Archive – 2010 – December
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a warning to consumers about Hyland’s Teething Tablets, which officials say can pose serious health risks to babies.
According to the FDA the manufacturer has recalled these teething tablets because they contain belladonna, which may be harmful in large doses. Symptoms of belladonna toxicity include seizures, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, sleepiness, constipation and agitation. Any parent who has this defective product at home is directed to stop giving it to their children immediately
The FDA, which exists to help protect the consumer from dangerous products, often does not take any type of mandated recall action until enough information about a product is collected. This means that numerous consumers may be injured before it is made clear by public disclosure through the FDA that a defective product may harmful.
If you believe that a product is defective or dangerous, it is important that you notify the governmental agency which oversees the consumers’ safety of the particular product’s fitness for public use. Typically, this would be either the FDA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or Consumer Product and Safety Commission.
Victims of defective products may also pursue claims compensation for their losses; a skilled New Jersey product liability lawyer will know what steps a victim should take to obtain compensation for their physical injuries and associated medical expenses and lost income.
The personal injury attorneys at Blume Goldfaden strive to protect the rights of New Jersey consumers. Contact our product liability injury lawyers at 973-635-5400 to schedule a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive evaluation of your potential claim. We will evaluate whether or not your claim has any merit, and, if so, what type of compensation you may be entitled to recover.
A 44-year-old Cedarville man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Downe Township on Fortescue Road, the News of Cumberland County reports. The motorcyclist lost control and veered off of the right side of the road. The motorcycle caught fire after colliding with a utility pole. Police are investigating what may have led to the fatal New Jersey motorcycle crash.
The family of someone killed in a New Jersey motorcycle accident should preserve the vehicle unaltered so that a thorough investigation may be conducted. An accident reconstruction expert can examine a motorcycle and the scene of an accident to determine the factors that may have led to a crash.
Families of deceased accident victims may be able to assert claims for compensation for in a wrongful death lawsuit. Experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorneys can assist the family of a crash victim by making claims for unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses, future lost income and benefits, and, the future lost services, guidance, counseling, advice, companionship and assistance of the decedent.
If you have lost a loved one in a New Jersey auto accident that was caused by the negligence of another, or, as the result of a defective product or hazardous road condition, contact the experienced New Jersey accident lawyers at Blume Goldfaden by calling 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation of your potential accident claim.
A worker in his 20s nearly sustained serious injuries in a construction site accident. According to Pipe Dream News, the accident occurred when the worker fell from the roof of a residential community building at Binghamton University housing in New York. The safety equipment and harness the worker was wearing prevented his free fall. The worker was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
This incident is a good example of how important it is in the construction industry to have the correct and properly working safety equipment at all times. The harness the worker was wearing may have saved his life.
Serious New Jersey slip-and-fall accidents at construction sites can cause catastrophic injuries or death, especially when safety equipment is not utilized, or, when the equipment fails to protect the worker because of a product defect, malfunction/disrepair, or, because of a lack of training in how to use the equipment.
Construction companies, supervisors and property owners have a legal obligation to provide safe working conditions for workers. When a New Jersey construction accident does happen, the workers’ compensation benefits provided to the injured worker are often inadequate to fully cover the full amount of harm suffered by the victim. An experienced New Jersey construction accident attorney can help injured victims determine if a third party, such as contractor, sub-contractor or the manufacturer of faulty equipment may be held liable for causing the accident.
The New Jersey construction accident attorneys at Blume Goldfaden have assisted numerous injured workers pursue additional compensation through third-party claims. Call us at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation and evaluation of your potential claim.