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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Build-A-Bear pulls bear for choking hazard…  

300,000 "Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears" sold online and in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores between April and December of this year have been recalled because of a potential choking hazard.According to Consumer Product Safety Commission, the eyes of the bear could loosen and come off, which could become a choking hazard for young children. No injuries have been reported in relation to this recall.The "Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears" are white with multi-colored hearts on the body. Customers who have purchased the bear can return it to any Build-A-Bear stores in exchange for a coupon for any stuffed animal.If your child has been injured due to a dangerous toy, contact the Denver dangerous childcare products and toys lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770.

Wal-Mart pulls 3,000 batches of formula from shelv…  

Wal-Mart has removed a batch of baby formula from nearly 3,000 of its stores' shelves after a Missouri infant became extremely ill the day after eating the formula. He later died after taken off of child support.The Enfamil Newborn formula with the lot number of ZP1K7G is manufactured by Mead Johnson Nutrition. There had been no federal recall and the  lot tested negative to bacteria contamination, but Wal-Mart officials decided to take extra precaution until it is determined what caused the infant's death.Customers have the option to get the cans refunded if they have previously purchased. Samples given to the infant are now being tested by the Center of Disease Control to see if there is a link to the child's sudden illness.

More former NFL players sue the league for head in…  

Four more former NFL players have filed a lawsuit against the National Football League, claiming it did not do enough to protect its players from brain injuries.Jamal Lewis, 32; Dorsey Levens, 41; Fulton Kuykendall, 58; and Ryan Stewart, 38, filed the suit this week in Atlanta. They claim the league purposefully mislead players and tried to hide the serious effects and risks associated with multiple concussions. According to the lawsuit, the NFL put its players in danger by sending them back out into the field after suffering head injuries.All four men claim to suffer permanent effects of brain damage they suffered while playing professionally, including headaches, sleeplessness, and memory loss. The NFL continues to speak out against these claims and states that players' safety is its top priority.If you or someone you love has experienced a head injury due to the negligence of another individual, contact the Denver concussion attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., today by calling (303) 423-1770.

Local doctor and professor arrested for fatal hit …  

A local doctor at Centennial Medical Plaza, Medical Center of Aurora, and Sky Ridge Medical Center, who is also an assistant professor at University of Colorado in Denver, turned himself in last week in connection to a fatal hit and run.The 40 year-old man is charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death and reckless driving resulting in death.According to witness statements, a 55 year-old man who exited a bus was crossing the street and stopped in the yellow median lane waiting for cars to pass when allegedly the doctor's gold SUV hit him and continued to drive away.The man was knocked into the busy street where he was hit by another car and dragged for several blocks before witnesses were able to get the car to stop.

Denver East boy’s basketball team goes to Gr…  

Tonight, the Denver East boy's basketball team will leave to go to the Great Western Shootout in Orem, Utah.  The boy's basketball team has a 2-0 record so far this season.  Last year, the team went 21-5.The out-of-state tournament gives high school teams a chance to play teams they wouldn't normally, and which are often some of the best in the country.  In addition, tournaments like this one help players get attention from college scouts.Denver East's starting 5 players include 2 seniors and 3 sophomores.  The team was recently ranked first in a coaches poll of the best high school basketball teams in the state conducted by the Denver Post.After this tournament, the team will travel to Henderson, Nevada to compete in the Foothill Holiday Classic beginning on December 19.The Denver personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. wish the Denver East boy's basketball team the best of luck in their upcoming games.  To read more about the team, click here.

Investigations into Silverton plane accident delay…  

Earlier this month, 4 people were killed in a tragic airplane accident near Silverton, Colorado.  The accident occurred on Saturday, December 3 when the passengers were flying from Durango to Aspen to attend a Christmas party.The plane involved in the accident was a small, single-engine Socota TB-21.  The accident occurred while it was snowing and the temperature was approximately 22 degrees below zero.The site of the accident is at a height of about 11,000 feet above sea level.  Debris from the plane was distributed over a 1 1/4 mile area in the accident.Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say they have delayed the debris recovery portion of their investigations until some of the snow in the area melts.Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and friends.

Pueblo woman attacked by 2 dogs…  

Earlier this month, a Pueblo woman was attacked by 2 dogs on the 0 block of Alamo Road in Pueblo, Colorado, according to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.Police in the city and Pueblo Animal Services Animal Law Enforcement arrived at the scene of the attack to help the woman and investigate.  The woman was taken to the emergency room for treatment of unspecified injuries.The dogs were taken to the Pueblo Animal Services shelter and quarantined.  The dogs' owner has been cited with two counts of unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog.If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog attack, contact the Denver dog bite attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 to learn more about how we can help you.

Parents file wrongful death lawsuit against social…  

The biological parents of a 7-year old Colorado boy who died of starvation and dehydration have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against 2 social workers with Denver Human Services who were involved in his case.  The defendants attempted to have the case dismissed, but a judge recently denied the request and ruled that the suit will proceed.The boy was living under the care of 2 foster parents when he died.  Officials took him to the hospital after finding him locked in a closet and he passed away soon after.  The foster parents were found to have "restricted access to fluids and caloric intake" and were convicted of homicide.8 months after the boy was placed in foster care, workers at his elementary school reported to the  case workers that he was being abused.  The social workers dismissed the allegations of abuse, stating that the accusations were "unfounded."  At least 4 other reports of abuse were sent to the case workers and were not investigated, according to the lawsuit.

Colorado’s Toys for Tots needs more donation…  

With the holiday season upon us, Colorado's Toys for Tots is collecting gift donations.This year, officials with the charity say that they have received fewer gifts than usual. "We have 100,000 requests and it's growing every day.  We've been short prior years, but not like this," said one member of the Marine Corps working with Toys for Tots.Currently, the state's program still needs 75,000 gifts to meet requests.Gift donations can be dropped off at several locations, including any Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us stores in Colorado.  In addition, from today through December 11, people going to see Disney on Ice can bring a toy to donate at the show and get $5 off admission.  Also, marines will be collecting gifts at upcoming Denver Broncos games on December 11 and December 18.The Denver personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. hope all enjoy their holidays.(Source)

2 die in accident on U.S. Highway 6&50…  

Yesterday evening, 2 people were killed in a car accident on U.S. Highway 6&50.  The accident occurred at around 7 p.m. near 20 1/2 Road, according to the Colorado State Patrol.Police reports indicate that the victims were traveling in a car in the westbound lanes of the highway, in front of a pickup truck.   When an 18-wheeler from the eastbound lanes of the highway turned left across the westbound lanes in front of the car, the driver of the car braked to avoid a collision.  The pickup truck's driver was unable to brake in time and rear-ended the car, pushing it into the semi-truck.The two people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.Our utmost sympathies go out to the victims' families and friends.
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