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When Buying A Used Car, Make Sure to Check For Recall Issues

 

In the aftermath of the record setting number of recalls of General Motors, consumers must be skeptical whenever purchasing a used car, according to CBS News. The National Traffic Safety Administration estimated that one in every four recalled cars are never properly repaired, posing a serious danger to those who purchase used cars with defective parts, CBS News reported.  In 2013 alone, 3.5 million used cars needing recall repairs were put up for sale on websites such as Craigslist, according … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 24, 2014 |
Filed under: Car Accidents,GM Recall
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Pam Menaker Writes ABA Litigation News Article on Fosamax Case

 

Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Communications Partner at Clifford Law Offices, recently wrote an article that was published by the American Bar Association Litigation News on a recent court case that held that a defendant cannot be held liable in a products liability multi-district action if the company is compliant with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules. In a failure-to-warn complaint alleging the drug company, Merck, was negligent in its labeling following an injury to a patient, a New Jersey district court … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 22, 2014 |
Filed under: FDA,Products Liability
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One American Child Subject to Medication Error Every Eight Minutes, 11-Year Study Reveals

 

A study of telephone calls to poison control hotlines revealed that between 2002 and 2012, a child was subject to an out-of-hospital medication mistake approximately every eight minutes, Reuters reported. The number of mistakes marks an increase from previous years for every medication outside of cough and cold medicines, according to the Huffington Post. The reduction in errors pertaining to cough and cold medication is attributed to a prolonged educational campaign aimed at parents decreasing the use of these medications … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 22, 2014 |
Filed under: Pharmaceutical Products,Prescription And Medical Errors
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Robert Clifford Teaches at Fred Lane’s ISBA Trial Technique Institute

 

  On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, was one of the “celebrity” instructors at Fred Lane’s ISBA Trial Technique Institute. Clifford lectured on the subject of opening statements. The institute, sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, focuses on improving trial skills by hands-on learning. The students, who are practicing attorneys, practice trial techniques that are consistent with the Federal Rules of Evidence and Illinois’ Rules of Evidence. Fred Lane, … Read more…

Created by cclifford on October 21, 2014 |
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Commemorating the Crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 with a Public Forum

 

The 68 people who died in the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 on Oct. 31, 1994, will never be forgotten. To commemorate the tragedy, family members, loved ones and the community touched by the crash 20 years ago have announced a public forum on Oct. 30 entitled: “Public Forum: The Legacy of American Eagle Flight 4184.” Guest speakers at this public forum to be held in Merrillville, Indiana, include Greg Feith, Aviation Safety and Security expert and former National … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 20, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation
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NTSB Likely to Look into Poor Communications and Inadequate Maintenance of Passenger & Repair Trains that Crashed in Arkansas

 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is on the scene of the crash of two trains in Arkansas that has left at least five people in critical condition.   It has been reported that a passenger train operated by the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad as an historic excursion tour from Springdale to Van Buren, Arkansas broke down during its tour and a second repair train came looking for the broken down train in an effort to help fix the problem.  … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 20, 2014 |
Filed under: NTSB,Train Accidents
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Beech Baron Safety Studies and Accident History Indicate Previous Take-Off Problems in Wake of Small Plane Crash in Palos Hills, IL Killing Three Doctors

 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was on the scene at Palos Hills, a southwest suburb of Chicago, where a 2000 model year, twin-engine Beech Baron 58, tail number N31EW, crashed late Sunday night after takeoff from Chicago’s Midway Airport with three Kansas physicians aboard.  All three unfortunately were killed in the accident that apparently came without warning or any signal to air traffic controllers that a problem existed, according to numerous media reports.  Some witnesses reported to police that … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 16, 2014 |
Filed under: Aviation,Aviation Law Firm
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Recycling Used Electronic Devices

 

Question: Which electronic devices must legally be recycled or reused?   Answer: Tossing electronic devices in the trash or at the curb is illegal. The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing certain items discarded from residences by requiring electronic manufacturers to participate in the management of discarded electronic products. Those items which are covered by the law are the following: televisions, monitors, printers, computers (laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop), electronic keyboards, … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 16, 2014 |
Filed under: Uncategorized
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Latest Update: Passengers Involved in Megabus Accident Arrive In Chicago

 

After more than 15 hours after at least 18 people were injured in Megabus overturning near Indianapolis on northbound I-65, passengers arrived in Chicago, according to ABC 7 Chicago. Indiana State Police reported to the press that the accident resulted when the bus driver swerved to avoid a disabled car on the wet road, causing the double-decker to topple over, ABC 7 Chicago reported. According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers, the events were as follows: “[The car] was … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 15, 2014 |
Filed under: Megabus Crash,Uncategorized
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Update: Chicago Bound Megabus Accident Leaves 18 Injured

 

After a double-decker Megabus flipped over outside of Indianapolis early Tuesday morning, at least 18 passengers have been taken to nearby hospitals for treatment, according to NBC Chicago. Thirty-five additional passengers were taken to hospitals but almost immediately released, NBC Chicago reported. According to Coach USA North America, the line’s parent company, the bus crashed at around 4:30 a.m. while traveling on a route beginning in Atlanta and ending in Chicago, NBC Chicago reported.   The Indiana State Police reported … Read more…

Created by Clifford Law Offices on October 14, 2014 |
Filed under: Megabus Crash,Uncategorized
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