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29K defective baby strollers with injury risks recalled in US

A company is recalling an estimated 29,400 baby strollers due to concerns they could cause personal injuries to adults and babies, a report of the CPSC stated on December 20.

According to reports, at least five models of “Qbit strollers” have a folding mechanism component that could cause pinch or laceration injuries to adults. The folding mechanism could also fail during use, which poses injury risks to babies. The importer, Aria Child Inc., and the CPSC have been informed of several incidents of failing Qbit strollers that resulted in various injuries to adults and babies. Some of the injuries were reportedly serious and required stitches. People who might have the faulty strollers were told not to use the product and to get in touch with Aria for a product replacement.

The West Palm Beach attorneys with Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. work for families whose loved ones were injured as a result of using defective products. We may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to begin taking your legal action.


Florida medical malpractice law questioned by Supreme Court

At least five Supreme Court justices in Florida recently questioned the legality of a medical malpractice law following concerns that the privacy rights of plaintiffs may be violated by the law, an article of WUSF News reported on December 9.

Reports said the justices are trying to determine the legality of the “ex parte communications” made by lawyers who defend doctors accused of negligence in their profession. Under such a law, defense attorneys may obtain plaintiff information from attending doctors regarding treatments they have undergone. This communication would not involve the plaintiff’s legal counsel. The information gathering process, critics claimed, could compromise the privacy of the plaintiff’s medical records because it is disclosed to defense attorneys.

The West Palm Beach attorneys of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. advocate for families whose loved ones have been victims of negligent doctors. If you are in this situation, we may be able to help you file a medical malpractice claim to help you obtain the compensation you need for recovery. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.


Hundreds of women file medical malpractice lawsuit in Florida

Over 200 women filed a lawsuit against a cosmetic surgeon in Jacksonville, Florida after their breasts became disfigured from undergoing an augmentation procedure, an article of The Florida Times-Union reported on November 29.

According to reports, evidence is being gathered against Doctors Mark and Loren Clayman after hundreds of their patients claimed their breast implant procedures were botched. The Claymans revealed the implants used on the patients’ breasts were either defective or deflated. A photo presented by the legal counsel for the plaintiffs showed there was mold in the device used in at least one of the breast implants. The Claymans presented false claims to patients, telling them the complications they experienced were part of the normal procedure.

Serious health complications can occur when medical practitioners get negligent while handling patients. However, if you or a loved one suffered from medical negligence, working with a lawyer is important. We can help you recover your losses. Discuss your situation with a West Palm Beach attorney of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.


2 people rescued in Florida after boat accident

A report of 25WPBF on November 9 revealed authorities rescued two people after a boating accident took place near Jupiter Inlet.

Reports said authorities responded to the inlet after they were notified around 7:30 a.m. regarding a boat mishap. Couple Mark and Kathryn Dagostino described the incident, which occurred near their home. Reports later confirmed the two male occupants of the boat were transported to the hospital. Authorities as of reporting have not learned the extent of the injuries sustained by the two boaters. The boat, on the other hand, was pulled out from the water with the help of a truck. The Florida Wildlife Commission personnel are investigating the incident.

Unfortunately, many people suffer permanent disabilities after sustaining injuries in boat accidents. However, if you were the victim of a boating accident, a lawyer may be able to help you obtain remunerations if negligent parties are involved. Contact the legal team of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in Fort Walton Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180 to learn more about your options.


New Class Action Suit Over Product Allegedly Sold with Unlisted Fillers

Publix Super Markets Inc. has recently been accused of selling grated cheese with unlisted fillers and marketing the product at a premium. The face of the class action suit, Erin Rudder, claims Publix breached its implied warranty of their product and violated their duty of good faith and fair dealings to their customers.

Publix advertises that their grated cheese uses 100 percent real Parmesan or Romano cheeses; however, Rudder allegedly found cellulose, a common filler found in foods, in the cheese. Similar complaints against Publix regarding the grated cheese claims the supermarket has been using its fillers to reduce production costs and then using deceptive advertising to demand a price higher than market value for its product.

Unfortunately, many products released today are not as they are advertised. Manufacturers of these defective products must be held liable for the lies they have told and any injuries they caused. At Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A., our attorneys strive to help punish these predatory companies so no one else will be hurt from their dangerous product. Contact us at (561) 689-8180 today to learn more about how we may assist you in your legal case today.


Millions of faulty dehumidifiers linked to property damages recalled

Approximately 3.4 million dehumidifier units in the U.S. are under recall due to the possibility that they could catch fire and result in property damage. The units were linked to $4.8 million worth of property damages, a November 2 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to the recall, at least eight sizes of Midea dehumidifiers in 52 different brand names are at high risk of emitting too much heat and catching fire. Midea has not received any complaints of injuries involving the defective products. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed the recalled dehumidifiers were the cause of property damages amounting to roughly $4.8 million in the 38 cases of fire and smoke they received. Consumers are highly advised to closely inspect their products to determine if it is part of the recall. Midea is expected to address the problem through product replacement or refund. At least 850,000 of the recalled dehumidifiers were sold in Canada.

The attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. understand that in West Palm Beach, many people suffer serious injuries after using defective products. If you believe you suffered because of a defective product, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you obtain remunerations you need for recovery. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (561) 689-8180.


Five are Killed in Wreck Caused by Speeding Vehicle

As Pablo Cortes III sped westbound down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, his girlfriend Jolie Bartolome uploaded a video to Snapchat that displayed their speed: 115 mph. The picture was time-stamped 9:38 pm. Nine minutes later, the 22-year-old Cortes lost control over the vehicle, sending it flying over the median, where it collided with three other vehicles that were traveling in the opposite direction. In all, three adults and two children died in the devastating wreck.

A witness to the accident appeared to be in shock when describing how he watched the VW cross the median and collide with the minivan head-on. The minivan caught fire after the impact. The VW Golf then spun around and hit a Toyota Scion, spewing debris into yet another vehicle. The driver of the minivan lost her life at the scene of the accident. Tragically, two of the children who were passengers of the minivan passed away later at Tampa General Hospital.

Friends and families of the victims are understandably heartbroken. Vigils were held, grief counselors were on-staff at the school the victims attended, and classmates reportedly made cards in remembrance. “I don’t know how we’re going to get through this,” said Gisela Martinez, a cousin of the now-deceased minivan driver.


High school football player loses leg in suspected drunken driving crash

A high school football player in West Palm Beach, Florida recently had his leg amputated after sustaining injuries from a drunken driver, a report of WPTV stated on October 28.

Information coming from the authorities of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office revealed that Frank Velasquez, 17, was with another friend on October 27 when the two were struck by a vehicle and pinned to a parked vehicle. Frank, a student at Forest Hill High School, was also the kicker for the school’s senior football team. Reports confirmed that Frank lost a leg while being treated at a hospital. Frank’s friends and teammates were devastated upon learning about the incident as he was one of their favorite players on the team.

The lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. strongly believe that victims of drunken driving collisions should receive the compensations they need to sustain their living while disabled. If you were injured by a drunk driver, we can offer legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Call us today at (561) 689-8180 to find out how we may work for you.


Thousands of faulty rice cookers recalled by 3 Squares

California-based company 3 Squares is recalling approximately 175,000 rice cookers and slow cookers after receiving complaints that they could malfunction and cause injuries to intended users, an October 18 article of cpsc.gov reported.

According to reports, the Tim3, Machin3, and their smaller versions Mini Tim3 and Machin3 cookers may catch fire or cause electrical shock to consumers. The recalling company and the federal product safety agency have received reports of three incidents of malfunctioning cookers including one person who sustained electrical shock injury. Recall documents explained that the problem may occur due to the erroneous wiring installation in the cookers. Owners of the potentially defective rice cookers or slow cookers are advised to get in touch with 3 Squares for a hassle-free product replacement.

If you or a loved one sustains injuries from a defective product, working with a knowledgeable legal team is important and can help you obtain the treatment funds you need for a fast recovery. Speak with a lawyer at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180.


Elderly patient critically injured in Florida ambulance accident

An elderly woman aboard an ambulance was listed in critical condition after the vehicle she was travelling in was involved in an accident in Alachua County, an October 7 article of gainesville.com reported.

Reports revealed that before 10:00 p.m. on October 6, an ambulance containing three people, including a patient, struck a vehicle while on State Road 20. Information coming from the state highway patrol said the ambulance rolled on top of the vehicle after it attempted to avoid a road debris. The patient inside the ambulance, identified as 73-year-old Carolyn Mays, was critically injured from the incident. The ambulance was transporting Mays to UF Health Shands Hospital when the accident happened. The two people from the other vehicles were believed to have sustained serious injuries while the other two inside the ambulance sustained minor injuries.

If you or a loved one was involved in a vehicular accident, seeking help from a skilled attorney is important to help you obtain compensation from negligent parties. Learn more about your legal options from the attorneys at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A. in West Palm Beach today by calling (561) 689-8180.

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