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Recall on Peloton Treadmills

Peloton has announced a voluntary recall of its Tread+ and Tread treadmills due to safety concerns. Initially, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requested Peloton recall the Tread+ treadmills and issued an “urgent warning” for parents to stop using the treadmill due to reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller… Read More

Andy Purcell Discusses National Work Zone Awareness Week

Senior Associate, Andy Purcell, was recently featured on three local radio stations, WIVR River Country, WVLI the Valley, and WFAV Favorite Hits, all located in Kankakee. This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week so Attorney Andy Purcell took the opportunity to discuss, with the interviewers and listeners, how the week is designed to educate… Read More

Illinois State Trooper Injured

After an unfortunate and tragic accident, Illinois state trooper Brian Frank is now in a coma in the hospital. He has already undergone surgery for a brain injury he incurred and is expected to have additional surgeries. State Trooper Frank, had stopped on I-55 near Route 30 in Joliet to assist with an accident. While… Read More

Burn Awareness Week

Burn Awareness Week is observed each year during the first full week in February. It is organized by the American Burn Association and is used as an opportunity for organizations to bring attention to burn and fire awareness and prevention to our communities. This year burn awareness week will focus on electrical safety. A warm… Read More

Safe Driving in Winter Weather

Winter is now in full swing here in the Midwest. We are seeing major winter snowstorms that are covering the Midwest, causing hazardous driving conditions for drivers across the region. The snow, ice, and fog are creating dangerous driving conditions resulting in crashes and interstate congestion on I-72, I-74, and I-57. As winter continues, all… Read More

Red Onions Linked to Salmonella

Following a salmonella outbreak linked to red onions that sickened people across many states, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that a company based in Bakersfield, California is likely the source of the potentially contaminated onions. Throughout the investigation, it was determined that red onions are likely the source of this outbreak, and the… Read More

Employees’ Families Fight for Justice

Families of employees across the country are starting to file the first wave of COVID-19 lawsuits against companies. Employees’ families have alleged that their loved ones contracted lethal cases of COVID-19 at the workplace. Walmart Inc., Safeway Inc., Tyson Foods, and some healthcare facilities were sued for gross negligence or wrongful death. Employees’ families argue… Read More

Importance of Firework Safety

In the midst of summer, July is often known for sunshine, outdoor activities, and Independence Day parties. With these celebrations, fireworks become popular centerpieces. Specifically, with the current social distancing rules and limits on the size of group gatherings, people have turned to fireworks for added entertainment. While fireworks can be exciting and festive, they… Read More

Bagged Salad Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported over 200 cases of  Cyclospora infections which included 23 hospitalizations so far. Recalls have been issued and the agencies are advising consumers to avoid select store brands of garden salad mixes. So far, the stores suspected to have the contaminated salad… Read More

Roundup Litigation Comes to Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement

Bayer recently announced agreements designed to resolve major Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation, and PCB water litigation. In addition to these agreements, the company has put in place a mechanism to efficiently resolve potential future claims. Bayer will be making a payment of $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to… Read More