Report: Grain-Dust Explosions Increased in 2017

The number of grain-dust explosions reported in the United States increased from five in 2016 to seven in 2017 but still remained under the 10-year average of 9.3, according to a new report by Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and…

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Didion Mill Explosion Kills 1, Others Missing and Injured

An explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin last night killed one person and injured at least 11 others. Five of the injured were airlifted to the University of Wisconsin hospital in Madison. Hours after the explosion, two people were…

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Invokana and Invokamet – FDA Drug Safety Communication

Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the FDA “concluded that the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations” (FDA Drug Safety Communication). The FDA is now requiring…

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protester Injured in Explosion Faces Long Recovery

Sophia Wilansky, 21, who was injured at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis. Doctors there say she faces a long recovery and as many as 20 surgeries. Protests of the proposed…

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$15 Million Settlement for Man Who Lost Leg in Fire Truck Crash

A 53-year-old father who lost a leg in a fire truck crash has settled with 2 cities, Alhambra and Monterey Park, California, for $15 million, according to news reports. Part of the agreement is that the cities are not admitting…

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Graco Stroller Recall Prompted by 6 Fingertip Amptuations

Graco Children’s Products, of Atlanta, Ga., has recalled 4.7 million strollers after reports of 6 fingertip amputations and 4 partial fingertip amputations. These reports detail how the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller cut off the children’s fingertips.…

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Walmart Table and Chair Recall, Amputation Risk

Attorney Eric Hageman is investigating a lawsuit against Walmart on behalf of a client whose finger was amputated when a chair purchased at Walmart collapsed. The chair was part of a table and chair set that Walmart later recalled on…

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Were Burns from a Car Fire Caused by a Defective Part?

Question: My son was burned in his car. He was hit from behind by a big truck going so fast that my son’s car was hurled into a post. It started on fire on impact. He had 3rd and 4th-degree burns…

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Tibia Fracture from Motorcycle Accident Leads to Infection and Amputation

Update for 2014: Fred and Eric won $5.1 million for another man who was hit by a semi truck while riding his motorcycle. The case was similar to the one below. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman recently won a…

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Car Fire, Deep Burns and Amputation

Our accident lawyers represent burn victims, but lawyer-client confidentiality prevents us from discussing any of our cases in detail. However, we believe it is important for drivers to hear about severe injuries that can be caused by negligent driving. A…

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Chicago Legionnaires’ Disease Patient Needs Amputations

A story by Robert McCoppin in the Chicago Tribune tells the story of Kent Carson, an Illinois resident who lost his legs and one arm to Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria in water, generally…

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Texting While Driving Banned in Alabama

This week Alabama joined 37 other states and banned texting while driving. The law goes into effect on August 1, 2012.  The fine for violating the law is $25 for a first-time offense, $50 for a second offense and $75…