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Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

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

    Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Defective And Deadly Guardrail

    Federal Lawsuit Filed Over Defective And Deadly Guardrail
    Two product safety organizations are fighting to get court documents unsealed in what could turn out to be a billion-dollar whistleblower case involving defective guardrails that line highways across the United States. According to a 10news…
  • Aug 22

    Peanut & Almond Butter Products Recalled For Salmonella Contamination

    Peanut & Almond Butter Products Recalled For Salmonella Contamination
    A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter products because of possible salmonella contamination. According to a news report in The Associated Press, so far, there have been reports of four illnesses that…
  • Aug 18

    Have You Been Injured By A Defective Hip Implant?

    Have You Been Injured By A Defective Hip Implant?
    When your car is a lemon or is recalled for safety issues, you get it fixed at no cost at the dealership. But, what happens when your artificial hip is defective? Thousands of Americans have been faced with this problem over the last decade…
Rank this Week: 1073

AdvoKAYte

AdvoKAYte

Covers dangerous drugs and prescription drug diversion. By Van Wey Law, P.L.L.C.

http://www.advokayte.com/
  • Aug 28

    Testosterone: Fountain of Youth or Early Death?

    Testosterone: Fountain of Youth or Early Death?
      Women have long been concerned about aging gracefully. We just can’t seem to get away looking good with some extra weight around the middle (or the thighs), or allowing our gray hair to sprout freely out of our head, or even…
  • Aug 5

    The Role Big Pharma Plays in the Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic

    The Role Big Pharma Plays in the Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic
    Article #2 in the Series: Solving the Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic  More and more people seem to be waking up to the huge epidemic of prescription drug overdoses and deaths, as they should. Overdoses are taking more lives…
  • Aug 4

    School Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury: What You Should Know

    School Sports and Traumatic Brain Injury: What You Should Know
    Most parents who have children and young teens that are involved in high schools sports are pleased to know that their kids are learning important, life-long skills.  Sportsmanship, the ability to work with others, and the respect for…
Rank this Week: 1198

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Payne v. Novartis: On Aredia and Zometa Lawsuit

    Payne v. Novartis: On Aredia and Zometa Lawsuit
    Payne v. Novartis, an appeal argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, involved a woman and her husband who sued Novartis, a drug manufacturer, for failing to warn her that its drugs could cause serious damage to…
  • Aug 25

    Artificial Knee Manufacturer Invents Robotic Arm to Aid in Surgery

    Artificial Knee Manufacturer Invents Robotic Arm to Aid in Surgery
    According to recent article in the Boston Business Journal, a technological innovation will allow partial and total knee replacement surgeries to be performed by a robotic arm. The company claims that this robotic arm sets them apart form…
  • Aug 22

    Risk for Internal Bleeding after Taking Pradaxa

    Risk for Internal Bleeding after Taking Pradaxa
    According to a recent article from Australia, at least 30,000 people in the country have been put at serious risks for internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa. Claims are being made that Boehringer Ingelheim, the drugmaker, was more concerned…
Rank this Week: 3220

News Blog

News Blog

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

http://www.cssfirm.com/news-blog/
  • Aug 28

    Ortho Implant Recall Site Seeks To Register Implants And Promote Patient Safety

    Ortho Implant Recall Site Seeks To Register Implants And Promote Patient Safety
    We are pleased to inform everyone there is now an organized and physician backed Joint Registry for […] The post Ortho Implant Recall Site Seeks To Register Implants And Promote Patient Safety appeared first on .
  • Aug 26

    Why Parking Lots are Fertile Ground for Accident

    Why Parking Lots are Fertile Ground for Accident
    Parking lots are unique places where those frequenting them have likely been both a hurried driver and […] The post Why Parking Lots are Fertile Ground for Accidents appeared first on .
  • Aug 26

    Johnson & Johnson Wants Baby Powder Lawsuit Dismissed

    Johnson & Johnson Wants Baby Powder Lawsuit Dismissed
    Johnson & Johnson is requesting that a federal judge dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges that […] The post Johnson & Johnson Wants Baby Powder Lawsuit Dismissed appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Aug 28

    Ongoing Reglan Litigation — New Appellate Ruling

    Ongoing Reglan Litigation — New Appellate Ruling
    Earlier this week, a Missouri appeals court issued an opinion that will hopefully have a significant impact on ongoing litigation against the manufacturers of metoclopramide, the generic version of Reglan.  In this latest case, the…
  • Aug 28

    Community Health Systems Hacked — Confidentiality of 4.5 Million Compromised

    Community Health Systems Hacked — Confidentiality of 4.5 Million Compromised
    Community Health Systems, which operates more than 200 hospitals nationwide, announced earlier that hackers had breached their security system and gained access to the confidential records of 4.5 million patients who had been treated at their…
  • Aug 22

    Why I’m proud to be an American (and a trial lawyer)

    Why I’m proud to be an American (and a trial lawyer)
    I’m proud to be an American and I’m proud to be a trial lawyer. Like many Americans, I can’t bear watching the talking heads on the 24 hour news networks.  I find their rhetoric divisive and shaped completely by their…
Rank this Week: 1295

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/
  • Aug 28

    Guest Post - Not Quite a One-Two-Three Punch

    Guest Post - Not Quite a One-Two-Three Punch
    What follows is another of our occasional guest posts, this time by fellow Reed Smith attorney Danielle Devens.  As always with our guest posts, the author gets all the credit, and any blame, for the contents of his/her…
  • Aug 27

    ECF: Ignoring It Means Entire Case Fail

    ECF: Ignoring It Means Entire Case Fail
    Luddite.  Technophobe.  Fogey.  Fossil.  Geezer.  We’ve been called all of those.  We plead guilty.  We prefer matches to lighters, manual transmission to automatic, fountain pens to uniballs, and…
  • Aug 26

    The Sound of Silence . . . Not Good for Complaint

    The Sound of Silence . . . Not Good for Complaint
                Appreciation of silence has probably never been as important as in this age of near constant noise and distraction – says someone who starts streaming Pandora radio the…
Rank this Week: 208

West Virginia Personal Injury Law…

West Virginia Personal Injury Law Blog

Covers the law as well as issues about life, faith and healthy living. By Bordas & Bordas, PLLC.

http://www.bordaslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    A Leap Of Faith, Part Deux

    A Leap Of Faith, Part Deux
    Last Saturday, I stood on top of a building, I thought of my children. I thought about my friends. I thought about my life. And, with one deep breath, I stepped off the ledge. This wasn't a suicidal mission. This...
  • Aug 27

    All Eyes Are On Ferguson, Missouri

    All Eyes Are On Ferguson, Missouri
    For the past week or so, the attention of the nation has been focused on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the shooting death of 18 year-old Michael Brown. While there are relatively few undisputed facts known...
  • Aug 26

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Until last Sunday morning, I was one of those people who thought the Ice Bucket Challenge was silly and annoying. I could not believe how many times my husband could scroll through Facebook and watch people dump ice water over...
Rank this Week: 2851

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC…

Zevan & Davidson Law Firm, LLC Blog

Covers personal injury and medical malpractice law in Missouri and Illinois.

http://www.zevandavidson.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Medical Malpractice and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

    Medical Malpractice and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, resulting from medical malpractice, may cause extreme pain and suffering. Day-to-day life may become a struggle. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)  is a condition that may result from an accident,…
  • Aug 26

    Misdiagnosis of Prostate Cancer

    Misdiagnosis of Prostate Cancer
    Prostate cancer can be a treatable disease and timely diagnosis is key. Although no one wants to hear that they have cancer, timely knowledge of the existence of this disease is the best protection against it. Any failure to…
  • Aug 25

    Medical Records Altered to Cover Up Medical Negligence

    Medical Records Altered to Cover Up Medical Negligence
    Are you suspicious that your medical records have been altered in an attempt to hide evidence of medical negligence? Victims of medical malpractice may worry that the negligent doctor has falsified their medical records in an attempt to…
Rank this Week: 4589

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/
  • Aug 28

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case

    Punitive Damages Award Against Wal-Mart Affirmed in South Carolina Weird Transaction Case
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld a Spartanburg county jury’s award of actual and punitive damages against Wal-Mart in an interesting case involving negligence at the checkout counter.  Solanki v. Wal-Mart Store…
  • Aug 27

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case

    Tech Giants’ Anti-Poaching Settlement Rejected In California Federal Case
    “Not in my house!”  That is essentially what U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh recently said in rejecting a proposed settlement agreement in a federal case pending in California between several Silicon Valley tech…
  • Aug 26

    Abnormal Interviews: Lawyer and She-Hulk Comic Book Writer Charles Soule

    Abnormal Interviews: Lawyer and She-Hulk Comic Book Writer Charles Soule
    Today, Abnormal Use continues its series, “Abnormal Interviews,” in which this site will conduct interviews with law professors, practitioners and makers of legal themed popular culture. For the latest installment, we…
Rank this Week: 186

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Free Sample Chapter

    Tennessee Law of Civil Trial - Free Sample Chapter
    My newest book,  Tennessee Law of Civil Trial, examines the law of trying civil  cases in Tennessee state courts.   Here is the Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Scheduling Orders Chapter 2: Final Pretrial Conferences Chapter 3:…
  • Aug 27

    Tennessee Appellate Court Reviews Business Tort Case

    Tennessee Appellate Court Reviews Business Tort Case
    This case arises from the housing market crash. First Community Bank had purchased asset-backed securities primarily in the form of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs) from a number…
  • Aug 6

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case

    Yet Another Tennessee Medical Malpractice Notice Case
    This appeal arises from a healthcare liability action.  At issue is the adequacy of the pre-suit notice, whether the partial summary judgment on the non-healthcare liability claims should have been set aside due to alleged concealment by…
Rank this Week: 294

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
  • Aug 27

    340B Orphan Drug Exclusion Saga Continues; Court Says PhRMA Must Start Over

    340B Orphan Drug Exclusion Saga Continues; Court Says PhRMA Must Start Over
    By Alan M. Kirschenbaum – We have reported previously (here and here) on PhRMA’s lawsuit challenging a HRSA regulation implementing the orphan drug exclusion that applies to certain types of covered entities under the 340B Drug Discount…
  • Aug 27

    CDRH Seeks to Clarify UDI Requirement

    CDRH Seeks to Clarify UDI Requirement
    By Jennifer D. Newberger – On August 20, 2014, CDRH issued a guidance document, “Unique Device Identifier System: Frequently Asked Questions, Vol. 1.” The purpose, according to the guidance, is to “provide[] clarification of key…
  • Aug 27

    FDA Puts Controls on Controlled Correspondence in the Agency’s Latest GDUFA Offering

    FDA Puts Controls on Controlled Correspondence in the Agency’s Latest GDUFA Offering
    By Kurt R. Karst – This blogger’s oldest child started middle school this past week. Naturally, I was excited to get his impressions of the first day of school. “Good” was his initial comment – a now all too familiar...
Rank this Week: 477

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 27

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction

    FDA Issues Recall for DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction
    On April 16th, 2014 the FDA initiated a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) on the DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System – also known as an External Mandibular Fixator and/or Distractor and a Bone Plate. The…
  • Aug 27

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!

    Texting While Driving – It Can Wait!
    by: Karlee Cemo Distracted driving and the national “Texting While Driving” epidemic We’ve all seen at one time or another… the “Don’t Text and Drive” commercials. I know I’m not alone when I…
  • Aug 20

    The DOs and DON’Ts if You’re in a Car Accident

    The DOs and DON’Ts if You’re in a Car Accident
    by: Karlee Cemo The moments after a car accident can be overwhelming, even in minor incidences. There’s important actions to take and ones to avoid directly proceeding the accident. We’ve put a list together of some DOs and…
Rank this Week: 4401

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/
  • Aug 27

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne

    Chicago Officials Use Twitter to Tracks Foodborne Illne
    It seems like every day there is a new recall issued for some type of food contamination - salmonella, E.coli, listeria or other risks of public health. Although the FDA and USDA are trying to ramp up their inspection and enforcement…
  • Aug 25

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death

    Millions of Bean Bags Recalled after Child Death
    More than 2.2 million bean bags made by Ace Bayou Corp. are being recalled after two children suffocated to death inside of them. The bean bags, which come in various shapes, colors, fabrics and sizes, were sold at popular stores such as…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2681

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Aug 26

    Ropelato Dairy Raw Milk Linked to Campylobacter Illnesses in Utah

    Ropelato Dairy Raw Milk Linked to Campylobacter Illnesses in Utah
    Our lawyers are investigating an outbreak of Campylobacter food poisoning linked to drinking raw milk purchased at Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, Utah. To date, 45 cases of illness have been reported from the following counties: Cache,…
  • Aug 26

    Peanut Butter Salmonella Lawsuit Expected

    Peanut Butter Salmonella Lawsuit Expected
    U.S. public health experts fear that organic peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella is sitting in home pantries, potentially widening an outbreak of disease that has been confirmed through the most comprehensive type of  genetic…
  • Aug 21

    Applebees E. coli Cases Stand at 15

    Applebees E. coli Cases Stand at 15
     One month after the Minnesota Department of Health associated Applebees restaurants in the state with an outbreak of E. coli O111, the number of publicly announced illnesses stands at 15. The latest press release from the agency…
Rank this Week: 222

Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

Covers the representation of people injured in automobile accidents, trip and fall incidents, theme park injuries, medical negligence and nursing home negligence, among others.

http://accidentlaworlando.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Orange County is on Alert for Crosswalk Violations as School is Back in Session

    Orange County is on Alert for Crosswalk Violations as School is Back in Session
    Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department have stepped up their efforts to patrol for crosswalk right of way violations as schools start back in During enforcement actions,…
  • Aug 26

    Uber and Lyft Launch Lobby Campaign to Defeat Ride Sharing Insurance Bill

    Uber and Lyft Launch Lobby Campaign to Defeat Ride Sharing Insurance Bill
    From the LA Times comes news of ride sharing services Lyft and Uber pushing their lobbying efforts into full gear to defeat a proposed bill in the California legislature requiring higher liability coverage for Uber and Lyft drivers, and…
  • Aug 26

    Uber Drivers Describe How They Can Circumvent Background Check

    Uber Drivers Describe How They Can Circumvent Background Check
    We have addressed the potential legal loopholes Uber is using to operate in Orlando here on our blog.  Now, Gawker.com has an interesting feature with a report from an anonymous Uber driver describing how the company’s background…
Rank this Week: 3772

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Get Court Ruling

    C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Get Court Ruling
    A federal judge has issued a ruling in a pelvic mesh injury case against manufacturer C.R. Bard from a plaintiff whose injuries occurred nearly two decades ago. Judge Joel H. Slomsky upheld the woman’s negligent manufacturing and…
  • Aug 12

    More Zoloft Drug Injury Lawsuit

    More Zoloft Drug Injury Lawsuit
    Plaintiffs recently filed at least 13 Zoloft injury lawsuits against Pfizer Inc. The women claim that their babies were born with birth defects caused from taking Zoloft. They say that doctors prescribed the antidepressant, which they took…
  • Jul 24

    New Studies Reveal Serious Side Effects of Cholesterol Drug

    New Studies Reveal Serious Side Effects of Cholesterol Drug
    High cholesterol is one of the most common medical conditions for patients in the United States, and the market for medication to treat the condition is a multibillion dollar industry. Many doctors attribute at least part of the uptick in…
Rank this Week: 3402

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog

By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.subrogationrecoverylawblog.com
  • Aug 26

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation

    Responsibility of Electric Utilities to Trim Trees and Other Vegetation
    It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and storm season will be upon us. It is never too early to be prepared for the property losses caused by high winds and winter storms. This blog explores the duty of electric utilities…
  • Aug 12

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document

    Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Document
    A recent opinion out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania illustrates the ongoing and vexing problem of determining whether documents created during an insurer’s early claims investigation are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2948

Georgia Injury Lawyers Blog

Georgia Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law and products liability. By Jackson & Braun, LLP.

http://www.georgiainjurylawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 3798

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Brand Name Drug Maker Can be Liable for Injuries from a Generic Version

    Brand Name Drug Maker Can be Liable for Injuries from a Generic Version
    The Alabama Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Weeks has reaffirmed its ruling in a case questioning whether a brand-name drug maker can be held liable for injuries from a generic version. Plaintiffs Danny and Vicki Weeks sued drug manufacturers for…
  • Aug 19

    Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement

    Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement
    Covidien is not one of the large names associated with pelvic mesh lawsuits.  There are 65,000 product liability lawsuits consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia filed by women alleging life-altering complications from…
  • Aug 18

    Popular Acne Medications Can Cause Serious Allergic Reaction

    Popular Acne Medications Can Cause Serious Allergic Reaction
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that some popular over-the-counter acne medications may cause serious allergic reactions that can limit breathing and cause swelling of the face. The exact ingredients causing the…
Rank this Week: 1051

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: 783

Harris Firm Blog

Harris Firm Blog

Covers local and national events mainly in the areas of products liability, injury law, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and some environmental law.

http://www.theharrisfirmllc.com/harrisfirmblog/
  • Aug 21

    ChildSupport

    ChildSupport
    Child Support in Alabama Child support is the financial obligation that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to help with the basic expenses of the child.  All states have their own laws with specific guidelines or…
  • Aug 12

    ChildCustody

    ChildCustody
    Child Custody in Alabama In Alabama, there are generally two different types of custody, legal custody and physical custody.  Legal custody is the right to make decisions concerning the child’s health, education, religion, and…
  • Jul 23

    Alimony

    Alimony
    Alimony in Alabama Alimony is sometimes called spousal support or spousal maintenance and is where one spouse is ordered to pay the other spouse a certain amount of money periodically for a temporary term or permanently.  Alimony is much…
Rank this Week: 4577

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Georgia Injury Law Blog

Providing information, resources, and commentary for injured people and their families. By Robert N. Katz.

http://www.georgiainjurylawblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Atlanta Is One of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrian

    Atlanta Is One of the Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrian
    Atlanta has once again received the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous and risky cities for pedestrians in the United States. This recent designation came via the Dangerous by Design report, which spotlights cities that…
  • Aug 16

    Playground Accident Preventable with Better Safety Precaution

    Playground Accident Preventable with Better Safety Precaution
    It’s too late to save the three-year-old boy who died in a playground accident in Alpharetta recently. However, parents of toddlers and children who will be swarming the state’s playgrounds over the next few weeks of summer must…
  • Aug 11

    Georgia GHSA Spotlights Heat Strokes in Car

    Georgia GHSA Spotlights Heat Strokes in Car
    A growing number of incidents across the country in which young children have died after being left inside a hot car have shocked child safety advocates and parents.  In Georgia, state agencies are trying to draw attention to the fact…
Rank this Week: 464

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/
  • Aug 20

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August

    Transvaginal Mesh Trials Continue Throughout August
    Boston Scientific, one of several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, has resumed trials in Massachusetts last week as it seeks to defend itself against plaintiffs who allege injury as a result of using the company's transvaginal…
  • Aug 19

    OSHA Penalizes Company Almost a Million Dollars For Retaliating Against Employee

    OSHA Penalizes Company Almost a Million Dollars For Retaliating Against Employee
    Yesterday, on August 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalized Asphalt Specialists for retaliating against three of their workers. The company, which is based in Michigan, fired the employees after they refused to…
  • Aug 15

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California

    Repeat Drunk Driver Tyler White Thompson Kills Justin Romo in Pomona, California
    Last weekend, a drunk driver in Pomona, California killed an innocent man in a wrong-way crash. The accident occurred after 3a.m. on Saturday morning on the 210 Freeway. Tyler White Thompson, age 24, swerved into the wrong lane and crashed…
Rank this Week: 176

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
Rank this Week: 2314

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Covers drug recalls and side effects, pharmaceutical litigation, and drug warnings. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug
    In a controversial ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court allowed a man injured by a generic version of Reglan to sue the drug's brand-name manufacturer, Pfizer. Although this is not the first time a high court has taken this type of stand, it is…
  • Aug 12

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year
    Due in part to increased federal oversight, this year has already seen record numbers in pharmaceutical recalls. The most common causes of drug recalls include contamination, packaging defects, safety problems and improper testing. Drug…
  • Jul 30

    Drug Companies Prey on Poor, Homeless, For Drug Research

    Drug Companies Prey on Poor, Homeless, For Drug Research
    In American urban centers, where homelessness is abundant and the working class slips into poverty, it is not difficult to find people willing to test experimental drugs in exchange for a little cash. Here in Chicago, ads for pharmaceutical…
Rank this Week: 1170

The Section 15(b) Report

The Section 15(b) Report

Monitors developments of interest to the regulated business community. By Cary Silverman.

http://cpscmonitor.com
  • Aug 18

    New Chair Hints at Change of Direction

    New Chair Hints at Change of Direction
    Two weeks since Elliot Kaye was sworn in as the 10th Chairman of the CPSC, he has started to indicate a direction for the CPSC that may move in a different direction in some respects than his predecessor, Acting Chair Bob Adler. In an…
  • Aug 6

    CPSC Announces Workshop on Certificates of Compliance

    CPSC Announces Workshop on Certificates of Compliance
    The CPSC has announced a workshop on the electronic filing of certificates for regulated imported consumer products. The workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss how the Commission may improve the current process…
  • Aug 5

    Last Magnet Maker Sticking

    Last Magnet Maker Sticking
    Magnicube Spheres and Magnicube Cubes sets. Photo: CPSC. Yesterday, Star Networks USA LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling its Magnicube spheres and cubes. The Star Networks settlement leaves one manufacturer…
Rank this Week: 3423

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/
  • Aug 15

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice
    Throughout the country, patients are being diagnosed with oral cancers that should have been detected by their dentists. Overall, these patients are diagnosed at a young age, and suffer poor outcomes in their cancer treatment. Medical…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1113

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/
Rank this Week: 669

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/
  • Aug 12

    Injured in Cold Storage

    Injured in Cold Storage
    Many people in this country work hard to provide for themselves and their families. Millions of hard working Americans ought to feel safe and secure while they are working at their places of business. Unfortunately, not everyone is safe when…
  • Aug 4

    Fear of Being Fired

    Fear of Being Fired
    Researchers have identified a new predictor that can be used to better help workers dealing with workplace injuries. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with injured workers in 8 states. These states are Indiana, Massachusetts,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1114

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 6

    WIDOW AWARDED $23.6 BILLION JUDGMENT AGAINST BIG TOBACCO

    WIDOW AWARDED $23.6 BILLION JUDGMENT AGAINST BIG TOBACCO
    A U.S. court ordered cigarette conglomerate RJ Reynolds to pay $23.6 billion to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer. RJ Reynolds is ranked as the second largest cigarette company in the U.S. to first ranked Altria (the owner of…
  • Jul 30

    NJ JUDGE UPHOLDS $11.1 MILLION TRANSVAGINAL MESH DECISION

    NJ JUDGE UPHOLDS $11.1 MILLION TRANSVAGINAL MESH DECISION
    In February of 2013, a New Jersey judge awarded Linda Gross $11.1 million dollars after a month-long defective pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. This July, the same judge has denied motions by J&J,…
  • Jul 29

    BOSTON HUBWAY CYCLIST STRUCK BY GARBAGE TRUCK

    BOSTON HUBWAY CYCLIST STRUCK BY GARBAGE TRUCK
    A cyclist was struck by a garbage truck on Tuesday morning at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Avenue. The cyclist, who was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, was riding a Hubway bicycle at…
Rank this Week: 1281

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer…

Modesto Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, negligence and product liability. By the Law Offices of Tai C. Bogan.

http://www.modestopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 3

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement

    California Man Awarded Millions In Motorcycle Accident After Defendant Refused To Negotiate A Settlement
    Modesto motorcycle accident attorney knows that Modesto's area summer weather brings out the motorcycles. Modesto and its ideal central California location, being 90 minutes from San Francisco and within an hour of various mountains, make it…
  • Jan 12

    Modesto Area Car Accident: Negligence To Blame In Wrongful Death Of Child

    Modesto Area Car Accident: Negligence To Blame In Wrongful Death Of Child
    On Christmas Eve 2013, a 9 year old Manteca Girl was died as a result of a car accident in Escalon, California, just north of Modesto. As reported by the Modesto Bee, nine year old Mariah Izzo of Manteca, California suffered fatal injuries…
  • Mar 27

    Car Accident Near Modesto Kills Young Woman

    Car Accident Near Modesto Kills Young Woman
    Hitting the Road As the spring weather heats up, more and more Modesto and Stockton families and 'weekend warriors' will be 'hitting the road' to their respective recreational destinations. Unfortunately, some of these families will be…
Rank this Week: 3189

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
  • Jul 31

    The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Error

    The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Error
    Some of the leading causes of death in this country are preventable, but none as much as the third: Fatal medical errors. The figures are sobering: The US Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging recently held hearings in response to a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3088

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 28

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected

    Long-standing Case Arising from Hurricane Rejected
    Readers know we don't have the resources here to update every case we post on, but here is an update on a case we posted about nearly six years ago.    See Henry v. St. Croix Alumina, LLC, No. 12-1844 (3rd Cir.…
  • Jul 22

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance

    FDA Issues Further Nanotechnology Guidance
    Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued one draft and three final guidance documents related to the use of nanotechnology in regulated products. One final guidance addresses the agency’s overall approach for…
  • Jul 18

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case

    Texas Supreme Court Offers Causation Guidance in Mesothelioma Case
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a defendant will not have to pay a $12 million verdict in an asbestos case because there was inadequate proof the company’s products actually caused the alleged injury. See Bostic, et al. v.…
Rank this Week: 568

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: 915

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: 3373

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: 4030

The Andrews & Thornton Blog

The Andrews & Thornton Blog

Provides information on dangerous dietary supplements, pharmaceutical drug recalls, harmful medical implants, food recalls, and updates on the cases we are actively litigating.

http://andrewsthorntonblog.com
Rank this Week: 3831

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: 262

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: 1826

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: 4645

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: 1362

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: 1965

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: 1680

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: 3921

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: 4144