Product Liability

Jan 14, 2020

Vaping Illness or the Flu? Knowing the Difference Can Save Your Life

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A growing number of people are suddenly experiencing symptoms of vaping illness. These symptoms are similar to the symptoms that people experience when they have the flu. If an individual regularly uses a vape and suddenly experiences such symptoms, he or she may assume that they are coming down with the flu when they are really suffering from a potentially life-threatening vaping illness. What are the symptoms of a vaping illness? Vaping can lead to e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). Vitamin E acetate has been linked to the outbreak of EVALI across the [...]

Nov 12, 2019

Vaping Illnesses and Deaths Are Increasing: Are the Devices Themselves to Blame?

By |November 12th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

Vaping used to be marketed as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. Not anymore. Doctors are now working hard to find out why so many vaping illnesses and deaths are occurring. Originally, researchers focused on “tainted vape oil containing cannabis or nicotine extracts,” according to USA TODAY. A recent report has suggested that vitamin E acetate could be the link to the illnesses. Other research, however, is looking to see if the devices themselves may be to blame. Dr. Tony Casolara, who formerly worked as a clinical chief of the National Institute of Health’s pulmonary medicine [...]

Oct 29, 2019

Could Your Doctor Have Given You Dangerous Breast Implants?

By |October 29th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

You assumed you would be getting an FDA approved medical device when you went in for your breast implant surgery consultation. You researched doctors, found one you were comfortable with, chose the implants you wanted, and booked the surgery. The doctor is legitimate, so why would you have to worry about whether your implants would be? Not all implants, however, are safe, and yours may not be FDA approved at all. An Idaho plastic surgeon is about to learn from his error in judgment as he awaits sentencing for inserting breast implants imported from China into [...]

Oct 15, 2019

What You Should Know About Vaping and Volatile Organic Compounds

By |October 15th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

Have you ever had someone spray too much Lysol around you and your eyes sting, or you feel like the air is heavier to breathe? Maybe your co-worker’s perfume is giving you a headache again. Have you ever wondered why it bothers you? It may not be allergy-related, as some people believe. Unless you have had a specific reason to research VOCs, such as exposure in the workplace, you have likely never heard of this acronym, but it’s becoming more important by the day. It stands for Volatile Organic Compounds – AKA, dangerous chemicals. Several of [...]

Sep 5, 2019

Why Batteries in E-Cigarettes Can Explode

By |September 5th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

E- cigarettes (or e-cigs) and vape pens are relatively new products on the market designed to replaced traditional cigarettes which have surely borne the brunt of negative publicity and proven health dangers over the years. These devices are essentially vaporizers operated with a battery. “Vaping” is the term used to describe the use of an e-cigarette or vape pen. This product vaporizes a liquid which is not tobacco but contains nicotine. Some versions on the market are non-nicotine. Other than the dangerous health consequences of consuming the nicotine in these products, another issue has arisen with [...]

Aug 22, 2019

Why Accountability Matters When It Comes to Opioids and Medications

By |August 22nd, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

The big drug makers such as Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, are often assigned blame for propagating the nation’s opioid crisis. However, internal documents gathered from a number of pharmaceutical and retail companies indicate that generic drug manufacturers also played a great part in advancing the epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) kept records that a staggering 78 billion hydrocodone and oxycodone pills – most of them generic brands – were delivered to pharmacies across the nation between 2006 and 2012. The yearly distribution of these drugs increased by more than 50% during this period [...]

Aug 8, 2019

E-Cigarettes Aren’t Safe. We Want Your Kids to Know.

By |August 8th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

There are a lot of misconceptions about e-cigarettes, and a lot of undisclosed (and undiscussed) dangers. While the majority of the stories we read deal with their tendency to explode – a serious and dangerous problem, we admit – we want to discuss the dangers they pose even when they’re in working order, especially to children and young vapers. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has outlined the dangers for kids here, so today, we’re going to look at some of the highlights. We encourage you to review the CDC’s information with your children [...]

Jul 24, 2019

Filing a Product Liability Claim for Defective Car Parts

By |July 24th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

Car and truck manufacturers, as well as those that manufacture vehicle components and accessories, are legally obligated to adhere to all federal and state safety standards. Unfortunately, in some cases vehicle manufacturers only discover – or report – problems with defective parts after an injury or death. Many times, a report like this will lead to a voluntary vehicle recall. Sometimes, though, the manufacturers or retailers will issue a recall before anyone gets hurt, as a way of getting out ahead of the problem. They issue these recall notices directly to consumers and to their retailers, [...]

Jun 11, 2019

Fires Hazard Issues from Appliances in the Home

By |June 11th, 2019|Product Liability|0 Comments

Most people don’t spend time thinking about their appliances. Until something goes wrong and an injury occurs, we mostly just go about our day, using the tools that make life easier. Because most of these objects require electricity or gas, the risk for a fire is greater than it is with other types of products. Defective appliances are particularly susceptible to posing these fire dangers. When a household appliance is defective and causes a burn injury, or sparks a fire that leads to toxic exposure or an explosion, the injury victim can seek recovery of damages [...]

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