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Hollywood, FL – Many media outlets have reported that at least 8 people died and several others were injured at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as a result of heat exhaustion and other related issues after parts of the nursing home were left without power following Hurricane Irma. The residents continued to live in sweltering heat following Hurricane Irma without any working air conditioning, according to news reports.

If you had a family member staying at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, you can call us at 954-515-5000 or submit your question online for a free consultation. We are open after hours as well. We can investigate this incident and fight to get answers as to what happened, how it happened, and how it could have been prevented. Families deserve answers and justice.

Over the past year, our Florida product liability attorneys have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people calling us with potential product liability claims. Florida has strict liability laws for products that cause injuries to our resident. Our product injury lawyers can make claims on your behalf if you are injured as a result of a defective product. If you were injured by a product, call us at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation, or submit your question online.

Several different government agencies regulate products to help protect the public.

Consumer Products

According to their website, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Each year, many defective products are recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.001-224x300

Drugs, Medical Devices and Food

The Food and Drug Administration, according to its website, has a Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) which is responsible for regulating firms who manufacture, repackage, relabel, and/or import medical devices sold in the United States. In addition, CDRH also regulates radiation-emitting electronic products (medical and non-medical) such as lasers, x-ray systems, ultrasound equipment, microwave ovens and color televisions. The FDA also regulates food products, and also pharmaceutical drugs.

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A total of 149 children reportedly got food poisoning after eating food from a South Florida caterer, according to a report from the Florida Department of Health. According to the report, 117 of 403 children in eight daycares in Miami‐Dade and 32 of 53 children in two daycares in Broward met the outbreak case definition, along with teachers who also got sick.

The meals were made at Healthy Children Catering in Hialeah. Under Florida’s personal injury law for food poisoning, the company who provided the food may be legally responsible to compensate all of the injured victims for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses and any money the parent or guardian may have incurred, including lost wages. Our Florida food poisoning injury attorneys have handle many personal injury claims in Florida on behalf of those who had food poisoning.

RECALL ALERT – Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone may cause severe burns and fire damage

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones. There is a hazard where the lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazard to consumers. Samsung is offering to replace or refund consumers who have these phones. There are approximately 1.9 million impacted phones, according to the USCPSC. If you sustained any injury or property damage and live in Florida, call a Samsung injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation.

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Description of the recall from the US Consumer Produce Safety Commission

RECALL ALERT – McDonald’s Step It Activity Wristbands Causing Burn Injury

According to the US Consumer Protection Safety Agency, McDonald’s recently issued a Recalls on its “Step-iT” Activity Wristbands Due to Risk of Skin Irritation or Burns. The formal Recall date is August 23, 2016, under Recall number 16-247. According to the Recall, the hazard is stated as follows: The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children. Questions? Call a Florida product injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755.

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Over the past year, the product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin have been investigating several Power Pressure Cooker burn injury claims from pressure cookers produced by TriStar Products. Investigation revealed several alleged defects which may cause or contribute to significant injuries. If you were burned by an exploding TriStar power pressure cooker, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call us at 800-337-7755 today for a free consultation or submit your information online. Pressure Cooker Lawyer

TriStar power pressure cooker injuries seem to be on the rise. Our product liability lawyers have handled many claims on behalf of people who sustained severe burns after the contents exploded from their Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Common complaints about the TriStar pressure cooker

Disney World may be one of the happiest places on Earth. Disney generally takes good care of their property and rides, but sometimes people get hurt while in Disney World or at one of Disney’s resorts. Over the years, we’ve handled many claims of personal injury by tourists injured in Disney World. disney world - Copy

Personal injury claims are actually fairly common against Disney. Disney even has its own claims department to help settle claims when Disney caused or contributed to the injury. So, what can you do when you get hurt on Disney property and Disney may be responsible?

Reporting the Claim

Nearly every day in the news we hear about someone getting shot and killed in an apartment complex in Florida. Even more heartbreaking, is when the killer is never found, leaving the family seemingly without any means of pursuing justice for their loved one’s death.

So what could a family do if their loved one is shot to death in an apartment complex?Police Line

Remember that there may be two separate cases: the criminal case and the civil case. Most often, families focus on the criminal investigation. It is usually a frustrating process because the police are seeking to arrest a criminal for committing a crime against the state of Florida. They are not necessarily concerned about the rights of the victim. A victim in a criminal case is often looked at as a witness as opposed to an actual party to the case. If the police have no leads, they may not aggressively pursue the case at all. That may leave the family feeling helpless as if there are no other options. But there are.

If you need a personal injury attorney to file a claim against Walmart as a result of a slip and fall in Florida, here are some things to keep in mind to help you figure out which attorney is best for your case.

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Most Walmart slip and fall claims are handled by a company out of Kentucky called Claims Management, Inc. This means that no matter where in the state of Florida you had your accident in Walmart, the insurance adjusters at Claims Management may be the ones who handle settlement of your case.

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