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Dangerous Drop Side Cribs To Be Discontinued

March 31, 2009  ·  By HM&M


Chicago Tribune encouraged by manufacturer's decision to stop making drop-side cribs. The Chicago Tribune (3/28) editorialized, “Drop-side cribs, with a movable rail that can be raised and lowered, are a staple of baby rooms.” However, “they probably won't be for much longer” because “major crib manufacturers have agreed to stop making them.” The Tribune said that despite the fact that parents will complain about the inconvenience of the new cribs, that the drop-sided cribs were dangerous.

“We heartily supported congressional action last year that gave the commission more money and more authority to ferret out and block unsafe products,” the Tribune said. “In this case, the manufacturers moved before the agency did, and that's good to see.”

March 31, 2009

$6.5 Million Settlement for Brain Injured Boy

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN The estate of a 7-year old boy who suffered a brain injury at birth has settled a lawsuit against the hospital, the doctor and his clinic for $6.5 million, the plaintiff’s attorney said. Robert Morales Jr. was born in April 2001 with severe brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.... Read More

March 31, 2009

Florida Jury Awards $30 Million to Widow of Smoker

As a Chicago personal injury lawyer I am very pleased to see that after decades of marketing their addictive cancer causing products to children, tobacco companies are feeling the pain a fully informed jury can inflict. Consider this recent verdict in Florida: The AP (6/2) reports, “A Florida jury awarded $30 million to a Pensacola... Read More

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