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Posted On 04/10/19

March Product Recalls

Every product manufacturer has a legal obligation to ensure all consumer products meet claimed performance standards, perform as intended, and do not pose unreasonable risks to end users through normal use. If a product manufacturer discovers a defect in a product, the manufacturer must issue a recall for affected units and coordinate repairs, replacements, or refunds for end users who purchased the defective products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tracks and publishes all consumer product recall information for easy access for the public. Recent Consumer Product Recalls The following products have been recalled by their manufacturers in March 2019. If you recently purchased any of these products, be sure...

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Posted On 01/02/19

Can I Sue for Food Poisoning?

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert concerning romaine lettuce. Romaine lettuce grown in central and northern California was found to be contaminated with E. coli. The affected crops contain a strain of E. coli that produces the Shiga toxin. The toxin can cause renal failure and a host of adverse symptoms. If you or a loved one recently suffered food poisoning or E. coli symptoms after eating contaminated romaine lettuce or other foods, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. To learn more about your unique case, speak with a qualified Phoenix personal injury lawyer. The Recent E. Coli Outbreak The Food...

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Posted On 12/26/18

What Are Good Samaritan Laws?

Many states have adopted “Good Samaritan” laws. In an effort to reduce the number of accidental drug overdose deaths and encourage average citizens to offer assistance to others in need in times of crisis, Good Samaritan laws were born. Prior to the enactment of Good Samaritan laws, some individuals hesitated to call for help when a friend or relative suffered a drug overdose for fear of receiving drug-related criminal charges. In other cases, people who received life-saving assistance from strangers in times of need actually decided to pursue legal claims against those individuals for perceived damages. It is important for all Arizona residents to know how Good Samaritan laws work....

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Posted On 12/17/18

Holiday Personal Safety Tips

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for many Americans, but it is important to keep a few basic personal safety tips in mind to prevent injuries this holiday season. Good judgment and a few best practices can help prevent accidents and injuries so you and your family can enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. Holiday Lights and Decorations Many Americans decorate the inside and outside of their homes with festive electrical lights. It is important to realize that holiday lights can pose a fire risk under certain circumstances. These are a few best practices for handling holiday lights. Checking wattage. A good rule of...

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Posted On 12/14/18

November Product Recalls

It is important for American consumers to keep track of recent product recalls in case they may have purchased recalled products. If a consumer suffers injuries or other damages from a recalled product, he or she may have grounds for a product liability claim against the product manufacturer. If you believe you have a product liability claim, speak with an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney to learn more about securing compensation for your injuries. The following is a list of the products recalled by manufacturers in November of 2018 maintained by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Black and Decker Hammer Drills Black and Decker recalled these drills due to...

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Posted On 12/10/18

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

You’ve just been in an accident. It may have been a vehicle collision or a bad slip and fall at a grocery store. You know you have injuries and immediately request medical attention. Later, you find out you’ve broken a bone, along with a soft tissue injury. Now you’re wondering who will pay your medical bills and reimburse you for the wages you lost from taking sick days at work. In Arizona, you need certain elements and evidence to have a personal injury claim. You must also file your claim within two years of the date of your accident. Here’s what you need to know. Four Main Elements of a...

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