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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases

Carbon monoxide (“CO”) poisoning is a major health problem in the United States, resulting in thousands of injuries—including permanent brain damage—and hundreds of deaths each year. Many, if not most, of these injuries and deaths could be avoided by responsible industry behavior—including by using reasonable safeguards, like CO detectors, and by properly designing and manufacturing products to minimize the risk of harmful CO exposure. However, the industry has largely failed to act, and government “watchdogs” have done little to address the situation. As a result, CO injuries and deaths will continue, and the victims will need dedicated and persistent advocates to obtain the care and compensation required to put their lives back together. (more…)

BREAKING NEWS: Florida Supreme Court Rules Med Mal Caps Unconstitutional

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Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, North Broward Hospital District v. Kalitan, which effectively abolishes the arbitrary caps on medical malpractice damages the Legislature enacted back in 2003. Historically, Floridians injured by medical negligence were stuck with incredibly limited awards for non-economic damages, thanks to the efforts and lobbying prowess of various […]

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GM Pushing Radical Robot Car Bill Through Florida Legislature

Florida is already out on the safety ledge with respect to self-driving car laws, and a new bill being advanced by General Motors will push us even further over the brink. Last year, Florida became the first state in the nation to make it legal for a self-driving car to operate without a human being […]

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Florida Constitution Revision Commission Holds First Public Hearing Next Week in Orlando

The 2017-2018 Florida Constitution Revision Commission will hold its first public hearing next week in Orlando at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center starting at 5:00 pm. This public hearing was announced on Monday during the Commission’s organizational session. Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission – or “CRC” – was first created in 1968. The CRC is comprised […]

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Newsome Melton Auto Recall Round Up

Defective Seatbelts; Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonatas             Seatbelts found in nearly one-million Hyundai vehicles can allegedly unfasten in a crash leading to a massive recall. The announcement affects the Hyundai Sonata sold under model years 2011 to 2014 and the Sonata hybrid from model years 2011 to 2015. Hyundai told authorities that during assembly the […]

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Energizer Batteries Pose Burn Threat; 130,810 XBOX ONE Chargers Recalled

Overheating batteries continue to plague both manufacturers and the consumers who purchase wireless technologies. Defective batteries that power laptops, smartphones, hoverboards, and most recently XBOX ONE video game controllers, have led to millions of products deemed unsafe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. After learning of 24 alleged incidents of their batteries “overheating and deforming […]

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2-Year-Old Ashanti Hughes Becomes First Fatality Connected to a Hoverboard Fire

Last week on March 11th, tragedy struck the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania after a charging hoverboard allegedly overheated and sparked a fire that spread throughout a family’s home. The fire, which quickly engulfed the entire house, claimed the life of 2-year old Ashanti Hughes. To make matters worse, Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe, a firefighter on route […]

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RICH NEWSOME NAMED TO FLORIDA’S CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION

Richard Corcoran, the 100th Speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, announced his nine appointments to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission yesterday, including our very own Rich Newsome. Corcoran’s appointments will join the 37-member commission assembled every 20 years, which will convene over the next 12 months. The group is tasked with identifying any necessary modifications […]

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IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed

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IKEA Recalls 33,400 Beach Chairs After Six Fingertips Are Severed A tranquil day at the beach turned into a bloody scramble to find a hospital for several owners of IKEA’s line of MYSINGSÖ Beach Chairs. The seats, made from fabric and wood, can allegedly collapse without warning, “posing fall and finger entrapment hazards to consumers.” […]

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