Monthly Archives: March 2012

Disaster Explosion in Haverhill leaves a Family Devastated with Injury and Death

13 March 2012

A disastrous explosion in Haverhill, Massachusetts has left a family devastated, after serious injuries and loss of life. Firefighters arrived at the scene after neighbors reported hearing an explosion on the first floor. An elderly woman on oxygen was killed, and two of her middle-aged relatives were seriously injured. One of the injured was taken away in an ambulance, and the other was airlifted to a Boston hospital. Five others living in the home were fortunate to escape, including two toddlers and their parents. A woman on the second floor also escaped safely. The cause of the explosion is yet to be determined as the investigation continues.

Gas explosions, as well as burns caused by fire and electrocution, can have a devastating and catastrophic impact, often resulting in death or severe, permanent disabilities. Burn victims and their families suffer through long months of painful and costly medical procedures and rehabilitation in order to regain function. The psychological damage of a burn injury, especially highly visible burns to the face or hands, may last a lifetime.

The injury attorneys at Swartz & Swartz, P.C. have more collective experience in these cases than any firm in the New England area. We have handled burn injury cases in New England and throughout the United States.

If you or a loved one has suffered burn injuries from a fire, explosion or electrocution, contact a personal injury attorney at our Boston law office. We are here to answer your questions and protect your legal rights.

By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.Permalink

Papa Bear Loungeabouts Recalled for Flammability

1 March 2012
 The playful papa bear loungeabouts have been recalled due to flammability standard failure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (UPCPSC) claims that about 10,000 of these pajamas have been recalled as they pose a burn injury risk to the kids who wear them. Fortunately, no one has been harmed by this hazard yet. These pajamas come is all shapes and sizes, including pajama pants, nightgowns, and more. Consumers are recommended to stop using this recalled sleepwear and return the product to the respective retailer for a refund, exchange, or store credit.

At any point during the design and manufacturing process, significant failures may contribute to a product’s hazards, including (1) missteps during the early design stages; (2) inadequate testing to ensure safe performance; and (3) marketing efforts that include inadequate instructions and warnings, or even fail to include any relevant cautions. Even one act of negligence during the process from product’s conception to its sale can cause catastrophic injuries and wrongful death once the product reaches the homes, schools and workplaces of unsuspecting consumers.

At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our injury attorneys pursue justice on behalf of victims of hazardous products and auto defects throughout the United States. Our firm has a national reputation for successfully representing consumers and their families who have been victimized by hazardous products, resulting in severe and catastrophic injuries.

By James A. Swartz of Swartz & Swartz, P.C.Permalink