Posts by Richard Plattner

Exploding Vape Pen Kills Texas Man

The threats posed by e-cigarettes (also referred to as a vape pens) to the well-being of consumers, have been well publicized in recent years. The recent death of a young man in Texas related to vaping has focused additional attention to the potential dangers of the practice. On January 27, 24-year-old William Brown lost his…

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The Safety Institute Publishes Its Annual Vehicle Safety Watch

The Safety Institute’s Vehicle Safety Watch List Analytics and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Enforcement Monitoring Program alerts the public to potential vehicle safety issues on a quarterly basis. In memory of Brooke Melton, who was killed in a 2010 accident resulting from a sudden ignition failure in her 2005 Chevy cobalt, Ken and…

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Car Crashes and Truck Accidents in Arizona

A lot of times, folks ask us if there’s a difference between getting into a car accident with another passenger vehicle, like a car or SUV, and with a commercial vehicle, like a big-rig. There are a lot of differences between these two types of accidents. In the following videos, partner Randy Hinsch will discuss…

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Fire Hazard Continues for Polaris Recreational Off-Road Vehicles

Polaris Industries, manufacturer of recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs), agreed to pay a $27.25 million penalty because it failed to notify federal officials about the fire hazards its vehicles pose to riders. Federal regulators have linked one death and more than 180 fires to the dangerous off-road vehicles according to a story in the Tucson Sentinel.…

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What Is Negligent Security?

 Businesses have an obligation to provide reasonable protection for their customers and people who come on to their property. That not only means trying to not have water on the floor where people are going to slip, but sometimes it means protecting people from the criminal actions of others. The more dangerous an area…

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Lubrisine Eye Drops Recalled for Undeclared Colloidal Silver

Results RNA LLC, manufacturer of Lubrisine Eye Drops, has issued a voluntary recall of its product after a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) inspection found that manufacturers were “using practices that do not support its sterility and contained undeclared colloidal silver,” per a recent press release put out by Results RNA. According to the release,…

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What Damages Can I Claim in a Personal Injury Case?

 The damages recoverable in a personal injury case depend, of course, most importantly on what damages did you actually suffer. But it includes medical expenses, it can include wage loss, and those can both be past and future because, many times, an injury is one that’s going to require a lifetime of medical care,…

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Richard S. Plattner Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Richard Plattner, a founding partner of Plattner Verderame, P.C., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for his extraordinary work on behalf of clients throughout Arizona. He has been presented with the organization’s Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. We invite you to read the Professional Narrative, and to join us in offering Richard a…

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How to Proceed if You Suspect Your Child Is Being Sexually Abused

The Arizona Department of Child Safety states that “sexual abuse occurs when sex acts are performed with children. Using children in pornography, prostitution or other types of sexual activity is also sexual abuse.” Sexual assault also includes rape or attempted rape, penetration of the child’s body, forcing sexual acts such as oral sex, indecent exposure,…

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