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    • Recall – Graco Harmony High Chairs

      Recall – Graco Harmony High Chairs

      Graco, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of more than 1.2 million Graco Harmony High Chairs due to a fall hazard to children.

      The…

    • Mistrial Declared in Bus Driver's Wrongful Death Civil Trial

      Mistrial Declared in Bus Driver's Wrongful Death Civil Trial

      In October, 2006, a school bus driver driving in West Hartford struck and killed a 65 year-old male drug counselor while he was in the crosswalk, as reported by School Transportation News in…

    • Dick’s Sporting Goods Recalls Camp Stoves Due To Burn Hazard

      Dick’s Sporting Goods Recalls Camp Stoves Due To Burn Hazard

      Dick’s Sporting Goods, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of “Field & Stream” Dual Burner Camp Stoves…

    • Shiloh Farms Recalls Shiloh Farms Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds

      Shiloh Farms Recalls Shiloh Farms Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds

      Shiloh Farms, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling Shiloh Farms Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, 12-oz., because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea…

    • Construction Worker Injured by Nail Gun Awarded $3.4 Million

      Construction Worker Injured by Nail Gun Awarded $3.4 Million

      A construction worker who was severely injured when a nail from a nail gun became embedded in his head was awarded $3.4 million from a Hartford, Connecticut jury. Jerry Crutchfield, 51, of Hartford had sued toolmaker Stanley Works and Home Depot, which sold the nail gun, claiming they were partly liable for the injuries he sustained Feb. 3, 2003. The jury stated that Crutchfield was 55% liable…

    • Bravo! Recalls Select Poultry Products for Dogs and Cats

      Bravo! Recalls Select Poultry Products for Dogs and Cats

      Bravo! is recalling some tubes of poultry products for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes. Two of the products have the potential to be contaminated with both of the bacteriums, and one product may only be infected with Listeria monocytogenes.Both Salmonella and Listeria are organisms which can cause serious infections in…

    • Higher C-Section Rate Due to Malpractice Fears

      Higher C-Section Rate Due to Malpractice Fears

      The rate for Caesarean Sections in the Bay State rose from 31% in 2004 to 32% in 2005. That is about two thirds of all births. There were approximately 77,000 live births in the state in 2005. Doctors cite many reasons for the increase including older women, multiple births, and malpractice fears. The more risk factors there are with a pregnancy, increases the likelihood that a doctor will…

    • Man Breaks Leg in Car Accident

      Man Breaks Leg in Car Accident

      Adam Goldstein, age 21, of West Hartford was driving his Honda Civic on Trout Brook Avenue in West Hartford when he drove across the street and hit a tree. Goldstein broke his leg in the accident. The Civic suffered extensive damage. There was also damage done to a fence in a yard that backs up to the road. Goldstein was treated at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The accident is…

    • Elderly Driver Injures 27 Pedestrians at Sailfest in New London

      Elderly Driver Injures 27 Pedestrians at Sailfest in New London

      This afternoon, 89 year-old driver Robert Laine of Wallingford, CT. drove through a crowd of pedestrians in an accident at Sailfest in New London. At least 27 persons were taken to the hospital for injuries ranging from serious to bumps and bruises. This accident is eerily similar to one in California a year or two ago and raises questions about the accident risks elderly drivers pose in an…

    • Bausch & Lomb Recall Saga Followed Closely

      Bausch & Lomb Recall Saga Followed Closely

      Fellow InjuryBoard.com blogger, Sarasota lawyer Joe Saunders, has been following the Bausch and Lomb Renu news with quite a watchful eye and made several posts about the link between the contact lens solution and the fungal infection fusarium keratitis.Last week, the CDC released an update on Renu with moistureloc and fusarium keratitis which announced the agency had received reports of 130…