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Pennsylvania Superior Court Upholds $55 Million Seat Belt Defect Verdict Against Honda

As reported both nationally and in The Legal Intelligencer, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed a record-setting $55 million jury verdict against Honda Motor Company from a product liability lawsuit involving a seat belt defect. The plaintiff in the case, Carlos Martinez, is represented by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck attorneys Stewart Eisenberg and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr. Stewart and Daniel secured the $55 million jury verdict for Mr. Martinez against Honda after a Philadelphia jury determined that the seatbelt installed in the 1999 Acura Integra was unreasonably dangerous and caused Mr. Martinez to strike his head on the vehicle’s roof during a low-speed rollover. This caused Mr. Martinez, a beloved husband, father, and wage-earner, to become a motorized wheelchair dependent quadriplegic who is now forced to rely on others for all activities of daily living. The jury also determined that Honda failed to adequately warn Mr. Martinez of the dangers associated with the seatbelt, given that Honda knew, since 1992, that that seatbelt…
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Are Breast Cancer Diagnoses Costing Women Their Jobs?

Earlier this year, PBS featured a report revealing that poor women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to lose their jobs during cancer treatment. Why Are Poor Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Losing Their Jobs? In addition to telling the personal stories of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer and lost their jobs during cancer treatment, the PBS report provides statistics from a study published in Monday in Health Affairs, which backs up their report’s claim. According to the data from the study, poor women diagnosed with breast cancer are four times as likely to lose their jobs while undergoing cancer treatment as women who are more financially well off under the same circumstances. However, even women who are not poor are losing their jobs during breast cancer treatment. According to the study, 20 to 30 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer lose their jobs. The reason…
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What Led to a Deadly Swimming Pool Carbon Monoxide Leak?

The Washington Post recently reported on a deadly incident that occurred at a hotel involving a swimming pool carbon monoxide leak. Per the article in the Post, 12 people were injured and a 13-year-old boy died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. The incident took place at an indoor pool at a Quality Inn & Suites in Michigan. As a hotel employee was walking by the pool area, he noticed people passed out on the pool’s deck. Hotel staff members and first responders removed the 13 people from the pool area, attempted to resuscitate them and transported them to the hospital. The 13-year-old boy died on the way to the hospital. WNDU-TV reported that the carbon monoxide levels in the pool area at the time of the incident were 16 times the normal level. According to a report in The Huffington Post, authorities believe a defective pool heater led…
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2 Fatalities, 1 Injured in Feltonville Crash on Roosevelt Boulevard

A deadly truck accident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia. Eyewitnesses report that an SUV rear-ended a tractor trailer, causing the Feltonville crash, which resulted in the closure of all northbound lanes on Roosevelt Boulevard. Authorities have reported that two individuals had suffered fatalities and one was seriously injured in the Feltonville crash, though it is not clear what vehicles they were operating at the time. While there is no further word as to what caused this deadly crash, truck accidents like this are common and deadly. When a vehicle rear-ends a truck, it can wind up directly beneath it. Rear end collisions with trucks are almost always fatal and can happen for any number of reasons, be it distracted driving, speeding, drowsy driving, or driving under the influence. Truck Accident Lawyers at Eisenberg Rothweiler Offer Compassionate Service to Accident Victims and Their Families If you or…
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Nancy Winkler to Appear on WFMZ-TV 69 News to Discuss Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits

Be sure to tune in on April 24 when an interview featuring Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck partner Nancy Winkler will air on WFMZ-TV 69 News. The interview will focus on nursing home abuse lawsuits and how they work. Nancy is one of three attorneys included in the broadcast, which will air at 7 pm. What Aspects of Nursing Home Abuse Law Will the Interview Cover? The telecast will cover several aspects of nursing home abuse lawsuits, including: Whether there has been an increase in nursing home abuse cases over the last 10 years Types of problems plaintiff’s face in nursing home abuse lawsuits The role Medicaid liens and arbitration clauses play in nursing home abuse litigation Is nursing home abuse the result of poor quality help and/or staff shortages? Types of nursing home abuse injuries victims endure Options for Nursing Home Abuse Victims and Their Families In the…
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Almost Three Million Toyota Cars Recalled Worldwide for Takata Air Bags

On Thursday, Toyota announced a recall due to the presence of defective Takata air bags. Almost three million cars are covered in the recall, with over one million cars sold in the regions of Oceania and the Middle East; about 750,000 cars in Japan; about 650,000 cars in China; and around 350,000 cars in Europe. This includes the following models: Auris, RAV4, Corolla Axio, and several others. Considered one of the largest recalls in US history, the dangerously defective Takata air bags are connected with over 10 fatalities, and nearly 100 personal injuries. The chemical contained in the air bags, ammonium nitrate, which inflates the bags, is extremely volatile and can misfire, especially in humid conditions. When deployed, chemicals and shrapnel shoot out at drivers and passengers, causing personal injuries, and, in some cases, fatalities. Back in February, the Japanese auto manufacturer Takata pled guilty to wire fraud, and must…
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Product Recall Alert: Is It Safe to Ride a Hoverboard?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has investigated over 60 hoverboard fires since 2015. In 2016, the CPSC recalled over half a million hoverboards due to fire and explosion risks. Recently, the CPSC re-issued warnings regarding the dangers of hoverboards after two girls who were killed because of burns they suffered in a house fire that is believed to have started after a defective hoverboard exploded. What Is Causing Hoverboards to Explode? The lithium-ion battery packs in hoverboards are behind the device’s fire and explosion problems. Due to a defect, the battery packs overheat, which can result in hoverboards smoking, catching fire and exploding. Hoverboard brands that have been recalled over the issue include: X Rider X Glider Swagway Razor Hovertrax Airwalk Self Balancing Electric Scooter iMoto Hype Roam Wheeli 2Wheelz Back to the Future Mobile Tech Hover Shark NWS How You Can Fight Back Against Negligent Product Manufacturers In…
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Fentanyl Use Fatality Stemmed from Drug Rep Push in Cherry Hill

A lawsuit has been filed regarding a woman’s fatality that allegedly stemmed from prescribed fentanyl use. The 32-year-old woman started using Subsys, a fast-acting form of fentanyl, which is only prescribed for severe cancer pain, after her Cherry Hill, New Jersey doctor, prescribed the drug for chronic pain relief. Two serious car accidents left the Stratford, New Jersey woman with severe neck and head pain that forced her to leave her nurses’ aide job. Her doctor started prescribing opioids for her pain within two months of treatment, and eventually, the patient was urged to use Subsys by the drug rep visiting her doctor’s office. After 15 months of use, she suffered a fatality from the fentanyl use. Allegations against the pharmaceutical company include that the company paid doctors to promote fentanyl drug use for pain patients without the proper diagnosis; that employees posed as staff from doctors’ offices and contacted…
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Several Injured in Summit Township Tractor-Trailer Accident

On Monday evening, a tractor-trailer accident with a car injured several individuals. The collision occurred around 4:30 pm in Summit Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of Route 422 and Bonniebrook Road. Although the condition of the victims and cause of the crash are unknown, at least three people were taken via helicopter from the scene of the tractor-trailer accident. Many factors come into play to cause tractor-trailer accidents. In some cases, the tractor-trailer driver may be engaging in drowsy or reckless driving, or even be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If the driver does not operate the vehicle with safety in mind and crashes into another vehicle, all parties involved in the accident may sustain personal injuries or potential fatalities. Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyers Eisenberg Rothweiler Serve Car Accident Victims If you or your loved ones sustained personal injuries in a truck accident, contact our Pennsylvania…
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Man Fatally Crushed by Safe Deposit Box in Cheltenham Township

A safe deposit box fatally crushed a man on Monday afternoon. The fatal incident occurred around 1 pm at the former Cheltenham Mall in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania at an old Wells Fargo bank. The man who was 35-years old and an Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania resident attempted to relocate a large safe deposit box with two other co-workers. They placed it on a lift, and then it fell on top of the man who was fatally crushed. Industrial accidents are common in unsafe work environments or workplaces that house dangerous equipment. Unfortunately, employees may already be aware that they work in a hazardous environment, but that does not prevent accidents from happening. Workers may sustain personal injuries or potential fatalities while at a workplace that does not protect its employees. Pennsylvania Construction Accident Lawyers Eisenberg Rothweiler Protect Workers in Industrial Accidents If you or someone you love sustained personal injuries in an…
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