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Adam Balkan of Boca Raton Law Firm Balkan & Patterson Recognized as Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar

Boca Raton, FL – Trial attorney Adam Balkan of the Boca Raton law firm of Balkan & Patterson, LLP, has received his board certification as a civil trial lawyer from The Florida Bar, which is the highest recognition in the … Continue reading

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Baby Slings Result in 3 deaths

By: Allison Lane The consumer product safety commission has pulled over one million over the shoulder baby/child slings off of the market in North America.  Two Infantino carriers in particular, SlingRider and Wedny Bellissimo, are being pulled off the market … Continue reading

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Harmful Effects from Exposure to BPA

By: Allison Lane Bisphenol A (BPA) is a controversial, industrial chemical that has been present in many baby bottles, plastic bottles, food and drink containers, and many other household items since the 1960s.  BPA is a plastic hardener and an … Continue reading

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Drop Side Crib results in Several Infant Deaths

By: Allison Lane This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” Drop Side Cribs.  The warnings reveal that these drop side cribs put infants and toddlers at risk of serious injury or death due … Continue reading

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FDA Recalled Numerous Tylenol Products

By: Allison Lane As early as September 2008, the maker of Tylenol products was made aware of the complaints that some Tylenol products had a moldy smell and were causing nausea, however, the products were not recalled until November 2009.  … Continue reading

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No Texting and Driving for Commercial Drivers

By: Allison Lane The Transportation Department banned commercial drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds, from text messaging while operating commercial vehicles.  President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting all Federal employees driving government owned vehicles or with … Continue reading

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Cancer Causing Metal Found in Toys in the U.S.

By: Allison Lane Cadmium, a toxic metal and carcinogenic, was recently found in a high volume of toys imported from China.  This metal has been found in children’s inexpensive jewelry, charms and pendants across the United States.  Stores such as Walmart, … Continue reading

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Uninsured Motorists – Higher in Florida!

By: Allison Lane Did you know. . . Florida is Number 5 in the Country for the Most Uninsured Drivers? What does that mean to you?  If you are in a car accident that is caused by an uninsured driver, … Continue reading

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Is Seatbelt Use Gaining Momentum?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it is.  A new report shows that nationally, seatbelt usage has hit a record high of 84%, a gain from 83% in 2008.  Slowly but surely, are people understanding the importance of … Continue reading

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Mattel Settles Landmark Class Action Lawsuit for Estimated $50 Million for Toys Tainted with Lead; Settlement to Include Quality Assurance Program to Ensure Product Safety

Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel settled a 2007 class action lawsuit on Tuesday for 17 million recalled toys – the largest recall of children’s toys to date. Attorneys with the Florida-based class action law firm of Balkan & Patterson … Continue reading

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