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Trek Recalls Super Commuter+ Electric Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

December 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Trek Recalls Super Commuter+ Electric Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves all model year 2017, 2018, and 2019 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycles. “Trek” is printed on the bicycle’s downtube and the bike has an integrated battery and motor. The bikes were sold in the following color and sizes: Viper Red with black decals, sizes 45/S through 60/XL. Remedy: Consumers should immediately

Ross Greenstein – Discusses Catastrophic Injuries

December 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Ross Greenstein – Discusses Catastrophic Injuries

  Ross Greenstein Discusses Catastrophic Injuries A catastrophic injury is one that causes irreparable damage to major areas of the body, such as the spine, spinal cord or brain, as well as other vital parts of the body. Such injuries leave victims with lifetime disabilities, putting stress on

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety

December 11th, 2019|Comments Off on James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety

James Swartz on Holiday Toy Safety Toys are often colorful and innocent-looking, and should provide hours of safe enjoyment and learning opportunities. Unfortunately, defective toys, sold for infants and children of all ages, can cause death and debilitating injury when designers and manufacturers are not careful to eliminate hazards before toys

T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods sold 19 different products after they were recalled

December 5th, 2019|Comments Off on T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods sold 19 different products after they were recalled

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning the public that T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods sold 19 different recalled products after they were recalled between 2014 and 2019. About 1,200 units of recalled products that pose the risk for infant fatalities, fires, burns, choking, falls, lacerations, skin irritations, and explosions were sold to consumers during

James Swartz on Slip and Fall Injuries

December 5th, 2019|Comments Off on James Swartz on Slip and Fall Injuries

James Swartz on Slip & Fall With wintry weather here in New England, the risk of slip and fall injuries increase greatly through various venues. Notify the proper persons if you notice areas that need to be cleared to prevent possible slip & fall injuries. Slip, Trip and Fall Events. When falling,

David Faraci – Discusses the Importance of Understanding Negligence for Your Potential Personal Injury Case

November 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on David Faraci – Discusses the Importance of Understanding Negligence for Your Potential Personal Injury Case

  David Faraci - Discusses the Importance of Understanding Negligence for Your Potential Personal Injury Case What are some examples of Negligence in Personal Injury Cases? Construction Accidents: Construction work, while often dangerous, can present unnecessary perils due to negligence on sites, or defective equipment. There can be

2019 “10 Worst Toys” by W.A.T.C.H

November 21st, 2019|Comments Off on 2019 “10 Worst Toys” by W.A.T.C.H

2019's - 10 Worst Toys by W.A.T.C.H One Child Is Treated In U.S. Emergency Rooms Every Three Minutes For A Toy-Related Injury (Boston, MA–Nov. 19, 2019)  World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) today revealed its nominees for the “10 Worst Toys of 2019” and demonstrated why the “Nerf Ultra One,” “Pogo Trick Board,” and other potentially

Toy safety watchdog reveals 2019’s ‘worst toys’ in Boston presentation

November 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Toy safety watchdog reveals 2019’s ‘worst toys’ in Boston presentation

A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its annual list Tuesday at a Boston children’s hospital. A realistic toy machine gun, a “pogo trick board,” a

Quest Products Recalls ALOCANE Emergency Burn Pads Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning

November 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Quest Products Recalls ALOCANE Emergency Burn Pads Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning

This recall involves the ALOCANE® Emergency Burn Pads (10 count and 15 count) which come in a white and red box with “MAXIMUM STRENGTH ALOCANE® Emergency Burn Pads” printed on the front. The product is an over the counter Gel Infused Pad with lidocaine (4%) as the active ingredient. The pads are sold in a

Ross Greenstein – Discusses Accidents and Injuries Caused by the Negligence of the MBTA

November 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Ross Greenstein – Discusses Accidents and Injuries Caused by the Negligence of the MBTA

  Ross Greenstein Discusses Accidents and Injuries Caused by the Negligence of the MBTA Nearly everyone has heard the term “personal injury” in relation to lawsuits. However, not many people fully understand what types of injuries and related legal options are classified as personal injury claims. There are

Stop using all inclined sleepers, warns federal safety agency as death toll hits 73

November 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Stop using all inclined sleepers, warns federal safety agency as death toll hits 73

Consumers should stop using all inclined sleepers – even models that have not been recalled – because of the risk of accidental suffocation, federal safety regulators said Friday. The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission comes after months of controversy over the popular infant-sleeping devices, which began in April with the recall of millions

Laura Daly – Discusses the Growing Number of Hernia Mesh Cases in the U.S.

November 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Laura Daly – Discusses the Growing Number of Hernia Mesh Cases in the U.S.

Laura Daly - Discusses the Growing Number of Hernia Mesh Cases in the U.S. EXAMPLES OF CASES INVOLVING MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE INCLUDE: Surgery Errors and Surgical Negligence – These errors include carelessness by a surgeon during the procedure itself; the decision to proceed with surgery despite signs in the patient’s

Joseph Swartz – Discusses the Following Steps You Need To Make After a Car Accident

November 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Joseph Swartz – Discusses the Following Steps You Need To Make After a Car Accident

  Joseph Swartz - Discusses the Following Steps You Need To Make After a Car Accident What do I do after a car accident? After a Boston car accident, it is important to know what to do to protect your rights. Of course, the first step is to

2nd vaping-related death in Mass. confirmed, DPH says

November 1st, 2019|Comments Off on 2nd vaping-related death in Mass. confirmed, DPH says

A second death from vaping-related illness has been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to the Department of Public Health. Mass. DPH announced Wednesday morning that a second person had died of an illness related to vaping. Officials say the person is a woman in her 40s from Middlesex County. Health officials say the woman vaped nicotine. Earlier

David Faraci – Discusses Recovering Economic Damages from Your Personal Injury Case

October 29th, 2019|Comments Off on David Faraci – Discusses Recovering Economic Damages from Your Personal Injury Case

  David Faraci Discusses Recovering Economic Damages from Your Personal Injury Case What are Compensable Damages in Personal Injury Cases? Below are some examples of the types of compensable damages that may be awarded to an injured party: • Medical Care: The most obvious form of compensable damages

Ross Greenstein – Discusses the Dangers of Trampoline Parks

October 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Ross Greenstein – Discusses the Dangers of Trampoline Parks

  Ross Greenstein Discusses the Dangers of Trampoline Parks At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have decades of experience in handling cases arising from accidents involving recreational equipment. Although manufacturers often claim that accidents involving such products as swimming pools, recreational parks, ATV’s, personal watercraft, or boats result

James Swartz on Personal Injury

October 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on James Swartz on Personal Injury

James Swartz on Personal Injury Law What is the definition of “Personal Injury”? In the legal context, a “personal injury” is an injury that occurs to a person, as opposed to an injury that occurs to property. Injuries to a person include a wide scope of injuries, including bodily injuries, mental

IKEA Recalls Infant Bibs Due to Choking Hazard

October 16th, 2019|Comments Off on IKEA Recalls Infant Bibs Due to Choking Hazard

This recall involves the MATVRÅ bibs for infants sold in a two pack with one blue and one red bib with a snap at the back of the neck. The blue bib has a green seam along the outside with white polka dots. The red bib has a yellow seam along the outside with red

David Angueira Discusses Why You Should Not Hesitate to Call an Experience Attorney

October 16th, 2019|Comments Off on David Angueira Discusses Why You Should Not Hesitate to Call an Experience Attorney

At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we dedicate our extensive knowledge and resources to you and your case. When you file a personal injury claim, we will provide you with sound legal guidance during the litigation process, so you will feel confident in your case. Our Boston-based, nationally recognized lawyers specialize in

James Swartz Discusses Recent Merrimack Valley Updates

October 9th, 2019|Comments Off on James Swartz Discusses Recent Merrimack Valley Updates

Mayor, Lawmakers Object To $143M Gas Explosions Settlement Elected leaders in Massachusetts are demanding revisions to a plan to divide up a $143 million class action settlement from last September's natural gas disaster. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and four state lawmakers have proposed a new payout plan that includes $20 million for public

First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

October 8th, 2019|Comments Off on First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

Massachusetts health officials on Monday revealed that a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County was the state’s first known vaping-related death, the latest victim in a nationwide outbreak of potentially fatal lung ailments apparently caused by the smoking products. An initial report indicated the woman vaped nicotine, according to the Department of Public Health,

David Angueira Discusses Worker’s Compensation & Workplace Injuries

October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on David Angueira Discusses Worker’s Compensation & Workplace Injuries

There can be a variety of hazardous equipment conditions and unsafe working environments on a construction site. Work-related injuries at construction sites are extremely common, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting over 150,000 each year. In 2014 crashes involving vehicles on public roadways were the leading cause of work-related fatalities,

James Swartz Discusses the Recent Ban on Flavored Vaping Products in Massachusetts

September 26th, 2019|Comments Off on James Swartz Discusses the Recent Ban on Flavored Vaping Products in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called for a temporary statewide ban on the sale of all e-cigarettes and vaping products in response to a nationwide outbreak of lung injuries associated with vaping. "I'm officially declaring a public health emergency in the Commonwealth due to severe lung disease associated with the use

Joseph Swartz, discusses the dangers of recreational vehicles and the extensive experience of Swartz & Swartz P.C.

September 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Joseph Swartz, discusses the dangers of recreational vehicles and the extensive experience of Swartz & Swartz P.C.

At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have decades of experience in handling cases arising from accidents involving recreational equipment. Although manufacturers often claim that accidents involving such products as swimming pools, ATV’s, personal watercraft, or boats result from “user error” or “operator error,” sometimes the product is at fault.

Why the vaping lung crisis is exploding now, according to Boston doctors

September 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Why the vaping lung crisis is exploding now, according to Boston doctors

The teenagers had fevers, chest pain, and struggled to breathe. Many coughed up mucus or blood. Some felt nauseous and vomited. The teens were among the seven patients Boston Children’s Hospital has seen over the past year and a half believed to be suffering from vaping-related lung illness that has recently roiled the country, leaving

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