Posts from January 2012.

On January 5, the Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, a federal panel, voted to recommend that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lower its threshold for lead poisoning in children, from 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood to 5 micrograms.

Lead can harm a child's brain, kidneys and other organs. It has been shown that even low levels in the blood can lower IQ, impair hearing, and cause behavioral problems. High levels in the blood can cause death. Children ...

Each year millions of children's products are recalled because of safety defects. A new federal law now requires companies that make "durable infant and toddler products" include a postage-paid post card, with every crib, play pen, stroller, and many other kinds of baby products they sell that are made after June 2010, to help recall notifications become more effective.

Defective Products Recall Notification

Parents fill in their contact information and mail the card. They can also go the ...

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, the country's third largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, recently settled a class action lawsuit in which policy holders alleged the company mishandled their claims after being injured in auto accidents. The settlement was approximately $140 million.

Specifically, the lawsuit argued that Farmers failed to pay reasonable expenses for necessary medical services related to automobile accidents under ...


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