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Apopka Personal Injury Attorneys New Office

News Archive Apopka Personal Injury Attorneys New Office The law offices of Martinez, Manglardi, PA committed to better serve Central Florida, have now set their sights on the Apopka community for their recent expansion of a third Central Florida location. With all the growth Central Florida has experienced, the City of Apopka, located just 12 miles northwest of Orlando, is the perfect area of CF for expansion. This third Central Florida location will allow Martinez, Manglardi & to better serve the rapidly growing communities in Northwest Orange County and South Seminole County. The new office, located at 2469 East Semoran Boulevard, Apopka, Florida...

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Medical Device Injury Attorneys

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( F.D.A.) regularly issues recall alerts on medical devices which are deemed to be harmful or dangerous to the public. Sometimes these recalls are for products that are sold to and used by consumers in their homes. At other times they involve devices that are used in clinics or hospitals by professional staff in treating their patients. The average patient would have very little chance of being aware if such devices used in his treatment were defective, on a recall list or were recalled after the treatment. The FDA does maintain a website providing information on...

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Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Recalled

Pharmaceutical manufacturers issue voluntary recalls on some of their products on a very regular basis. As stated on the the Food and Drug Administration website, some reoccurring reasons are: Elevated Impurity Levels Concerns about Sterility Assurance Quality Control Concerns Potential Mold Contamination Estimates are that almost a quarter million Americans die every year from reactions and side effects of Pharmaceuticals.  Even with voluntary recalls, and government mandated recalls, there are still risks associated with either defective drugs or supplements.  The manufacturer's responsibility is broad and states their duty to provide reasonable care in preparing their products.  Even their labeling with instructions on administering and...

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalls

This month, a recall was issued for certain model years of the Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles.  This is a very popular and widely used model.  The reason stated for the recall states that the fuel tanks risk leakage in the case of a rear impact; and the resulting consequence could be a fuel leak that might catch fire.  If you own one of these vehicles, you should be receiving information on the recall with instructions on how to proceed.  You may also read more details here. Sometimes it is difficult to track down 2nd or 3rd owners of a vehicle that...

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President of Import Co. Sentenced

This month's Consumer Product Safety Commission  press release announced a significant Florida Federal Court sentence.  The President of an Import Co. pleaded guilty to violating US consumer product safety laws, and received a sentence involving Federal Prison time. The case involved the importing of banned children's products which presented the risk of "..choking, aspiration, and ingestion." and some with lead content above the federal limits.   This case included involvement form the Departments of Justice, and HomeLand Security.  It is comforting to know that different Agencies are enforcing laws to protect consumers. Product Liability has been a very important issue for many years.  Consumer...

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Florida Firm Recalls Dip

Over 12,000 pounds of Chicken Dip are being recalled by a Hollywood, FL firm due to an undeclared allergen and misbranding.  These products were distributed to retail grocery stores in the southeast.  This is a situation which represents a risk to consumers who are allergic to certain ingredients.  If a product label has incorrect information it could cause harm to certain individuals, and the producer and/or distributor could be held liable. If you or someone you know has had a severe allergic reaction to a product (whether recalled yet or not), it may involve your rights as a consumer and the...

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Florida “ICE” Car Accidents

Our summer season is here again, with daily thunderstorms and flooding in several areas.  The news reports how congested traffic becomes, and even worse when there are multiple car accidents due to factors such as low visibility and even Florida "ICE". We have a unique situation in Florida which newcomers and visitors rarely notice.  Locals call it Florida "ICE", and it causes as many car accidents as heavy thunderstorms.  This occurs when our roads and highways are just barely dowsed by a short light drizzle of rain.  Drivers tend to disregard the moist pavement and continue at their normal speed limits. As...

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