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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2013 – An insurance group’s recent study compares the safety performance of eight semi-trailers. Semi-trailers on “big rig” tractor-trailers are usually equipped with underride guards – steel beams projecting downward from the trailer’s rear end which prevent passenger vehicles from sliding under them during collisions. A newly-released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested the performance of underride guards on eight popular semi-trailer models. All models passed the easiest test, but just one passed the toughest test. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “This report is encouraging in […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) April 10, 2013 – A California utility is nearly finished with a government-mandated inspection of its pipelines. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently issued a statement saying it is on schedule to finish inspection and pressure testing in its gas pipelines by the end of April, 2013. The safety review was part of a package of recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following a fatal 2010 explosion near San Francisco. Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz commented, “It is good to see PG&E making progress in its safety review and […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) March 25, 2013 – Six pedestrians in the Washington, D.C. area were killed by cars in the month of February. According to AAA, three pedestrians died in collisions with cars in the District in February. Two of those accidents were hit-and-run. Another three were killed in Montgomery County that month. The number of February pedestrian deaths in Montgomery County was fully half the number of such accidents in all of 2012. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “Although the District area achieved a recent low in pedestrian deaths last year, we clearly still […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2013 – Recalls of products for children fell in 2012, but injuries and deaths were up dramatically. According to a recent report by product safety advocacy organization Kids In Danger (KID), just 97 children’s products were recalled in 2012, the lowest in any year since 2004. However, as compared with 2011 numbers, injuries were up 42 percent, deaths increased 200 percent, and overall incidents were up 49 percent. Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer David Lietz commented, “It is troubling to learn of the sharp increase in injuries and especially deaths associated with children’s […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2013 – A Texas woman has filed a wrongful death suit against the manufacturers of the drug GranuFlo. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, alleges that Fresenius USA is responsible for the death of her husband two days after he was treated with the drug. Washington D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz commented, “A number of deaths are being blamed on this drug, and it is the subject of a Class 1 recall by the FDA.” A Class 1 recall is the highest priority recall issued by the FDA, and […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2013 – New safety guidelines have been issued for cruise ships. The Cruise Lines International Association, Inc. (CLIA) recently released an executive summary of the Operational Safety Review it began following the Costa Concordia disaster just over one year ago. In it, CLIA spells out ten new safety policies that it adopted as part of the review. Washington D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz commented on the report, “It is good to see the cruise industry updating its safety policies. Modern cruise ships are generally very safe, but as the tragedy of the […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2013 – A sleeping driver sent ten passengers to the ER. A charter bus carrying 48 passengers veered off the roadway on I-95 near Aberdeen, Maryland on a recent Friday morning, sending ten passengers to area hospitals – one with serious injuries. According to Maryland State Police, the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Washington D.C. personal injury David Lietz commented, “If a bus driver falls asleep at the wheel, that is a very serious transgression. It is very lucky that no one was killed in this accident and that the injuries sustained […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2013 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled infant recliners due to infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a voluntary recall of 150,000 infant recliners under the brand name Nap Nanny. According to the CPSC, five infants have died while in the products, and dozens more have nearly fallen out. Reached for comment, Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz said, “Given the number of incidents reported with this product, it is good to see them being recalled. Consumer safety should be paramount for manufacturers, and that goes […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2012 – The parent company of Banana Boat, a line of sun-care products, is recalling a half-million bottles of aerosol sunscreen. There are reports that the product may catch fire if users come into contact with an open flame shortly after applying it. “This is a frightening example of what can go wrong with a product most people would never imagine to be dangerous,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz. Energizer Holdings announced the recall of 23 products in their UltraMist sunscreen line, including UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Kids, and UltraMist Ultra […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2012 – Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has been hit with a $10.45 million verdict in a case of jawbone damage as a result of taking the drug Zometa. Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz assisted the plaintiff’s attorneys on the case. “This verdict is a big win not just for the plaintiff, Ms. Davids, but for any patient injured by prescription medication,” Mr. Lietz said in a statement. “Drug manufacturers are on notice not to trifle with patients’ safety.” Zometa is a member of a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. These drugs […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2012 – The Lietz Law Firm of Washington, D.C. is known for successfully representing clients in wrongful death and critical injury cases. The firm recently launched a new website to help meet the needs of victims and survivors of accidents. “The website is a terrific outreach tool for us to assist and inform current clients, prospective clients, and the public,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer and firm founder David Lietz. “We are excited about this important expansion to our online presence.” Mr. Lietz represents clients in complex civil litigation and commercial accidents. […]


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