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Potentially contaminated meat leads to Hot Pocket recall

Two varieties of the popular frozen food Hot Pockets have been recalled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of potentially tainted meat contained in them. The philly steak and cheese Hot Pockets were apparently made with beef from a company that had processed "unsound" and "diseased"...

DUI laws struggle to keep up with increased use of marijuana

As more and more states tackle the issue of legal medical marijuana use, those in the law enforcement and personal injury industries are taking a close look at the ways that these changes are impacting public safety. One big issue at the forefront now is driving under the influence of marijuana...

Truck crash puts safety and fatigue back in the spotlight

Truck safety is a major issue here in New York and elsewhere in the country, particularly as winter storms continue to make roadways across the East Coast slippery and dangerous. A recent truck accident in another area of the country that left one person dead and one person injured renewed the...

Smart phone fire sends teen to the hospital with burn injuries

There is no disputing that countless people follow a very similar ritual before heading out the door for work, school, the store or any other gathering. Specifically, there is a small yet very important list of items that they make sure to grab before leaving their home: keys, wallet and, of course...

Is it ever safe to get behind the wheel after drinking?

The legal limit for blood alcohol content for someone who is driving a car is 0.08 in every state in the country. As a result of this, it is conventional wisdom that it is safe to drive a car if one has not had a lot to drink and is under the legal limit. However, new research suggests that all...

FDA issues recall over potentially fatal supplements

The Food and Drug Administration issued a recall this week after several over-the-counter laxatives were linked to more than a dozen deaths. The active ingredient in the laxatives was sodium phosphate, which is known to be associated with some serious side effects. The FDA says that because sodium...

Recall of candy containing peanuts may impact New York Residents

New York residents with an allergy to peanuts should pay attention to a recent voluntary recall by Giant Eagle. On December 28, 2013, Giant Eagle issued a press release saying it is recalling Chocolate Santas by Candy Place because of a possible peanut allergen. Although the primary package label...

Man claims medical device manufacturer sold defective products

New York residents may understand the frustration of a former Marine and Navy serviceman who relied on information from a medical device manufacturer and now walks with the aid a cane after the device failed twice. The veteran is suing the maker of the defective products for damages following two...

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