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9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for adults and children alike.
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Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury and Burn Hazards - PR Newswire (press release)

Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury and Burn Hazards - PR Newswire (press release) | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Halco Recalls LED Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury and Burn HazardsPR Newswire (press release)Hazard: The LED bulbs can overheat and fall onto consumers below, posing impact and burn hazards.
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Day care facility investigated after child shows burns

Day care facility investigated after child shows burns | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Multiple state officials and authorities are joining forces to determine when an 18-month-old child was burned and how.
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Scalding of children can happen in an instant.  Hot water, steam, or other heated objects that are common in and around residences and commercial facilities can cause these injuries.  In the case of day care facilities, most states, including California, hold such businesses to a heightened standard of care for child safety.  

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Teach Your Children About Burn Risks - Salt Lake Tribune

Teach Your Children About Burn Risks - Salt Lake Tribune | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Teach Your Children About Burn RisksSalt Lake TribuneThe 12-bed center annually provides critical care to about 350 patients with acute burn injuries from across the Intermountain West.
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Woman files lawsuit after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail at Miami bar and getting burned - Glotzer Sweat LLP

Woman files lawsuit after drinking liquid nitrogen cocktail at Miami bar and getting burned - Glotzer Sweat LLP | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is named in a lawsuit filed by a woman who landed in the hospital after consuming a drink with liquid nitrogen in it.
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There are a lot of potential causes for burn injuries in and around commercial properties.  I have to say that it is rare but, not unheard of for a bar to be serving drinking that catch on fire and cause scalding.   The bar can be found legally liable for personal injuries caused by conditions on their property that they create, namely flammable liquids.


Glotzer & Sweat LLP - Fire accident and burn injury lawyers in Los Angeles - For more information click here.

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7 Injured in Texas Plant Explosion, Fire

7 Injured in Texas Plant Explosion, Fire | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
An explosion has rocked a plywood manufacturing plant north of Houston, injuring seven workers and causing a fire that took hours to extinguish. The explos
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Pediatric Trauma 2014 Video 7 - Burn Injury - Overview and Initial Care

Burn Injury, Overview and Initial Care presentation by Dr. Robert Sheridan. Specialty: General Surgery, Location: Massachusetts.
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Federal court allows burn-pit lawsuit to advance

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a collection of lawsuits over the use of open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, a decision that allows the litigation against contracting giant KBR to continue.
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Nutrition after a burn injury

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Interesting insight here from a nutritionist that works at a burn injury center. Nutrition is one of many components that can assist burn patients in their recovery.
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First Aid Treatment for Burn Injuries

Know the right procedure of treating first to third degree burns. With Mr. Dino Cruz - Quezon City Chapter Representative of Safety Services from Philippine ...
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Authorities say cigarette sparked deadly N.J. motel fire

Authorities say cigarette sparked deadly N.J. motel fire | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Four people killed, eight others injured in blaze at Jersey Shore motel whose guests included people displaced by Superstorm Sandy
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Cigarettes cause more fires in residential and commercial structures especially hotels and motels than many other ignition sources.  Although many hotels have gone to mostly non-smoking rooms, there are still people who choose to smoke within a hotel structure.  It only takes one careless incident like this to cause major injury and death!

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Rescuers continue searching rubble from NYC blast - Wall Street Journal

Rescuers continue searching rubble from NYC blast - Wall Street Journal | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Rescuers continue searching rubble from NYC blastWall Street JournalMore than 60 people were injured.
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Man Suffers Minor Burn in Long Beach Apartment Fire

Man Suffers Minor Burn in Long Beach Apartment Fire | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The cause of the 4th Street blaze is under investigation.
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Is California's Largest Utility Too Big To Jail?

Is California's Largest Utility Too Big To Jail? | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
VideoIt may seem like a stretch to compare California's largest investor-owned utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, with one of history's most notorious serial killer, Charles Manson. But, when assessing its role in the 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, the Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA), a division of California's Public Utility [...]
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Is it a stretch to say that PG&E, California's largest utility, is guilty of criminal activity in their alleged gross negligence regarding failure to maintain a gas pipeline which led to the San Bruno blast.  In that the explosion killed and injured numerous victims, is the civil justice system a sufficient forum to "punish" such conduct or should company officials face jail time?


For more information on explosion incidents causing injury and death in California and civil claims related to such incidents go to:


www.victimslawyer.com

 

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Protecting Your Home From Smoke, Gas, And Fire

Protecting Your Home From Smoke, Gas, And Fire | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Learn more from WebMD about preventing and fighting fires in your home.
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Some great tips here from WebMD on fire safety and prevention.  Smoke alarms which can also detect carbon monoxide are essential along with an escape plan that is clearly communicated and practiced with your family.



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Electrolux agrees to settle dryer fire class action | WashingtonExaminer.com

Electrolux agrees to settle dryer fire class action | WashingtonExaminer.com | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Electrolux Home Products Inc. has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged its dryers caught fire because they were defective.
Electrolux agreed to pay up to $8 million in attorneys’ fees, $1,300 per fire, a cash rebate to assist in the purchase of a replacement Electrolux-brand or Frigidaire-brand dryer or other home appliance up to a maximum of $350 off the price and an online code that can be used to purchase new products at up to a 20 percent discount from Electrolux’s website, according to the settlement agreement filed April 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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Cordelia Lighting Recalls Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively... -- WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Cordelia Lighting Recalls Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively... -- WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cordelia Lighting Recalls Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot.
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Firefighter's family wants answers 1 year after department's deadliest fire

Firefighter's family wants answers 1 year after department's deadliest fire | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Nearly a year after flames tore through the Southwest Inn, the family of a severely-injured firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the motel’s owner and the operator of a restaurant that burned at the site.
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In California, there is a so-called "Fireman's Rule" that generally prohibits emergency workers like fire fighters from asserting civil claims for injuries sustained in the line of duty.  However, there are exceptions to this rule such as when the property owner intentionally or negligently misrepresents the condition of the property (e.g. existence of caustic chemicals or other dangerous condition not usually present in a commercial or residential structure).

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Mercedes Recalls 253,000 C-Class Cars for Fire Hazard

Mercedes Recalls 253,000 C-Class Cars for Fire Hazard | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
A wiring problem caused the recall, and a few customers reported minor trunk fires related to the defect.
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When we think of fire hazards many of us don't think about automobiles much less luxury cars but, over a quarter million Mercedes have this very danger lurking.  If you won a C-class Mercedes, make sure you research if your year and model is subject to this recall.

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California’s Fire Season Is Basically Year-Round Now

California’s Fire Season Is Basically Year-Round Now | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
HANFORD, Calif.––Where there’s drought, there’s fire. At least that’s been the case this year, one of the driest in California state history. Through mid-April, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, there have already been nearly 1,000 fires in 2014, not counting those on federal land. That’s...
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As this article points out, due to extreme drought conditions, the "fire season" in California is now year round.  Usually, the Golden State has a reprieve from worrying about wild fires in the winter when the majority of rainfall normally occurs.  Unfortunately, this year has been the driest winter in recorded history.  This leaves us all vulnerable to fires started from lack of caution such as smoking, camp fires, or other similar causes.



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Mission Bay Fire: Report Indicates 5-Alarm Blaze an Accident | SF Weekly

Mission Bay Fire: Report Indicates 5-Alarm Blaze an Accident | SF Weekly | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
A fire report made public today claims the spectacular March 11 blaze that engulfed a 176-unit mixed-use building was accidental,... (If you were curious. I was.
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Nest Protect sales halted due to problem that could potentially delay a fire alarm

Nest Protect sales halted due to problem that could potentially delay a fire alarm | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Nest Labs is halting sales of its new Protect smoke detector after determining that one of its flagship features could accidentally delay its alarm from going off during a fire. The feature, Nest...
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PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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It is rare when a corporation faces criminal charges but, such is the case with Pacific Gas & Electric due to its gross negligence in failing to maintain its gas pipelines, which caused the San Bruno explosion.  The gas line explosion killed and injured scores of people in Northern California.  The utility company is already facing major civil lawsuits for wrongful death and personal injury and has been fined civilly but, will not face criminal punishments as well.



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Genie Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard

Genie Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
The control board can overheat.
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Many thousands of homeowners in California and elsewhere have Genie automatic garage door openers.  This particular model is prone to its circuit board overheating which can cause a fire hazard for residential properties.  Electrical sources of ignition like this one are one of the most common causes of fires causing burns and smoke inhalation injuries in occupants of homes.  If you have this model, please return it to the manufacturer or retailer according to the terms of the recall.


For more information on residential fire mishaps and burn injury claims in California go to:


www.victimslawyer.com


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Preventing Fire Accident in Your Kitchen - Best Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen is a certain part of your house that has higher risk of fire. Here, a lot of supplies and tools are potentially flaming, such as your oven, your stove, and some other electrical kitchen supplies.
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Feds moved on tank car safety only after Quebec disaster - Kansas.com

Feds moved on tank car safety only after Quebec disaster - Kansas.com | Fire Accident and Burn Injury Claims | Scoop.it
Feds moved on tank car safety only after Quebec disasterKansas.comMost caused no injuries or fatalities. However, one did ... 30, a train derailed near Casselton, N.D.
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