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Home > 2008 > June

Man Arrested for Illegally Manufacturing Fireworks

Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2008 at 4:06 am    

A 23 year old Fort Myers, Florida man was arrested for illegally manufacturing fireworks in his apartment.

The man was charged with 25 counts of possession/manufacturing an explosive device, 1 count of possessing explosives without a license, and 1 count of culpable negligence. The investigation and sting started around 11:30 in the morning. Two of the buildings at the apartment complex were completely evacuated. The residents were not allowed to return to their homes until after midnight.

The Fort Myers Fire Department HazMat team, the Southwest Florida Regional Bomb Group, and the Fort Myers Police Department all participated. The Red Cross provided help to people who were forced out of their homes.

If you have been injured by a firework produced legally or illegally, contact the Wausau fireworks injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.

Man Killed by Elevator in Connecticut

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2008 at 7:06 am    

A 64 year old maintenance worker was killed in Derby, Connecticut when an elevator hit him on the head.

The man was working in the elevator shaft at the time of the accident. Authorities with the company are not quite sure what he was doing when the elevator fell.  The man had worked for the company for 30 years.

Police, as well as OSHA, are investigating the workplace accident. The man was hit on the head and pronounced dead on the scene. The elevator is small and not intended for human use.

Tire Defects Linked to China

Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2008 at 7:06 am    

Imported tire stems are said to have the potential to cause numerous dangerous tire failures across the country this summer. The stems are shown to crack prematurely which causes the entire tire to be useless.

The stems in question were sold on tires between September 2006 and June 2007. The defective stems have already been blamed in one lawsuit filed in Florida. In that accident, the driver of a vehicle was killed when his tires failed due to a defective valve stem.

One importer has already issued a recall for the valve stems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the situation and has issued an advisory.

If you have been injured due to a defective product or a failed tire, contact the Wausau defective tire accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-248-0171 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.

NJ High Court: Vioxx Manufacturer Not Responsible for Medical Monitoring

Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 at 6:06 am    

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Vioxx manufacturer Merck & Co. is not responsible for medical monitoring for Vioxx users not claiming injury by the drug. The ruling invalidates a class action suit against Merck brought by users of the drug Vioxx, claiming that, although they have not yet suffered any known ill effects, their use of the products put them at higher risk of developing health problems in the future. The suit sought to force Merck to pay for medical monitoring under NJ’s Product Liability Act.  In a 5-1 ruling, the high court rejected this line of argument, saying that, without a claim of injury, plaintiffs do not qualify for coverage under the Product Liability Act.

Vioxx was pulled off the market in 2004 after studies showed it doubled the risk of heart attack and/or stroke. Merck has already agreed to pay nearly $5 billion to settle thousands of personal injury suits linked to the drug.

Have you been hurt by a defective or dangerous drug? If so, a Wausau personal injury lawyer may be able to help you with your case. Call Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 715-387-4242 for more information.