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Harbor Freight Recalling the Jack Stands Purchased to Replace Recalled Jack Stands

Inserra Kelley Sewell has brought to your attention the issues surrounding Harbor Freight’s recall of 454,000 jack stands as they pose a serious safety risk and they have advised consumers to stop using them immediately.  

The company had issued gift cards or replacement jack stands to their loyal customers. Now the company has had to recall some of the replacement jack stands due to a welding defect. A company spokesperson was quoted by stating, “I’m disappointed and embarrassed because we’ve identified a welding defect in a small number of the Pittsburgh 3-ton steel jack stands (SKU 56373) that replaced the recalled jack stands. We’re now adding these jack stands to our recall. Unfortunately, this defect wasn’t discovered during the initial recall investigation.”

If you or a loved one has or have been injured by a Harbor Freight Jack Stand, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation. 

43,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Sold at Walmart Recalled for Possible E. coli Outbreak

Lakeside Refrigerated Services has recalled nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef shipped nationwide to various Walmart locations due to possible contamination with E. coli.  The USDA announced that during routine testing, the possible contamination was discovered.  All of the meat that has been recalled has the establishment number EST.46841 and was produced on June 1, 2020.  If you bought any of the meat recalled, you may return it to Walmart for a full refund.

It may take 2-3 weeks to test positive for E. coli.  Early symptoms of E. coli infection are:  nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, malaise, loss of appetite and dehydration.  Long term effects include high blood pressure and kidney failure.

If you or a loved one suffered from side effects from E. coli from tainted ground beef, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation. 

Harbor Freight Recalling 454,000 Jack Stands for Risk of Collapsing

Harbor Freight is recalling 454,000 jack stands as they pose a serious safety risk and they have advised consumers to stop using them immediately.   Consumers may return them to the store and receive a gift card equal to the price of the jack stands.

Harbor Freight has posted on their retailer’s website that some of the Pittsburg Automotive 3 Ton and 6 Ton Heavy Duty Steel Jack Stands that, “there is a potential, while under load and with a shift in weight, for the pawl to disengage from the extension lifting post, allowing the stand to drop suddenly.”  The defect could cause serious bodily injury for people near or under a lifted vehicle and may cause property damage to the vehicle.

The jack stands with item number 56371, 61196 and 61197 are being recalled.  The item numbers can be found at the base of the stands on the yellow part of the label for item numbers 61196 and 61197.  The 56371 jack stand item number can be found on the label on the top of each stand.

If you or a loved one have or has been injured by a Harbor Freight Jack Stand, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation. 

J&J Talcum Powder Stops Sales Due to a Tidal Wave of Lawsuits

Inserra Kelley Sewell has brought to your attention the issues surrounding their Talcum Powder Product and its correlation to Ovarian Cancer, and the issues continue to be litigated for large sums of money.  

Johnson & Johnson has stopped selling talc-based baby powder.  A product that it may be most identified with for more than 100 years.  Tuesday, the company halted sales in the United States and Canada following numerous lawsuits from consumers who alleged that the product caused cancer.

In July of 2018, a Missouri jury awarded $4.69 billion to a group of 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based baby powder contained asbestos causing them to develop ovarian cancer.

Judge Freda L Wolfson Daubert’s ruling in 2019 allowed multi-district litigation and permitted over 16,000 women’s lawsuit to proceed against Johnson & Johnson.

If you or a loved one has or had Ovarian Cancer and used J&J Talcum Powder for a prolonged period of time, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.  

Omaha Police Department – Unable to Respond to Non-Injury Vehicle Collisions – What to Do!

The Omaha Police Department announced that due to Covid-19 concerns it is temporarily suspending responses to non-injury “moveable” property damage automobile collisions as of 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020.   This means the OPD will continue to respond to collisions if any motorist suffers injuries or a vehicle is not drivable.  It is therefore important that if you or your passengers are injured in a collision or your vehicle is not drivable that you call 911 and request officer assistance.

If you are involved in a moveable property damage only collision (without injury) it is important that you exchange information with the other driver (license plate numbers, auto insurance cards, & driver’s license) and get the names and contact information of any witnesses. It is also helpful to take photographs from several sides of all vehicles involved in the collision before they are moved. As always, try to remain calm.

Inserra/Kelley/Sewell is here to help you in your time of need. We understand that a serious personal injury to you or a family member can cause long-term physical, emotional, and financial harm.  If you are injured because of a distracted or careless driver and retain our law firm, we will do our best to accomplish the following:

  • Help You Heal;
  • Explain Auto Insurance Coverages (several may apply);
  • Handle the Insurance Claims Process;
  • Gather All Related Medical Record & Bills;
  • Identify All Possible Defendants and Insurance Carriers;
  • Investigate Facts That Establish Liability;
  • Analyze Which Laws Apply to Your Case;
  • Evaluate Your Claim for Compensation;
  • Guide You Through the Process to Obtain a Fair Resolution.

We can provide free consultations, so if you have any questions about your needs for competent legal representation, feel call the Team at Inserra/Kelley/Sewell, Injury Attorneys.

Gap Insurance Coverage: Do you need it for your automobile?

Gap insurance coverage pays for the difference between your automobile loan payoff amount and the value of a vehicle at the time it is totaled in an accident or stolen.  This insurance coverage guarantees that if your vehicle is not worth (at current retail value) as much as the amount of your auto loan payoff the insuring company will pay the difference between the two amounts, and leave the insured whole, with no out-of-pocket loss.   Most standard auto liability or comprehensive insurance policies only cover what a car is worth at the time of loss, and with insurance carriers no longer using the NADA or Kelley Blue Books for valuation as in the past, and now using services that value vehicles much lower than blue book in some instances, gap insurance has become more valuable than ever.  Gap insurance coverage costs very little, and is normally a wise purchase for new or expensive vehicle purchases.

There are three ways to purchase Gap insurance:

  • From a car dealership at the time of your vehicle purchase which can be included in your loan payments;
  • Through your own auto insurance after you purchase your vehicle; and
  • Through another insurance company that sells stand-alone gap coverage after your buy your vehicle, thru a monthly or one-time premium.

Why should you buy it?

  • If you are making a small down payment on a new vehicle purchase. or purchasing a higher-priced, pre-owned vehicle over $10,000.00;
  • If your loan is longer than 48 months.

Not all drivers need Gap insurance coverage.  Your decision to buy gap coverage should depend on your level of risk tolerance, and your financial ability to write what could be a 4-figure check to your auto loan company if your vehicle is totaled in an accident, EVEN IF THE WRECK IS NOT YOUR FAULT.  If you decide to purchase gap insurance coverage it is a good idea to check with your insurance agent to find out the cost in comparison with the offered coverage from the dealership before your finalize the purchase. If you have any questions about your needs for gap insurance, feel free to call the Team at Inserra/Kelley/Sewell, Injury Attorneys.

Weight Loss Drug Belviq (Locaserin) May Cause Cancer

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that the prescription weight loss drug Belviq may cause cancer. A clinical trial showed an increased risk of cancer — and Eisai Inc., the manufacturer, has requested to voluntarily withdraw the drug from the market.

Belviq was approved by the FDA in 2012 to help overweight and obese adults lose weight. Belviq works by increasing feelings of fullness. Eisai, Inc., conducted a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the risk of heart-related problems. The study showed that approximately 12,000 participants who took the medication over a period of 5 years, more patients taking Belviq (Locaserin) were diagnosed with cancer. Pancreatic, colorectal and lung cancer occurred more frequently among patients taking Belviq.  

If you or a loved one has suffered from cancer from taking Belviq, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.  

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Medtronic Recalls MiniMed Insulin Pumps After Many Injuries and One Death

Medtronic is recalling over 322,000 if its insulin pumps because of a missing or faulty component that can lead to over or under delivery of insulin.  This can cause hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia in diabetics. The FDA has initiated a Class I Recall which means there may be significant or immediate danger of death or other serious injury from the product being recalled.

There have been over 26,000 complaints about the devices malfunctioning and one confirmed death.  Over 2,175 injuries to diabetics that have used the MiniMed pump have occurred since the recall.

The recalled products are:

  • MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps
  • Model 630G(MMT-1715) – all lots before October 2019
  • Model 670G (MMT-1780) – all lots before August 2019

Consumers who have questions about this recall should call the 24-hour Medtronic hotline at 800-646-4633.  

If you or a loved one has suffered from symptoms and/or injuries from using the Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.  

Infant Deaths Have Fisher-Price Recalling Nearly 5 Million Rock’n Play Sleepers

Fisher-Price is recalling all models of Rock’n Play Sleepers after 32 infant fatalities occurred while using the product.  The fatalities occurred between 2011 and 2018 “after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under other circumstances,” according to the (CPSC) Consumer Product Safety Commission.  

The cloth-covered cradle became a staple in many households for sleep-deprived parents as it vibrated, played music and positioned the baby at an incline.   

It is alleged that Fisher- Price and the CPSC knew about the deaths and danger of this product for years and could have taken steps to prevent this tragedy from happening.  

Fisher-Price is offering full cash refunds for Rock’n Plays purchased in the last six months.  Sleepers bought before that are eligible for a cash voucher toward a new Fisher-Price product.

If your infant has suffered from injuries from a Fisher-Price Rock’n Play Sleeper, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.  

NHTSA Launches Battery Investigation in Tesla Automobiles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrote a letter to Tesla last week, saying it is investigating fires in Model S and Model X cars built from 2012 to 2019.  The investigation will involve certain battery management system software updates. Tesla has until November 29, 2019, to respond to the NHTSA or it could face civil penalties up to $22,329 a day, up to a maximum of $111,642,265. 

On several occasions, Tesla batteries caught fire for no apparent reason.  The fires occurred both in parked and moving vehicles. Various reliable sources have indicated that Tesla should have recalled over 2,000 of their defective vehicles.

NTHSA encourages the public to contact the agency with safety concerns relating to Tesla Model S or Model X vehicles by calling 888-327-4236.  

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Tesla with a defective battery, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.