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AC Creamery & McConnell’s Issue Nationwide Recall For Their Ice Cream Products

AC Creamery and McConnell's Ice Cream Recall

AC Creamery & McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream  have issued a national recall on their ice cream products due to concerns of potential Listeria contamination. McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream announced they are “undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes….Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” The following flavors and included “Best By” dates are all being recalled: Dutchman’s Chocolate...

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Starbucks Lawsuit: Scalding Hot Coffee Leaves Pompano Beach Man With 2nd Degree Burns on His Penis, Scrotum and Thighs

Starbucks Hot Coffee Lawsuit

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....

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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,...

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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...

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BLUE BELL ICE CREAM LISTERIA RECALL EXPANDED Blue Bell Creameries announced that it is “expanding its recall of products that were produced in the Broken Arrow, Okla., plant to include Banana Pudding Ice Cream pints which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and additional products manufactured on the same line.” The expanded recall resulted, at least in part, from the FDA’s April 7, 2015, notification to Blue Bell that Banana Pudding Ice Cream pint, produced in the Broken Arrow, Okla., plant on February 12, 2015, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Lists of the recalled ice creams are available on the FDA’s and Blue Bell’s websites,...

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Wites & Kapetan Settles Lawsuits For Victims Of Legionnaire’s Disease

Wites & Kapetan announces that it has settled the cases of two guests of the Best Western Sovereign in Albany, New York, after they suffered severe injuries when they contracted Legionnaire’s disease during stays at the hotel.  Both men were exposed when they showered, brushed their teeth, and drank water from the hotel’s water system that had been infected with high rates of the Legionella pneumophila bacteria. One of the firm’s clients was admitted to the hospital after spending just one night in the hotel, after experiencing acute symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease, a form of bacterial pneumonia that can be extremely severe. ...

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Wites & Kapetan Retained to Review Complaints of Legionnaire’s Disease Caused by Water in Albany Hotel.

When Millie and Morry Natal of Rochester New York checked into the Best Western Sovereign in Albany New York on November 24, 2011, the plan was to get some rest after a Thanksgiving celebration with relatives. Consistent with his normal routine, Morry, who is 80-years old, took a shower and brushed his teeth. He also drank a glass of water from his hotel room sink to wash down his medication. Morry then climbed into his hotel room bed, and went to sleep. Unbeknownst to Morry, his normal routine – shared that night by all of the guests in that and...

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RECALL: Smucker’s Chunky Peanut Butter Salmonella Contamination

21The J.M. Smucker Company announced on November 17, 2011 that it was recalling jars of its Smucker’s Natural Chunky Peanut Butter sold in 24 states and the District of Columbia.  Product sampling revealed that certain product might be contaminated with salmonella, which can cause serious illnesses, and even death. The Recalled Product: Smucker’s Chunky Peanut Butter Here are the details of the recalled product: Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Chunky (not Smooth); 16 ounce jars; Sold in Washington, D.C. and in 24 states: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North...

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Is Florida’s PIP Insurance “Full Coverage”?

  Did your auto insurance agent tell you that you have “full coverage”?  If yes, you should immediately check your policy, to make sure you have bodily injury coverage and uninsured motorist coverage, for absent such insurance, you have far less than “full coverage”. What is PIP? Many Floridians are duped into believing that if they carry Personal Injury Protection insurance (more commonly known as PIP), they are fully insured.  While it is true that Florida law only requires a person to carry PIP insurance to drive a car, PIP is as far from “full coverage” as the distance between...

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Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Like the amount of rain in Florida, here is another situation in Florida that you hear about all the time.  Someone gets hit by a vehicle but that vehicle’s owner does not have insurance coverage.  So, what does that mean for you?  It means that your insurance will pay for the repair of your vehicle.  No big deal, you think?   Now, what if, in that same accident, you are injured and need to seek medical treatment, and miss work?  If you do not have Uninsured Motorist Coverage on your automobile insurance, you are out of luck when it comes to...

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