Tyson Foods recalls chicken products due to Salmonella contamination

tyson chickenCBS News reported on January 13 that Tyson Foods Inc. has announced a recall of approximately 33,840 pounds of chicken products due to the possibility of Salmonella bacteria contamination.

Tyson Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling its mechanically separated chicken products after the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the company found that seven people have suffered an infection from a strain of Salmonella in a Tennessee correctional facility.

The FSIS stated that the products bear an establishment number of P-13556, found inside the Department of Agriculture’s inspection mark. The recalled products were manufactured between November 29 and December 5, and have been available for institutional use throughout the country.

If you believe your health has been affected due to contaminated food products such as this, you may consider filing a product liability lawsuit to hold the manufacturer accountable for all the consequences you have subsequently faced. Our lawyers from the Law Offices of Paul Levin know what it takes to help people in Connecticut get the justice and compensation they need, so call 860.560.7226.

Five Baxter IV solutions recalled due to particulate matter contamination

sodium chlorideOne lot of 5% dextrose injection and four lots of 0.9% sodium chloride injection have been voluntarily recalled by Baxter International Inc. on December 27 after the company found that its intravenous solutions are contaminated with particulate matter, which may potentially cause blood vessel obstruction.

IV solutions being recalled were distributed in the United States between May 2012 and October 2013. Lots being recalled are:

  • 5% Dextrose Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P285288 (Code: 2B0089)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (50 mL) with Lot No. P297283 (Code: 2B1308)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P292326 (Code: 2B1302)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P293993 (Code: 2B1302)
  • 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection (100 mL) with Lot No. P293514 (Code: 2B1309)

Our lawyers from the Law Offices of Paul Levin are ready to help Connecticut residents who have been injured by defective products such as these. Call us at 860.560.7226 to know how we can help you possibly file a lawsuit.

Risk factors of distracted driving: A new study

car accident lawyerAn article published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that any tasks considered to be secondary to driving increase a driver’s chance of being involved in either a car accident or near-accident. The risk factor was much greater for novice, or new, drivers than it was for those drivers with years of experience behind the wheel. Any behaviors that distracted a driver from the road and their driving was considered to be a secondary behavior.

The Naturalistic Teenage Driving Study(NTDS) studied the driving habits and consequences of distracted driving in novice drivers for a period of two years, while the 100-Car Naturalistic Driving Study studied the same habits and effects of more experienced drivers for a period of one year. The findings of the two studies showed that all drivers are more at risk of being involved in an accident if they are using their cell phone, whether to make a phone call or text. However, the risk was higher for young/new drivers.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver in Connecticut, you may be owed compensation for any harm you have endured. Speak with our legal team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin today about your legal options and how we can help by calling 860.560.7226.