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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Profiled in Leading Lawyers

 

Shannon M. McNulty, a personal injury lawyer at Clifford Law Offices was profiled in an editorial piece published by Leading Lawyers Magazine in the Women’s Edition for 2015. In the article McNulty talks about her background in criminal justice, her successes and how she currently heads the consumer class action work as one of the partners at Clifford’s Chicago-based law firm. The Leading Lawyers Magazine profile is a detailed feature that also touches on the following points – McNulty’s devotion to her community, home life as a mother and … Read more…

Created by rbaker on March 30, 2015 |
Filed under: Clifford Law Offices,Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury
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Three Americans Reported on Board the Tragic Germanwings Flight That Is Thought to Have Been Intentionally Crashed

 

It is being reported throughout the world that the young co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 intentionally crashed the plane into the French Alps yesterday, killing all 150 people on board. In its wake, grieving families are looking for answers as to why a person would commit such a horrific act. Major news outlets are reporting that the 28-year-old co-pilot from Germany who has been working for the airline since 2013 locked out the captain and apparently deliberately crashed the plane. … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 29, 2015 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Plane Crash
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Airbus Plane Crash in the Alps Presumably Kills all 150 Aboard

 

A world mourns another tragic plane crash in France, killing all 150 people aboard including two babies, 16 students and two teachers from a German high school. Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus, reportedly was “obliterated” when it plunged from 14,000 feet in eight minutes into the foothills of the French Alps in southeastern France where it is very difficult to reach, according to rescuers. It is being reported that 144 passengers and six crew members were on board. European officials … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 24, 2015 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm,Plane Crash,Transportation Liability
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Takata Air Bag Recalls — What that Means for You

 

Almost eight million cars have now been recalled because of the potentially deadly Takata air bag defects. Consumer Reports explains the problem with step-by-step actions you should take now. To view this important information on what cars are affected and other important Q and A’s on this topic as well as the latest updates regarding the Takata air bag, click here: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/10/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-takata-air-bag-recall/index.htm Four fatalities and more than 100 injuries have been linked to these airbags.  It is worthwhile to be informed … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 14, 2015 |
Filed under: Auto Accidents,Car Accidents,Recall
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Safety Advocate Takes On Guardrail Industry

 

Industry insider and safety advocate Joshua Harman talks with Bloomberg’s Patrick Lee about a design flaw that causes highway guardrails to become deadly spears on impact.  To view the video on dangerous guardrails, click here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/91f9f0f1-0eeb-4ea1-b0e9-454e04a95cd4 The ABC7 Investigative Team headed by reporter Chuck Goudie reported on Channel 7 in Chicago yesterday about a device that is supposed to protect drivers who hit guardrails head-on, but it may not work.  To view his investigative story, click here: http://abc7chicago.com/news/trinity-et-plus-guardrail-passes-8-crash-tests/557322/

Created by Pam Menaker on March 14, 2015 |
Filed under: Auto Accidents,Car Accidents
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General Motors Settles Initial Case on Faulty Car Ignition Switches

 

As General Motors reportedly settled the first case that brought the world’s attention to the problem of its car ignition switches, yet another case reportedly has been filed that is linked to this problem. GM Ignition Switch Linked to Another Death Jessica Taylor was driving home for Labor Day when her car left the road and flipped several times. Evidence surfaced last year that her car to the GM ignition switch failure that has already claimed 13 lives.   View video here: … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 14, 2015 |
Filed under: Auto Accidents,Car Accidents,Recall
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The White House Releases Q and A Interview with the Surgeon General, the First Indiana American to Hold that Position

 

Get to Know America’s Doctor: At 37, Dr. Vivek Murthy is one of the youngest Americans, and the first Indian American, to serve as the Surgeon General — or “America’s doctor.” Dr. Murthy recently stopped by the White House to answer a few questions and talk about community health, measles, and his past experiences. Prior to becoming Surgeon General, he trained students to become doctors, founded a nonprofit to combat HIV/AIDS, and treated thousands of patients in the U.S. He … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 14, 2015 |
Filed under: Health Care,Healthcare
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Some Interesting Numbers on Auto Recalls and Driving Safety

 

$175 Million A federal jury awarded $175 million to a whistle-blower who questioned the safety of thousands of Trinity guardrail end caps that may be impaling cars instead of slowing them down safely. 10 Makers Ten different automakers were listed in an October 2014 recall notice to replace defective Takata air bags, which have claimed five lives so far. A second urgent recall was also issued in January 2015. 60 Million More than 60 million vehicles were recalled in the … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 14, 2015 |
Filed under: Auto Accidents,Car Accidents,Recall
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Recalls, Defects Dominate Automotive Headlines for 2014

 

For the automotive industry, 2014 was the year of the recall. You couldn’t pick up a newspaper, turn on the evening news or check your favorite news site without hearing about another new and alarming recall. And unfortunately for car owners everywhere, recalls show no sign of letting up. What’s even more concerning is a lapse by automakers and federal regulators in responding soon enough to reports of serious injury and death. Visit Fatal Flaws: Crisis in Auto Safety by … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 14, 2015 |
Filed under: Auto Accidents,Car Accidents,Recall
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Tracking Airplanes – Can We Do Better?

 

It’s been one year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, taking the lives of 239 passengers and crew who have never been seen again. It is one of aviation’s greatest mysteries, despite the touting of some state-of-the-art technology to help prevent such disasters. The Boeing 777-200ER weighed about 656,000 pounds and was the length of six school buses. How did it just vanish into thin air? How could air traffic control not keep in touch with its whereabouts? How could … Read more…

Created by Pam Menaker on March 14, 2015 |
Filed under: Aviation,Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
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