Red raspberries grown by Rader Farms of Bellingham, Washington and sold by WinCo Foods in several western states were recalled on Friday, June 14 because of possible norovirus contamination. The recall was prompted after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found contamination in a sample test. WinCo Foods has removed the frozen berry product from their store shelves.Read More
On June 7, 2019, The Kroger Co. announced a recall of select Private Selection berries manufactured by Townsend Farms due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The recalled berries were also distributed at other grocery stores including Harris Teeter, Copps, Smith’s Marketplace and more. On June 11, 2019 Townsend Farms updated its recall to include the Three Berry Blend sold at Costco locations in California and Hawaii and then added three more states on June 13, 2019: Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.Read More
Started by the National Safety Council more than 20 years ago, June is National Safety Month. The purpose is to build awareness around preventable accidents that cause thousands of injuries and fatalities on our roads and throughout our communities each year.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of another, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you are able. For most personal injuries in Washington State, there is a three-year statute of limitations on an injury claim. The accident lawyer can discuss your legal rights and may be able to fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.Read More
ATVs and dirt bikes have different purposes and levels of safety. Dirt bikes are great for thrill seekers and those looking to explore single-track trails in remote locations. ATVs are great for transporting people and items like carrying an elk out or for leisurely rides around farms, trails and campsites. Overall, ATVs are easier to learn and dirt bikes are easier to haul. Each comes with their own level of risk; both ATV and dirt bike accidents can be very serious.Read More
Dirt biking riding is popular but it’s very important to understand dirt bike riding safety tips in order to reduce your chances of being injured in a dirt bike crash. Simple choices like riding trails instead of racing, choosing a bike with power that fits your age and skill level, avoiding drinking while riding and wearing protective gear can dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury from dirt bike accidents.Read More
Each of us has a right to expect that our health insurance companies will act in good faith when handling health insurance claims or a request for care that is covered under our policies. When legitimate health care is denied, there can be terrible consequences to patients including the progression of an illness or even the death of a loved one. When a health insurer acts in bad faith, the insured may be able to recover damages through a civil lawsuit.Read More
There is a strong connection between domestic violence, sexual assault and domestic rape; which are all about demeaning, intimidating and exerting power over another person. According to data from the National Coalition of Domestic Violence, between 40 and 45 percent of women in abusive relationships will also be sexually assaulted during the course of the relationship compared to 14 – 25 percent of women in relationships not marked by abuse. According to VAWnet, about 10 – 14 percent of married women experience marital rape in the US.Read More
May is bike month which means people are encouraged to get out there and ride their bikes. With the weather warming up in the Pacific Northwest, there are more cyclists on the road. Drivers and cyclists both need to do their parts to reduce bicycle accidents, which often involve a crash between a motor vehicle and a bicycle.
Washington fatal pedestrian and bicycle accidents doubled between 2013-2017
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Active Transportation Annual Safety Report was released in March 2018. It showed that Washington pedestrian and bicycle deaths doubled over four years between 2013 and 2017 with 60 deaths in 2013 and 122 in 2017 (pedestrians shouldered most of the increase in fatalities). Pedestrian and bicycle accident injuries went up 31 percent during these years, from 351 in 2013 to 461 in 2017.Read More
On May 9, 2019, South Shore Furniture recalled about 316,900 chests of drawers sold in the U.S. and Canada. The Libra style 3-drawer chests weigh about 56 pounds and come in nine colors. They were sold online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and other online retailers between October, 2009 and July, 2018 for about $60 or as part of a three-piece bedroom set. Read more product details on the CPSC website.Read More
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Let’s Talk about Personal Injury Claims for Mental Health Injuries
Personal injury claims are usually associated with physical injuries like broken bones, soft tissue damage, traumatic brain injuries, burns, cuts, amputations, spinal injuries and others caused by car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or medical malpractice. There are also situations where a personal injury is an infection, food poisoning or other illness. In honor of mental health awareness month, we would like to talk about the reality that physical injuries caused by an accident can create serious psychological injuries.Read More