Phil Fowler to speak at National Business Institute

Chicago personal injury attorney Phillip J. Fowler of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC will be speaking at a CLE event hosted by the National Business Institute.

The seminar, Personal Injury 101, is on Friday, February 24th, beginning at 9:00 am. It will provide general information about personal injury law procedures.

You can learn more about the seminar and register to attend at http://www.nbi-sems.com/Details.aspx/R-74507ER


Potentially contaminated chocolate products recalled

An Iowa-based company issued a voluntary recall on January 9 on some of their chocolate products after determining they might be contaminated with harmful salmonella. The bacteria could cause serious or fatal illness to consumers, an article of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration reported.

The recall affects various chocolate products manufactured by Palmer Candy Company. The recall was issued after Palmer Candy was notified by one of their suppliers that the milk powder used in the affected products supplied nationwide could contain salmonella. Neither the recalling company nor the FDA have received any reports of illnesses linked to the affected chocolate products. Consumers who might have purchased the chocolate were advised to discard it or return it to where they bought it for their money back.

Unfortunately, many children and elderly people are at high risk of suffering serious illnesses after accidentally consuming contaminated food products. However, a Chicago attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can work on your behalf to pursue damage claims from negligent companies. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 to find out how we may be able to help you recover from your loss.


Thousands of potentially faulty strollers with injury risks recalled in US

A December 20 article of the CPSC revealed that approximately 29,400 infant strollers sold in the U.S. are under recall by a Massachusetts-based company due to complaints that they may cause harm to intended users.

The “Qbit strollers” imported by Aria Child Inc., may cause personal injuries to the caregiver and the infant occupying the stroller. According to the recall, at least five stroller models of Qbit have a space on the side hinge that could cause laceration hazards. The strollers could also fail during use, which may result in babies suffering fall injuries if the stroller unexpectedly collapses. Aria Child received 71 reports of malfunctioning strollers resulting in 12 babies sustaining injuries and five caregivers getting injured by the side hinge. The importer is expected to address the issue by replacing the potentially faulty strollers for free.

Families are often devastated when their children suffer injuries. However, the product liability attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC in Chicago may be able to work for you if a defective product was involved. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 to find out how we could help you obtain compensation.


1 dead, 1 injured in Chicago accident caused by wrong-way driver

One person was killed and another was injured in a recent vehicular accident in Chicago caused by a driver who was driving on the wrong side of the road, a December 4 article of Chicago Tribune reported.

According to reports, the wrong-way accident happened on December 3 in the westbound lanes of the Chicago Skyway. Skyway police said around 9:40 at night a 70-year-old man drove in the opposite lane until he struck a vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, a 50-year-old man, was declared dead and the wrong-way driver was transported to a medical facility for his injuries. Charges have not been filed as of reporting and the condition of the injured driver was not available. A major accident unit of the Chicago Police Department is figuring out the cause of the fatal crash.

The Chicago legal team at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC send their deepest thoughts to the family and friends who mourn the loss of their loved one.


New rule might encourage drivers to file safety complaints

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering a ruling that would encourage drivers to file complaints if they detect safety issues in their vehicles, CBS New York reported on November 30.

According to the proposed rule, auto manufacturers would be required to place a label describing how to file a safety complaint inside the vehicle. The label would remind drivers that filing a complaint would allow federal authorities to investigate the manufacturer.

Defective vehicles can cause devastating accidents. If you have been the victim of negligence on the part of a manufacturer, the attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. Call (312) 346-8620 today.


Two badly hurt in Illinois semi truck crash

At least two people are in critical condition in Skokie, Illinois after a recent collision between a semi-truck and an SUV took place, an article for Chicago 5 reported on November 17.

Information coming from the Skokie police revealed that at 3:51 a.m., a two-vehicle accident happened in the 4200 block of Golf Road. The semi truck reportedly fell on its side in the course of the incident, police also said. The names of the persons involved in the crash were not released by authorities, but they did confirm that two critically injured people were transported to Evanston Hospital. Both lanes of Golf Road were closed for several hours as authorities investigated the cause of the crash. People who might have a knowledge of the crash are encouraged to coordinate with Skokie authorities.

In the case that a loved one has suffered critical injuries in a collision involving a semi truck, working with a skilled legal team is important for you to possibly get compensations you need to cover costly hospitalizations. Discuss your situation with the Chicago legal team of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today at (312) 346-8620 to learn more about your options.


Millions of possibly defective smoke and gas detectors recalled in the US

A North Carolina-based company has issued a recall to estimated 3.6 million units of 2-in-1 alarms in the U.S., due to risks that it could malfunction and cause serious injuries to consumers who have it in their homes, a report of the cpsc.gov reported on November 10.

Reports said, the NightHawk “smoke/CO alarms” of Kidde may improperly work if batteries are replaced. Consumers who have replaced the batteries of the affected smoke and gas detectors after its seven-year battery lifespan may assume that the products are still working properly. The problem could result in failure to alert homeowners when a fire broke out or a gas has leaked. Though there were no injuries or accidents linked to the affected Kidde alarms, the recalling company has received eight malfunctioning detector complaints. Consumers were advised to avoid using the defective products and coordinate with Kidde for a free product replacement.

Serious personal injuries and property loss could result if smoke and gas detector products malfunctions. However, if you have been harmed as a result of using a defective product in Chicago, an attorney at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC may help you file a legal claim against negligent parties. Find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss today by calling (312) 346-8620.


Over $100K fine imposed on nursing home facility

Penalties amounting to over $100,000 were imposed upon a Chicago nursing home facility after five elderly residents overdosed on heroin early this year, a report of Chicago Tribune stated on November 13.

According to reports, a fine totaling $101,000 was imposed on the “Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center” in connection to a February incident where five residents inside the facility were hospitalized due to a heroin overdose. One of the patients who underwent hospitalization reportedly returned to the facility and overdosed again. Previous reports also revealed there were 60 battery incidents that took place inside Continental that Chicago police have responded to from 2011 until last year. One family of a resident filed a medical malpractice claim against the facility for their negligence.

The attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC represent Chicago families whose loved ones were injured while inside nursing home facilities. We strongly believe facility owners should fairly compensate residents who are harmed under their care. If you believe this happens to a loved one, call us today at (312) 346-8620 to pursue damage claims against negligent parties.


Millions of possibly defective washers recalled

Samsung Electronics is recalling approximately 2.8 million units of washing machines sold in the U.S. due to a defect that could cause personal injuries to consumers, an article of cpsc.gov reported on November 4.

The recall mainly affects Samsung’s “top-load washing machines” that have components on the upper portion that could potentially fly off and injure those close to the machine while in use. Samsung revealed that nearly 34 models of their washing machines were affected. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has been notified of 733 incidents of malfunctioning units, including nine personal injuries linked to the washing machines. Consumers who own any of the recalled washers are advised to have their units repaired by Samsung.

If you or a loved one has been injured by any of the defective Samsung washing machines in Chicago, the attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC may be able to help. Contact us today by calling (312) 346-8620.


Children’s doctor in Chicago guilty of using cat saliva and vodka in treating patients

A Chicago children’s doctor was recently issued a guilty verdict after complaints of medical malpractice for using cat saliva and vodka in treating his patients, an October 4 article of Health Aim reported.

Doctor Ming Te Lin used personally formulated vaccines for over a decade to treat allergies. The vaccines reportedly were mixed with cat saliva and vodka and were given to infant patients. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation also learned that Lin also gave nasal and oral shots that were not approved. Lin has since been suspended, but has a court date set for October 11th to contest his suspension. 

The lawyers at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC in Chicago understand that medical malpractices can have devastating consequences for victims and their families. If you have been impacted by the malice or negligence of a medical professional, call [ohone-number] today to set up a consultation. 


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