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March 2017 Archives

Next month, set aside time for MN Excavation Safety Stand-Down

Thousands of men and women in Central Minnesota and beyond in the state earn their livings through the hard work of construction and other back-breaking blue collar jobs. While there's little question regarding whether working in such industries is hard physical work and has certain dangers, there is also no question that all workers are entitled to a reasonable standard of safety in their workplace.

5 Techniques To Achieve Pedestrian Safety

You don't need an expert to tell you that although car accident injuries devastate many drivers, pedestrians often experience much more serious injuries at the hands of hurried and neglectful drivers.
Whether you live in a rural or more populated area, consider safe walking routes and defensive techniques. After all, pedestrians who experience a collision have a much higher chance of fatality or life-changing injury. While you can't control the actions of neglectful drivers, you can learn strategies that will increase your chances of staying safe on the roads.

How Food Recalls Affect Product Liability Cases

Texas-based ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries made national headlines in 2015 after several consumers contracted listeria from the company's ice cream products. Following reports that the contamination caused at least three deaths, Blue Bell recalled some products. It later issued a second recall of all its products.

Skyjack Scissor Lifts - Safety Alert

INSIDER EXCLUSIVE "Goes Behind The Headlines" in "SKYJACK SCISSOR LIFTS - SAFETY ALERT" to meet with Stephen Gabrielson who successfully represented Troy Borg when he sustained serious injuries to his face, shoulder, back, knees and wrists at work when a Skyjack Model SJM3219 Scissor Lift failed, causing the work platform to tip, throwing Troy to the floor. 

Nurse Anesthetist Wins Verdict In Wright County

Our client, a nurse anesthetist, suffered a neck injury with left upper extremity radiculopathy in a motor vehicle accident. After an emergency room visit, he had no further care for several months. Then, following an accident at his home, he missed several months of work. While recuperating from those injuries, he reported ongoing neck symptoms and radiculopathy from the motor vehicle accident. He rejected surgery, choosing instead to follow the advice of his therapist that he reduce his work hours and engage in physical therapy. Just prior to trial, the negligent driver's insurance carrier offered $6,750 to settle the claim. The case was tried in December, 2012. The jury's net verdict, after the Court deducted from the verdict no-fault benefits paid by our client's auto carrier, was $654,375.29. This was the largest personal injury verdict in Wright County in 2012. 

Teen Critically Injured In Jan 2012 Accident Taken Off Life Support

A year ago, Duluth Teen, Everett Bergren was critically injured in a traffic accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury and his grandmother dead. Now the boy has died after complications from surgery led his family to take him off life support after donating his organs.

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Multi-State Wrongful Death Suits

Minnesota is just one of a number of states in which wrongful death lawsuits have been filed as a result of the fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted from contaminated epidural prednisone steroid injections manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (NECC)

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