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Teens view cellphone use while driving as dangerous

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:08 pm    

A report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) entitled Distracted & Dangerous: Helping States Keep Teens Focused on the Road, has stated that teens initially view cellphone use while driving as a dangerous practice. This view, however, changes with time.

The report, which was released on August 26, revealed that 88.4% of teens 16 to 18 years of age believe talking on a cellphone while driving is a threat to personal safety. 87.4% of them believe texting while driving is dangerous, and 85.5% of them view drivers updating social media while driving a “serious” or “somewhat serious” safety threat. However, the study also revealed as teens gain driving experience, they are more likely to use a mobile phone while driving, despite initial disapproval.

A collision that stemmed from distracted driving can cause you time, money, and safety. To learn more about how to seek compensation when hurt in a car accident caused by a distracted Lake Geneva driver , consult with our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

NHTSA introduces new car recall search tool

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:32 pm    

On Wednesday, August 20, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started its free online search service that aims to provide car owners and buyers information about safety issues affecting their vehicles, and if their car has been repaired as part of a safety recall.

The search tool can be found on the safety agency’s website, To get the results, owners and buyers are required to key in their car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) that can be found on the driver’s door post near the latch or on top of the dashboard on the driver’s side.

Also starting Wednesday, car manufacturers are mandated to display the same information on their respective online sites. Car companies are also expected to refresh their list every week.

If you are planning to take legal action against a car company after being involved in an accident caused by an ill-designed vehicle in Lake Geneva, our team of dedicated product liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. might be able to help you. To learn more about how we can be of help, call us at 800-242-2874 today.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals recall

Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 5:30 pm    

Nine lots of the antibiotic injection, Cubicin have been recalled by Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. after receiving complaints that the affected products might be contaminated with particulate matter. On Sunday, August 10 the company released a statement saying the the foreign particulate matter could potentially pose health risks among users.

The 10 mL single use vials of Cubicin 500 mg labeled CDC 203, CDC 207, CDC 213, CDC 217, CDC 226, CDC 234, CDC 235, CDC 243, and CDC 246 are being recalled nationwide as a precautionary measure to prevent possible health complications, such as thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism. The company asks the users and the retailers to return the recalled products for replacement.

Dealing with the repercussions of an injury caused by a defective medical product can be very physically and financially challenging. The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are dedicated to helping victims of defective products. Call our Lake Geneva office at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your eligibility in seeking financial compensation through a civil suit.

FDA panel evaluates risks of cancer-spreading uterine device

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 8:09 pm    

A fifteen-member panel offering recommendations to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about laparoscopic power morcellators that in some cases may spread cancer among women discussed the possible restrictions that the agency could enforce, the Wall Street Journal reported on July 11.

Different suggestions emerged during the discussion, ranging from narrowing its use among patients, to pulling it off the market entirely. Some panelists considered adding a black box warning to the device – the most serious warning that the FDA administers.

Laparoscopic power morcellators are used for minimally invasive procedures in removing uterine fibroids. However, the FDA revealed that 1 of 350 women undergoing laparoscopic morcellation may have undetected uterine cancer that could be spread by the medical device.

There are instances when manufacturers and suppliers of medical devices fall short in ensuring the quality of the products they release on the market, making their users prone to serious health complications. If you have been hurt by a defective product in Lake Geneva, consult with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn more about taking legal steps in seeking justice and compensation. Call us at 800-242-2874 today.

Kraft announces cheese product recall

Posted on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 at 5:47 pm    

A voluntary recall of Kraft’s Velveeta Original Pasteurized Recipe Cheese products was announced by the company on June 19 as a precautionary measure after discovering that the affected labels might not contain enough food preservatives, Tech Times reported.

Product reviews showed the recalled products are at risk of early spoilage and may even cause foodborne illnesses due to inadequate amounts of sorbic acid. Only the products that contain a date code of Dec. 17, 2014 and a time stamp of 09:34 – 13:15 are affected by the recall. The products also contain UPC code 10021000611611 and consumer package UPC code 021000611614.

The recalled items were dispersed to different Walmart stores across 12 U.S. states, including Wisconsin. Consumers are urged not to eat the product and to return it for a refund or product exchange.

The Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may represent you if you have been injured or made ill by a dangerous food product. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to learn about your legal options and whether you are eligible to pursue a product liability claim.

NuvaRing settlement finalized

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 7:24 pm    

A settlement initially agreed upon by Merck to settle lawsuits over its contraceptive device NuvaRing will stand after a majority of the plaintiffs decided to opt into the deal, according to USA Today on June 5.

The U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel approved the settlement months ago, but he permitted Merck to default on the agreement if less than 95 percent of claimants participated in the deal. The required amount of parties participated, so Merck will have to pay the $100 million required. Claimants accused Merck of not adequately informing the public about NuvaRing’s possible adverse effects.

A defective medical device like this endangers the health, finances, and life of the user. If you are suffering from the consequences of a defective product in Lake Geneva, seek the legal assistance of a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® in filing for a product liability lawsuit against the maker responsible. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about how we may assist you.

Mother and children injured in Eau Galle car collision

Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 6:49 pm    

A crash involving a semi-trailer and a car at an intersection in Eau Galle, Wisconsin sent a family of three to the hospital, St. Paul Pioneer Press reported on May 24.

St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office stated that at 11 a.m. on May 23, the driver of the semi-trailer hauling cattle failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection between County Highways B and N. As a result, the vehicle struck a Chevrolet Imapala driven by 35-year-old mother Bethany Olson.

Olson, her 2-year old son and her 14-month old daughter all sustained injuries and were transported to Regions Hospitals in St. Paul. Meanwhile, the driver of the semi-truck Jeffrey Keyes, 46, was unhurt. An investigation of the incident is still underway.

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. If you have been involved in a vehicular accident in Lake Geneva due to someone else’s reckless driving, our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help you pursue financial compensation from the accountable party. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your options.

Kraft cottage cheese products recalled due to storage issue

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 3:11 pm    

Kraft Food Group is recalling its Breakstone, Daily Chef, Knudsen, and Simply Kraft cottage cheese labels after the company found out that some of the ingredients of these products were not stored in accordance with the company’s temperature standards, a Food Safety News report stated Sunday, May 18.

According to the report, 1.2 million cases of Kraft’s cottage cheese products were affected by the recall, all of which were stored in the company’s facility in Tulare, California. Recalled products contain a case code date between May 9, 2014 and July 23, 2014, the plant code 06-245, and a case code without any ‘W.’

Kraft is urging the buyers not to consume the recalled product, and to return the affected food item for a refund or product exchange.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help Lake Geneva residents file for a product liability claim if they believe they have been harmed by a defective product. Call us at (800) 242-2874 today to determine your options under the law.

GM looking to avoid pre-bankruptcy liability

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 8:49 pm    

According to an online report earlier this month, GM is looking to shed responsibility for product liability claims that are related to defects and accidents that took place before the company finished their bankruptcy filing in July 2009.

According to the report, GM filed a request to delay a San Francisco federal judge from ruling on a class action lawsuit until a federal bankruptcy judge ruled on whether or not the company will be granted protection from product liability claims connected to incidents that happened prior to the company emerging from bankruptcy protection.

Legislative decisions such as this may ultimately affect your eligibility to file a lawsuit. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help Lake Geneva residents harmed by defective products explore the possibility of pursuing legal action, and we are ready to help you. Call us at (800) 242-2874 to learn more.

Tyson Foods recalls contaminated chicken nuggets

Posted on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 6:34 pm    

After receiving reports of oral injuries, U.S. food manufacturer, Tyson Foods announced a voluntary recall of 75,320 pounds of chicken sold at Sam’s Club. The injuries were related to small plastic pieces present in the meat.

According to the report, the recall affects the 5-lb “Tyson Fully Cooked White Meat Chicken Nuggets – 16142-928” sold at Sam’s Clubs across the country. The manufacturer codes on the packages are 0264SDL0315 to 19 and 0474SDL0311 to 14. Affected products also have a best by date of Jan 26 2015 or Feb 16 2015.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, Lake Geneva residents who have been the victim of a defective product such as this may seek legal assistance in possibly filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer involved. Call us at 800-242-2874 to know more about your options in pursuing legal action.

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