Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Congratulations, Judge Martin

The Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck offers sincere congratulations to New London Judge Robert A. Martin on his receipt of the 2011 CTLA Judicial Award.  Judge Martin truly deserves this honor for his many years of distinguished service to the State of Connecticut, and we are proud of his achievement.

Friday, June 10, 2011

MA Family Sues After Child's Fatal Fall From Escalator

The AP reported a Massachusetts family filed a negligence lawsuit against Simon Property Group Inc., Sears, Schindler Elevator Corp., and Botany Bay Construction after their son "slipped through a gap" between an escalator and railing "that was wider than allowed by state law," said family attorney Tom Smith. Smith said elevator installation plans "called for a barrier to close the gap," but neither Simon Property nor Sears enforced the plans, Smith said. Mark's DiBona's death spurred statewide elevator inspections, after which the Department of Public Safety "fired two inspectors, suspended six and reprimanded 26 others after a sweep of all escalators in Massachusetts found 7.5 percent lacked barricades required to cover the gap between the moving staircases and walls or rails."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Salmonella Cases Rising

The Washington Post reported, "Food poisoning cases caused by salmonella have increased by 10 percent in recent years, despite widespread campaigns to educate consumers and foodmakers about food preparation and handling, according to" data from the annual food safety report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
USA Today reported, "The latest federal FoodNet report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that total food-borne-illness cases dropped by nearly a quarter in the past decade and a half, but salmonella infections have steadily refused to drop, climbing slightly in recent years." The report "collected 2010 outbreak data and lab results from 10 states, and directly identified 4,200 hospitalizations and 68 deaths from nine food-borne diseases. Salmonella, a group of roughly 2,500 strains of intestinal bacteria, was responsible for most of those cases, including 23 of the deaths."

Monday, June 6, 2011

Be Sure to Read Our June Newsletter!

Cell phone cancer risk, leaking nuke plants, medical errors, distracted driving, and more. Click here.