Mike The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) and Best Buy are warning consumers that 10 different products, which were recalled in 2012 and 2013, were sold by Best Buy in store and online as well as through liquidators Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and TechLiquidators nationwide. Often stores and distribution centers have […]

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Affirmative Defenses: Pointing the Finger Back at the Plaintiff

Doug / 10-01-2014 / Auto Accidents

Immediately following an accident victims are often faced with the need for medical care, expenses incurred as a result of medical care, wage loss, and injuries that can be long lasting or permanent. Regardless of the accident or incident which caused the injuries, often the Plaintiff is stuck with expenses and required to live with […]

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Ford Launches Recall of Certain F-150 Trucks

Doug / 09-24-2014 / Consumer Safety

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford F-150 truck, which were manufactured May 26, 2014 through June 19, 2014. The recalled vehicles were equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS), which it has been discovered may have been installed incorrectly. If incorrectly installed the EPAS gear motor position magnet can cause […]

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GM Under Heat Due to Faulty Ignition Switches Says They Will Pay Victims

Doug / 09-18-2014 / Auto Accidents

Following almost a decade of problems, which led to at least 13 fatal accidents, an internal probe has failed to find any evidence of intentional cover up of the ignition-switch issues that have resulted in massive recall. Although the investigation uncovered no cover up, it did reveal “a pattern of incompetence and neglect”. GM failed […]

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Texting and Driving Can Cost You

Doug / 08-19-2014 / Auto Accidents

The dangers of texting and driving are widespread knowledge, yet unfortunately many drivers on the road today continue to text while driving. Aside from the catastrophic injuries that texting and driving can cause, one Florida driver is seeing the side-effects in a $4.3 million judgment. Cacilia Carter from Bunnell, Florida was a passenger in a […]

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Firework Safety

Doug / 07-03-2014 / Consumer Safety

With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, people all over the United States are planning gatherings, cookouts and – an all time favorite to most – fireworks.  Although the Fourth brings with it celebrations in many forms, it also brings with it risks.  Fireworks are explosives and although they have become synonymous with Independence Day […]

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Linear Expands Recall of Personal Emergency Transmitters

Doug / 07-02-2014 / Consumer Safety

Many of us have seen commercials for products like Life Alert, devices that transmit a signal to summon assistance for individuals often designed and targeted at the elderly community. Linear has produced a similar device which is a button worn around the neck, much like a necklace, which summons assistance when the person when the […]

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Electrocution Hazard Sparks a Nokia Recall of Tablet Chargers

Doug / 06-24-2014 / Consumer Safety

Nokia has recalled Traveler Charger Kits for the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablets after discovering that the plastic cover can come loose, separate and pose an electrocution hazard due to exposed inner workings of the device if it remains plugged into a live socket. The recall involves approximately 500 units of the chargers, which were sold […]

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2013 Blue Rhino Propane Blast Caused by Human Error

Doug / 06-19-2014 / Dangerous

In 2013, on July 29th, thousands of 20-pound propane tanks exploded off County Road 448 in Tavares, FL.  Eight people were seriously injured including being critically burned in the conflagration that shut down the Blue Rhino processing plant.  Investigators are now stating that, as was expected, the explosion was caused by human error.  (Orlando Sentinel) […]

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The Reality of Slip & Fall Accidents

Doug / 06-04-2014 / Consumer Safety

Falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits, making up 21.3% of visits. Of that 8 million, a million involve slip and falls (12% of total falls). Over 9 million disabling slip ad falls occur per year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has linked flooring material as a direct contributing factor in […]

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Jury Awards $248.6 Million to Plaintiff against Hyundai

Doug / 05-30-2014 / Auto Accidents

In July 2011, two teenage cousins, Tanner Olsen and Trevor Olsen, were killed as a result of a head-on crash, in which a passenger in the other vehicle passed away as well. Survivors of the cousins brought suit against Hyundai, alleging that the collision was the result of a defect in the vehicle’s steering.  It […]

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BMW Recalls 2014 X5 SAV

Doug / 05-29-2014 / Car Accident

BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles, which were manufactured between December, 2013 and March, 2014. The recall is due to the discovery of a defect with child safety locks. The rear locking mechanisms may not have been manufactured correctly, causing a previously engaged child safety lock to disengage […]

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Hot Coffee Lawsuits

Doug / 05-28-2014 / Consumer Safety

Decades ago a there was a famous suit brought against McDonald’s, involving a patron spilling coffee on themselves and being severely burned as a result of the excessively hot beverage. The case made headlines after the elderly patron was awarded nearly 3 million in 1994, for her injuries. In the years following that case suits […]

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The Defective Tire Investigation: You May Be At Risk!

Doug / 05-15-2014 / Auto Accidents

The first sentence in the ABC News story should send chills to everyone who drives, “because of a badly flawed and archaic government recall system, millions of potentially dangerous recalled tires remain on the roads, on store shelves for sale, or simply unaccounted for.” In fact, the problem is so severe and the potential risk […]

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Ontel Recalls Isometric Exercise Equipment

Doug / 04-29-2014 / Consumer Safety

Ontel is recalling ISO7X isometric exercise equipment, after it was discovered that the devices contain a defect with the handle grips which can cause parts to come free and forcefully ejected from the shaft of the device. The ejection of parts of the device can potentially cause injury to the user and or bystanders. The […]

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Dangers of Storage and Toy Chests; 34 Deaths Reported

Doug / 04-14-2014 / Dangerous

After the deaths of two siblings in Massachusetts, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has renewed its warning to consumers about the risks associated with storage, hope, cedar and toy chests. Millions of storage chests and toy boxes pose the risk of automatically closing and latching shut. As a result of the chests latching […]

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Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Heaters Due to Fire Risk

Doug / 04-11-2014 / Consumer Safety

April 1, 2014, Dyson issued a recall of its Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters. The heaters were found to in some cases develop an electrical short and overheat, increasing the risk of a fire hazard. The recall is expected to affect about 338,000 units of the heaters sold in the U.S. and about 43,000 units of […]

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Spider Issues Force Mazda Recall

Doug / 04-10-2014 / Auto Accidents

In 2011, Mazda recalled 52,000 6 sedans of 2009-2010 vintage due to Yellow Sac Spiders having gotten into the fuel tank and weaved webs in the fuel tank vent lines, which caused the tanks to crack and leak. Yet again Mazda is faced with the same issue forcing it to recall certain model year 2010-2012 […]

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Chrysler Announces the Recall of Two of its SUVS

Doug / 04-07-2014 / Auto Accidents

Recently, General Motors has made numerous headlines regarding the recall of the ignition switch in several of its vehicles.  But General Motors is not the only American car manufacturer recalling defects in its automobiles.  Chrysler announced the recall of all 2011-2014 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees after concerns arose regarding brake failures. According to […]

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Wal-Mart Recalls Electronic Baby Doll

Doug / 04-02-2014 / Consumer Safety

With less than a month until Easter stores have placed on their shelves the seasonal holiday toys, decorations and treats. However if you have purchased a My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll to be placed in someone’s Easter basket this year, you are urged to bring it back in for a refund. The My Sweet […]

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Nissan Launches Recall On Select 2013-2014 Models

Doug / 03-31-2014 / Consumer Safety

As of March 27, 2014 Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling select model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra in addition to the 2013 NV200, Infiniti JX35, 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60. The selected models have been recalled after discovery of a defect in the electrical system. The occupant classification system (OCS) software […]

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Deadly Driving Distractions

Doug / 03-28-2014 / Auto Accidents

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.  These types of distractions include: texting, using a cell phone or smart phone, talking to passengers, reading (including maps), using a navigation system, watching a video, or adjusting a radio, CD player, MP3 player, etc. (Distraction.gov). However, […]

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Faulty Railroad Crossing Arms in Central Florida May Create Danger

Doug / 03-27-2014 / Auto Accidents

The SunRail trains are warming up and getting ready for their May debut across Central Florida, but faulty railroad crossing arms may lead to more injuries. So far, SunRail trains cross streets at 127 different locations, each one being another point for a dangerous collision. WESH investigated these crossing and uncovered that the SunRail crossings […]

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Bunk Bed Recall

Doug / 03-27-2014 / Consumer Safety

On March 20th, Bedz King operating out of Arlington, Texas, recalled approximately 2,900 bunk beds with side ladders. The bunk beds have been recalled due to a discovered entrapment risk posed by the beds having a protruding corner post, which exceeds the industry standard of 5mm. The recalled bunk beds were sold in twin over […]

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GM Recalls 1.8 Million Vehicles

Doug / 03-21-2014 / Auto Accidents

General Motors has issued three new recalls, in addition to its previous recall of 1.6 million small vehicles due to defective ignition switches. The three latest recalls involve: Approximately 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana from the model years 2009-2014 in order to correct the material on the instrument panel to conform with federal standards […]

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Orange County Expressway Authority Takes Action Against Wrong-Way Driving

Doug / 03-06-2014 / Auto Accidents

The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority has taken a stance against wrong-way driving and hopes to end the issue on major toll roads.  By investing in a study that will show the frequency of wrong-way driving instances, the authority will use the data collected to devise a plan to prevent its continuance. Haitham Al-Deek, an engineering […]

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Dog Bites in Florida

Doug / 03-03-2014 / Dangerous

Every 75 seconds, someone in the United States is bitten by a dog.  Over 1,000 Americans seek treatment for dog bites and various other animal inflicted injuries.  Studies have shown that approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur every year. These bites end in bodily harm to individuals of all ages and 70% result in death […]

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