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Inserra & Kelley is a litigation firm that focuses on personal injury law. We believe in our system of civil justice to decide disputes between injured parties and those who are responsible for their injuries. It is the goal of Inserra & Kelley to use every effort to best represent our clients\' interests to get maximum recovery and a speedy resolution of disputes.

Inserra & Kelley handles injured railroad workers\' claims (FELA designated counsel), automobile negligence (injured in an auto accident which is not your fault), motorcycle accidents (designated counsel for Harley Owners Group) and other personal injury such as workers\' compensation, slip and fall, crossing accidents, and other negligence actions.

01/13/2015

Are you in the market for an economically advantageous car for your teenager to kick around town in? Are you thinking a smaller, older car might be just the ticket? You might want to rethink that after a study found that more teenagers die in older cars, especially those smaller in size. It would stand to reason that such cars would be the least likely to excel in crashes given the older protective technologies, or lack thereof, and smaller area of the vehicle. In fact, researchers found that four out of five teens killed over a five year span were driving cars at least six years old; that nearly half of teens killed in the same five year span were driving cars that were at least eleven years old; and that a third of these teens were driving small or mini cars.

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01/8/2015

Attention owners of General Motors (GM) vehicles: GM defects have fallen through the cracks to the detriment of consumers. A major defect causes GM ignition switches to power off and prevents airbags from deploying during vehicle crashes. Unfortunately, the safety regulating powers that be in the federal government have not put a halt to the involved ignition switches and the legal system has also failed to bring attention to the defect that has caused at least 42 GM vehicle crash related deaths. The legal system has failed in this particular defect due to the extremely high cost of litigating such cases. It is a sad fact that many attorneys simply cannot afford to take on these cases, and others that are similar, for precisely the reason of cost versus recovery in a system where tort reform and lawsuit costs are making negative impacts. When such cases are litigated individually a great impact is not realized in fighting against product defects as proper attention is not brought to consumers as is the case when victims and attorneys come together in class action lawsuits.

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12/2/2014

It is assumed you have not invited an unwelcome guest to your holiday celebrations this week, namely food-borne illnesses (aka food poisoning). This pesky guest tries to ruin your party via bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Do you know that 1 in 6 Americans, or 48 million, succumb every year to a variety of 250 foodborne illnesses that are not only miserable but infectious?! These statistics are sad given the fact that such illnesses are highly preventable, as are the awful symptoms of abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and Montezuma’s revenge.

Do not let yourself or your loved ones become part of the statistics this year. Instead, be proactive in preventing needless misery by taking some safe food handling tips from the experts. They first stress cleanliness (i.e. hand washing, clean food contact surfaces/tools, produce rinsing/brushing) and cannot stress soap and water enough. They say, however, not to rinse raw meat prior to cooking as that just promotes the spreading of dangerous bacteria. Second, experts warn against cross-contamination through mixing raw bacteria prone foods (i.e. raw meat, raw eggs, meat juices) with foods that will not be cooked (i.e. fruits and vegetables). Third, experts recommend that cooking thermometers be used in cooking all foods to assure they are done and safe to eat. Do not forget that things like using unpasteurized eggs in egg nog or eating that yummy cookie dough, with raw eggs, are raw food dangers as well! Finally, experts beg people to refrigerate their foods as fast as possible so that bacteria are not given the chance to grow in room temperatures. The refrigerator should be at 40 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer should be at 0 degree Fahrenheit, and food should be defrosted in the refrigerator, with cold water, or in the microwave, taking care to cook the food immediately if thawed via the latter two ways. Do not forget pumpkin pie and related items are included and leftovers need to be eaten up or thrown away in about 3 to 4 days.

When it comes to consuming food, the old adage is good to remember, ‘when in doubt throw it out!’ Inserra & Kelley wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season spent enjoying loved ones fondly, and safely.

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11/10/2014
Author: Shelly White

In looking through new parent forums on the web, one can see parents informing new parents and parents to be they go through approximately 15 baby wipes with diaper changes per day, or 3 packages of baby wipes per month. That’s a lot of baby wipes going on the sensitive skin of babes everywhere. They are used by parents to assure their babies are clean, whether it is with diaper changes, on hands, on faces, or wherever the need may arise. The last thing a parent is going to think is that the wipe being used to rid their babies of bacteria actually is contaminated with bacteria! Not to mention, baby wipes are popular among a whole host of consumers these day as a means of disposable cleaning cloths, so they’re not just for babies any more. That is actually a problem that happens and the latest recall involves a company called Nutek Disposables out of McElhattan, Pennsylvania. In case you do not live in Pennsylvania and you don’t think you’ve ever heard of Nutek baby wipes, think again. The wipes are sold by the brand names, Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. Those all sound like healthy, positive names for a baby product, right? The wipes are sold at popular stores, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Walgreens, Fred’s, and Diapers.com. The wipes have been tested and found to contain a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), which can harm those who have compromised immune systems, especially those with the disease cystic fibrosis or chronic lung disease.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put out an immediate voluntary recall on October 25, 2014 for the wipes distributed by Nutek before October 21, 2014. They cite complaints of symptoms such as rash, irritation, infections, fever, gastrointestinal problems, and respiratory problems by users of the wipes. They state these symptoms have not been definitively linked to the subject wipes, but to err on the side of caution the recall was made public. Nutek, itself, has put out statements that no baby wipes are being shipped out of their manufacturing plant until the cause of the bacterial contamination has been found because the company is very serious about its product quality and safety. The FDA and Nutek are working in conjunction with one another and recommend seeing a doctor if a compromised person exposed to the wipes. The products themselves can be taken back to the store where purchased for a full refund and Nutek can be contacted with questions at 1-855-646-4351. Be careful out there consumers. A lesson can be learned here once again that if a product of any kind does not look right, be cautious in use and do not hesitate to report the possible problem to the product’s company to help stay safe in this big world of product recall and liability issues.

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