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Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    More Maya

    More Maya
    The other day ESPN’s Sportscenter ran a teaser entitled “Less of Maya Moore.”  WNBA player Maya Moore had what was for her a less than stellar night, but her teammates on the Minnesota Lynx picked up the slack and they…
  • Jul 29

    Lack of Specificity OK in Kentucky

    Lack of Specificity OK in Kentucky
                When a decision says the Court finds much of the reasoning in Bausch, Stengel, and Hughes particularly persuasive, you don’t have to be the Amazing Kreskin to guess that…
  • Jul 28

    Privacy of Medical Information: Still No Harm, Still No Foul

    Privacy of Medical Information: Still No Harm, Still No Foul
    We expanded our practice into data privacy and security out of practical necessity.  Expectations surrounding privacy of personal information are evolving, and the laws that regulate data privacy change every day, generally to expand…
Rank this Week: 130

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably…

Abnormal Use: An Unreasonably Dangerous Products Liability Blog

Covers federal and state products liability litigation. By Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.

http://abnormaluse.com/
Rank this Week: 180

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
Rank this Week: 181

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Jul 24

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning Outbreak Hit

    Cyclospora Food Poisoning Outbreak Hit
    The FDA, CDC and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora food poisoning (cyclosporiasis) that has sickened 125 people in 13 states. Health officials are still trying to determine the source (or sources) of these…
  • Jul 21

    E. coli Lawsuit vs. Minnesota Applebee

    E. coli Lawsuit vs. Minnesota Applebee
    Apple Minnesota LLC has been sued in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota in connection with an outbreak of E. coli O111 that has sickened 15 people in the state and garnered the attention of the national Centers for Disease…
  • Jul 17

    Q&A: Minnesota Applebees E. coli Lawsuit

    Q&A: Minnesota Applebees E. coli Lawsuit
    Minnesota E. coli lawyers at PritzkerOlsen bring lawsuits on behalf of victims, including those sickened in the current  Applebee's E. coli O111 outbreak confirmed by the Minnesota Department of Health. Contact staff attorneys…
Rank this Week: 247

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jul 28

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit

    Lawsuit Against Agent for Inadequate Insurance Limit
     The case of Barrick v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. and Jones, No. M2013-01773-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2014) first begins in 2008, when the Barrick family was sued after their minor son accidentally killed a motorcyclist in…
  • Jul 25

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage

    Truck Driver Left Vehicle and Loses Protection Under UM Coverage
     An over-the-road truck driver parked his truck on the shoulder of a road, got out, walked across a five-lane highway to a convenience store, purchased a soft drink and chewing tobacco, walked back across the highway towards his truck,…
  • Jul 23

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision

    Tennessee Insurance Coverage Decision
     In Cleveland Custom Stone v. Acuity Mutual Insurance Company, No. E2013-02132-COA-R3-CV (June 10, 2014), the Tennessee Court of Appeals considered a myriad of issues in a case concerning an insurance company’s failure to pay…
Rank this Week: 273

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 299

Product Liability Law Blog

Product Liability Law Blog

Covers defective product topics such as auto recalls, automotive product liability, defective seatbelt and restraint systems, electrical product defects, and toxic tort/environmental cases. By The Gilbert Law Group

http://productliabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 301

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 4

    European Experience

    European Experience
    If you look at a major European city with a plane, it is easy to see: about 60% of its territory is covered by roofs. Wise Europeans have long been multiplied expensive land in the city on the ability of modern building technology. And they…
  • May 27

    Strategical Planning

    Strategical Planning
    To think to act. Differently of the normative planning, that deals with recommendations, the Strategical Planning Situacional, if materialize in the action, what it implies you are its desemho, execution has controlled and revision according…
  • May 20

    Having Two Businesse

    Having Two Businesse
    In these times that run down widespread consumption, have two businesses in one constitutes a bet more than sensible, recommended. And in fact, the last fair of the sector, the newly held Expofranquicia of Madrid, has highlighted the interest…
Rank this Week: 336

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Mar 1

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi

    Androgel lawyers file low testosterone lawsuit in Illinoi
    Low Testosterone Lawyers have filed the following Androgel lawsuit in Illinois: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISEASTERN DIVISION______________________________Richard C. Kelly, Sr., : COMPLAINT AND DEMAND: FOR…
  • Feb 28

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live

    Risperdal & Gynecomastia - Tricking Teenage Boys Into Transgendered Live
    The past decade has seen a rise in lawsuits surrounding gender and sex identity issues. For example, in 2012, the news followed Jenna Talackova, a transgendered beauty queen, as she battled Donald Trump to gain eligibility to compete in the…
  • Jun 12

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing

    Surgical Removals of Mirena IUD Increasing
    A number of lawsuits have arisen due to the complications caused by the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs).  It has been shown that with the increase in popularity of IUDs, there has been a notable rise of cases where…
Rank this Week: 635

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 735

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Jun 26

    Are You Sure Your Company Is "At Home" In All 50 States?

    Are You Sure Your Company Is "At Home" In All 50 States?
    As Jim Beck (of the Drug and Device Law Blog) and Michelle Cheng explain in a recent Washington Legal Foundation Legal Backgrounder, "The Other Shoe Drops on General Jurisdiction: Making the Most of Supreme Court’s Bauman & Goodyear…
  • Jun 23

    Was It Worth the Wait? - FDA Releases Two Social Media Guidance Documents for Drug/Device Industry

    Was It Worth the Wait? - FDA Releases Two Social Media Guidance Documents for Drug/Device Industry
    Earlier this week, the FDA issued two draft guidances on social media, and in this client alert, attorneys Colleen Davies, Celeste Letourneau, Kevin Madagan, and Jennifer Pike have analyzed them both in detail. The first guidance pertains to…
  • Jun 4

    Law360 Article - U.S. and French Sunshine Laws Present Compliance Challenges for Manufacturer

    Law360 Article - U.S. and French Sunshine Laws Present Compliance Challenges for Manufacturer
    In “From Sea to Shining Sea: French and US Sunshine Laws,” (Law360 subscription required), Reed Smith attorneys Elizabeth Carder-Thompson and Daniel Kadar discuss recent legislation from both sides of the Atlantic designed to…
Rank this Week: 806

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Jul 22

    THV Therapies Approved for Patients at High Risk for Aortic Valve Disease

    THV Therapies Approved for Patients at High Risk for Aortic Valve Disease
    More than 5 million Americans suffer from heart-valve disease. An estimated 1.5 million have aortic valve stenosis. Many patients with the dire diagnosis are fighting for their lives because of limited treatment options. Until now, the sole…
  • Jul 18

    Swimming Safer This Summer in Palm Beach County

    Swimming Safer This Summer in Palm Beach County
    Government Agencies, City Officials Offer Information, Outreach on Water Risks Summer is heating up, and children are cooling down, poolside. Because of all the splish-splashing going on, it is a good time for parents to remember the risks…
  • Jul 18

    FDA Proposes Guidelines for Posting Medical-Product Information Online

    FDA Proposes Guidelines for Posting Medical-Product Information Online
    A lot can be misconstrued in the silent world of the Internet. While online technology has changed the communications paradigm, it also has resulted in bad information, embarrassing typos, factual errors and malfeasance. Fake Web sites,…
Rank this Week: 866

Mass Tort Defense

Mass Tort Defense

Covers legal issues relating to defense of mass tort cases and large scale product liability claims. By Sean P. Wajert of Dechert, LLP.

http://www.masstortdefense.com/
  • Jul 14

    Who's Who Legal Recognizes SHB

    Who's Who Legal Recognizes SHB
    Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Shook, Hardy & Bacon its 2014 Product Liability Defense Law Firm of the Year. The publication notes that "Shook Hardy & Bacon has a first-class…
  • Jul 11

    Component Parts Supplier Case to Watch

    Component Parts Supplier Case to Watch
    The California Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower appeals court's ruling on the application of the component parts doctrine in a metal worker's suit claiming lung  injury. See Ramos, et al. v. Brenntag Specialties Inc., et…
  • Jul 9

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Juice Case

    Motion to Dismiss Granted in Juice Case
    A California federal court has rejected a proposed class action complaint arising from alleged misleading labeling and advertising of vegetable juice products as "raw" and "organic." See Alamilla, et al. v. The Hain Celestial Group Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 879

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Mass Torts: State of the Art

Covers the science, politics and economics of mass torts. By Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

http://www.masstortsstateoftheart.com
  • May 14

    A Plaintiff Win and a Very Good Daubert Opinion from the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeal

    A Plaintiff Win and a Very Good Daubert Opinion from the U.S. Ninth Court of Appeal
    ... we have a universally recognized Supreme Court, to which all disputes are taken eventually, and from whose verdict there is no appeal. I refer, of course, to direct experimental observation of the facts.  E. T. Jaynes,…
  • Apr 21

    Three Straw Men on a Witch Hunt

    Three Straw Men on a Witch Hunt
    He who is accused of sorcery should never be acquitted, unless the malice of the prosecutor be clearer than the sun; for it is so difficult to bring full proof of this secret crime, that out of a million witches not one would be convicted if…
  • Apr 3

    Discretization

    Discretization
    Some months ago we decided to put Discretizations on hiatus while we tried to figure out what to do about the tsunami of scientific papers washing up on PubMed (which was already piled deep in the flotsam and jetsam of publish or perish) now…
Rank this Week: 901

Food Liability Law Blog

Food Liability Law Blog

Covers emerging legal threats to the food industry. By Kenneth Odza of Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.foodliabilitylaw.com/
  • Jul 22

    Supreme Court Creates New Food Labeling Battleground, plus GMO Labeling Primer

    Supreme Court Creates New Food Labeling Battleground, plus GMO Labeling Primer
    My colleague Anne Glazer recently co-authored an article with Connie Kirby of Northwest Food Processors Association titled “Summary of Regulatory Intersection between the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration…
  • Jul 15

    FDA Issues Gluten Free Labeling Compliance Guide

    FDA Issues Gluten Free Labeling Compliance Guide
    Nearly a year ago on August 5, 2013, we reported on the blog that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had published a final rule establishing a regulatory definition of the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use in the labeling…
  • Jul 14

    "Tanning Salons" Versus "Edible Art": What is Artisan Bread?

    "Tanning Salons" Versus "Edible Art": What is Artisan Bread?
    This is a follow-up on the entry on VPN Pizza.  It results from this interview by a blogger with Eli Colvin, head baker of the MODEL Bakery in California, and Don Sadowsky, whom the interviewer identifies as a "bread pal."  Don…
Rank this Week: 971

Drug Injury Watch

Drug Injury Watch

Site provides developing information about prescription drug side effects as well as up-to-date news from the legal, medical, FDA, and pharmaceutical sectors. From attorney Thomas J. Lamb.

http://www.drug-injury.com/druginjurycom/
Rank this Week: 961

Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tracks important appellate opinions concerning Tennessee's civil justice system including opinions affecting personal injury, insurance law, business torts and comsumer protection. By the Adams Law Firm.

http://tennesseepersonalinjurylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING
    On November 30, 2010, Plaintiff Cynthia Christian was an invited guest for a function at Ms. Lassie's Lodge in Campbell County, Tennessee.  The Lodge was regularly rented for parties and other functions via the nearby Hampton Inn.…
  • Mar 19

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt
    In one of the biggest personal injury settlements in Pennsylvania history, a family that suffered death and injuries after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer has received a $26.1 million settlement.In 2010, the three Plaintiffs were…
  • Mar 15

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal safety standard that will improve the safety of all carriages and strollers sold after September 10, 2015.The new standard was developed due to the CPSC’s review…
Rank this Week: 1074

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation…

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers' compensation and product liability news. By Michael J. O'Connor & Associates, LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. — as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 5

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store

    Radio Shack to Close over 1,000 Store
    In a sad reminder that the economy is still struggling and that online retailers are stiff competition, Radio Shack announced this week that it will be closing nearly 20% of its locations across the U.S. -- as many as 1,100 stores. An…
  • Mar 4

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville

    Two Miners Rescued after Roof Collapse in Minersville
    On Monday morning, a roof collapsed at a mine just outside of Minersville, trapping 2 miners who were later rescued. According to an article on WNEP.com, the collapse took place at the D and F Mine when part of a roof fell on the miners. The…
Rank this Week: 1043

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoismedicalmalpracticelawyers-blog.com/
  • Jul 21

    The Problem with Children's Emergency Care

    The Problem with Children's Emergency Care
    American parents expect the treatment their children receive - whether it's at school, day care or at the hospital - to be the best, most compassionate care. Unfortunately, the majority of doctors working in emergency care units have had only…
  • Jul 2

    Florida Wrongful Death Compensation Caps Reversed

    Florida Wrongful Death Compensation Caps Reversed
    Florida's Supreme Court recently struck down the state law limiting the amount victims of medical malpractice can collect for non-economic damages in cases of wrongful death. The original case was filed by the family of an Air Force pilot who…
  • May 15

    Trouble at VA Hospitals Nationwide

    Trouble at VA Hospitals Nationwide
    Federal authorities are conducting a nationwide review of all VA facilities, though the Hines VA Hospital in Chicago is being singled-out after a whistleblower exposed fraudulent activity resulting in harm to patients. Medical malpractice…
Rank this Week: 1255

News Blog

News Blog

Covers auto accidents, drug litigation, and medical malpractice. By Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC.

http://www.cssfirm.com/news-blog/
  • Jul 29

    GM Concedes 13 Fatalities Related to Faulty Ignitions; Number Likely Much Higher

    GM Concedes 13 Fatalities Related to Faulty Ignitions; Number Likely Much Higher
    GM has stated that the company is aware of 13 fatalities tied to the faulty ignition switches […]The post GM Concedes 13 Fatalities Related to Faulty Ignitions; Number Likely Much Higher appeared first on .
  • Jul 25

    What Went Wrong With GM’s Ignition Switch?

    What Went Wrong With GM’s Ignition Switch?
    According to a CBS News report, General Motors’ ignition switch defect arose from an effort to change […]The post What Went Wrong With GM’s Ignition Switch? appeared first on .
  • Jul 13

    Update: Xarelto Exceeds Pradaxa in Reported Adverse Event

    Update: Xarelto Exceeds Pradaxa in Reported Adverse Event
    According to a July 9, 2014 report in the Digital Journal, the anticoagulant drug Xarelto has now […]The post Update: Xarelto Exceeds Pradaxa in Reported Adverse Events appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1395

Drug Recall Lawyer Blog

Drug Recall Lawyer Blog

Covers drug recall litigation news and updates. By Miller & Zois.

http://www.drugrecalllawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 18

    Prescription Testosterone Concern

    Prescription Testosterone Concern
    Testosterone supplements have found themselves in the news quite a bit lately.  Unfortunately, for manufacturers, this is not good news. Because these lawsuit are on the fast track to being a very big deal. There is a lot of research…
  • Dec 11

    $100,000 da Vinci Robot Verdict | What Went Wrong?

    $100,000 da Vinci Robot Verdict | What Went Wrong?
    The da Vinci lawsuits involve both medical malpractice and product liability claims.  Some of these are wrongful death cases, some of these claims are very minor, and there are a lot of cases in between. The Insurance Journal reports on…
  • Sep 23

    August 2013 Medication Safety Labeling Change

    August 2013 Medication Safety Labeling Change
    August brought changes to thirty-four (34) medical product labels, with changes to the prescribing information to include any of the following areas: boxed warnings, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse reactions, patient…
Rank this Week: 1346

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Baby Monitors Recalled For Potential Strangulation Hazard

    Baby Monitors Recalled For Potential Strangulation Hazard
    About 25,000 baby monitors sold at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores and online are being recalled because of a potential strangulation hazard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tommee…
  • Jul 25

    Major Retailers Recall Fruits for Listeria Poisoning

    Major Retailers Recall Fruits for Listeria Poisoning
    Wawona Packing Co. is issuing a voluntary recall of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California facilities between June 1 and July 12. According to a CNN news report, major retailers such as Costco, Trader…
  • Jul 17

    Documents Show GM Was Silent On Fatal Car Accident

    Documents Show GM Was Silent On Fatal Car Accident
    A new report published by The New York Times casts doubts on how forthright General Motors was with federal regulators over a defective ignition switch that the automaker has linked to 13 deaths over the last 10 years. The article gives the…
Rank this Week: 1661

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women

    Unnecessary C-Sections Plague American Women
    One in three American mothers deliver their first child through Cesarean section and 90% of those women who then have a second child will deliver through C-section again. It has not always been this way: in the 1970s, only 5% of all births…
  • Jul 23

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident

    Six Flags Sued After Roller Coaster Accident
    The Six Flags Magic Mountain in Southern California is being sued by two injured visitors after the Ninja roller coaster they were on struck a tree. The ride partially derailed, leaving everyone on the ride stranded until they could evacuate.…
  • Jul 14

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion

    Lead Paint Companies Ordered to Pay Over $1 Billion
    Sherwin-Williams, one of the largest and most-recognized paint companies, was recently ordered to pay $1.15 billion to fund a program aimed at addressing the health risks of lead paint exposure in California homes. Sherwin, along with two…
Rank this Week: 1721

Product Liability Attorneys Blog

Product Liability Attorneys Blog

Covers defective prescription drugs, medical tests and medical devices. Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.productliabilityattorneysblog.com/
  • May 19

    8th Circuit Upholds Summary Judgment for Pain Pump Injury Defendant

    8th Circuit Upholds Summary Judgment for Pain Pump Injury Defendant
    The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a summary judgment in favor of Stryker Corp. in relation to a lawsuit filed because of damage caused to a patient's shoulder following the implant of a post-surgery pain pump. The device was…
  • May 12

    Product Liability Watch: Appliance Fires an Ongoing Problem

    Product Liability Watch: Appliance Fires an Ongoing Problem
    Microwave ovens are in almost every home, and even in a lot of workplaces. Food preparation has been made a lot easier with the use of these devices. The problem is, it also appears they are a serious fire hazard. Last year, Consumer…
  • Apr 22

    Defective Lawnmowers Can Cause Serious Injurie

    Defective Lawnmowers Can Cause Serious Injurie
    Spring is in full swing, which means many homeowners will be working to maintain their lawn and landscaping. With all the various tools available for this purpose, there is a potential for injury, particularly if the tools prove defective.…
Rank this Week: 1709

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer…

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and product liability By Hall and Sethi PLC.

http://www.virginiapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 4

    Partner Gobind Sethi featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Wins Punitive Damages Appeal

    Partner Gobind Sethi featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly - Wins Punitive Damages Appeal
    Hall & Sethi's recent victory on an appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia was front page news in a March issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. On January 9, 2013, a jury awarded $100,000.00 each in punitive damages to two individuals who…
  • Dec 17

    Robert T. Hall featured in Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year

    Robert T. Hall featured in Best Lawyers 2014 Lawyers of the Year
    After 30 years of distinction as a Best Lawyer, Mr. Hall is featured in their most recent edition's Q&A section, where he answers questions about the fields of personal injury and felony defense work. When asked about the rewarding…
  • Jul 9

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....

    Sometimes Accidents are Just That....
    I recently came across this article on CNN about Tripp Halstead - a two year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tree branch fell on his head and crushed his skull while he was at daycare. As I read the article, it became…
Rank this Week: 1682

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case

    Admissibility of Design Changes in Product Liability Case
    Most people have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But, is the opposite true? If something was fixed, does that suggest it was broken in the first place. In many cases, evidence that a…
  • Jul 22

    Effectively Connecting With A Jury In A Subrogation Trial

    Effectively Connecting With A Jury In A Subrogation Trial
    Consider this hypothetical: It is 2 a.m. on a Monday morning. John and Jill Smith are fast asleep in the master bedroom while their kids are asleep down the hall. John awakes to the noisy smoke detector and the smell of smoke coming from…
  • Jul 8

    Principal Architect Liability

    Principal Architect Liability
     The California Supreme Court, in Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (2014) DJDAR 8787, recently held that an architect which serves as principal architect on a project owes a duty of care to…
Rank this Week: 2090

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Study Supports FDA Warning About Power Morcellator

    Study Supports FDA Warning About Power Morcellator
    The power morcellator, a surgical device used to mince large masses of tissue inside the body so the material can be extracted through small incisions, has been the center of debate since the Food and Drug Administration discouraged its use…
  • Jul 28

    Largest Mesh Award $11.1 Million Survives J&J Court Challenge

    Largest Mesh Award $11.1 Million Survives J&J Court Challenge
    It was a year ago February that Linda and Jeff Gross of Watertown, South Dakota were awarded $11.1 million following their four-week defective pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. This week the verdict was…
  • Jul 24

    Is Off-Label Drug Promotion Protected Free Speech?

    Is Off-Label Drug Promotion Protected Free Speech?
    It is a very common practice. Drug sales reps visit a client, usually a hospital, a clinic or a doctor, with the sole purpose of selling a drug or medical device. That is the primary way a doctor learns about …
Rank this Week: 2236

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Covers product defects and recalls. By Springer & Lyle, LLP.

http://springer-lyle.com/newsCMS/
  • Jul 14

    Casualties of the “Texas Miracle” Economy – the Dead and Injured

    Casualties of the “Texas Miracle” Economy – the Dead and Injured
    The workers who continue to build the “Texas Miracle” economy that Texas statesmen claim responsibility for suffer the consequences of stripped-down recovery plans and limited legal rights. The fallen and/or their families face a…
  • Jun 26

    Hospital Safety in DFW – How does your hospital rank?

    Hospital Safety in DFW – How does your hospital rank?
    Dallas Regional Medical Center of Mesquite ranks best while Fort Worth’s John Peter Smith ranks last according to the Dallas Morning News. Dallas Regional is best in the metroplex and second best in the state regarding preventable…
  • Jun 26

    Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall

    Physicians Observations Preceed Generic Drug Recall
    Cleveland Clinic’s cardiologist, Dr. Harry Lever, noticed repeat occurrences patients reporting chest pain when switched off of brand name Toprol and onto generic equivalents of this beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure. Once…
Rank this Week: 1928

The New York Medical Malpractice…

The New York Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Provides an overview of New York medical malpractice and products liability involving medical devices. By Andrew J. Barovick.

http://www.thenewyorkmedicalmalpracticelawblog.com
  • Jun 13

    Medical Malpractice: The Clock is Ticking

    Medical Malpractice: The Clock is Ticking
    It sounds unfair, and arguably, it is. But, there are strict time limits on when you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit, and unless you are a lawyer who specializes in the area, or you are someone who is unfortunate enough to have already…
  • May 4

    What New York’s Business Community Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Scaffold Law

    What New York’s Business Community Doesn’t Want You To Know About The Scaffold Law
    New York’s Scaffold Law, Labor Law Section 240 and its related statutes, is a hot-button issue again, pitting those needing compensation for often life-changing injuries against the so-called tort reformers, who believe the laws are too…
  • Apr 3

    Improve Work/Life Balance With Volunteering

    Improve Work/Life Balance With Volunteering
    Volunteering can have positive effects on your personal life, as well as your work life. Once a week, I participate in an ongoing volunteer project as an after-school reading buddy. Created by JCY Westchester Community Partners, a charitable…
Rank this Week: 1881

Randy Barnhart - Trial Lawyer

Randy Barnhart - Trial Lawyer

Covers defective autos, vans, trucks and tires, and insurance bad faith.

http://www.rbarnhartblog.com/blog/
  • May 16

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TIRE OWNERS…

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL TIRE OWNERS - that means YOU! http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/recall-roulette-americans-driving-bad-dangerous-tires-23724253#.U3Ye3QlgfWQ.email
  • Dec 4

    10th Circuit Fee Increase (forget about a fee decrease)

    10th Circuit Fee Increase (forget about a fee decrease)
    From the 10th Circuit: Effective December 1, 2013 the docketing fee for filing an appeal or original proceeding will increase to $500 from $450. With the additional $5 filing fee, (see 28 U.S.C. § 1917), the total amount payable to the…
  • Nov 27

    Give thanks (2013)

    Give thanks (2013)
Rank this Week: 2131

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Toxic Tort Litigation Blog

Covers toxic tort litigation topics, including product liability, environmental litigation, contamination, pollution, toxicity, toxicology, diminution of property value, Value Assurance Plans, and medical monitoring. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.toxictortlitigationblog.com/
  • May 11

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation

    Does CERCLA's "Act Of God" Defense Apply In Climate Change Litigation
    In a decision issued on May 2, 2014, the Second Circuit held, in Cedar & Washington Assocs. LLC v. Port Auth. of N.Y. & N.J, 2074 BL 123476,2d Cir., No. 10- 4197, that the "act of war" affirmative defense relieved World Trade Center…
  • Apr 18

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

    Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
    When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of…
  • Apr 14

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated

    The New York City Asbestos Litigation Just Became More Complicated
    Pursuant to the Decision and Order of the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, dated April 8, 2014, asbestos plaintiffs for the first time since 1996 may seek permission from the New York City trial judges to charge the jury on the issue of punitive…
Rank this Week: 1946

Drug Injury Lawyer Blog

Drug Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers adverse drug updates, preemption, and drug product liability litigation. By Pogust Braslow & Millrood.

http://www.druginjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Recent Studies Link Popular GLP-1 Drugs to Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer

    Recent Studies Link Popular GLP-1 Drugs to Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
    Diabetes drugs taken by millions of Americans may be linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer (a disease with one of the lowest cancer survival rates). More than 12 million prescriptions were filled, in the United…
  • Jul 26

    Nizoral oral tablets linked to potentially fatal liver injury and adrenal gland problem

    Nizoral oral tablets linked to potentially fatal liver injury and adrenal gland problem
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stern warning to patients who take Janssen Pharmaceutical’s Nizoral (generic name ketoconazole) oral tablets. In fact, the FDA issued a safety release advisiong that Nizoral should…
  • Jul 18

    FDA recalls Medtronics Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pumps Over Insulin Concern

    FDA recalls Medtronics Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pumps Over Insulin Concern
    In early June, Medtronic issued an urgent notification to patients and medical professionals concerning a “potential for over or under delivery of insulin if insulin or other fluids contact inside of Medtronic Paradigm Infusion Set…
Rank this Week: 2160

Northern Virginia Personal Injury…

Northern Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers general injury and accident law topics. Published by Brien Roche Law.

http://www.northernvirginiapersonalinjuryattorney.com/
  • May 21

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death

    Brain Injury Causes Wrongful Death
    Brain injury causes wrongful death is the allegation made in a law suit filed by the family of Derek Boogaard. Boogaard was a so-called "enforcer" in the National Hockey League. Over the course of his playing career he suffered significant…
  • Apr 27

    Administrative Law-State Rule

    Administrative Law-State Rule
    These rules and regulations can be very important. Suppose you wanted to assert a claim against a motel owner because of carbon monoxide poisoning that occurred while you were in the motel. The type of claim that would be asserted would be a…
  • Apr 25

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation

    Administrative Law-Code of Federal Regulation
    At the federal level, all regulations are published within the Federal Register. They are also contained within a document known as the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). The C.F.R. can be found in a law library and is generally organized…
Rank this Week: 2126

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Covers asbestos and mesothelioma. By Asbestos Legal Center.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Lung Cancer Awareness Month! November is the month to raise lung cancer awareness to all! Although we may not all know someone with lung cancer, it is a disease that is affecting many today, and the more we know about it, the more support we…
  • Oct 9

    Exposure to Asbestos: When are we at risk of being in contact with it?

    Exposure to Asbestos: When are we at risk of being in contact with it?
    Asbestos can ruin the lives of people who become sick with one of the many Asbestos- related diseases. Most people are exposed to asbestos while at work, which unfortunately, is where we spend most of our time. Being a great insulator,…
  • Oct 3

    Asbestos Compensation for Victim

    Asbestos Compensation for Victim
    Exposure to asbestos can cause various forms of diseases from asbestosis to various forms of cancer including mesothelioma. Exposure to asbestos often occurred in construction trades or industrial sites such as shipyards, refineries, power…
Rank this Week: 2022

Products Liability Prof Blog

Products Liability Prof Blog

Member of the law professor blogs network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/products_liability/
  • Aug 16

    About Products Liability Prof Blog

    About Products Liability Prof Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of Products Liability Prof Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jul 10

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law

    Taking stock of the last 20 years of product liability law
    The popular Drug and Device Law blog posted a piece yesterday where they reviewed the developments in product liability law for the last few decades and graded them in relation to help to their corporate clients. It is a nice...
  • Jul 2

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor

    GM Product Liability Plaintiffs Better Off Than Secured Creditor
    General Motors Corporation has agreed to assume responsibility for all future liability claims filed after the automaker emerges from bankruptcy, regardless of when the vehicle was made. GM had planned to include its product liability claims…
Rank this Week: 2199

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 2635

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death law. By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

http://www.prslaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2532

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • May 25

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work

    How to Tell if You’re Being Discriminated at Work
    Discrimination at the workplace is no joke. However, it is not always easy to know whether discrimination is actually happening. Many times, victims of discrimination end up feeling as though they are simply being too sensitive, that the…
  • May 3

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California

    Google Agrees to Stop Reading Student Emails After Privacy Lawsuit Filed in California
    Google has agreed to stop reading emails for millions of student GMail accounts after a lawsuit that was filed earlier this year.  Google had been scanning emails of more than 30 million underage students worldwide who used the…
  • Apr 29

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer

    Live Nation and Insomniac Festivals Sued in New Class Action by Unpaid Volunteer
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other…
Rank this Week: 2513

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Illinois Plaintiff's Lawyer

Covers issues in Plaintiff's law, both nationally and in Illinois. By Ryan Bradley.

http://www.illinoisplaintiffslawyer.com/
  • Apr 28

    Medication Errors in Illinois Nursing Homes On the Rise

    Medication Errors in Illinois Nursing Homes On the Rise
    Nursing Home Medication Errors Nowadays, placing a loved one into a nursing home requires much research into the facility’s complaint and citation history. NBC 5 Chicago reports that a multitude of residents in Illinois nursing homes…
  • Mar 26

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor

    Medical Malpractice not Stopping Negligent Doctor
    A USA TODAY investigation reveals that there are thousands of physicians nationwide that have committed malpractice, yet continue to commit more malpractice.  This is all despite the fact that the large insurance and medical lobbies have…
  • Mar 23

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration set to Increase Worker Protection

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration set to Increase Worker Protection
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a proposed rule to improve workplace safety and health through improved tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The announcement, which was introduced a few months ago,…
Rank this Week: 2538

Defective Drug Lawyers Blog

Defective Drug Lawyers Blog

Covers prescription drug and medical device injury case. By Levin Simes.

http://www.defectivedruglawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 3

    Consumer Organizations Demand New Warnings on Testosterone Therapy

    Consumer Organizations Demand New Warnings on Testosterone Therapy
    On January 31, 2014 the FDA published a warning on the risks of testosterone therapy1. This warning prompted news organizations to cover stories about these new risks, and now prominent consumer productions agencies are calling for changes…
  • Mar 3

    Did Studies Sponsored by Pharmaceutical Companies Hide Risks of Testosterone?

    Did Studies Sponsored by Pharmaceutical Companies Hide Risks of Testosterone?
    An article published in November in BioMed Central discovered serious differences between studies funded by pharmaceutical companies selling testosterone therapy drugs, and those that were independent of pharmaceutical companies pushing the…
  • May 20

    FDA Urges Consumers to Report Drug and Medical Device Problems via New Mobile Application

    FDA Urges Consumers to Report Drug and Medical Device Problems via New Mobile Application
    Earlier this year, a group of private companies and institutions released a new mobile application in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiologic Health. It is called MedWatcher, and is a mobile app…
Rank this Week: 2546

South Carolina Products Liability…

South Carolina Products Liability Law Blog

Covers the latest trends in South Carolina products liability law. By Brian Comer.

http://scproductsliabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    2014 DRI Products Liability Conference

    2014 DRI Products Liability Conference
    Since 2010, I have made it a priority to attend the Defense Research Institute's Products Liability Conference. This year's conference is being held April 9-11, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona Biltmore.  The theme of this…
  • Feb 13

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration . . . . . ." Mark Twain, May 31, 1897

    "The report of my death was an exaggeration . . . . . ." Mark Twain, May 31, 1897
    From some quick online research, I believe Mark Twain is credited with the above quote, and it is frequently misquoted as "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."  Although "death," is certainly an exaggeration in my case, you…
  • Sep 13

    Verdict Survey: $38 Million Asbestos Verdict in Richland County

    Verdict Survey: $38 Million Asbestos Verdict in Richland County
    About two weeks ago, I saw my friend Theile McVey at Starbucks.  She mentioned in our general chit-chat that she was in trial.  As shop talk usually goes, I asked her what kind of case it was, and she said it was an asbestos…
Rank this Week: 2274

Miami Personal Injury Attorney…

Miami Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida car accident, product liability and workers compensation news. By Ruth E. Johnson.

http://www.miamipersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?
    A 2009 motor vehicle accident statistics report by the Florida Department of Transportation showed that 5,474 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents due to texting while driving, and another 448,000 were injured. In response to these…
  • Nov 14

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?
    Automobiles today are the safest and easiest to drive they have ever been, with traffic fatalities in the U.S. dropping every year. This is great news, but trucks are still being found to be less safe than cars. Trucks (including SUVs)…
  • Aug 25

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought
    We live in a technological era. There is simply no turning back. And with the use and overuse of cell phones, tablets and other portable communication devices, comes also the reactionary restriction by lawmakers. In Florida a new bill will…
Rank this Week: 2548

Products Liability and Injury…

Products Liability and Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Defective Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices, Products Liability, and Medical Malpractice. By Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.

http://www.productsliabilityinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 17

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?

    Does Your Child Ride in the Right Car Seat?
    Car accidents are the number-one cause of death for U.S. children ages one to 12, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). You can help protect your kids in case of a crash by making sure they’re using…
  • Jun 6

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES

    GENERAL RELEASES—UNNAMED PARTIES
    Rodriguez v. Oto, (Sixth District, January 15, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 1020, 151 Cal.Rptr.3d 667, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 602, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 636 A man who was injured in a collision with a rented automobile retained an attorney the…
  • May 30

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS

    MICRA—INTENTIONAL TORTS
    Yun Hee So v. Sook Ja Shin, HP, (Second District, January 3, 2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 652, 151 Cal.Rptr. 34d 257, 13 Cal. Daily Op. Serv. 168, 2013 Daily Journal D.A.R. 153 A woman who awoke while under anesthesia during a D & C procedure…
Rank this Week: 2396

The Airbag Blog

The Airbag Blog

Focuses on airbag defects, recalls, litigation and technology. By Taras Rudnitzsky.

http://www.theairbagblog.com
  • May 19

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie
    A recent report on NBC News highlights differences in airbags and other important safety features in cars sold in other countries.  The reports specifically discussed the cars currently being sold in Brazil, and their (lack of) certain…
  • May 19

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie

    Differences in Airbags and Safety Features in Cars from Other Countrie
    A recent report on NBC News highlights differences in airbags and other important safety features in cars sold in other countries.  The reports specifically discussed the cars currently being sold in Brazil, and their (lack of) certain…
  • May 16

    Honda Recalls Half-Million Vehicles for Air Bag Safety Defect

    Honda Recalls Half-Million Vehicles for Air Bag Safety Defect
    Honda is recalling 561,422 model year 2001-2003 Honda Civic, model year 2002-2003 Honda CR-V, and model year 2002 Honda Odyssey vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal…
Rank this Week: 2682

Miami Injury Lawyers Blog

Miami Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers tire defects and safety. By Jay Halpern and Associates, P.A.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

    Stryker Hip Replacement Recall
    Hip replacement surgery is an extremely invasive, complicated and painful surgery. Recovery and rehabilitation can take many months. Obviously, this is an experience that no individual wishes to undergo once, let alone twice...for the same…
  • Oct 26

    Even a Race Car Driver Will Lose Control During a Tread Separation

    Even a Race Car Driver Will Lose Control During a Tread Separation
    Florida drivers need to understand the dynamics regarding the loss of vehicle control during a tread separation event. Tread separations occur predominantly in warm weather states. Florida, Texas, Arizona and California experience the highest…
  • Sep 7

    Tragic Boating Accident

    Tragic Boating Accident
    American Lake in Lakewood, Washington, was the site of a horrific and tragic boating accident on March 1, 2009. That afternoon, David Kenny "DK" Ross, 14 years old at the time, was operating a kayak in the lake. DK was traveling to spend…
Rank this Week: 2545