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Our litigation team obtained a settlement with
a lifetime payout of over $12,750,000 for a middle
aged woman who was diagnosed with a brain
arteriovenous malformation.   read more

A $1,280,000 settlement has been reached in
favor of a retired man seriously injured in an
auto accident at a city intersection.   read more

The insurer for the driver of a truck that swerved to
avoid rear-ending a school bus and collided with
another vehicle has paid 1.2 million for the serious
injuries suffered by the other driver.   read more

A daycare center accident that blinded one eye
of a 22-month old child and that “could have and
should have been prevented,” has been settled...
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A woman who was seriously injured when her
vehicle was struck by a drunken driver has won
a settlement of 2.5 million.   read more

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
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Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability

New Deadly Laundry Pod Danger

June 19, 2017 by admin

(6ABC Action News/WPVI-TV:  Published 06/15/2017, Han, Nydia, Web)

The same laundry pods that are dangerous for children can be just as dangerous, sometimes even deadly for certain grownups, particularly adults with dementia.  For years, Consumer Reports has warned about the dangers of liquid laundry detergent pacs and children. The pacs can look like candy and kids can bite into them.  But after looking into the reported deaths from laundry pac exposure, Consumer Reports is changing that advice to include some adult populations.

Since 2012 there have been 8 reported deaths in the US associated with laundry pac exposure. Two were young children, but 6 of those fatalities were adults with dementia.  Consumer Reports Chief Science Officer James Dickerson said, “So an expert that we talked to let us know that people with dementia often mistake random items for food.”  In 2015 poison control centers logged more than 13-thousand calls related to liquid laundry pac exposures.  That same year Consumer Reports also pushed for laundry-pac safety, including new packaging that’s now available to consumers.

Dickerson said, “New voluntary standards, including provisions that make these pods taste bitter have been enacted since January 2017. We’re hoping that this will help alleviate the thousands of calls that poison control centers receive every year regarding these pods.”  The American Cleaning Institute, an industry trade group says, “Manufacturers are fully committed to reducing accidental access to laundry detergent packets.”  Laundry detergent pacs remain off of Consumer Reports’ recommended lists. Its new advice: Do not use liquid laundry pacs if there’s a child under age 6 or anyone who is cognitively impaired in your household.

Laundry packs or pods can cause anything from eye irritations to vomiting, lethargy, delirium, and trouble breathing.  If you think someone in your home may have ingested a laundry pod call a poison control center at 800-222-1222 or 911 and seek immediate medical attention.

The attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of children, the elderly, and families in Reading, Berks County, PA, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA, and throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania.  The lawyers there handle injury claims, including claims for serious injuries and death caused by the negligence of others and by unsafe and dangerous products.

From the desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire.


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