Category Archives: Personal Injury

Changes To Evacuation Maps May Affect You

Changes To Evacuation Maps May Affect You

The 2010 hurricane season is drawing near, and recent developments from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida may affect you. New storm surge models have led local emergency planners to redraw and update local evacuation maps, affecting over 130,000 parcels of land in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties alone. Perenich The Law Firm is made up of lawyers […]

Drug Company Faces Claims Over Oral Laxative

Drug Company Faces Claims Over Oral Laxative

The company C.B. Fleet Co. is facing hundreds of claims from users of its oral laxatives that were most commonly prescribed for colonoscopies and other medical procedures. Diane Suchetka of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has this report: Those who sued say they suffered from kidney failure and chronic kidney disease after drinking two bottles of the laxative within […]

Oil Company Tries To Shirk Responsibility

Oil Company Tries to Shirk Responsibility

As repeated attempts to plug the gushing oil in the Gulf of Mexico fail, the responsible companies are hard at work… that is, hard at work to limit their liabilities. Transocean, the company that leased the rig to BP to drill, is attempting to claim, using a maritime law from 1851, that their liability ends at […]

The BP Oil Spill and the Ixtoc 1 Spill of 1979

The BP Oil Spill and the Ixtoc 1 Spill of 1979

For some, the recent BP Oil Spill is déjà vu. 31 years ago, an exploratory drilling site called “Ixtoc 1” experienced a similar blowout to the one that occurred on the now infamous Deepwater Horizon rig where 11 workers tragically lost their lives. Chris Hawley from USAToday.com details some of the similarities: Like the Deepwater Horizon spill, […]

The Justice Department Fights for Consumers

The Justice Department Fights for Consumers

The Obama Administration has recently stated it’s commitment to blocking Healthcare mergers that could put a stranglehold on competition. The Justice Department’s Anti-Trust Chief, Christine Varney recently explained that a vigorous enforcement of Anti-Trust laws is absolutely vital to the success of the new healthcare law, especially to prevent a steep rise in premiums. The […]

Management to Blame for Mining Tragedy

Management to Blame for Mining Tragedy

Two months ago 29 miners died in a tragedy that shocked the country. Recent investigations have led many to believe that this tragedy could have been wholly avoided, if not for the deliberate actions of Don Blankenship of Massey Energy Co. Massey Energy has been fined millions, for it’s repeated violations of safety regulations in […]

Congress Looks To Ban “Drop-Side” Cribs

Congress Looks To Ban “Drop-Side” Cribs

Congress is moving toward banning “drop-side” cribs, which have been identified over the last decade as potentially life threatening devices and have been blamed for the deaths of 32 children and infants over the past ten years. The Associated Press’ Jennifer C. Kerr supplies these details: [A]t least 32 infants and toddlers since 2000 (have) suffocated or […]

UPDATE: Oil Leak Liability Cap Not Likely to be Used

UPDATE Oil Leak Liability Cap Not Likely to be Used

As engineers race to find a way to stop the gushing of oil into the Gulf of Mexico waters, the issue of a damages liability cap, as discussed previously on this blog, continues to be examined by Congress. However, the existing cap, which limits the amount of damage responsibility an oil company can be held to […]

Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day and the Rest of the Summer

Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day and The Rest of the Summer

Water sports activities are very popular here in Clearwater, St. Pete, and the Tampa Bay area, and on this Memorial Day and for the rest of the summer, many people plan to take to the water on boats. We here at Perenich The Law Firm want to offer a few safety reminders courtesy of DiscoverBoating.com so that you, […]

Car Safety Advances: The Dodge Monaco And Side Impact Safety

Car Safety Advances The Dodge Monaco And Side Impact Safety

This is the Second part of an Occasional Series detailing advances in automobile safety through the Civil Justice System With the recent controversy over defective parts in Toyota automobiles, we here at Perenich The Law Firm felt it may be in order to let you know instances in the past where personal injury lawyers and car accident lawyers […]