Work Accidents | Product Liability

Fatal Crane Accident in Macon May Be the Result of a Negligent Design

Employees of the Rosson Sign Company were in the process of replacing a Quality Inn sign in West Macon on the morning of July 16th, when an apparent malfunction caused their crane to drop the sign from a significant height. Three of the employees were seriously injured in the impact and taken to a nearby medical center, where one of them was pronounced dead. His name was Johnny Stewart, and he had graduated from high school and begun his work at Rosson a matter of days before the accident. He had received a $500 scholarship to Oconee Fall Line Technical College, where he was expected to study welding. Doctors were able to stabilize the condition of both of his coworkers, though one was listed as…

Factory Floor | Poultry Plant Injury Attorney

Worker Decapitated While Cleaning Machinery in an Alabama Tyson Chicken Plant

In a Tyson chicken plant near the Alabama-Georgia border, a man named Carlos Lynn was killed on March 3rd, 2020. He was 39 years old and employed by a third-party cleaning company under contract with Tyson. While cleaning a piece of plant machinery, Lynn’s head became caught in a “pinch point” — a place where a moving part passes close to a stationary object or other moving part. His cause of death was decapitation. When contacted for comment by the media, Tyson said that the incident was under investigation, emphasized the fact that Lynn was employed by a contractor, and expressed gratitude for “the swift response and assistance of local emergency personnel.” Commendable as a swift emergency response may be, it couldn’t possibly have offered…

Wheelchair | Product Liability Attorneys

Profit-Driven Power Wheelchair Companies Put Medicare Patients at Risk of Falls and Fires

When discussing Medicare wheelchairs, it’s important to note that Medicare itself does not produce medical supplies; it only funds them. The actual suppliers and maintenance providers for devices like power wheelchairs are independent, for-profit companies. Some are honest businesses that produce safe products to fill medically appropriate prescriptions, but others exist for the express purpose of extracting as much taxpayer money from Medicare as possible, without regard for patients’ needs or decisions. Medicare Power Wheelchairs Are Overprescribed and a Popular Tool of Fraudsters Power wheelchairs are, or at least recently were, an ideal cover item for Medicare fraud, because of their many uses and high profit margins. The typical scam works something like this: The wheelchair company employs “patient recruiters” to acquire seniors’ Medicare numbers…

Gun on table | Product Liability Attorneys

Sig Sauer Refuses to Recall Its P320 Handgun After Multiple Accidental Discharges

Due to its habit of firing without its trigger being pulled, the P320 handgun has gathered a certain amount of notoriety for itself and its manufacturer, Sig Sauer. Stunningly, in spite of both empirical testing any multiple incidents, Sig Sauer has refused to issue a recall, or even acknowledge that the P320 is dangerous to its hundreds of thousands of users. The Defect Has Been Known for Years In 2016, the U.S Army adopted the P320 for use in the field, but not before putting it through a series of tests. These included drop tests, which revealed that the gun would discharge on impact at certain angles. Sig Sauer met the Army’s requests for a modified trigger mechanism to fix the problem — but only…

Fireworks are dangerous

Fireworks Are Dangerous, Even in Responsible Hands

Every year, families across the U.S look forward to putting on their own backyard fireworks displays for Independence Day or New Year’s. Depending on local ordinances, and the type and quantity of pyrotechnics, this tradition can range from completely legal to a felony offence, but unfortunately, it’s always a serious safety hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, home fireworks caused eight deaths and 12,900 injuries severe enough to require emergency room treatment in 2017. Those numbers are pretty typical, and have been since at least 2002. Accidents Are Not Always the Result of User Error Because of the questionable legality and inherent risks of fireworks, many people assume that they have “no one to blame but themselves” for firework-related injuries. Others believe that…