Baby Walkers: Not Worth the Safety Risk
Posted in In the news, Product Liability on January 18, 2021
Did you know that the sale of baby walkers is banned in Canada? If the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) gets its way, the same will be true in the United States. Why would the AAP want to ban something as seemingly run-of-the-mill as a baby walker? The answer is simple—baby walkers are dangerous. Baby...
What to do if you’re hurt by a dangerous product
Posted in Accident & Injury on August 27, 2018
By William J. Price A machine at work. A curling iron at home. A defective seat belt in your car. Each of these items - and many others you use on a daily basis - has the potential to hurt you or your loved ones. If you’ve been seriously injured by a dangerous product,...
Hoverboard Injury Attorneys
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 4, 2016
One of the hottest 2015 holiday gifts, “hoverboards” may look fun, but they also pose serious risks—and not just from falling. Also known as a smart board or balance board, these electric skateboards can catch fire or explode, prompting online retailers to pull some brands of self-balancing scooters. [caption id="attachment_4254" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo: U.S....
You Are What You Eat
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 28, 2014
FDA proposes new guidelines for nutrition labels Making healthy choices at the grocery store may soon get a bit easier. The FDA announced that it will focus on updating nutrition labels this year. The details have not been made public yet, but nutrition experts are hopeful that the new labels will be more straightforward....
Mass Torts and Class Action Suits
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on January 22, 2014
Most of the things we purchase are safe. Unfortunately, however, sometimes a defective product, drug, or medical device causes consumers to suffer an injury. In the U.S., when many people are harmed by the same defendant (or group of defendants), depending on the circumstances, individual lawsuits may be grouped together. Learn the Lingo ...
Judge Fines Pradaxa Drugmaker $1M over Missing Files
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on December 12, 2013
German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has been fined $931,000 in federal court for withholding or failing to preserve documents sought by plaintiffs in hundreds of Pradaxa lawsuits. According to court documents, Boehringer failed to preserve or produce files belonging to a high-level scientist, sales representatives, consultants and others. The drugmaker also failed to provide...
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 3, 2013
This holiday season, we all need to be aware of the toys we buy and make sure they are safe for children. Be sure to read labels and only buy age-appropriate toys. Remember that siblings share toys, and a gift intended for an older child with small parts could pose a safety hazard in...
Your Halloween contact lenses may be scarier than you think
Posted in Health & Wellness on October 25, 2013
(Updated 10/15/2015) – Those eerie contact lenses you saw online might seem like the perfect addition to your Halloween costume, but decorative contact lenses may limit your vision and can cause permanent damage to your eyes. Also known as cosmetic or theatrical lenses, decorative contact lenses are used to change the look of your...
Toyota Recall Due to Spiders?
Posted in Accident & Injury on October 21, 2013
Toyota is recalling over 800,000 vehicles worldwide because of electrical issues that may cause problems with airbag deployment. In a press release, Toyota announced a recall of the 2012 and 2013 model years of the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza due to a problem with the air conditioning condenser unit housing....
Medical Apps – Who’s Responsible?
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on September 26, 2013
FDA looking at mobile medical applications From programming your DVR to dealing with a car accident, these days there seems to be an “app” for everything. Now, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, when a mobile device runs certain medical applications, it will be subject to FDA oversight. The FDA has...