May 10, 2021
Thousands of products are recalled every year. Some recalls are for minor issues that impact functionality, while some are for serious defects that threaten the safety of everyone who uses them. However, while many defective products cause harm, only a handful of these cases result in product…
May 01, 2021
About 3.7 million babies are born each year in the United States, with about 97 percent entering the world without a major birth defect, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of those born with physical and mental difficulties suffer these disabilities because of natural…
April 26, 2021
A spider-shaped medical device called an IVC filter placed in the inferior vena cava, a large vein in the middle of the body, has for years been implanted in patients to prevent blood clots from reaching the heart or lungs, an occurrence that can prove fatal. But IVC filters have in some cases not…
April 15, 2021
Some of the most common issues that result in motor vehicle recalls are:   Electrical System Defects   Fuel System Defects   Steering Component Defects Brake System Defects Faulty Latches and Hooks Defective Airbags Frame and Body Defects   Some vehicle defects can allow a car, truck, or SUV…
April 07, 2021
It was a hot July morning in 2016 when Thomas Poynton Jr. heard an explosion behind his house in Northampton County, Pa. When he looked outside, he noticed one of his dogs acting strangely, writhing about on the lawn. As Poynton, a 31-year-old high school teacher, stepped outside to see what was…
March 22, 2021
Hazing deaths at college fraternity have occurred for some two centuries in the United States, though the incidence of these tragedies seems to have grown worse in recent years. Since 1938, the date from which Franklin College journalism professor Hank Nuwer began compiling a national database of…
February 05, 2021
Persistence. It is what makes winning cases, and winning law firms. This case involved alleged sexual abuse by a priest that occurred in 1971. The victim was 14 years old when a priest from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia took the child overnight to the beach, to a house in Margate City, N.J. …
January 22, 2021
Many states have changed the periods of time for which victims of sexual abuse can file civil claims against their attackers even if statutes of limitations have passed. Some states have either extended or eliminated the statutory limits for sexual abuse crimes – both for criminal and civil…
January 10, 2021
While harmless looking, inclined baby sleepers have been found in recent years to be particularly hazardous, with some 100 deaths reported and likely many more of which officials were never informed. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has called for a halt to sales and recalls of…
December 21, 2020
When you are on someone else’s property, be that a shopping center, a hotel, a theater, or anywhere else, it is reasonable to assume you are safe from crime. It is, in fact, the onus of the property owner or manager to ensure this is the case. When a property is not safe and you become the victim…
December 03, 2020
There are about 50,000 electrical fires in the United States every year resulting in injuries to roughly 1,400 people and 500 deaths. In some cases, electrical fires are the result of carelessness or errors made by the user, but all too often they are the result of damaged, defective, or dangerous…
November 30, 2020
For years now, explosions and serious injuries, even deaths, have been reported with automobile airbags made by the Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. and installed in various makes and models of vehicles around the world. General Motors was the latest, with the company recently ordering the recall…
October 20, 2020
An intrepid Jim Waldenberger journeyed to the far reaches of Pennsylvania to a place where few had gone before during the Days of COVID. He went to court. To be exact, the Kline & Specter attorney traveled to Lycoming County for a civil trial on behalf of a 74-year-old man who had had his big…
October 08, 2020
An ATV driver and passenger are out for a ride when suddenly, without warning or explanation, flames burst from the vehicle. If the riders are lucky, they notice the fire start and are able to unbuckle their safety harnesses and get out of their ATV before it is engulfed in flames. If not, the…