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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Food Safety - What to do it you ate unsafe food

America’s consumer need better food-safety protection.

Over the past 20 years, Americans have experienced more than 1,500 major foodborne-illness breakouts, costing the nation about $150 Billion annually. Recent large-scale incidents involved E. coli-contaminated leafy green vegetables and salmonella-tainted ground beef. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues consumer advisories and recalls on various foods as needed, such as cheeses, dried fruits, nuts, peanut butter and soups.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that, ever year, 76 million Americans are sickened, 300,000 Americans are hospitalized, and 5,000 die from preventable foodborne illnesses. Some experts note that the CDC’s estimates are based only on reported cases, but many more cases are believed to remain unreported.

Supermarkets and businesses that sell foods are legally obligated to comply with safety regulations. If foods customers purchase and eat are contaminated with noxious bacteria or contain foreign objects, marketers are liable for damages.

Anyone who believes they have been made ill by unsafe foods should:

  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Retain original containers or packaging
  • Refrigerate uneated food
  • Save foreign objects
  • Write a brief summary and photograph evidence, if possible
  • Contact an experience attorney for counsel

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Tens of thousands of components used as part of some knee replacements were recalled last year, but hardly any consumers know about. The artificial knee implants appear to have been removed from the market due to manufacturing defects and reports of knee problems that caused individuals to experience loosening of the components and the need for knee revision surgery in some cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered damages in these cases, contact our experienced attorneys who can evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What would baby cribs be like without trial lawyers?

What would baby cribs be like without trial lawyers? Trial lawyers have made baby cribs safer by holding manufacturers accountable for design problems that once injured infants.

1) Flame-retardant fabrics make youngsters' sleepware, linens, and mattresses much safer

2) Low crib corner posts will not catch baby's clothing

3) Vertical side and end slats must now be wider than 2 3/8 inches so infants cannot fall through

4) Smaller head and footboard cutouts won't snag babies' heads or limbs.

5) Mattresses must fit as well and not be too soft, reducing the likelihood of suffocation

If you have suffered the negligence of another call Buttafuoco & Associates today. 1-800-Now-Hurt

Thursday, March 17, 2011


"When I was in a crash, I didn't think I was injured. The next week, however, my neck really started to hurt!"

Sound familiar? Ever heard someone say this?

Even though you can walk away from a fender bender, NEVER decline medical attention at the accident scene.

Here's Why:

When a driver's or passenger's body suffers the shock of impact during an auto-accident collision, injury symptoms may not show up for days. In fact, many victims do not start feeling head, neck and back soreness, stiffness, and pain for two to six months. Some accident experts testify that symptoms may actually worsen after more than a year following a serious collision.

Never say "I'm OK" after an accident. Never admit fault. And never refuse medical attention.

If you've been in an accident and have questions about a personal injury claim call 1-800-Now-Hurt today and ask to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Buttafuoco & Associates has been voted Best Law Firm for five years in a row.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Darvon and Darvocet Recall: 31 year old NY woman suffers near fatal arrhythmia of the heart.

Last November, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all products containing the painkiller propoxyphene be withdrawn from the market. The move came after the agency reviewed a new study that linked the drug to potentially fatal heart complications and was accompanied by speculation that many lawsuits against propoxyphene manufacturers would follow. Although only a handful of lawsuits have been filed to date—all of them against Darvon and Darvocet manufacturer Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals—hundreds, even thousands are still expected as attorneys evaluate cases and file claims on behalf of propoxyphene users who suffered an arrhythmia, heart attack, or other coronary side effects. And while such individuals are entitled to compensation from drug manufacturers, the families of those who died as a result of taking the drug might also be able to recover money through a Darvon/Darvocet recall lawsuit.

Under product liability laws, the entity or entities that make a product available to the public—including designers, manufacturers, and retailers—are held liable for any harms those products cause. These laws support the Darvocet recall lawsuits that have been filed against Xanodyne.

If you or someone you know have suffered the negligence of another call Buttafuoco & Associates today.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

FDA Investigates DePuy Hip Replacement Devices

The DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System was recalled in August, 2010

The recall came after data from a study indicated that the five year failure rate of this product is approximately 13%, or 1 in 8 patients. Even if the defective device is replaced, it can leave behind dangerous, possibly deadly fragments that may not be discovered for years. DePuy identified reasons for the failure of the hip replacement system as component loosening, component malalignment, infection, fracture of the bone, dislocation, metal sensitivity and pain. Additional complications from the hip replacement system may include increased metal ion levels in the blood, bone staining, necrosis, swelling, nerve damage, tissue damage and/or muscle damage.

When you do have surgery, and have your hip implant replaced, insist that they preserve your hip implant and GIVE it to you.

Tell your surgeon NOT To send it back to the manufacturer. This hip implant can be crucial evidence in a potential compensation lawsuit and could make the difference between you getting fair compensation and getting nothing.

If you or a loved one have suffered losses in this case contact the experienced Attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates who can evaluate your DePuy Hip Replacement claim for free and help determine your next best course of action.