• Amtrak Train Accident: Train Derailed While Traveling 106 MPH

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    From ABC News: An Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people, was traveling an estimated 106 mph before it crashed, officials said today. The speed limit in the section of track where the accident took place is 50 mph, according to the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.According to NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt, at 9:21 p.m., the entire train derailed while going through a turn. Just moments before the derailment, the train was placed into engineer-induced braking. At the time the engineer applied the brakes, the train was traveling at an estimated 106 mph. Three seconds later, the train speed was recorded at an estimated 102 mph, Sumwalt said. The speed limit before the curve is 80 mph, Sumwalt added. It is unknown at what time the train reached 106…

  • Diabetes Drug Actos Settlement Reached: $2.2 Billion

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    Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki is currently accepting new lawsuits against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. for the serious injuries and cancers being caused by Actos, a diabetes medicine.  If you have had problems with Actos and have experienced effects such as bladder cancer  other complications, do not hesitate to contact the Law Firm of Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki to learn about the ongoing lawsuit. Our Office can be reached via Email or by phone at (860) 674-8000. For more information, please read the article below. From Bloomberg Business: Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has offered to pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve claims of hiding its Actos diabetes medicine’s cancer risks in what would be one of the largest U.S. settlements of patient lawsuits targeting drugs or devices, three people familiar with the matter said. Officials at Asia’s largest drugmaker propose to settle more than 8,000 lawsuits in federal and state courts in the U.S.,…

  • Anti-Nausea Preganancy Drug Zofran Lawsuit

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    Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki is currently investigating lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline, makers of the anti-nausea pregnancy drug Zofran, for the serious injuries and birth defects it is alleged to cause.  If you or someone you know has taken this drug and have experienced children born with birth defects,  do not hesitate to contact the Law Firm of Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki to learn about the ongoing lawsuit. Our Office can be reached via Email or by phone at (860) 674-8000. For more information, please read the article below. Use of the anti-nausea drug Zofran (generic name – ondansetran) during the first ten weeks of pregnancy has been linked to the development of congenital cardiac malformations and cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. Zofran (ondansetron), which is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is a member of a class of drugs known as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists, which work by blocking the actions of serotonin. It is commonly…

  • Bard Vaginal Mesh Settlement: $21 Million

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    Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki is currently handling lawsuits against Bard and Boston Scientific Corp for the serious injuries being caused by the vaginal mesh implants.  If you have had problems with vaginal-mesh implants and have experienced effects such as organ damage or other complications, do not hesitate to contact the Law Firm of Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki to learn about the ongoing lawsuit. Our Office can be reached via Email or by phone at (860) 674-8000. For more information, please read the article below. From Bloomberg News: C.R. Bard Inc. agreed to pay more than $21 million to resolve over 500 lawsuits alleging its vaginal-mesh implants harmed women, in the first large-scale settlement of claims over the company’s devices, people familiar with the accords said. Bard shares rose more than 2 percent. Bard agreed to pay an average of more than $43,000 per claim to settle several lawyers’ inventories of vaginal-mesh cases,…

  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee Defective Transmission Lawsuit

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    Reports continue to roll in regarding problems with the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee; specifically problems with the automatic transmission on the new Jeep Cherokee.  According to various sites including Automotive News, Car & Driver and autoblog.com, the problem is with the software, not the hardware.  Customers are complaining of various transmission problems, including shifting on it’s on own, stalled shifting, and even the vehicle just shutting off while driving. Jeep is aware of this huge problem, but has not yet seemed to have a permanenet fix to the issue nor has issued a recall. Car and Driver writes: “We’re not the only ones finding problems with Jeep’s nine-speed automatic transmission. Owners of the 2014 Cherokee have complained loudly enough that Chrysler is reflashing the ZF-sourced ’box a second time to fix rough and delayed gearshifts. According to Automotive News, Jeep dealers will update the transmission software on all unsold 2014…

  • Additional Information on Crumb Rubber Dangers

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    As reported earlier: Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki is currently investigating claims that a link exists between a new athletic field turf and cancer. The new athletic turf that has been popping up all over the country for the past 2 decades is known as ‘field turf’ or ‘sprint turf,’ and is comprised of tiny rubber particles called butadiene rubber or “crumb rubber,”  essentially old tires and synthetic fibers. New Information: There are now 95 reported cases of cancer among student athletes who have played sports on synthetic turf field (fields with crumb rubber). Shockingly, 65 of these cancer cases are Soccer Goalies (goal keepers). The reported cancers are broken down as follows: 40 lymphoma, 16 leukemia, 7 brain cancer, 6 thyroid cancer, 7 sarcoma, 3 testicular, the rest being rare forms of cancers. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness, and has spent…

  • CT Ruling: Exhaustion, Applicable Policy, & Authorized driver

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    In a case to be released on June 8, 2010, the Appellate Court reverses summary judgment granted in favor of the defendant UM insurer.  ERICA TODD v. NATIONWIDE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY (AC 31041). The following quotes and paraphrases from the decision. The plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident in which her vehicle, which was covered by the defendant’s underinsured and conversion coverage policy, was struck by another vehicle that was operated by Christopher Bernacchi. Bernacchi’s vehicle was a leased vehicle that was owned by American HondaFinance Corporation (Honda) and insured by Pacific Employers Insurance Company (Pacific) under a liability policy with limits of $1 million. The plaintiff brought an action alleging negligence against Bernacchi and alleging that Honda was vicariously liable for Bernacchi’s negligence. The plaintiff also alleged that Bernacchi was an authorized driver of the leased vehicle. Bernacchi had a liability policy with GEICO with limits of $100,000. Bernacchi’s carrier paid the plaintiff the $100,000…

  • 3 Tips For Finding The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Connecticut

    Searching for a personal injury lawyer in Connecticut can be a daunting task at the best of times, but when you are injured the task can become overwhelming. A lot of research needs to go into finding an attorney with a great track record to insure the best possible outcome for your case. To help you do that, here are three tips to help you narrow the field of prospects. Bar Association All attorneys have to pass the bar exam to practice, but not all of them join the bar association. The better ones do. One quick way to narrow your choice of a personal injury lawyer in Connecticut is to call the nearest bar association to see if that attorney has a Curriculum Vitae on file. That is fancy way of saying that they have posted a resume of their skills and track record with the local bar association. This will…

  • Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki Prepare to File Lawsuit in North Hudson Bus Crash

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    CTV NEWS (Montreal) Bus passengers involved in a crash that killed a 14-year-old girl are trying to launch a class-action lawsuit against the bus company. Last month, the driver and 55 passengers were travelling from Trois-Rivieres to New York City when the bus ran off I-87 in North Hudson, N.Y. at about 8 a.m. The lawsuit will be launched in the state of New York, where the Canadian Cap (maximum compensation for a personal injury lawsuit, roughly $326,000.00) will not apply. Currently Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki represent over 30 victims of this bus accident. The Fleur-de-Lis bus company, which had owned the bus, subcontracted it out to another company. New York State Police are still investigating the exact cause of the crash, but they have determined that the bus was in good condition. In spite of that, the lawyer representing the passengers on the bus believe that the 61-year-old bus driver…

  • Defective Airbag Lawsuit

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    Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki is currently accepting claims related to injuries caused by defective airbags, specifically those made by the Japanese supplier, Takata Corporation. It was reported in a recent NY Times article that 11 automakers have recalled more than 14 million vehicles globally, due to the risk of the defective airbags. The risk is that the inflator and propellent devices that deploy when there is a crash have been deemed to be defective, and are deploying improperly at the time of the accidents. It is described as a “rupturing” risk, where upon deployment, the airbag’s steel canister cracks and explodes which shoots metal fragments inside the vehicle. These defective airbags are being blamed for many serious injuries, some of which were fatal. A lawsuit was filed in Florida this week against Takata Corp. and Honda Motor Company, after an Orange County woman died after her airbag exploded causing her to…