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green bay personal injury lawyerWith warm weather comes a variety of outdoor activities to look forward to, especially for those who have spent a long, cold winter indoors. Summertime is a chance to be outside--swimming at a pool or beach, hiking, biking, gardening, grilling out, etc. All these events can be fun, but it is important to be aware of the potential risks involved that can cause serious injuries.

Injuries During Warm Weather Activities

Swimming is a very popular summertime activity, but it comes with risks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages one to four. Kids and adults alike can also injure themselves jumping off diving boards or going down slides, especially if equipment is defective or is not properly maintained. These incidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries or broken bones.

When the sun is out and the temperature is nice, many people go for walks or hikes with their dogs. Not all dogs are friendly, however, so it is important to be alert, since some dogs could bite you if you try to pet them. The same goes for other pets that may not be on a leash or controlled by their owners. If you are seriously injured by a dog bite, the animal’s owner may be held liable for your damages.

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Appleton product liability attorneys, furniture tip-oversParents go to great lengths to keep their children safe: they teach them not to talk to strangers, they require hand holding to cross the street, and they research the best and safest cribs, register for product recalls, and may even purchase organic baby food to avoid the risks of pesticides. Unfortunately, not all safety practices prevent injuries from occurring, especially when potential hazards go undisclosed or products are defective. Such is often the case with tall furniture that may not even carry a tip-over warning.

Falling Furniture Causes One Child Death Per Year

Tall furniture—chests of drawers, dressers, entertainment centers, bookshelves and more—are relatively safe in most circumstances. However, when it comes to children who may climb on furniture, the center of gravity is shifted, causing the piece of furniture to topple over. The weight of that furniture (paired with any items that may be stored in or on the item) can cause severe injury or even death. In fact, data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that, between 2000 and 2011, 349 consumers (84 percent of which were younger than age nine) suffered death because of falling furniture. Another 43, 000 (59 percent under age 18) were injured during that same time period.

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dangerous medical products, health apps, Wisconsin products liability lawyer, products liability, defective product, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., hypertension, blood pressure appThe popularity of iPhones, Galaxies, and other smartphones have led to amazing health innovations through the use of apps. These apps serve as an easily accessible source of knowledge and generalized diagnostic information. However, they are also potentially dangerous medical products which provide people with untested and inaccurate information.

Unhealthy Apps?

A recent study looked into the top 107 apps for measuring high blood pressure and hypertension. The study found that almost 72 percent of these apps offered useful information that can be used to track one's personal medical data. However, others are completely bogus, such as the apps which claim to obtain accurate blood pressure readings by placing one's finger on a phone's screen or camera.

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dangerous products, defective product, Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd., Omnibus Tort Reform Act, product liability lawsuits, recover medical expenses, statute of repose, Wisconsin products liability attorneyThousands of people in Wisconsin and across the country are harmed daily by dangerous drugs and defective products. Product liability lawsuits are one way in which injured individuals sue the makers of defective products to recover medical expenses and other injury-related costs.

Time is Important in Product Liability Lawsuits

For those pursuing a product liability claim, certain time limits exist in which a claim must be filed. Almost all types of injury claims in Wisconsin law have a time limit attached to them. These time limits are known as statutes of limitations and statutes of repose.

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