Over the past few weeks our Simply Thick lawyer has been sharing information with families who have given their premature infant the Simply Thick gel. New information continues to pour in on the risks that the product poses to infants who take it. Earlier this month forms of the gel were recalled after several infants died following development of an intestinal problem known as necrotizing enterocolitis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating well over a dozen more cases of babies who may have been injured after using Simply Thick. Continue reading “Simply Thick Lawyer Warns of Fatal Risks to Infants from Necrotizing Enterocolitis”
Families who have been following news of the Simply Thick recall may be feeling understandably anxious. Investigations are continuing into the safety of the product and its connection to the gastrointestinal disease known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings earlier this month about the danger the product poses to premature babies, many families realized that they may have unintentionally placed their infant at risk of developing this potentially deadly intestinal problem.
The Simply Thick danger is particularly distressing because most families began giving the product to their prematurely born infant on the advice of their medical professional. Residents should be able to rely on the medical advice given by their healthcare providers. In this case it seems that the medical experts themselves were caught off-guard by the potential connection between Simply Thick and NEC.
The responsibility for the creation and promotion of this potentially dangerous product likely lies squarely with the manufacturers of Simply Thick. All those who sell items like this to the public have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe. This seems particularly true when a company is making a substance that is widely known to be given to our most vulnerable family members–premature infants. Continue reading “Investigations Continue Into the Safety of Simply Thick Gel”
Last week we shared information on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) warning about the thickening gel known as “Simply Thick.” It was explained how the consumer safety body had instructed the public against giving the product to premature infants. The administration is continuing to investigate the link between Simply Thick and the development of a fatal intestinal disease known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Details are still being uncovered, but according to a story this week in the Holly Springs Patch, the problem may have stemmed from bacteria contamination at one of the manufacturing plants for the product. Specifically, the company voluntarily recalled all Simply Thick packets manufactured at its plant in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The FDA noted the reason for this Simply Thick recall declaring it to be “a result of the company’s failure to ensure that harmful bacteria of possible public health significance were destroyed in the manufacturing process at that manufacturing plant.” Continue reading “Simply Thick Recall May Involve Manufacturing Contamination By Harmful Bacteria”
Our Palm Beach injury lawyer at the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman recently began representing a family whose young child was harmed after using the gel known as “Simply Thick.” Many local parents have been adding Simply Thick to the formula used by their newborn children who have swallowing issues and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The product is most often given to premature infants, but babies who went to full-term have also received the product after having issues with spitting up and inadequate weight gain. Now the major national regulatory body is warning all consumers that Simply Thick may pose hidden dangers to the children who take it. Continue reading “Law Office of Eric H. Luckman Working With Victims Harmed By Simply Thick”
Most Palm Beach car accidents involve collisions between two or more vehicles, usually caused by the negligence of one of the drivers. Far too many area residents are harmed in these crashes each day. However, beyond these frequent incidents, cars often pose hidden dangers for many drivers. Those risks are particularly strong when one purchases a used car. Continue reading “Palm Beach Car Accident Attorney Explains Potential Dangers with Used Car Recalls”
West Palm Beach motorcycle accidents remain a prevalent problem. Unfortunately, many car and truck drivers continue to ignore or fail to see their fellow travelers on motorcycles–deadly collisions often result.
Many local residents are aware of the increased dangers associated with bikes, but the statistics remain sobering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are seven times more likely to be involved in an accident than car drivers. The current accident rate stands at 72.34 per 100,000 registered motorcycles. However, those figures are misleading, because the accident rate between cars and motorcycles is even more disparate. When comparing total miles traveled motorcyclists are a dishearteningly 35 times more likely to be caught in a fatal accident than car drivers. Of course the reason for the increased risk is largely the open and exposed nature of the vehicles as compared to enclosed four-wheel machines. Continue reading “West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney Advocates for Crash Victims”
An experienced West Palm Beach car accident lawyer knows how important it is for thorough, accurate, and complete car accident investigations to be conducted following all traffic crashes. Every day thousands of community members, including many in our area, find themselves victims of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. The causes of these incidents are often complex–various factors may be involved that are not apparent at first glance. Even when the cause of a West Palm Beach car accident seems clear, a proper investigation may reveal that distractions, malfunctions, or other types of negligence contributed to the accident.
For example, this morning WPBF News reported on a fatal Cooper City car accident that struck yesterday afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m. the victim was driving his car on a local road in Broward County, when, according to witnesses, his vehicle abruptly drove into a yard. The car then crashed through a fence and hit a tree before flipping over and sliding nearly two hundred feet along a gully. The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the accident and did not survive his injuries. Continue reading “Florida Car Accident Attorney Explains Importance of Proper Investigations”
Our West Palm Beach injury law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of clients, whose house was damaged when water overflowed from their toilet, causing extensive damage to their house. The problem was discovered by a neighbor, who saw water flow out from under the front door and garage. The neighbor called the client’s cell phone, but by the time she arrived home and was able to turn off the main water line, hundreds of gallons of water had run through the house, damaging flooring, cabinets and drywall. Once the water line was turned off, the client plunged their toilet and the toilet worked as it should thereafter. Continue reading “Palm Beach County Homeowner Files Lawsuit After Toilet Causes Extensive Property Damage”
It’s nothing new- underage drinking while parents weren’t watching. But what about when parents are not only watching, but supplying the alcohol to their children? The ramifications, both moral and legal, are at the forefront of this issue. Many parents feel that allowing their kids to drink at home under their roof makes it safer and less of the “forbidden fruit” syndrome. They feel that by monitoring the amount of alcohol consumed by their teens makes for “responsible” drinking. Many parents have even extended these allowances to the friends of their children. They feel that by removing the taboo along with taking the car keys, the situation is a safe one. They view it as a rite of passage. They may feel it is a safe situation but it is certainly not a legal one. In 1995, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the “open house party” law. This law states that if anyone under 21 years of age is caught drinking alcohol or using drugs in your home or on your property, you will be arrested. The charge is a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Underage drinking has cost the residents of Florida $3 billion dollars. Palm Beach County residents foot the bill for $223 million of that. Continue reading “Who’s Minding the Children? Florida’s “Open House Party” Law Enforced”
Advances in technology have certainly made our lives easier and allows us to be more productive during the course of a day. But at what expense do we pay for these advances? Sometimes it is at the cost of a life. In 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver distraction was the cause of 5,800 deaths and 515,000 injures. Continue reading “Texting and Driving- The Sad Price Of Technology”