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    A Little Bird and the Food Poisoning Next Door

    By Michael Barasch

    Eating should not be dangerous. In recent years, the safety of the food supply at home and in restaurants has become a much talked-about issue. In New York, if you eat out regularly, you might want to know about complaints of illnesses following restaurant visits. New research might help you figure that out.  While many […]

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    Consumer Product Safety: Your Government at Work

    By Michael Barasch

    Our law firm represents clients injured in accidents involving vehicles, worksites, medical errors, and defective products and premises. Five years ago, in the wake of serious incidents involving dangerous products for children, then-president George Bush signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). In the years since the passage of the act, significant […]

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    Good Drugs, Bad Drugs: Knowing What Is Safe

    By Michael Barasch

    Every day people across the United States take medications expecting the proper, safe drug has been prescribed. Far too often, pharmaceutical mistakes are made or drug products are adulterated. The result is injury and even death. Last summer an outbreak of meningitis gave rise to a medical mystery that was solved by discovery of contaminated […]

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    Risks Associated with Robotic Surgery

    By Michael Barasch

    Years ago, it seemed like science fiction — using robots to perform surgery. Now robot surgery has become a reality. Yet just how safe is it? According to Bloomberg News’ recent review of informal incident reports sent to U.S. regulators, since 2009 at least 70 deaths have been linked to robot systems made by Intuitive […]

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    Toxic Toys

    By Michael Barasch

    Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls millions of dangerous consumer products. Many of these recalled products were intended for children. The CPSC’s website publishes a continual updated list of recalled products. Consumers can also subscribe to email newsletters to receive news releases and recall information. In 2012, four million Bumbo Baby […]

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    Does Your Home Have Lead Paint?

    By Michael Barasch

    The five boroughs of New York are full of beautiful – and old – apartment buildings. These buildings may contain toxic lead paint, if constructed before the lead paint ban in the late 1970s. The health reasons for the ban were clear: Long-term exposure to lead results in developmental delays Behavioral changes Speech and language […]

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    Is it Difficult to File a Lawsuit for Injury from a Dangerous Product?

    By Michael Barasch

    Developing any product involves a complex series of steps from the time of the initial design, through the manufacturing process, to the time it reaches a consumer. An error at any point in the cycle can result in injuries to the person who eventually uses the product. Although a products liability lawsuit must identify specific […]

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