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Nationwide recall issued for child sandals and bike racks

Posted on December 18th, 2013 No Comments

A line of infant sandals and bicycle racks are among the latest dangerous products to be recalled nationwide.

Falls Creek brand is recalling its “Susan” sandal. The sandals are intended for toddlers ages 3 months to 12 months. The top strap has been deemed a choking hazard since it can easily be extracted from the shoe.

The recalled bicycle racks were used to connect children’s trailer bikes to adult bicycles. The racks were available for purchase from November 2011 through September 2013. They are being recalled because of their susceptibility to breakage.

Consumers should hold manufacturers responsible should they sustain injuries due to defective products. If your child has been injured by a dangerous toy in the Louisville area, contact the Sampson Law Firm. Speak with one of our experienced attorneys today by calling 502-584-5050.

 

 

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Four, including an LMPD officer, injured in I-264 vehicular accident

Posted on December 7th, 2013 No Comments

A Louisville Metro police officer was among the four people who were wounded in a car accident that occurred at around 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving, November 28, on Interstate 264 in Kentucky.

According to MetroSafe officials, a police officer was in the process of helping a motorist attending to his vehicular emergency at mile marker 4 near Bells Lane when a car heading west slammed into the police cruiser.

The collision resulted in four individuals, including the policeman, two other adults, and one child, being transported to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention for their slight physical injuries.

Experiencing a car accident can be traumatizing, as not only will you be exposed to physical harm, but you will also have the additional burden of having to pay for often expensive medical bills. We at the Louisville-based Sampson Law Firm understand how difficult going through this situation can be, and we believe that you should not shoulder the injury expenses from an accident that you did not cause. Call our offices today at 502-584-5050 to find out more about your situation and how we can help.

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Louisville car accident kills one

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 No Comments

A motor vehicle crash at the intersection of 26th and Chestnut in Louisville, Kentucky that occurred on the afternoon of Sunday, November 17 resulted in the death of one person and the injury of another.

The Metro police identified a male driver who was speeding in his Monte Carlo north on 26th Street, causing him to crash into a female driver’s Hyundai after failing to stop at a red light. The impact caused the Hyundai to spin around and the Monte Carlo to strike a telephone pole.

According to witnesses, they weren’t able to hear tires screeching before the Monte Carlo and the Hyundai collided, which led them to believe that the driver of the Monte Carlo did not bother to hit the breaks to avoid an accident.

The male driver died at the scene of the accident, while the female was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Narcotic painkillers recommended to be more restricted by the FDA

Posted on November 1st, 2013 No Comments

On Thursday, October 24 the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) recommended instituting new regulations that would tighten the reins on usage of painkillers that contain the narcotic hydrocone. These drugs are used to administer relief for injury, dental extractions, arthritis pain, and more. Around 47 million people were prescribed hydrocone-containing drugs in 2011.

It was found out that hydrocone-containing drugs form 70% of all opioid prescriptions, and that they were widely abused because of the lax restrictions imposed on them.

In effect, the new regulations would halve the drug supply that a patient can obtain without a doctor’s prescription, making it 90 days. At present, a patient can refill a prescription five times over a six-month period before he will be required to obtain a new prescription.

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research director Dr. Janet Woodcock said the new regulations will likely go into effect next year.

Contact our attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm if you live in Louisville and have been harmed by a dangerous drug or the negligence of a medical professional. Talk about your options for filing a legal claim by calling us at 502-584-5050 today.

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Car-pickup collision kills one, badly injures two

Posted on October 31st, 2013 No Comments

One person was killed in a car accident in Scott County in Louisville, Kentucky Sunday, October 20. According to the police, a Hyundai was cruising along Scott County when it lost control and crossed over the median onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 near the 25 mile marker outside of Scottsburg, Indiana at around 5 p.m.

The Hyundai collided with a Ford pick-up truck trailer, causing it to catch on fire. Sixty-two-year-old Dennis Godsave, who was driving the truck at the time of the collision, perished as a result of the crash due to severe burns, while two of his passengers, Andrew Godsave and his 62-year-old grandmother, Sandra Godsave, barely escaped the burning vehicles.

The Hyundai’s driver, identified as 19-year-old Natalie Bomar, and Andrew Godsave’s grandmother were both taken to the University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

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Journey Girl Travel Trunk recalled

Posted on October 4th, 2013 No Comments

Toys R Us recalled its Journey Girl Travel Trunk after receiving reports that the toy’s sharp metal handles may cut children.

The “travel trunk” is a 21-inch purple container with a blue design plus a blue metal handle used to store 18-inch dolls.

The toy was sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores and online at www.toysrus.com. Customers should immediately cease use of the product and keep it out of reach of children.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is responsible for ensuring that an agency does its end of releasing only safe products for public consumption.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by an unsafe product, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call 502-584-5050 today to confidentially discuss your situation with an experienced attorney at the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville.

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Truck breaks through window of Jefferson Krispy Kreme

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 No Comments

Customers at a Jefferson Town Krispy Kreme ran, terrified, as an unidentified woman drove through the window of the local doughnut shop on Monday, September 30 at around 9:30 a.m.

Luckily, other than one man – John Heffley – who suffered minor cuts and scratches from glass and a door falling on him, no one was injured.

The vehicle shot through the window and witness Bob Cross, a former police officer, noticed his “partner was buried in glass and the door kind of coming down on him”.

Although, fortunately, no one was seriously injured in this case, people are often harmed in car accidents such as these. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s carelessness, please do not hesitate to take action. Call our lawyers at the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville at 502-584-5050 today to discuss your situation.

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Johnson & Johnson recalls infant Motrin due to dangers of plastic particles

Posted on September 14th, 2013 No Comments

New Jersey-based health care company Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 half-ounce bottles of Motrin due to the danger that they may carry shards of plastic particles, according to the Associated Press on September 7. According to the company, no injuries have yet to be reported to date.

McNeil vice president Ed Kuffner said in an interview with the Associated Press that they issued the recall because the products were obtained in the same shipment of ibuprofen, products that actually contained the particles, from a third-party supplier, and they believe that the third party supplier’s manufacturing process had something to do with why the products were tainted in the first place.

The recalled bottles have the lot numbers DCB3TO1, DDB4RO1, and DDB4SO1. Kuffner said consumers should stop using the tampered product and call them for a refund at 1-877-414-7709.

Suffering from the effects of using a faulty product may be harmful to your health at the slightest and fatal at worst; however, with the help of our Louisville attorneys from the Sampson Law Firm, you might be able to get compensation for the undue suffering you have suffered. Learn more about this legal option by calling 502-584-5050 today.

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JCPS bus crash on Brownsboro road hurts nine

Posted on September 1st, 2013 No Comments

A vehicular accident involving JCPS bus #0157 and a Mazda Protégé at the intersection of Brownsboro Road and Birchwood in Louisville, Kentucky around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21 wounded and hospitalized nine people.

The school bus, which was carrying elementary school students from Atkinson, King, and Roosevelt-Perry, did not sustain much damage from the crash, while the car was heavily damaged due to the incident.

Seven students from the JCPS bus were taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital for an injuries of unknown condition, while two people from the car who suffered from life-threatening injuries were brought to the University Hospital.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Louisville due to someone else’s actions, talk with our lawyers at the Sampson Law Firm about your options for pursuing compensation. Call 502-584-5050 today to find out how we can potentially help you.

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Spokesman for Fort Logan Hospital acknowledges wrongful death lawsuit

Posted on August 15th, 2013 No Comments

Keith Bridges, spokesman for Ephraim McDowell Health, which owns Fort Logan Hospital, the hospital being sued in a medical malpractice lawsuit, released a statement on Wednesday, August 7, saying that the complaint is being “looked at” and that they stand by their physicians when they said “the actions we took were in the best interests of the infant.”

Crab Orchard residents Philip Charles Saylor and Winona Childers filed the lawsuit in July in Lincoln Circuit Court, naming Fort Logan Hospital and doctors James Miller and Naren James as primary defendants, along with Bluegrass Clinic in Stanford.

The Lincoln County parents, who filed the lawsuit themselves without the help of an attorney, alleged that the institutions and physicians involved failed to properly care for their newborn baby, who died 13 days after its birth on July 12, 2012 due to an unspecified cause.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by an act of medical malpractice in Louisville, an attorney from the Sampson Law Firm can help you explore your options for filing a lawsuit. Call us today at 502-584-5050

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