Thousands of potentially faulty Ducati motorcycles recalled in the US

At least 1,433 recent Ducati motorcycles in the U.S. are being recalled by the manufacturer due to a production error that may cause harm to riders during operation, an article of reported on October 7.

In the recall papers forwarded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ducati stated the rear wheel of the affected motorcycles may lose power during operation if the drive pulley of the primary belt malfunctions. Reports said the problem could happen due to an improperly tightened nut in the final drive pulley. The Italian motorcycle company investigated the issue in September before they decided to issue a recall. Dealers are expected to address the issue by replacing the defective washer with a much stronger one that they will tighten properly.

Individuals are at a high risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when the motorcycle they are riding is involved in an accident. However, if this happens to you in Iowa, the lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to offer you legal assistance. Speak with us today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

UI to settle 2 medical malpractice claims

The state of Iowa issued a penalty amounting to over $465,000 after losing two medical malpractice lawsuits filed against the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, an article of the Des Moines Register reported on October 3.

According to reports, the bulk of the settlement will go to the family of a woman had the lower part of her body totally paralyzed after undergoing a medical procedure in 2012. The Iowa Appeal Board is expected to settle $315,000 to the woman’s estate. The state will also pay $150,000 to the family of a man with kidney cancer that doctors failed to diagnose twice. A state official who was part of the appeal board said he wanted to know how Iowa fares in handling medical malpractice claims compared to other states.

The Iowa lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent families whose loved ones become victims of medical malpractice. We strongly believe that negligent parties should compensate their victims to help them recover from their loss. Call us today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you recover your loss.

Student hurt in Cedar Falls bike accident

A female student on a bike was recently injured through her involvement in an accident with a vehicle, an article published by reported on September 21.

According to reports, the accident involving a bicycle and a vehicle on September 20 took place at the 18th Street and Hudson intersection. The bicyclist identified as a UNI student was on her way to the campus when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an 89-year-old woman. Reports revealed that the collision happened after the elderly woman proceeded in making a right turn despite a red traffic signal. The student, who is now afraid to ride her bike, was lucky to only have sustained minor injuries after hitting the vehicle’s hood. Authorities issued a ticket to the vehicle driver for her failure to give right of way.

Though the student escaped serious injuries, the Iowa attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that many individuals suffer incapacitating injuries after being involved in bike accidents. However, if this happens to you, we may possibly help you get financial assistance from negligent vehicle drivers. Find out how we may work on your behalf today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Note7 recalled due to serious injury risks

After receiving nearly 100 complaints, Samsung issued a voluntary recall on their newly released “Galaxy Note7” on September 15. The phone may cause serious harm to intended users, a report of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported.

The recall revealed approximately 1 million units of the latest Galaxy Note series model have a lithium-ion battery that may overheat and catch fire. If the problem occurs, consumers are at high risk of sustaining burn injuries. Samsung and federal authorities received 92 complaints about the Note7 either emitting too much heat or catching fire. Of the complaints received, 26 consumers suffered burn injuries and 55 complained of property damage. Samsung advised consumers to refrain from using the potentially faulty phone and notify their respective place of purchase to either receive a full refund or a free product replacement. The affected Note7 units were also made available in Canada and Mexico.

If you sustained injuries due to a potentially dangerous product, enlisting the help of a qualified lawyer is a viable option to help you obtain the compensations you need to cover expensive hospitalizations. Find out how an Iowa lawyer at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to work for you today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Millions of GM vehicles with potentially defective airbags and seatbelts recalled

Approximately 4.3 million General Motors (GM) vehicles are being recalled due to airbags and seatbelts that could malfunction during use and cause serious injuries to occupants, a report of USA Today stated on September 10.

The recall affects GM vehicles that have computer sensor units that may potentially prevent the airbags from deploying when needed. GM reportedly decided to issue the recall after the problem was cited in an accident that resulted in 1 fatality and three injuries. The software problem could also result in malfunctioning seatbelts. If the problem occurs, drivers are at high risk of sustaining serious injuries when involved in car accidents. GM reported that they will coordinate with recalled vehicle owners for the free software update needed for their vehicles.

Vehicular accidents are often complicated, especially if you suspect that an auto defect is involved. However, if such an accident happens to you, there are attorneys ready to help you figure out if you are entitled to obtain compensations for recovery. Call the Iowa legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Nut products sold in the US recalled due to Salmonella risks

A North Carolina-based company recently issued a recall on the “Diamond of California” brand of macadamia nuts after a sample contained harmful Salmonella bacteria, an August 31 article of Food Safety News stated.

According to reports, Snyder’s-Lance Inc., is cooperating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after a laboratory test detected the hazardous bacteria in one of its samples. Neither the recalling company nor the FDA received illness complaints before the recall was issued. Snyder’s-Lance advised consumers to contact them to get their money back. When ingested, food containing Salmonella bacteria can cause severe or even fatal illness to children and older adults who have a very weak immune system. For healthy people, the bacteria can trigger digestive problems, nausea, vomiting, and fever.

Many people, unfortunately, have to deal with a great financial loss after sustaining illness as the result of consuming contaminated food products. However, if you are in such situation, working with a skilled attorney is critical for you to potentially receive the financial assistance you need for hospitalization. Call an attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

3 injured in Mason City reckless driving accident

At least three persons in Mason City, Iowa suffered physical injuries after they got involved in a vehicular accident caused by a reckless driver, an article of Globe Gazette stated on August 27.

According to reports at around 8:50 p.m. a two-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Spruce Avenue and 305th Street. A southbound vehicle driven by a 26-year-old man was struck on the side by an eastbound vehicle driven by a 37-year-old woman. Cerro Gordo County authorities revealed that the accident happened after the male driver veered to the woman’s lane after failing to stop. Both drivers and one passenger, an occupant of the man’s car, were treated for their injuries while a baby inside the woman’s vehicle was taken to the hospital merely as a precaution. Authorities issued a citation to the male driver for ignoring a stop sign.

Reckless drivers, unfortunately, could inflict debilitating injuries to other people when they got involved in automobile accidents. However, if you are in such difficult situation, a skilled personal injury legal team may work on your behalf to possibly get your remunerations needed for recovery. Discuss your situation with the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.

No injuries in NY mishap involving DiCaprio and Agdal

East Hampton Village authorities have confirmed that no one sustained injuries in the recent two-vehicle accident involving actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his partner, model Nina Agdal, an August 21 article of Daily News reported.

A spokeswoman for the East Hampton Village Police told reports that the fender bender incident on August 20 involving 41-year-old DiCaprio and 24-year-old Agdal “was just minor.” The mishap on Montauk Highway reportedly happened about 4:30 p.m., the spokeswoman also said. All the persons involved in the crash including DiCaprio and Agdal refused medical attention even though an ambulance had responded in the area. The name of another person involved was not released including other details of the mishap.

Though no one sustained injuries in the recent mishap involving a famous celebrity, the lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., in Iowa understand that families often have to deal with expensive treatments after being involved in car accidents. If you think you are in such situation, we may help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your legal options from us today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Nearly 830K Ford and Lincoln automobiles recalled in the US

Ford Motors and Lincoln Motors recently issued a recall to 828,053 vehicles due to complaints that its door latches may fail during operations, an article of CNBC reported on August 4.

Reports said the recall was issued after the auto manufacturer became aware of one accident and one injury potentially caused by the side door latch. The recall reportedly affects previous models of Ford C-MAX, Escape, Focus, Mustang, Lincoln MKC, and some recent models of Ford Transit Connect. Most of the potentially faulty vehicles were sold in the U.S., but 61,371 were sold in Mexico. Ford will address the issue by replacing both broken and non-broken latches of affected vehicles for free. The recall is mainly targeting vehicles that are driven in states with high temperatures, a factor Ford believes could trigger the problem.

If you suffer injuries in an accident, working with an experienced legal team is critical, especially if you suspect that an auto defect is involved. Discuss your situation with the Iowa attorneys of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may be able to help you receive treatment funds from negligent parties.

Rider hospitalized after Des Moines accident

A rider was recently injured after the motorcycle he was operating was involved in an accident in the eastern portion of Lehigh, Iowa, an article of KQWC reported on August 1.

According to reports, the rider, identified as a 34-year-old Clarion resident, lost control of the motorcycle he was driving while he was heading east on 290th Street. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accident happened after the rider lost control of his bike while navigating a curve. Authorities did not believe that excessive speed was a factor in the accident. The rider was airlifted to a hospital in Des Moines. 

The attorneys at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., realize that motorcyclists are often devastated after suffering injuries in accidents. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, we may be able to offer you legal assistance to help you obtain compensations from negligent parties. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to discuss your situation.

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