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Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths

By Burg Simpson

By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate Infant Sleepers Recalled after Reports of Multiple Deaths The deaths of multiple infants have caused two manufacturers to recall their popular infant sleepers. On April 12, 2019, Fischer-Price recalled its Rock n’ Play sleepers due to over 30 infant fatalities.  On April 26, 2019, Kids II (a.k.a. Kids2) similarly… Read more »

Worker’s Compensation: What If My Employer’s Insurance Company Denies My Claim?

By Heidi Culbertson

If you were hurt on the job or in the line of duty, and your employer’s insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim, they will issue of a Notice of Contest within 20 days after they have been notified of your injury. Sometimes, however, the insurance company will still cover medical expenses so they can… Read more »

Join Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson from Cody WY for a “Fireside Chat”

By Heidi Culbertson

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Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in a fireside chat with former United States Senator Alan Simpson of Cody, WY,  former Governor Michael J. Sullivan, and Wyoming Federal District Court Judge Alan Johnson as they discuss the three branches of government, their functions and why it matters to you. WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019,  at 7:00 p.m…. Read more »

What is a Whistleblower or “Qui Tam” Lawsuit?

By Heidi Culbertson

A “Whistleblower” is defined as a person who informs on an individual or a company engaged in an illicit activity. Ralph Nader, an American political activist, attorney, and consumer advocate is credited with coining the term in the 1970s. Qui tam comes from the Latin phrase meaning “[he] who sues in this matter for the… Read more »

IF YOUR CHILD HAS SUSTAINED A BIRTH INJURY

By Burg Simpson

By Janet G. Abaray, Burg Simpson Shareholder IF YOUR CHILD HAS SUSTAINED A BIRTH INJURY If your child has sustained a birth injury, you probably have a lot of questions regarding the injury and how it was caused. In this article, we hope to provide information that will answer some of your questions. What does… Read more »

Hunters Beware… Tree-Hanging Hunting Stand Can Lead to Fall

By Burg Simpson

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By Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate On April 11, 2019, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods is recalling a tree-hanging stand marketed for hunters. According to the CPSC’s recall notice, the Field & Stream Timberline Hang On Tree Stand poses a fall hazard, as the weld on the seat… Read more »

Gas Explosion Rocks Durham, North Carolina

By Heidi Culbertson

Michael Burg, the founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed this week by the Wake/Raleigh Government Reporter for The News and Observer regarding the Durham, North Carolina gas explosions. On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:07 am, a gas explosion, which is still under investigation, shook a neighborhood in Durham, N.C…. Read more »

Delta Airlines Employees Allergic to New Uniforms

By Heidi Culbertson

New Delta Uniforms Cause Employees to Suffer Severe Allergic Reactions. In May 2018, Delta Air Lines introduced new uniforms for its 64,000 employees. The uniforms, manufactured by Lands’ End, consist of “Passport Plum” dresses and “Ground Speed Graphite” suits and are made of treated fabrics to allow them to be wrinkle and stain resistant, anti-microbial,… Read more »

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