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Infant dead, 3 seriously injured in western Iowa house fire

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 10:04 pm    

Six-month-old Mayci Colburn-Lerette has been killed and three of her family members seriously injured in a fire that broke out in their western Iowa home, The Des Moines Register reported on May 11.

Assistant Council Bluffs Fire Chief Justin James stated that the fire broke out on the first floor of the home at around 8:00 p.m. on May 10. Authorities are still investigating what caused the unfortunate house fire.

Our entire team at Leehey Olson Law, P.C. would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those affected by this unfortunate tragedy.

Felt Bicycles recalls defective triathlon cycles

Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 7:12 pm    

Thousands of potentially dangerous bicycles sold in the United States and Canada were recalled after injuries were reported.

Reports mention that the recall affects about 3,500 Felt triathlon bikes. The defective bikes have breakable aluminum steering tubes. Owners of the affected bicycles could sustain injuries if the steer tube suddenly breaks while the bike is in motion.

Felt Bicycles received at least 18 complaints related to the defective bikes. Consumers who own the recalled bikes are advised to contact the company through their hotline for a free steering tube replacement.

People who are injured while using defective products could old the manufacturer accountable for the financial losses related to their injuries. If you have been injured by a dangerous product in Cedar Rapids, the attorneys at the Leehey Olson Law, P.C., can discuss your legal options with you. Call our offices today at (319) 294-4424.


Thousands of Chrysler vans recalled

Posted on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 4:57 pm    

Nearly 10,000 Chrysler vans are being recalled due to a design defect.

Reports indicate that the accelerator pedals of 9,655 Ram ProMaster Vans could become stuck while accelerating. Chrysler spokesman Eric Mayne said the problem was discovered at a Chrysler test track.

Incidents of crashes or injuries involving the affected vans were not reported. Chrysler will repair the accelerator pedal for no cost to the car owner.

Defective vehicle design may result in serious injuries if an accident occurs. If vehicle malfunction is responsible for your injuries, consult with the Cedar Rapids lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C.. Contact our office today at (319) 294-4424.

Mainstays table sets recalled by Walmart

Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 5:48 pm    

Multinational retailer Walmart is recalling thousands of table sets that were sold in the U.S. after several injuries were reported.

Walmart issued the recall on Thursday, January 2. The recall affects over 70,000 card table sets manufactured by the “Mainstays” home goods company. The defective tables and chairs were sold in the U.S. from May 2013 to November 2013.

Injury reports range from minor injuries like back aches to major injuries such as finger amputations. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the table set and return it to Walmart for a refund.

Manufacturers should be held responsible for the injuries that their products cause to consumers. If you have been injured by defective products in Cedar Rapids, contact the Leehey Olson Law, P.C.. Give us a call at (319) 294-4424 to speak with an experienced professional today. 


Meat products with possible contaminants recalled

Posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 6:57 pm    

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recalled over 22,000 pounds of food due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogene bacteria. This bacteria can cause Listeriosis, an infection that is potentially fatal. Symptoms of Listeriosis include fever, muscle aches,  and digestive complications.

The products recalled include chicken salad, ham salad, potato salad, and barbecue beans with beef. The products were distributed widely across the United States and Canada.

The contamination was detected upon a food retesting ordered by the Food and Drug Administration and conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

So far, there have not been any reported cases of illness relating to the recalled products. Federal agencies are still urging consumers that have bought the products to return them immediately.

Becoming ill from contaminated foods and other products can cause an array of health complications. If you have encountered a harmful product in the Cedar Rapids area, contact the Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to find out what we can do for you.


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