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Stories and commentary on personal injury claims in the U.S. from prominent Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney, Steven M. Sweat. http://www.victimslawyer.com
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Why “Tort Reform” Is Not Supported By Either Liberal or Conservative Values

Why “Tort Reform” Is Not Supported By Either Liberal or Conservative Values | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
As an American, I am proud of our country's heritage which embraces a broad spectrum of ideals including what are traditionally known as "liberal" or "progressive" values as well as ...
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World's Tallest Waterslide To Be Demolished After Boy's Death

World's Tallest Waterslide To Be Demolished After Boy's Death | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
"In our opinion, it is the only proper course of action following this tragedy," Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts said. A 10-year-old rider was killed on the Verrückt waterslide last August.
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Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boat accident

Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boat accident | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández, who defected from Cuba at 15 and went on to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed Sunday in a boating accident, authorities say.
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Terrible tragedy!  Boating crashes tragically kill people more often than one might think.  Every year there are hundreds of incidents involving water craft causing personal injury or death across the U.S.  This is especially true for areas with high boat traffic like Florida and California.  For more information click here .

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Is my car on the Takata airbag recall list? - Air Bag Injury Lawyer

Is my car on the Takata airbag recall list? - Air Bag Injury Lawyer | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
In the largest recall in U.S. history, Takata, a manufacturer of airbags, has recalled its defective airbags, which have been installed in up to 100 million vehicles in the U.S. Currently, the recall has affected 34 million vehicles in the country with an additional 7 million vehicles recalled in countries around the world. The airbags …
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Replacement of Faulty Railroad Cars Remains Slow

Replacement of Faulty Railroad Cars Remains Slow | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
U.S. safety officials said Tuesday they've seen slow progress in efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transpo
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GM Barred from Using 2009 Bankruptcy to Avoid Ignition Switch Claims

GM Barred from Using 2009 Bankruptcy to Avoid Ignition Switch Claims | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on July 13, 2016 found that the claims against General Motors (“GM”) regarding its faulty ignition switch could proceed.
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Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers Malpractice Case

Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers Malpractice Case | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Lawyers for the comedian’s family said the settlement with the doctors and the Manhattan clinic where Ms. Rivers, 81, died was “substantial,” but didn’t reveal a dollar amount.
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Rollaway Risk Prompts Fiat Chrysler Recall of More Than 1.1M Cars and SUVs

Rollaway Risk Prompts Fiat Chrysler Recall of More Than 1.1M Cars and SUVs | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Fiat Chrysler said Friday it's recalling more than 1.1 million cars and midsize SUVs worldwide because drivers can't tell if they've put the vehicles in pa
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Las Vegas woman awarded about $13 million in lawsuit against Lowe’s

Las Vegas woman awarded about $13 million in lawsuit against Lowe’s | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
A Las Vegas woman was awarded about $13 million in the lawsuit she filed against Lowe’s Home Centers after she fell at one of the company’s stores in July 2013.
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Increased Safety Regulations for U.S. Gas Lines

Increased Safety Regulations for U.S. Gas Lines | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Working on a gas line is an extremely dangerous job. These individuals who choose to do so for the sake of supporting their families are putting their lives on the line each and every day
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Hotel lawyer suggests nude video helped Erin Andrews' career

Hotel lawyer suggests nude video helped Erin Andrews' career | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Erin Andrews had to field shameful suggestions Tuesday that a nude video of her shot by a peephole perv actually helped her career.
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Erin Andrews testified in her $75 million lawsuit against Marriott hotels

Erin Andrews testified in her $75 million lawsuit against Marriott hotels | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Sportscaster Erin Andrews took to the stand Monday to testify in her $75 million lawsuit against Marriott hotels. Feb. 29, 2016. (CBS Chicago)
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Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
DETROIT (AP) — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined. Agency tests found that operating the center console shift lever "is not intuitive and provides poor tactile and visual feedback to the driver, increasing the potential for unintended gear selection," investigators wrote in the documents. Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer Reports, expects more problems and investigations as automakers continue to roll out new electronic controls that are unfamiliar to drivers. The government's probe now covers more than 856,000 vehicles including the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV from the 2014 and 2015 model years and the 2012 through 2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans with 3.6-liter V6 engines. In the vehicles, drivers pull the shift lever forward or backward to select gears and the shifter doesn't move along a track like in most cars. [...] far, the investigation has found 314 complaints, 121 crashes and 30 injuries from the problem.
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Regulators, Railroads Target Sleep Apnea in Wake of Crash

Regulators, Railroads Target Sleep Apnea in Wake of Crash | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Engineers suffering from sleep apnea must have the fatigue-inducing disorder under control before they will be allowed to operate trains for the New Jersey commuter railroad whose train slammed int…
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First it was phones. Now it's exploding Samsung washing machines!

First it was phones. Now it's exploding Samsung washing machines! | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Some Samsung washing machines, a lawsuit alleges, vibrate violently under heavy loads causing "a dramatic centrifugal explosion."
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Woman stuck by needle in Target parking lot awarded $4.6 million

Woman stuck by needle in Target parking lot awarded $4.6 million | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Before Carla Denise Garrison’s lawsuit against Target Corp. went to trial, her lawyer offered to settle with the retailer for $12,000, but the offer was rejected.
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Pilot in fatal hot-air balloon crash had four DUI convictions

Pilot in fatal hot-air balloon crash had four DUI convictions | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas was able to keep flying despite having at least four convictions for drunken driving in Missouri and twice spending time in prison
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IKEA Recalls Safety Gates Due to Fall Hazard

IKEA Recalls Safety Gates Due to Fall Hazard | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IKEA Recalls Safety Gates and Safety Gate Extensions Due to Fall Hazard.
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Toyota Recalls 1.4 Million Cars as 2nd Major Airbag Maker Is Under Scrutiny

Toyota Recalls 1.4 Million Cars as 2nd Major Airbag Maker Is Under Scrutiny | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
The airbags, supplied by Autoliv, have not caused any known injuries. But the defect sounded similar to one that led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide with Takata airbags.
Steven M. Sweat's insight:

Here we go again!  First the Takata corporation out of Japan was found to have manufactured thousands of defective air bags that can explode and send metal fragments into the bodies of vehicle occupants.  Now, a second manufacturer, Autoliv, may have produced same or similar dangerous air bags.  If anyone has a Toyota Prius or Lexus with these air bags, they should bring them back to the dealership for removal and/or replacement of the devices.

 

For more information or legal help with air bag defect injury or death claims for incidents in California click here .

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Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Medical errors in the U.S. account for more than 250,000 deaths per year, which makes them the third leading cause of death in the country, according to re
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Tom Cruise's 'Mena' Producers Sued for Wrongful Death After Crew's Plane Crash

Tom Cruise's 'Mena' Producers Sued for Wrongful Death After Crew's Plane Crash | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Alan Purwin's widow claims the pilot in the crash that killed her husband was unqualified.
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Jacksonville woman at center of airbag lawsuit dies two years after crash left her paralyzed

Jacksonville woman at center of airbag lawsuit dies two years after crash left her paralyzed | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
A Jacksonville woman at the center of a lawsuit over defective automobile airbags has died less than two years after the car crash that left her a quadriplegic.Patricia Mincey’s family is suing Honda Motor Company, Duval Motors of Jacksonville and the manufacturer of the airbag they say exploded with such force that it broke her back.
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National Poison Prevention Week 2016 | OnSafety

National Poison Prevention Week 2016 | OnSafety | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
Blog en Español An estimated 85,000 children younger than 5 are unintentionally poisoned each year in the U.S. Does that sound like a lot? Wondering
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National Poison Prevention Week presents a great reminder to secure our homes and businesses so that children and other vulnerable invididuals are not exposed to toxic substances.  Every year, 85,000 children die from either consumption or exposure to dangerous chemicals, drugs and other substances.

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Hoverboards Deemed Dangerous by U.S. Safety Agency

Hoverboards Deemed Dangerous by U.S. Safety Agency | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
As more incidents of hoverboard-related fires make the news and the Consumer Product Safety Commission continues its investigation into the cause of the fi
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Wal-Mart Sued For Parmesan Cheese With Wood Pulp Filler

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was accused in a lawsuit of defrauding customers by selling Parmesan cheese touted as pure that contained wood pulp as filler.
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KHS America Recalls Children's Musical Instrument Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

KHS America Recalls Children's Musical Instrument Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard | Personal Injury Legal Issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- KHS America Recalls Children's Musical Instrument Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard.
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