Posted on October 31st, 2013
Over 22,000 lbs of widely distributed ready-to-eat meat products were recalled by the United States Department of Agriculture due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The ingestion of Listeria monocytogenes can cause Listeriosis, a severe gastrointestinal infection.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency found the possible listeria contamination during follow-up testing ordered by the Food and Drug Administration. Consumers who have bought the affected products should return the item to the store immediately.
Unfortunately, many people are harmed by the products that they buy. If your purchases have harmed you in the Nashville area, refer to the capable attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to find out how we can help you.
Posted on October 23rd, 2013
A U.S. subsidiary of a German drug maker is recalling its intravenous antibiotic after it discovered contaminants in a sample vial that may cause life-threatening health problems, Federal health officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated on Tuesday, October 15 said.
According to reports, U.S. health officials discovered floating particle, including hair, metal bits, and cotton fibers, in a sample vial of “Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP” with lot number H3A7444. The contaminated antibiotic produced by B. Braun Melsungen may cause stroke, blood clots, and heart attack, according to the FDA. The German drug maker has cooperated by recalling the antibiotics immediately.
Patients who have experienced problems linked to the contaminated drug should immediately seek medical help and report the incident to B. Braun.
Call 615-277-2765 today if you have suffered harm as a result of this or other contaminated medications in Nashville. A lawyer from Pohl & Berk, LLP, can help you understand your legal options and possibly pursue compensation.
Posted on October 9th, 2013
Some 15 million defective electrical surge protectors sold in the U.S. that may overheat are being recalled by Schneider Electric IT Corp due to fire risks, a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on October 3.
The recall affects the “SurgeArrest” series 7 and 8 surge protectors that were manufactured earlier than 2003. Hundreds of complaints reached the company’s office reporting incidents of overheating and melting of the product. At least $1.7 million worth of damages affected home and medical properties were damaged and 13 people sustained burn and smoke inhalation injuries due to fires.
Consumers have been warned to avoid using the surge protectors that were manufactured in China and in the Philippines from 1993 until 2002, and return the product for a replacement.
The legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, works to help people in Nashville who have been harmed by dangerous products such as this get the compensation and justice they are seeking. If this has happened to you, whether by this product or another, call us at 615-277-2765 today.
Posted on October 4th, 2013
A top-selling sunscreen lotion in the U.S. was voluntarily by W.S. Badger Co. Inc. The recalled sunscreens are the 4 oz. SPF 30 kids and baby sunscreen lotions and were discovered to potentially have harmful microbial contaminants, according to a NEW News report on Wednesday, September 25.
The sunscreens may be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis, and Acremonium fungi, which are considered harmful to intended users and even animals. Its maker said the affected products passed the required initial testing, but its preservatives “had been compromised” after a routine re-test was done.
As of yet, no reports of illness have been brought forward, but consumers who bought the recalled products were advised to return the products for a refund.
Although no one was reportedly harmed by the recalled sunscreen, our legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, knows that many children in Nashville suffer illnesses due to defective products. Call 615-277-2765 to discuss getting the compensation and justice you need from the reckless manufacturer.
Posted on September 16th, 2013
Millions of electric dehumidifiers were being recalled after it was discovered to overheat and cause fire, a report on Thursday, September 12 said.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission the defective electric dehumidifiers manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances caused 46 fires and damaged $2 million worth of properties. There were no injuries reported from the fires, the commission also said. The recalled electric dehumidifier that comes in sizes 20 to 70 pints with variety of brands were being sold in major stores in the US and in Canada from 2005 up to August 2013. In a press release Gree Electric Appliances advised consumers who have the recalled appliances to stop using it immediately and call their hotline at 866-853-2802 to have a refund.
Although no one was hurt by these defective dehumidifiers, many people do sustain injuries as a result of unsafe products. If you have gone though such a situation in Nashville, talk with an attorney from Pohl & Berk, LLP, today about your legal options for pursuing compensation by calling 615-277-2765 today.
Posted on August 24th, 2013
Due to a possible stalling issue and a defective switch that may injure passengers, Jaguar will be recalling two car models in the United States, a report published on Thursday, August 15 stated.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), stalling may occur in 940 models of the XF 2-liter GTDi if the hose clamp on the charge air cooler becomes detached. Brake and steering assistance could also be lost if the hose detaches. 1,989 vehicles of the XK 2011-2014 model are affected by a defective overhead roof switch that may accidentally activate the power windows, injuring the arms or fingers of anyone in the car.
The NHTSA said the automaker will either inspect or replace the affected parts of the car starting September 27.
Sadly, some serious car accidents are caused by defective vehicles that negligent manufacturers allow on the road. If you’ve been involved in such an accident in Nashville, speak with a lawyer at Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 and learn more about how we might be able to help you.
Posted on August 14th, 2013
Nissan recently issued two recalls that affect its 2014 model of its hatchback Versa Note and another vehicle, as these cars could cause potential injury to occupants if a car accident occurs, a report from The Los Angeles Times stated on August 6.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 7,707 of the 2014 Note hatchbacks were affected by loose or missing bolts on the lower body sill and another 7,782 cars have a defective latch bolt located at the rear seat of the hatchback. The NHTSA said both defects can cause injuries in the event of a car crash. As such, all owners of these vehicles are advised to contact their dealer and have the issues fixed for free.
Sustaining injuries in a car accident caused by a defective vehicle can have devastating results for victims. Fortunately, with the help of an attorney from Pohl & Berk, LLP, you may be able to obtain compensation if you’ve been in an accident in Nashville caused by such negligence. Learn more about your legal options by calling 615-277-2765.
Posted on August 9th, 2013
A leading scorer on the basketball team at the University of North Carolina (UNC) was suspended by his coach after he was charged with reckless driving on Sunday, July 28.
UNC team coach Roy Williams indefinitely suspended P.J. Hairston on Sunday night after he was pulled over while heading southbound on Interstate 85 around 4 p.m. 20-year-old Hairston was charged with speeding, and careless and reckless driving.
Hairston also just recently had charges of illegal possession of marijuana and driving without a license dismissed after he complied with court’s condition of completing a drug assessment and providing a driver’s license.
Unfortunately, many people sustain injuries due to reckless drivers. If you have been the victim of such a driver in Nashville, a lawyer from Pohl & Berk, LLP, may be able to help you get the compensation you need. Call 615-277-2765 today.
Posted on July 15th, 2013
The pilot of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6 had never landed a Boeing 777, according to a statement made by the airline on Sunday, July 7.
However, Asiana Airlines did say that pilot Lee Kang-gook had a record of 43 hours flying a B777-200, and he had flown several times from Seoul to San Francisco.
An initial assessment by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that the pilot had attempted to abort the landing only seconds before the plane hit the ground. Two teenagers were killed and hundreds of passengers were reportedly wounded in the plane crash.
The NTSB and South Korean investigators plan to interrogate the pilot.
Posted on June 25th, 2013
Automaker giant, the Chrysler Group, agreed to recall 2.7 million Jeeps with gas tank defects, according to a statement released on June 18.
A cost estimate by the Center for Auto Safety said it will cost Chrysler around $300 million to install the necessary parts that will address the problem. Chrysler said they will not repair all the 2.7 million Jeeps, but are likely to only repair fewer than 1.6 million vehicles, including the Grand Cherokees and Libertys that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested for recall.
Chrysler announced this recall right before a deadline that would have resulted in the company potentially facing high profile public hearings.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, our legal team understands that sustaining injuries from defective vehicles can be devastating. However, if you live in Nashville and have been harmed due to such defects, we may be able to help you take legal action when you call 615-277-2765.