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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned on Planes

By Burg Simpson

Samsung Galaxy Note Banned - Colorado Product Liability Attorney – Burg Simpson

Despite extensive pre-market testing, some unsafe products reach the market where consumers suffer unexpected, and sometimes serious, injury. Late last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, prohibiting travelers from carrying the phones on their person, in their hand luggage or in checked baggage – even if they were powered down.  Read more »

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

By cwheeland

Last month at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, a crowd of over 100 were treated to an evening with Burg Simpson attorney and author, Mike Burg. Speaking about his new book, Trial By Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, Mike discussed his childhood and his motivations that… Read more »

Accidents and Injuries Accompany Rise of Electronic Bikes

By Meghan Quinlivan

If you think you’ve noticed an increase in the number of bicycles on the road with motors, your eyes are not deceiving you. Estimates by Navigant Research place U.S. sales of electronic and motorized bicycles, known as “e-bikes,” at around 50,000 per year. Whether seeking to save the environment, or their own wallet, consumers are… Read more »

Maker of Deadly Guardrails Finally Ordered to Pay Up for Fraud

By Burg Simpson

motorist accidents

The metal barriers on the side and middle of our roads were placed there for a very important reason: to minimize the damage and injuries that occur when vehicles careen out of control. While these devices are intended to save lives and reduce injuries, a major manufacturer has shamelessly abused the public trust by skimping… Read more »

Jury Awards $38 Million to Girl Injured by Abbott’s Drug Depakote

By Meghan Quinlivan

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Abbott Laboratories and Abbvie Inc. These lawsuits claim that Depakote, a drug manufactured and marketed by the Defendants, caused serious birth defects in children born to women taking it during pregnancy. Such birth defects include spina bifida, heart defects, limb deformities, developmental delay, cognitive deficits and behavioral disorders… Read more »

Children’s Pajamas Recalled Because of Fire Hazard Concerns

By Meghan Quinlivan

Children’s pajama manufacturer Roberta Roller Rabbit announced April 24 a recall of nearly 32,000 sets of pajamas due to possible fire hazard. The pajamas, which come in 18 different designs and two styles, failed to meet federal regulations regarding flammability standards. The two-piece sets of pajamas came in size toddler 1 to youth 12 and… Read more »

Shark recalls vacuum cleaners due to shocking hazard

By Burg Simpson

vacuum recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of nearly 142,000 vacuums manufactured by Shark. The product’s aluminum wand has the potential to shock the user if it disconnects from the cleaner’s handle. It may remain energized by the device and pose a danger to individuals using the vacuum. The company included four different models… Read more »

Calcium Buildup in Coronary Arteries Predictor of Heart Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

By Seth Katz

A new study found the calcium buildup in arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may better indicate the patient’s risk of heart disease compared to traditional measures, according to Health Canal. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and other medical institutions measured whether artery calcium scores were better linked to the… Read more »

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