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Consumer safety alert: defective bean bag chairs cause two deaths


When one thinks of a defective children's product, they may think of cribs with drop-down railings or small toys that are choking hazards. Yet there are many every-day products that can pose a significant hazard to children in Chicago and nationwide, particularly when they are defective. It is important that these defective products are taken off of store shelves as soon as possible. Unfortunately, as one recent recall shows, simply issuing a recall doesn't mean that an unsafe product will stay out of the hands of children.

What other jobs could result in Chicago work-related deaths?


Last week this blog discussed several types of occupations that are inherently dangerous. Airline pilots, animal care workers, construction workers and emergency medical technicians all face significant workplace hazards. These hazards are amplified if employers do not take the proper precautions to keep their workers safe. What are some other professions that could cause Chicago work-related deaths?

Inherently dangerous jobs can cause Chicago work-related deaths


Due to their nature, some occupations are inherently more dangerous than others. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, as many as 4,600 individuals across the nation were killed on the job in 2013. It is incredibly important that all proper safety precautions are taken in any job, but particularly for those that pose significant hazards.

What are some signs of elder abuse in Chicago?


As our loved ones age, we need to make sure their health and well-being are taken care of. For some residents of Chicago, this means placing their loved one in a nursing home so that their loved one's medical and self-care needs are met. While this may not be an easy decision to make, for many it is the best way to ensure their elderly loved one is properly cared for.

Chicago products liability attorneys address auto defects


Recently this blog discussed the major recall of defective Takata airbags. Although airbags are meant to make vehicles safer, and indeed have saved many lives in Chicago and nationwide, if they rupture or improperly deploy, they can be very dangerous. Situations like this show that even though automobiles have more safety features now than in years past, defects can still occur that injure or kill consumers.

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