Christopher Welsh

Christopher Welsh

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Amtrak-Truck Collision Potentially Fault of Oversized Truck

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Earlier this month, an 18-wheeler carrying three times the size and weight permitted made a fateful left-hand turn across train tracks when it collided with an Amtrak train. This is the second major truck and train incident this year. Allegedly, a special permit had been written to allow the truck to exceed length and weight limits. A witness reports that the driver of the 164-foot truck had been trying to make the turn for nearly ten minutes and accelerated at the last minute when he saw the oncoming train. The driver jumped out of the vehicle …

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Troops Face Illegal Repossession & Foreclosure Upon Return

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Forced arbitration affects everyone. From the apps you buy to your job contract, chances are you have signed away your right to trial. What’s more, forced arbitration too often takes advantage of people that need the most help, and most respect. A new report by the NY Times exposes the harsh reality of forced arbitration’s reign. Their investigation has revealed that big corporations, even USAA and JPMorgan Chase, are using fine print to erase liability for violating the federal rights of veterans and servicemembers. The stories are widespread and gut-wrenching:  servicebmembers facing abrupt repossession while away …

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Graco Car Seat Punishment Not as Big as It Seems

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Graco Children’s Products is in hot water with U.S. Transportation for its responsibility (or lack thereof) in the largest ever recall of child seats. Graco sold 4 million car seats that were eventually recalled for trapping children (in one case, a grown man had to use channel pliers to get his two year old daughter out). Graco has been fined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) for dragging its feet to notify parents and safety authorities about the defective buckle. The NHTSA fined the children’s product manufacturer a potential $10 million for its negligence: …

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OSHA Adds Evidence to Workers’ Comp Crisis: Injuries Cause Social Inequality, Taxpayer Burden

  Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com The evidence of the destruction and disappearance of the workers’ compensation system is mounting, The verdict? Families of injured workers and taxpayers bear the majority of the cost, financially and socially. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), the federal agency that oversees the health and safety of America’s workers, has released a report on the dire conditions of the current workers’ compensation system. The agency’s report comes just after the release of another investigative report on the issue by NPR and ProPublica. All three entities’ investigations reveal much of the same: the timeless care …

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Jury Brings Fourth Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon for TVM Device

Chris Welsh, Esq. A California jury has granted a $5.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson, and its subsidiary, Ethicon Inc., for failing to warn health care providers of the risks associated with their defectively designed  transvaginal mesh device. It is the fourth plaintiffs’ victory against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon regarding the mesh devices (“TVMs”). To date, over 25,000 claims have been brought in state and federal courts against the suppliers. The lead plaintiff, Coleen Perry, had the Ethicon device implanted to treat stress urinary incontinence in 2011. Within a year, she had to have surgery to remove parts …

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