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USDA Investigating Massive Beef Recall

Posted by Paul Levin | May 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the largest recent recalls of tainted beef is under investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) after evidence emerged that a foreman at the ranch responsible for the recalled beef had been romantically involved with a government inspector. The recall, which affect...

Florida Court Reverses Medical Malpractice Caps

Posted by Paul Levin | May 02, 2014 | 0 Comments

Florida's Supreme Court recently issued a ruling overturning a state law imposing caps on the amount that medical malpractice victims' families can recover for non-compensatory damages following the wrongful death of a loved one. While limited in nature, the ruling is part of a broader trend agai...

Ford Trucks to Be Recalled

Posted by Paul Levin | Apr 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 4000 Ford Trucks are set to be recalled after concerns about a software error impacting indicator lights when shifting from reverse to drive. The recall, which affects Ford F-250s, F-350s, F-450s, and F-550s built between September 13, 2013 and March 31, 2014 at the company's Kentucky p...

Toyota to recall millions of vehicles due to safety issues

Posted by Paul Levin | Apr 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Toyota is voluntarily recalling almost 6.4 million vehicles worldwide, 1.8 million of which are from the U.S., after finding out about seat and steering wheel problems. A document issued by the Japanese car manufacturer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that some of th...

2 GSK antidepressants contaminated, FDA says

Posted by Paul Levin | Apr 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that the drug ingredient paroxetine used in two GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) anti-depressants has been contaminated by a material from the waste tank of a GSK plant in Cork, Ireland, according to a report published by Reuters on Tuesday, April 1. The F...

Man charged with DUI and other offenses

Posted by Paul Levin | Mar 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 25-year-old man from New Britain was charged with multiple offenses after his car hit a police cruiser at an intersection in Middletown on Sunday, March 16. At around 1 a.m., Middletown Officer Patrick Keily was driving near the intersection of Washington and High Streets when a car driven by ...

Number of GM Vehicles Recalled Tops 3 Million

Posted by Paul Levin | Mar 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

GM recently announced the recall of over 1.55 million SUVs, minivans, and sedans citing concerns with the vehicles' airbags, seat belts, and brakes. This recall comes just days after the company announced the recall of approximately 1.6 million Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s due to faulty ignition...

Construction accident kills two

Posted by Paul Levin | Mar 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

A business owner and his employee were killed in an electrical accident on the morning of Wednesday, February 19. Lloyd Folsom Jr., the owner of the South Windsor-based Folsom Construction, was on company-owned property at 140 Rye Street with Connor Betts when the tragic accident happened. Betts...

Risk factors of distracted driving: A new study

Posted by Paul Levin | Jan 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

An 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 ...

Thanksgiving night car crash leaves one woman dead

Posted by Paul Levin | Dec 06, 2013 | 0 Comments

A two-car crash in Hartford left one woman dead Thanksgiving night, Connecticut state police reported. 41-year-old Mary White was driving her car on I-84 close to exit 48 in Hartford at around 11:30 p.m. when her car crashed with another vehicle, causing it to go over a concrete median before en...

I-91 car crash leaves one man dead

Posted by Paul Levin | Nov 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee died after his car caught fire near the Connecticut state lane of Interstate 91 at 5:51 p.m. on Sunday, November 10. An initial investigation conducted by the Massachusetts State Police revealed the driver swerved into an adjacent lane to avoid hitting couch c...

Car crashes into building, driver charged with DUI

Posted by Paul Levin | Nov 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

A 21-year-old woman from Madison was charged with driving under the influence after crashing into two businesses in West Hartford Center in the early morning of October 20, according to the police. Samantha Taschner, who was allegedly drunk while driving a white Volvo when the accident happened,...

Car explodes after crash in Hartford, 2 dead

Posted by Paul Levin | Oct 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two people were killed in a fatal car crash that led to an explosion in Hartford on October 11. According to the Hartford police, witnesses heard a loud explosion and found a car burning in a parking lot near the intersection of Main and Windsor Streets. A man was found severely burned inside th...

Car crashes into utility pole, 1 dead

Posted by Paul Levin | Oct 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

A West Haven High School graduate died on Monday, September 23 after his car crashed into a utility pole, police said. 18-year old A.J. Cedillo died at Yale-New Haven Hospital due to serious, life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash. His passengers, three teenage girls, are alive but ...

Dehumidifiers that can cause fire recalled

Posted by Paul Levin | Sep 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over 2 million various electric dehumidifiers that were manufactured by Gree Electric Appliances are being recalled due to risk that they may overheat and cause fire, according to an article published by USA Today on Thursday, September 12. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CP...

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