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Police Pull Ford Explorer SUV’s Off the Road on Carbon Monoxide Fears

By Jul 17, 2017 Posted in Video Articles

You and your family may be traveling down the road, with your windows rolled up, and your air-conditioning system on. With a combustion engine and exhaust system within just a few inches away from the interior of a vehicle cabin, are you just assuming that the air quality is safe for you and your family to breathe? If there is nothing to smell, how would you know? If the exposure lasts for extended periods of time, could you be slowly being poisoned in your own car? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. The byproducts of the combustion engine include toxic chemicals and carbon monoxide, or (CO). CO is an odorless, tasteless and poisonous gas that can cause CO poisoning resulting in serious injury, brain damage or even death. Recently, police departments around the country have been alleging that their Ford Police Interceptors, a modified version of the Ford Explorer, are leaking exhaust fumes and CO into the vehicle cabins, causing their officers to suffer CO poisoning that may result in serious injury to their officers and dangerous crashes involving other motorists. Many of these police departments have voluntarily pulled their vehicles from the road for safety concerns. Federal authorities, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, are investigating many complaints concerning exhaust fumes in the Ford SUVs, including both the Interceptor and the Ford Explorer. CO poisoning is caused when a person inhales combustible fumes, including those produced by gasoline and diesel combustion engines. When a person breathes in […]

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Ralph M. Guito III, Tampa Wrongful & Accidental Death Attorney

By May 18, 2017 Posted in Video Articles

Ralph M. Guito III,, “Ralph the Lawyer” is a senior partner with the law firm of McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito, P.A., with offices is Tampa and Sarasota. A fourth generation Tampa native, Ralph graduated from Jesuit High School in 1979. Son of Tampa trial lawyer, Ralph M. Guito, Jr., he was exposed to the legal profession at an early age. As a young boy, he was privileged to watch his father champion the rights of others in the courtrooms of the 1960’s and 70’s, always knowing that he would someday become an attorney himself. Ralph earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida, and his law degree at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, his father’s alma mater, where he graduated with honors, cum laude.

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Personal Injury Claims are Not All the Same

By Mar 8, 2017 Posted in Video Articles

Over the next 28 years, Ralph the Lawyer has combined his background in engineering with the law to personally recover over $70,000,000 in judgments and settlements for those damaged through the fault of others. He accepts all types of accident cases, including serious injury & death, car accidents, motorcycle crashes, semi-tractor trailer crashes, dangerous machinery, defective medical devices & implants and dangerous drugs. All case evaluations are free of charge, and all cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. If Ralph doesn’t win your case, you pay no fees or costs.

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Defective Medical Devices – What Are Your Rights?

By Mar 8, 2017 Posted in Video Articles

Ralph the Lawyer is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of those who received a Metal-on-Metal (MoM) Hips and had to either have it removed, or are having side effects such as pain, popping, grinding or other difficulties. Metal-on-metal hip systems have been marketed by many manufacturers as a better alternative to older ceramic and plastic artificial hips. Unfortunately, on many of these hips, the metal components start grinding together, shaving off dangerous metal debris into patient’s bodies. The side effects of this hip failure include: Pain & Swelling in the hip Fatigue Walking difficulty Lack of flexibility Popping, grinding sensation or squeaking of the hip implant Biomet® Metal-on-Metal Hips

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