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Spread Smoke Alarm Message During Fire Prevention Week

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneySeptember 29, 2015

Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That's the message behind this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!"

While fire safety should be a focus every day of the year, Fire Prevention Week is a timely opportunity to share smoke alarm safety reminders.

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Why a Series of Recalls in 2014 is Just Not Enough

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyApril 28, 2015

While we should all be grateful that an under regulated industry is finally getting its act together, the sudden flash flood of recalls has turned many lives upside-down in its own way. Moving past 2014, higher expectations must now be set for the auto-industry, as our lives depend on its success.

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Holding Trinity Industries Accountable for Defective Guardrails

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyApril 14, 2015

In what Lee calls “his whistle-blower case,” Joshua Harman stood at the forefront of bringing the truth behind Trinity’s guardrails to light, and the Texas jury ended up substantiating his claims. But how were Trinity’s guardrails modified? And why does it even matter? Lee goes on to explain, “Trinity’s modified ET-Plus end terminal—which is a steel mechanism mounted onto the end of a guardrail to absorb the impact of a crash—was impaling cars instead of slowing them down safely.”

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2014: The Year of the Auto Recall

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyMarch 09, 2015

Everywhere you turned in 2014, you were faced with another auto-related recall. The future for recalls looks bleak as well, especially considering the amount of time automakers and federal regulators take to react to reports of serious injury or death. But why so many simultaneous recalls? Safety experts say that years of mismanagement by manufacturers, as well as the agencies that are supposed to regulate them, have been piling up.

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Gun Accidents and Defective Firearms

Jeffrey S. Sieben - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyOctober 10, 2014

Most people would be surprised to learn that despite the fact that guns kill nearly twice as many people in the U.S. as all household products combined, no federal agency has the power to ensure that firearms that are manufactured and sold in this country are safe.

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A Working Smoke Alarm Can Save Lives

Cory P. Whalen - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyNovember 20, 2013

It’s fall in Minnesota! As the weather turns colder, the clocks turn back, the heaters turn on, and the risk for fire burns sky-high. Now is the time of year to check the batteries to your smoke detectors.

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Are Hunting Accidents Crimes?

Jeffrey S. Sieben - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyNovember 04, 2013

Fall brings hunting season to Minnesota. Deer hunting, pheasant and grouse hunting are my favorite types of hunting. Each Fall we learn about horrible accidents that leave people injured or dead as a result of another shooter's negligence. Many times these incidents do not result in criminal charges. The victims are left to suffer and the shooters are left to ponder their actions.

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TV Worth Watching

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneySeptember 17, 2013

The HBO documentary Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the 79-year old woman who spilled McDonald’s coffee on herself. The documentary takes a hard look at this case and three others to show how big business spins the media in an effort to bring about “tort reform.”

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A Dangerous Gap in Pool Safety

Arthur C. Kosieradzki - SiebenCarey "Know Your Rights" AttorneyJuly 05, 2013

According to the National Swimming Pool Foundation nearly 80% of the country's roughly 300,000 public pools and spas located in communities, hotels and fitness centers still need to retrofit their pools to meet the new safety requirements. That's over 240,000 pools!

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Drug Compounder Poisons Hundreds with Deadly Fungal Meningitis

Sun This Week, by Michelle BowmanOctober 17, 2012

Spreading Awareness

As a national public health crisis develops across the country due to an outbreak of fungal meningitis, lawyers in Minnesota have filed a class action against the company that compounded, or mixed, the steroid medication that has sickened 214 and killed 15 people.

At this point, only five cases have been reported in the state, but there could be many more - in Minnesota and elsewhere. According to one report, public health officials have contacted 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who received the steroid shots at clinics in 23 states.

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Cargill Settles E. coli Lawsuit With 11-year-old Minnesota Girl

Star TribuneOctober 02, 2009

"She's made a miraculous recovery but she still has risks of future complications."

The parents of an 11-year-old Minnesota girl who spent more than a month in the hospital because of an illness caused by an E. coli-contaminated hamburger have reached a settlement with Cargill, Paul Downes, the family's attorney said.

The girl became ill in 2007 after eating contaminated hamburger supplied by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation. The hamburger meat was linked to an E. coli outbreak that led Cargill to voluntarily recall about 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef patties.

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Minnesota Family Sues Cargill After Daughter Sickened

KSTP TV, by Rachel Remele & Nicole MuehlhausenDecember 15, 2008

"We're asking Cargill to take responsibility for what they've done."

A Minnesota family has filed a federal lawsuit against Cargill, claiming their daughter got E.coli poisoning from one of the company's beef patties that were later recalled.

The Hemmingson family says their daughter spent a month at St. Paul Children's Hospital; their medical bills and future medical needs are expected to top $4 million dollars.

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Jeff Sieben's Tips on How to Prevent Farm Injuries

Minnesota Farmers UnionJanuary 22, 2008

Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) 67th annual state convention

One of the breakout sessions from this year's state convention, was presented by attorney Jeffrey Sieben of SiebenCarey. Jeff's presentation focused on ways to prevent farming injuries. Mr. Sieben is one of the Minneapolis-based firm's personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, and has helped many injured Minnesota residents get the compensation they deserve from those at fault.

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$8 Million Awarded To Burnsville Teen In Sled Accident

Star Tribune, by David ChanenJuly 16, 1996

More than 50,000 people are injured on sleds annually, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

A 17-year-old Burnsville teen paralyzed from a sledding accident was awarded nearly $8 million after a jury found that the sled's manufacturer didn't provide adequate warnings or instructions for its safe use. During the three-week trial, professors, engineers and design experts testified that the sled was "inherently dangerous".

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