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Raw Milk Food Poisoning Risk High, Says Kansas Department of Agriculture

Raw milk is milk that is not pasteurized, the process of heating milk to slow microbial growth. In Kansas, it is illegal to sell raw milk in a retail setting, but raw milk can be sold on farms directly to…

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El Rancho del Sur Cheese Linked to Listeriosis Infection in Pregnant Woman in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) has linked a case of listeriosis (illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria) to Los Corrales Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese and Banana Leaf produced by El Ranchero del Sur, LLC of…

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HDFT Brain Imaging Will Help Accident Victims with TBI

A new form of brain imaging developed at the University of Pittsburgh called high-definition fiber tracking, or HDFT, will change the way accident victims with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are treated medically and how much compensation they can recover from…

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Norovirus Leading Cause of Gastroenteritis Wrongful Death

Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines that causes vomiting and diarrhea. It is a major cause of death worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and one of the leading causes of gastroenteritis death…

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Truck Driver Injured While Loading or Unloading Freight May Have Claim against Third Party

Truck drivers injured while loading and unloading their cargo should contact me for a free consultation regarding whether there is a basis to bring a lawsuit for money damages against a third-party (i.e., not against your employer).  Third parties who…

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Forklift Truck Accident Compensation

Forklift truck accident compensation is generally limited to workers compensation benefits; however, in some cases a third party (another company that is not the employer of the injured worker) can be sued for additional money, including amounts for pain, suffering…

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Jimmy John E coli Food Poisoning: 25 sickened, 9 in Michigan

Attorney Fred Pritzker and his E. coli litigation team are investigating an E. coli food poisoning outbreak linked to raw clover sprouts served on Jimmy Johns sandwiches in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio and Wisconsin. To contact our…

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Semi Truck Driver and Truck Company Safety Violations Can Prompt Investigation

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is charged with enacting and enforcing regulations for commercial trucks and other vehicles in interstate commerce. As an accident attorney representing clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against trucking companies, I…

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Car Crash Risk Due to Tired Semi Truck Driver and FMCSA Hours of Service Violations

If you or a loved one has been in a crash caused by a tired semi-truck driver, you need a lawyer who has knowledge of the FMCSA “Hours-of-Service” regulations. If these regulations were violated by the semi-trailer driver who hit…

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Semi Truck Crash Risk and Unsafe Driving Violations

As part of the Safety Measurement System (SMS), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) now analyzes unsafe driving of semi trucks and other commercial vehicles for purposes of determining whether there should be intervention in the way of a…

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E coli Attorney Calls on Restaurants to Stop Serving Raw Sprouts

National E. coli attorney Fred Pritzker represents people sickened after eating raw sprouts. He is now calling on restaurants, commercial kitchens and other food service providers to cease serving raw sprouts of any kind unless an explicit food safety warning…

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FMCSA Provides Hours-of-Service Logbook Examples to Help Truck Drivers Understand New Requirements

In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule revising the hours-of-service (HOS) safety requirements for commercial truck drivers. The effective date of the Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule…