Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

Slip and Fall Hazards Lurking in Your Home

You can slip, fall, and suffer an injury anywhere. When a slip or fall occurs because of a property owner’s negligence, such as a store owner who failed to promptly clean up a liquid spill, the property owner is liable for the victim’s related damages. But not all slips and falls happen in public places; you can slip and fall in your own home. Below are a few common slip and fall hazards in American households. Take care to repair these hazards in your home to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling, especially if an elderly relative lives with you....
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98 Ill in New E.Coli Outbreak

A recent E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has 98 victims ill as of late April 2017. This number could be higher and continue to grow because there is typically a two-week period between when an individual begins to experience E.Coli poisoning symptoms and when he or she is recognized to be a victim of an outbreak....
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What Kinds of Damages can My Auto Accident Compensation Cover?

When you are involved in a car accident, you can be injured. Sometimes, car accident injuries are fairly minor, such as scratches and bruising. In other cases, they are severe, sometimes to the point of causing the victim to suffer a long-term or even permanent disability or disfigurement. When a victim is injured in a car accident because of another party’s negligence, he or she may pursue compensation for related damages through a personal injury claim. Through this type of claim, the victim may pursue compensation for the following:...
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Hundreds of Millions of Eggs Recalled Amid Salmonella Concerns

Due to salmonella outbreak, more than 206 million eggs were recalled by their producer, Rose Acre Farm. Salmonella, a type of food poisoning, can be quite dangerous for victims, especially the elderly, young children, and individuals with compromised immune systems. In rare cases, it can be deadly....
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Pack Safely for Your Springtime Picnic to Avoid Food Poisoning

Spring is here, and for many people in Illinois and across the United States, that means it is time to venture outdoors again after a long winter in hibernation. As flowers bloom and trees regrow their leaves, enjoying a picnic in a park can be a relaxing way to welcome warm spring weather....
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Kratom Products Recalled Amid Salmonella Concerns

In March 2018, PDX Aromatics recalled many of its kratom products amid concerns that the products could be contaminated with Salmonella. These products include white vein powder products, capsule products, and red vein powder products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a comprehensive list of all the products recalled and their lot numbers to its website....
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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $35 Million in Damages to Victims Who Suffered from Using Pelvic Mesh

On March 8, 2018, an Indianapolis federal court ruled that Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, its medical device division, were negligent in the design and warnings about its Prolift pelvic mesh and therefore, liable for the damages the plaintiff, a 69-year-old woman who had the mesh implanted in 2009, suffered as a result of using the mesh. The court ordered the company to pay $35 million in compensation, $25 million of which were punitive damages....
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62 Hospitalized From Salmonella Outbreak

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) filed in early March 2018, 170 people became ill after consuming chicken salad that was contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. Of these victims, 62 were hospitalized for their symptoms....
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Potential Food Poisoning Outbreak in Ohio

Reports of vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea from individuals who attended a February 2018 fundraising event for the conservation group We Are Outdoors in Ohio have local health officials concerned that there could be a food poisoning outbreak in the area....
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