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The personal injury lawyers at Frenkel & Frenkel have gained valuable knowledge by representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries from automobile and truck accidents, medical errors, dangerous products and drugs, on-the-job injuries and dog attacks. Whether you’re in Dallas, Fort Worth or anywhere in the U.S., we are happy to provide perspective here on the latest news and legal developments involving safety issues, milestone wrongful death and medical malpractice cases, landmark settlements, product recalls and more.

 

 

Dec 12
2014
Two organizations have filed a petition to halt the use of unsafe tanker cars, possibly as the first step to a lawsuit, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

Two groups have filed a petition, which could lead to a lawsuit , with the United States Department of Transportation to immediately stop the transport of crude oil in older railway cars. The groups are seeking an emergency order within 30 days. Potential Problems The petition, filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, cites recent oil train accidents and explosions related to the rupture of older cars carrying crude oil. The groups...

Dec 05
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on December 5, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

With the potential for lawsuit filings when a young person is killed in a car accident, research indicates that the type of car a teenager drives may have more to do with injuries and fatalities than anything else. A studies have found that most teenagers are driving cars that are older, smaller and offer fewer safety features. Insurance Industry Study A report...

Nov 26
2014

A man who spent more than 30 hours trapped in an eight-by-eight foot room in the Cook County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county. No dollar amount is specified in the suit, but attorneys are asking for compensation for physical, emotional and psychological injuries. Incident Details Farad Polk of Chicago went to visit his son, who was incarcerated at the Cook County Jail, on July 5. Mr. Polk was allowed to enter a room that he believed was a waiting area, but was actually designated for super-maximum-security prisoners. The room was unoccupied and contractors had been...

Nov 19
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on Nov. 19, 2014. Facts of this case may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

A former Twitter employee has filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against the social media giant, claiming he was replaced by people in their 20s and 30s. The 57-year-old former data center deployment manager says that he attempted to resolve the issue with Twitter before filing the lawsuit.

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Lawsuit documents say that Peter...

Nov 07
2014

A New Orleans appellate judge rejected United States District Judge Keith Ellison’s 2012 decision denying employees the right to file lawsuits for millions of dollars lost in their retirement plans after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The court cited a recent Supreme Court ruling as their reason for overturning Judge Ellison’s decision. Retirement Fund Losses According to lawsuit documents, plan managers knew or should have known that investing in BP shares were not prudent. Shares of BP stock dropped more than 40 percent after the worst offshore oil spill in history and many have...

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Nov 05
2014

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the widows of two men killed in a fire in an underground coal mine have reached a settlement in the women’s lawsuit . The agency has agreed to pay $1 million and to develop a training course at the National Mine Safety and Health Academy in order to prevent fires in the future. The agency did not admit liability in the accident. Incident Details According to lawsuit documents, on January 19, 2006, Don Bragg and Ellery Hatfield died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Massey Energy’s Aracoma Alma No. 1 mine. A faulty ventilations system...

Oct 31
2014

Video of a bouncy house in Colorado that was thrown 300 feet with children inside went viral recently, but experts say that the houses have led to many serious injuries and lawsuits over the past few years. Injuries such as head injuries, broken bones and bloody noses are common, say attorneys. Incident Details The bouncy house in Colorado was part of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Jamboree in Jefferson County. Winds were gusting up to 30 miles per hour, causing the house to become untethered and sail into the air, landing 300 feet from its original spot. A young girl going down the slide...

Oct 29
2014

General Motors (GM) continues to face Congressional hearings and lawsuits related to their knowledge of faulty ignition switches that have been connected to at least 13 deaths over the past 10 years. Recent documents obtained by The New York Times shows that the company may not have been as forthcoming as the automaker had been with regulators regarding the problem. Ignition Problem According to death inquiry documents obtained by The New York Times, GM claimed they could not determine the cause of an accident that killed Gene Erickson, a passenger in a car driven by Candace Anderson, in...

Oct 24
2014

BMW announced on July 16, 2014 that they were recalling more than one million vehicles due to problems with passenger airbags, prompting some to consider a lawsuit against the manufacturer. The airbags were made by Takata Corporation and affects 3 Series vehicles manufactured between May 1999 and August 2006. Extension of Previous Recall According to BMW, the recall is an extension of a regional recall that United States safety regulators required in June. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended a recall of vehicles with Takata Corporation airbags installed in both...

Oct 22
2014

This blog post has been edited. It was originally posted on Oct. 22, 2014. Facts may have developed or changed since the original post date. Settlements/verdicts may have been reached or are in progress.

Due to lawsuits that have been instituted after parents give children the wrong dosage of medication, many medical professionals are urging the adoption of a uniform dosing unit for liquid medications. In fact, a recent report has found that the milliliter provides parents with a more exact measurement than teaspoons or tablespoons.

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