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Automated defibrillators may save fewer lives

Posted on December 1st, 2011 No Comments

Ten years ago, based on a recommendation by the American Heart Association, hospitals across the country purchased millions of dollars worth of automated defibrillators made to help save lives in the event of a patient going into cardiac arrest.

New research, however, has shown that this equipment may have been a mistake, and that the older, low-tech defibrillators in fact save more lives.  Committee members of the American Heart Association endorsed the new products because they were designed so lesser-skilled hospital employees could operate them.

Chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Dr. Steven Nissen, stated, “Why would we want to dumb things down to a level of having a machine do the thinking for us?”

If you have lost a loved one from the failure of an automated defibrillator, contact San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 and let us fight for you.

Kotex tampons recalled

Posted on November 16th, 2011 No Comments

Kotex Natural Balance Security tampons have been recalled due to a bacteria that has contaminated the raw materials used to make the product, according to manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark.

According to a press release from Kimberly-Clark, “The tampons were manufactured with a raw material contaminated with a bacterium, Enterobacter sakazakii, which may cause health risks, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic inflammatory disease or infections that can be life-threatening. Women with serious existing illnesses, cancer or immune-compromised conditions, such as HIV, are at increased risk. There is limited evidence of transfer between individuals with this bacterium.

The impacted product includes both 18-count and 36-count packages of the Kotex Natural Balance* Security ® Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency that were shipped to retail customers between October 29, 2011 and November 2, 2011 in specific Walmart stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas; specific Fry’s stores in Arizona; and specific Smith’s stores in Utah and Arizona.”

If you have used a defective product and have become ill as a result, contact San Antonio personal injury attorneys at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers today at (210) 999-9999 and let us fight for you.

Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against Wal-Mart and McDonald’s

Posted on July 28th, 2011 No Comments

A Texas couple has filed a slip and fall lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores and McDonald’s.

According to Jefferson County District Court documents, Tonya and Robert Gilbert filed the slip and fall lawsuit July 21. The lawsuit claims Tonya Gilbert was shopping at the Wal-Mart in Beaumont, Texas on March 17 when the accident occurred. Gilbert says she went to the McDonald’s located inside the store to buy a soft drink when she slipped on a freshly mopped floor.

According to the lawsuit, Wal-Mart and McDonald’s employees failed to post warning signs on the wet area. Gilbert is suing for past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, as well as court costs.

Her husband is suing for loss of consortium.

If you need assistance with a slip and fall lawsuit, please contact the San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.


$1.7M Settlement in NJ Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Posted on June 24th, 2011 No Comments

A New Jersey woman has settled  a slip and fall lawsuit for $1.7 million.

According to court documents, Tessara Restaurant in Hamilton, New Jersey will pay Cynthia Vena $1.7 million to settle a lawsuit she filed after she fell down the restaurant’s steps in January 2008. Edward Slaughter, Vena’s attorney, said his 59 year-old client slipped off a cement stoop being used as a smoking deck and suffered a skull fracture and a brain contusion that required several surgeries and months of rehabilitation.

As a result of her injuries, Vena cannot work, drive a car, or even leave the house by herself. She requires round-the-clock monitoring.

“Her quality of life has been completely diminished,” Slaughter said. “She used to be a vital person who worked to contribute to the family income. Now she’s completely dependent on her husband.”

Vena’s lawsuit centered on the restaurant’s illegal use of the emergency exit and porch outside as a de facto smoking lounge. The lawsuit also claimed the signal identifying when the door was opening had been disengaged and the porch outside did not meet code requirements.

If you need assistance with a similar premises liability lawsuit, please contact the San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.


NY Court of Appeals Reinstates Dangerous Product Lawsuit

Posted on May 13th, 2011 No Comments

The New York Court of Appeals reinstated a Manhattan man’s product liability lawsuit against the makers of a lye drain cleaner.

According to court documents, Yun Tung Chow was burned and blinded in one eye in 2001 when he used Lewis Red Devil Lye crystals to unclog a floor drain. As Chow poured the product onto the drain, it splashed on his face.

Chow filed a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the lye-cleaner alleging defective design and inadequate warning. The lawsuit was dismissed by a judge before trial.

On Tuesday, however, the state Court of Appeals ruled that New York law requires companies facing defective design claims to prove their product does not present an unreasonable risk of harm to the user. The Court reinstated the lawsuit, which will go to trial later this year.

If you have been injured by a dangerous product and are pursuing a product liability lawsuit, please contact the San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.



Car Defect Prompts Nissan SUV Recall

Posted on April 28th, 2011 No Comments

Nissan North America has issued a recall of more than 196,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States.

According to officials with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the recall extends to Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from model years 1997 to 2003, and Infiniti QX4 SUVs sold from 1996 to 2004. The agency said the recall was issued over concerns that corrosion problems could damage steering and suspension systems.

“In areas of the country in which heavy concentrations of road salt are used, a mixture of snow/water and salt … may result in corrosion of the strut tower housing in some subject vehicles,” the NHTSA website says. “This may lead to grinding noises, increased steering effort, and possibly the steering column to break, resulting in the loss of steering control, which could result in a crash.”

If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by a car defect, please contact the San Antonio Car Defect Lawyers Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Dangerous Products: 7 Million Candles Recalled Over Burn Hazard

Posted on April 22nd, 2011 No Comments

More than 7 million candles are being recalled due to a possible burn hazard.

According to officials with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 7 million Pacific Trade International Inc. “tea light” candles are being recalled due to a fire and burn hazard. An agency release says the candles feature a clear plastic cup that could melt or catch fire while the candle is in use.

The recall includes candles sold under the Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light brand names. They were sold nationwide at Home Goods, Target, and Wegmans stores from July 2009 and February 2011.

Pacific Trade International has received one report of the plastic cup melting while the candle was in use. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

If you or someone you know has been injured by a dangerous product, please contact the San Antonio Personal Injury Attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Slip and Fall Lawsuit Filed Against TX Walmart

Posted on April 15th, 2011 No Comments

A woman in Texas has filed a slip and fall injury lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores.

According to Harris County District Court of Texas documents, Pasadena-resident Nora Hernandez file the personal injury lawsuit on March 30. The lawsuit alleges that Walmart employees allowed water to pool on the store floor, causing Hernandez to slip.

According to the lawsuit, Hernandez entered Walmart store no. 2724 on April 17, 2009 to buy groceries. The lawsuit claims that Hernandez, who was pregnant at the time, slipped and fell on a substantial amount of water that had pooled on the store’s floor. The brief says Hernandez injured her back, abdomen, and knee in the fall.
Hernandez is asking the court for actual damages plus court costs.

A spokesman for Wal-Mart Stores said the company does not comment on pending litigation.

If you have been injured in a similar accident, please contact the San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

IKEA Issues Recall of 26,000 Defective Cribs

Posted on February 22nd, 2011 No Comments

IKEA has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of more than 26,000 defective cribs.

According to a joint release by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, four of the bolts that come with the company’s SNIGLAR brand cribs are not long enough and can cause the mattress support to detach and collapse. If the mattress support detaches, it is possible that a child could become trapped or suffocate.

Consumers are urged to carefully examine the underside of their cribs and check to see if the mattress support bolts extend through the nut. If a bolt is not long enough, consumers should stop using the crib immediately and exchange their crib for a new one at an IKEA store or pick up a free repair kit.

No reports of cribs collapsing have been reported.

If someone you know has been injured by a defective children’s product, please contact the San Antonio Defective Baby Crib Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Failed drive-by shooting leads to single-vehicle crash

Posted on April 21st, 2010 No Comments

Police report that around 2:30 a.m. this morning three men were injured in a car crash following a failed drive-by shooting.

The three men were driving on Pleasanton Road when another car pulled up next to them and opened fire, hitting the front passenger in the leg. The driver in the car that was fired on drove away at a high rate of speed. He ended up crashing his car near Military Road.

The shooting victims are either unable or unwilling to identify their shooters to the police. The passenger who was shot in the leg is expected to recover and is currently at University Hospital.

Many personal injuries and accidents are out of our control. Luckily, these men did not strike any other cars or pedestrians, but this seemingly-gang related violence could have easily resulted in someone else’s injury. If you or someone you know has been hurt by a reckless driver, call the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.

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