The Phillie Phanatic is Being Sued for Personal Injury?!

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Seventy-five year old Grace Cass filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Phillie Phanatic, one of baseball's oldest and most iconic mascots, for an incident that took place at a minor league baseball game in Reading, PA. Cass claims that the Phanatic stepped on her legs, awakening "dormant arthritis," and causing the need for 2 knee replacements. Crass' suit, seeking $50,000 in damages, names The Philadelphia Phillies, The Reading Phillies, and Tom Burgoyne, the man inside the Phillie Phanatic costume on the day of the incident. Crass' attorney, John Speicer, says he's being teased by his friends for taking on the case. "This is like … [Read more...]

New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys: Mininno Law Office

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Have you recently been injured by a defective product? Have you been injured in a car accident? Have you been injured at someone else's home, due to someone else's negligence? If so, than you may need the assistance of a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney. The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are dedicated to earning you your due compensation regarding injuries sustained from accidents including but not limited to the following: work accidents motorcycle accidents car/trucking accidents trip and falls in public places defective products/products liability medical malpractice/medical … [Read more...]

Vehicle Safety: New Legislation May Make Cars Safer

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In light of the recent Toyota automobile recalls, a new legislation proposal released Thursday by The Energy and Commerce Committee is focusing on auto safety. Committee chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif) released the draft, which could ultimately form the basis of legislation that will strengthen vehicle safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The New Jersey and Philadelphia trial lawyer strongly support this legislation. Fortunately, Lawmakers vowed to address auto safety after Toyota recalled over 8 million vehicles for varying reasons, including accelerating, braking, and power steering. What Changes Will be … [Read more...]

Cases with unanswered questions are the ones you hear about often on the news

Cases with unanswered questions are probably more common than you think. You hear about someone’s loss on the news and a list of possible suspects. Too often, the true suspect is not found. In a wrongful death or personal injury case, the lawyers at the Mininno Law Office work hard to find answers. We help you get closure so you can recover and move forward with your life. What cases have unanswered questions? There are two that recently came to my attention in the news. The first story we’ll look at comes from New York City. In November 2006, 23-year-old Sean Bell was killed while two friends were injured just outside a club. Bell … [Read more...]

Concussions in young athletes might be detectable by performing a simple test

Back in January, we wrote a blog on the Star-Ledger’s series on concussions in young athletes. We talked about how important our kids are to us and how much we want to see them succeed. Above all, we want to make sure our children are safe wherever they are. The Star-Ledger series on concussions in young athletes covered the impact and dangers of head injuries, and what’s being done to protect our kids. If you haven’t read it yet and have kids who play sports, I highly recommend you to take a look. Meanwhile, a new report has been released that I’d like to tell you about. What’s new with concussions in young athletes? Research … [Read more...]

Series on concussions in kids in Star-Ledger teaches us all a very important lesson

All parents are their kids’ biggest fans. We watch, cheer and root for their teams. We worry about them getting hurt, but rarely do we even consider that they could suffer a long-term injury. Until now. With all the recent media attention, it is now beyond dispute: A kid’s concussion can be a lifelong injury. Athletes are at a high risk simply because of the competitive, physical nature of the sports they play. It’s the reason many athletes have short careers and an unfortunate cause of brain problems later in life. With concussions in kids, the danger is even bigger. A child’s brain is more fragile than an adult’s, and in the … [Read more...]

How to find the best medical care for you and your loved ones

Best medical care: How can you find it? Finding the best medical care is not easy. Why? Because how do you ever know whether you are or are not getting the “best.” Is “best” the most likeable, the most experienced, the best trained? How can you even begin to find the “best” medical care. As a trial lawyer, I have had the experience of seeing and learning about “poor” medical care from the people who call me every day with a potential medical malpractice case. Usually, I only learn about what “great” medical care should be after I retain a well qualified expert to evaluate a potential medical malpractice … [Read more...]

Consumer Product Safety Commission Concerned about Off Road Vehicle Safety

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association was created to help promote the safety and proper use of off road vehicles and better conditions for everyone. ROVs are a new type of off road or Highway vehicle and they are best suited for outdoor recreational activities and one or more passengers. However, due to the rising death toll and serious injuries related to these modes of transportation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted on October 22, 2009, to push for advance notice of new rules being made for these ROVs. The CPSC believes that the rules that are in place right now for these products, do not adequate address the … [Read more...]

Lasik Eye Surgery may help you see more clearly, but how safe is it really?

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday October 15, 2009 that it will start looking into the negative effects associated with corrective laser eye surgery. Some of these negative effects may include blurred vision and dry eyes. The FDA is going to work with the National Eye Institute and the Department of Defense to investigate the amount of people that experience negative side effects after having this corrective eye surgery. This research will include patient questionnaires and clinical trials to help keep track of patients who have had the surgery. These procedures by the FDA will hopefully help in be able to better … [Read more...]

Animal Safety Tips to help protect your Children

Animals are a wonderful thing and can be very good for children. They can teach them how to be responsible, how to be gentle, how to be calmer and not yell around the animals or scare them. Finally, it can be a really rewarding learning experience for the whole family. Too often though, children do not know to behave around animals and they end up getting diseases or bites from animals. Due to these problems the Center for Disease Control or CDC has recommended some basic safety tips for parents and children for good animal care for them and the animals. These tips include: Children under five years need to always be supervised while with … [Read more...]