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A Record Year for Heatstroke Deaths

January 9, 2011  ·  By HM&M


As a Chicago personal injury attorney, I am saddened by this story, and hopeful that the dim statistics will change in the future. Despite “repeated efforts to alert parents and caretakers about the dangers of leaving children and infants in automobiles on even moderately warm days,” heat stroke deaths continue in distressingly large numbers. (P. Stenquist, NY Times Wheels, 12/22).

Safety advocacy group, reported 49 vehicular heatstroke deaths this year in the United States. Sadly, this is a record high number. The deaths occurred in two primary situations: first, when children were left inadvertently in parked cars; and when children played in unlocked cars. The dangerous of unlocked cars have certainly been underestimated.

As a car and truck accident lawyer, I join in urging the legislature to take action and encouraging parents and other caregivers to be extraordinarily careful.

January 9, 2011

Drain Cleaner Burned Baby at Day Care

A recent Pennsylvania case highlights the need to keep household products and infant care products in separate places. A Pennsylvania personal injury attorney says “a 7-month-old girl was burned by drain cleaner that soaked her diaper while she was at a Pittsburgh-area day care.” (J. Mandak, AP Pittsburgh, 1/4). Workers at the day care believe... Read More

January 9, 2011

Chrysler Recalls Trucks and SUVs

Chrysler recently recalled “nearly 150,000 trucks and SUVs to address several problems, including steering, air bag issues and the potential for trucks to stall.” (Washington AP, 12/30). In order to address these issues, “Chrysler is conducting three separate recalls to fix the problems. The first one covers about 22,000 Dodge Ram trucks from the 2008-2011... Read More

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