During the holiday season last year, a Huntington woman did some shopping at the Walt Whitman Mall. The woman purchased a large comforter and a store employee created a bag to carry the comforter. As the woman rode the escalator, the bag broke, knocking her down. She injured her head and back and required an ambulance to take her to the emergency room. The woman called and asked for a free consultation. After discussing the case with her, the woman asked us to represent her in an effort to collect compensation for her injuries. This week, we reached a settlement with the department store.
I heard today from a woman whose newborn child developed a serious gastrointestinal illness. Her child’s doctors are unsure of the cause, though they suspect it could be caused by a milk allergy. The woman is concerned that the formula she fed her son may be the cause since the formula was subsequently recalled because it had beetles and larvae in it. The FDA has warned that the insect impurities could cause gastrointestinal problems. She wants to know if she might have a case against the formula manufacturer for a defective product.