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Starbucks Lawsuit: Scalding Hot Coffee Leaves Pompano Beach Man With 2nd Degree Burns on His Penis, Scrotum and Thighs
Many of us start each day with an optimism that our health and safety will remain intact. But, what if that optimism came to a screeching halt? All because of the very poor judgement, and negligence of another. Last May, Florida resident Christopher Romano had such an experience. Mr. Romano’s life was forever changed after he suffered extremely painful second-degree burns to his penis, scrotum and thighs due to the negligence of Starbucks. On that particular morning, Mr. Romano visited the drive-thru window at a Pompano Beach, Florida Starbucks. He ordered two breakfast sandwiches, and two large cups of coffee. Moments later, the breakfast sandwiches were handed to him by a Starbucks employee. He then waited for a few moments. Suddenly, the Starbucks employee reappeared and inquired as to why Mr. Romano was still idling in his vehicle. When Mr. Romano advised that he had not received the two large...Read More
What To Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company?
Being sued by a credit card company for unpaid debts can be demoralizing and frightening—but it shouldn’t scare you into inaction. By confronting the situation head-on, you can find a solution that works for you. What to do if your credit card company is suing you If you’re currently facing a law suit from your credit card company, you have a few options: You can contact the credit card company yourself and try to settle the debt. Because most credit card companies would rather get paid than spend time and money on legal proceedings, you do stand a chance of being able to stop the lawsuit by negotiating with the company and reaching a settlement. Tip: Negotiating with a credit card company can be time-consuming and extremely stressful. If you do go this route, stay committed, and make sure that you don’t agree to anything that isn’t in your financial...Read More
How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt?
If you find yourself wondering how to get rid of credit card debt quickly, you’re not alone. A recent study by CreditCards.com estimates that the average American carries a balance of $15,950 in credit card debt. While some may find solidarity in that statistic, the vast majority of people are searching for ways out of crushing credit card debt. The good news for those struggling to pay off their debt is that there is always a way out. With a plan, patience, and perhaps a little help, you can pay off your credit cards, return to good standing with creditors, and move on with your life. Have a look below at our suggestions for getting rid of credit card debt for good. 1. Find out how much you owe. Paying off your credit debt requires you to be proactive: have the courage to dive into the numbers and find out...Read More
BLUE BELL ICE CREAM EXPANDS RECALL TO INCLUDE ALL OF ITS PRODUCTS
Blue Bell Ice Cream announced that “is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” The recalled products were sold throughout the United States, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming. Attorney Marc Wites of Wites & Kapetan is not surprised by the expansion of the recall. “Our law firm is representing clients from state across the country that have become ill from eating Blue Bell Ice Cream, many of whom have been hospitalized, visited doctors, and missed...Read More
LISTERIA SYMPTOMS FROM BLUE BELL ICE CREAM MAY TAKE UP TO 70 DAYS TO APPEAR
LISTERIA SYMPTOMS FROM BLUE BELL ICE CREAM MAY TAKE UP TO 70 DAYS TO APPEAR The incubation period for the invasive type of Listeria infection that may result from eating contaminated Blue Bell Ice cream “is typically a few days to one, month, but can be up to 70 days”, according a April 9, 2015 Health Advisory from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Department recommends that health care providers test all patients that may have been exposed to a contaminated product, have symptoms consistent with listeriosis, and have a high risk for invasive listeriosis. The Health Advisory explains that “people at high risk for invasive listeriosis include pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems” and “symptoms may include fever and muscle aches, sometimes preceded by diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms.” Information about the Blue Bell Ice Cream listeria contamination is available at these...Read More
Wites & Kapetan Law Firm Comments That Blue Bell Ice Cream Illnesses Are More Widespread Than Reported
WITES & KAPETAN LAW FIRM COMMENTS THAT BLUE BELL ICE CREAM ILLNESSES ARE MORE WIDESPREAD THAN REPORTED (Lighthouse Point, FL) – The Law Office of Wites & Kapetan reports that illness from contaminated Blue Bell Ice Cream is more widespread than indicated in news reports and government press releases. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “as of April 20, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3).” Attorney Marc Wites of Wites & Kapetan stated that “additional people in several other states have become ill from eating Blue Bell Ice Cream, and such illnesses have resulted in hospitalizations, ER visits, doctor visits, missed work and missed school, for many Blue Bell consumers.” The firm is representing clients in Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia. Mr. Wites is not...Read More