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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.

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8311947261_2d6f872262_bThe obvious thing most folks think about when the local news stations are warning of impending winter storms would be that it will be dangerous for driving.  The nation has been undergoing some big winter storms and cold this winter that has made for bad roads and accidents, but there are also other health and safety dangers created by winter’s fury.  When the temperatures dip, people often forget frostbite can occur in a matter of minutes and have dire health consequences, including amputations.  A tingling and painful feeling on skin, especially the extremities of fingers and toes should immediately send people towards somewhere indoors to be safe.  Once a person has been out in the elements and experienced such symptoms indicating the possible start of frostbite, they are at increased risk when going back outside shortly thereafter.  Individuals can be at an even higher risk of frostbite, or hypothermia, when alcohol has been consumed, as the alcohol causes the body to feel warm and underestimate how cold it is and it also messes with the body’s temperature regulation and can lead to problems quickly.

Other factors that can mess with the body’s temperature regulation system and signals are aging and also prescription medications.  This can leave individuals susceptible to becoming victims of hypothermia even inside a home that is not heated properly.  Therefore, winter storms and weather can cause hypothermia to those stranded or staying outside too long, but also people indoors, especially those of advanced age.  It is very wise to keep track of elderly family members, neighbors, and friends in winter months to assure they are staying warm enough and their home temperature gauges are at safe settings.  Another risk for inside can be power outages that keep the heat off altogether for extended periods of time.  When the power is out or home heating systems are not keeping up with demand, people often resort to space heaters to help stay warm.  Use of space heaters ups fire risks from space heaters placed too close to flammable items and electrical fires from extension cords and overloaded electrical outlets.  It is imperative that space heaters be kept at least three feet from flammable items and that they not be left unattended.  Extension cords should be avoided and the space heater and its cord should be inspected to be sure it is up to safety standards. 

Winter storms bring the requirement of shoveling walks and driveways to meet city regulations and keep things safe for pedestrians and vehicles.  People who are otherwise sedentary are now outdoors performing some of the most strenuous activity there is.  Shoveling involves every muscle of the body, as well as the cardiac system, to lift heavy snow, bend over, and endure cold temperatures.  This can be a recipe for disasters and snow shoveling does too often lead to cardiac events that risk health and even life.  Individuals who are in poor physical condition, or are advanced in age with health risks, should avoid snow shoveling if at all possible.  It is unfortunate that many people, due to finances and a lack of people to reach out and help them, have to get out and shovel to their own detriment.  Every safety precaution should be taken in this instance to be sure the individual is as warmly dressed as possible in layers and that breaks are taken with short duration shoveling times.  Even better, is when neighbors, friends, and families pitch in and help those who are at risk when shoveling.    

It is extremely important to be ready for the winter season and its hazards out driving, on one’s property, and even inside.  If possible, have plans in place well before winter storms to help dictate driver safety, shoveling safety, and home safety.  If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, or other type of accident that was the fault of another, do not hesitate to contact Inserra & Kelley Law Offices for assistance.  Our caring professionals want you to be safe and want to keep you informed on when you may be entitled to compensation. 

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Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 11.30.06 AMThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Master Herbs, Inc. has had to voluntarily recall one of its products, due to the presence of morphine.  Master Herbs Licorice Coughing Liquid does not list on its label that it contains the opioid, morphine, in its 100 milliliter bottles sold in Chinese grocery stores.  The consumer believing they are getting a natural, healthy cough syrup could get the unwelcome surprise of depressed respirations and even death from hypersensitivity to morphine.  Young children are especially prone to such respiratory depression from morphine during a respiratory illness, as well as people taking other medications that could interact dangerously with the opioid.

The recall allows for consumers to return their bottles of the Licorice Coughing Syrup to the retail outlet where it was purchased and those who have distributed it through retail or wholesale outlets have been told to stop selling it and return remaining product on their shelves to Master Herbs, Inc.            

If you or a loved one has been harmed by Master Herbs Licorice Coughing Syrup, consult your medical provider and do not hesitate to contact the caring professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices.  Our firm values your safety and health, and you may be entitled to compensation. 

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Have you had the condition of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repaired via a surgical mesh product?  If the answer is yes, you should be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made revisions to the data requirements regarding these devices after receiving thousands and thousands of reports of problem complications and consequences from their use. 

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which pelvic floor muscles/tissue are stretched out, ripped, or weakened to the point that it cannot provide the support to the pelvic organs that normally prevents prolapse of those organs into the vagina.  The surgical mesh used to fix this problem was originally utilized to fix abdominal hernias, but the use for POP became common in the 1970s.  Problems that can occur include heavy bleeding, urinary issues, infection, nerve damage, and even the perforation of organs, which paves the way for a lot of pain and complications. 

Around one hundred thousand lawsuits have resulted from the dangerous surgical mesh complications because if it were not for wrong design and the use of cheap materials, many complications and health issues could have been prevented.  Companies who have made the surgical mesh devices include Boston Scientific Corp., Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, and C. R. Bard.  The FDA ordered the reclassification of the devices from moderate-risk class II devices to high-risk class III devices, as well as other written requirements.   

If you or a loved one has suffered the harmful effects of a surgical mesh device used for POP, do not hesitate to contact Inserra & Kelley Law Offices as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.   

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3654967093_8181dff16c_oHonda has announced that the Takata air bag faulty inflators have caused at least nine deaths.  Recalls of the faulty Takata air bags have been made in past years and at least one death due to the bad inflator has occurred since April of 2015 showing there are still faulty Takata air bags out on the roads.  The inflators will explode when they undergo too much force, which results in the spraying of metal shrapnel and all of the deaths linked to this problem have occurred in vehicles manufactured by Honda Motor Company.    

If your Honda has a Takata air bag system, be sure to check the details of the recall for Honda owners at http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/takata-update and pay heed to the recall to prevent possible injury or death to you or your loved ones.  If you or a loved one has already been injured by the Takata air bag system, please contact the professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see if you may be entitled to compensation. 

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