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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/
  • Mar 27

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    As we previously mentioned, our editor, Jim Dedman, has put together a CLE program for April 1, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina on the Salem Witch Trials featuring noted author Katherine Howe. Here’s the information straight from…
  • Mar 26

    Video Games Make Kids Do Bad Thing

    Video Games Make Kids Do Bad Thing
    Like spending thousands of dollars on a parent’s credit card on microtransactions.  The problem becomes is the issue of whether it is a parent’s fault for failing to monitor the child, teaching the…
  • Mar 25

    More On The Arsenic-Wine Lawsuit

    More On The Arsenic-Wine Lawsuit
    As we discussed on Monday, customers may be getting more than a cheap buzz from their inexpensive bottles of wine.  A class action lawsuit filed in California alleges that dozens of low-end California wines have dangerously…
Rank this Week: 216

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: 208

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Mar 25

    When Does Bad Conduct Rise to the Level of Outrageous Conduct?

    When Does Bad Conduct Rise to the Level of Outrageous Conduct?
             A recent Tennessee Court of Appeals case serves as a reminder that the bar for proving outrageous conduct is high for plaintiffs attempting to make a case for intentional infliction of emotional distress…
  • Mar 23

    No Proof on Notice of Hazard Results in Dismissal of Case

    No Proof on Notice of Hazard Results in Dismissal of Case
    In a recent premises liability case, the Tennessee Court of Appeals overturned a trial court decision for plaintiff on the basis of lack of actual or constructive notice of a dangerous condition, a key element in any premises liability case.…
  • Mar 16

    Sandy Hook Parents Sue Mother of Murderer

    Sandy Hook Parents Sue Mother of Murderer
    The parents of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have sued the shooter's mother. The complaint alleges that the late Nancy Lanza, mother of Adam Lanza, negligently allowed her son access to the Bushmaster A-15 used in the shootings…
Rank this Week: 240

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Cub Foods Over Listeriosis From Caramel Apple

    Minnesota Listeria Lawyer Sues Cub Foods Over Listeriosis From Caramel Apple
    Minnesota's first caramel apple Listeria lawsuit has been filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis on behalf of a Cottage Grove area man who was hospitalized for two months while battling an infection that nearly killed him.…
  • Mar 14

    Kansas Hospital Listeria Deaths Traced to Blue Bell Ice Cream Scoop

    Kansas Hospital Listeria Deaths Traced to Blue Bell Ice Cream Scoop
    Blue Bell brand ice cream products are the likely source of a Listeria outbreak among patients at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, according to reports by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease…
  • Mar 12

    Joining Others Who Have Filed Suit in the Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak

    Joining Others Who Have Filed Suit in the Caramel Apple Listeria Outbreak
    Joining others who have sued firms responsible for the deadly Listeria caramel apple outbreak starts with contacting an individual food poisoning lawyer about your case. A Listeria caramel apple class action isn't always the route to take in…
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Mar 22

    Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Brain Injury Awareness Month
    March is brain injury awareness month. Over 3.5 million people suffer a brain injury every year. Although debilitating and life changing, their brain injuries do not keep them from wanting the same things we all want – to live a happy,…
  • Mar 19

    Travel Safe on Spring Break

    Travel Safe on Spring Break
    It's time for spring break and that first great vacation of the year. For most college students this means road trip. When you head off to the beach or the mountains or wherever your fun-filled destination may be, remember these safety tips…
  • Mar 9

    Brain Injury in Kid

    Brain Injury in Kid
      Traumatic brain injury, referred to commonly as “TBI”, is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Sadly, our children are the most vulnerable. Statistics show that almost half a million children are…
Rank this Week: 256

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Mar 26

    3 Workers Killed in Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse

    3 Workers Killed in Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse
    A scaffolding accident in the Charter Square building in Raleigh, North Carolina recently killed three construction workers and serious injured one other. Work accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins have decades of experience handling…
  • Mar 19

    Listeria Deaths Traced to Ice Cream

    Listeria Deaths Traced to Ice Cream
    A Listeria outbreak that has led to three deaths is being traced to ice creams produced at the Blue Bell Creamery in Texas. The deaths occurred at a hospital in Wichita, Kansas, where contaminated Blue Bell Creamery ice cream was served to…
  • Mar 17

    Veterans without Legal Protection Forced into Financial Frauds, Scheme

    Veterans without Legal Protection Forced into Financial Frauds, Scheme
    American military service members face a multitude of hurdles when they return home from duty: PTSD, acclimation back to daily life, familial issues, and finding adequate work, to name just a few. Lesser known are the financial struggles,…
Rank this Week: 347

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/
  • Mar 29

    Study Reveals That Xarelto-Related Bleeding More Likely in Patients at Higher Risk of Pulmonary Embolism

    Study Reveals That Xarelto-Related Bleeding More Likely in Patients at Higher Risk of Pulmonary Embolism
    In the March issue of the medical journal Academic Emergency Medicine, researchers from around the world found a disturbing correlation between the incidence of Xarelto-related bleeding in patients who are already at a higher risk for…
  • Mar 27

    Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Several In Pasadena

    Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Several In Pasadena
    Pictured above: Police officials at the scene of the accident  This Tuesday, just before 7am, an accident that involved three cars and several people occurred on Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas. An unidentified woman was driving a…
  • Mar 26

    Zimmer Persona Recalls Knee Replacement Plate Has Been Recalled

    Zimmer Persona Recalls Knee Replacement Plate Has Been Recalled
    On March 12, Zimmer Persona recalled more than 11,600 of their personalized artificial knee component. The recall of these particular knee replacements primarily impacted all lots and size of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates.…
Rank this Week: 391

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
  • Feb 18

    Cutting the Cord?

    Cutting the Cord?
    Photo: US CPSC on Flickr (Creative Commons license) The CPSC has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to address the strangulation risk posed to young children from cords on window coverings. The new rule…
  • Feb 4

    Top 5 of the 1st Year

    Top 5 of the 1st Year
    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Section 15(b) report. Here are the top five viewed posts since its inception: Do I Sell a Consumer Product? Mohorovic Shares Observations After 1st 100 Days–Engagement, Burden…
  • Jan 29

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?

    What (Not) To Do With Those Recalled Buckyballs?
    WARNING (TO BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS): DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! You can read the Popular Science story explaining this video, “This is What Happens When You Put Magnetic Buckyballs in a Blender,” here.
Rank this Week: 404

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: 390

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/
  • Mar 27

    Result-Driven Affirmance of Birth Defect Verdict

    Result-Driven Affirmance of Birth Defect Verdict
                We have said it before – birth defect cases are hard.  Juries and judges are sympathetic where the individual whose health is at issue had no say in the…
  • Mar 27

    BRICK BY BRICK, THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE PAVES A WEST VIRGINIA PATH

    BRICK BY BRICK, THE LEARNED INTERMEDIARY DOCTRINE PAVES A WEST VIRGINIA PATH
    Back in November, we exulted over the pelvic mesh MDL judge’s resurrection of West Virginia’s learned intermediary doctrine.   In Tyree v. Boston Scientific Corp., ___ F. Supp.3d ___, 2014 WL 5431993 (S.D.W. Va.…
  • Mar 26

    Let’s Talk InFuse

    Let’s Talk InFuse
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog only.            The InFuse litigation has certainly given us…
Rank this Week: 505

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: 551

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: 573

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 624

Product Defect News & Advice

Product Defect News & Advice

By Bisnar Chase.

http://www.productdefectnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat

    Graco Fined for Failing To Recall Defective Child Car Seat
    Graco has been fined up to $10 million for failing to warn consumers in a timely manner about millions of defective child car seats. According to a CNN news report, federal regulators have slapped Graco with a $3 million fine. The car seat…
  • Mar 5

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak

    Patient Sues Medical Device Manufacturer Over Superbug Outbreak
    An 18-year-old patient is suing a medical device manufacturer blaming the company for a superbug outbreak at the UCLA Medical Center, which infected at least seven patients and has been blamed for the death of at least two. According to a CBS…
  • Feb 23

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope

    UCLA Superbug Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Endoscope
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a particular type of endoscope saying the devices that are used to look inside patients’ bodies, are so poorly designed that it is not possible to clean and…
Rank this Week: 686

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/
  • Mar 20

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult

    Alcohol, Pot Involved in Half of All Accidents Involving Teens, Young Adult
    Alcohol and drugs are a leading cause of death involving persons in the 18-25 age group in the United States. However, a new study indicates that alcohol and drug use may be much more prominent factors in car accidents involving teenagers and…
  • Mar 13

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident

    Young Adults More Likely to Suffer Serious Injuries in Accident
    It’s a fact that young adults and teenagers are at a much higher risk of accidents and injuries. Studies also indicate that this group of drivers is more likely to be injured severely in accidents. A new study finds that young adults…
  • Mar 6

    The Safest and Most Dangerous Automobile

    The Safest and Most Dangerous Automobile
    Auto accident fatality rates are at their lowest levels in decades, and the average Atlanta motorist now has a much higher likelihood of walking away relatively unharmed from an accident, compared to the past. However, motorists in some cars…
Rank this Week: 612

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: 1110

News Blog

News Blog

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

http://www.cssfirm.com/news-blog/
  • Mar 19

    Update: More Persona Knee Recall Implant Information-Notice To Implanting Surgeons Issued

    Update: More Persona Knee Recall Implant Information-Notice To Implanting Surgeons Issued
    We have learned over the last few weeks more information on the Persona Knee Recall. Some parts […] The post Update: More Persona Knee Recall Implant Information-Notice To Implanting Surgeons Issued appeared first on .
  • Mar 18

    FDA Recall: Zimmer Persona Knee-Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate

    FDA Recall: Zimmer Persona Knee-Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate
    On March 12, 2015 the Food & Drug Administration announced a Class 2 Recall of about 11,658 […] The post FDA Recall: Zimmer Persona Knee-Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates appeared first on .
  • Mar 16

    Johnson & Johnson Still Unable to Expand Use of Xarelto

    Johnson & Johnson Still Unable to Expand Use of Xarelto
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected three attempts by Johnson & Johnson to expand […] The post Johnson & Johnson Still Unable to Expand Use of Xarelto appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1543

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/
  • Mar 17

    Household Cleaners, Medicines Can Poison Children

    Household Cleaners, Medicines Can Poison Children
    Don’t Store Chemicals in Cabinets Poisoning causes 51 deaths every year in children ages 12 and younger and more than 47,000 trips to the emergency room, making it a leading home hazard that is entirely preventable. Still, a majority of…
  • Mar 16

    Home Nurseries Can Present Serious Dangers to Babie

    Home Nurseries Can Present Serious Dangers to Babie
    Don’t Let Your Little One Become A Statistic Every year, an estimated 2,200 children die as the result of a home accident. Another 3.5 million end up in emergency rooms for the same reason. Such startling statistics should make safety a…
  • Mar 13

    Predictive Coding and Hamlet: Madam, how like you this play?

    Predictive Coding and Hamlet: Madam, how like you this play?
    In Hamlet, his mother the queen is quoted as saying, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” In Shakespeare’s time the word “protest” was meant as the lady vows or declares solemnly, too much. So do the…
Rank this Week: 1361

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
  • Feb 10

    Mayor de Blasio Bitten By Tort-Reform Bug?

    Mayor de Blasio Bitten By Tort-Reform Bug?
    I was happy with Mayor Bill de Blasio for a while. He brought a youthful, refreshing blast of liberal-themed common sense into the Mayor’s office, and was so forthright that he hurt himself politically.  I’m referring to his…
  • Jan 23

    Fair Is Fair, Unless You’re A Victim Of Medical Malpractice

    Fair Is Fair, Unless You’re A Victim Of Medical Malpractice
    It’s that time of year when my office gets reminders in the mail about what we must have posted and visible to all employees.  They are entitled, by law, to be apprised of their rights if they hurt themselves here, or become too…
  • Jan 14

    The Foreseeability of Accidental Shooting

    The Foreseeability of Accidental Shooting
    A couple of weeks ago, a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his own mother while she shopped in an Idaho Walmart.  By all accounts, the mother was a smart, professional and otherwise responsible woman. The infant had managed to…
Rank this Week: 1242

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: 1234

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: 1156

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/
  • Mar 29

    Answer in Divorce

    Answer in Divorce
    What is the Answer in a Divorce? A divorce is a civil lawsuit filed by one spouse against the other, with the filing spouse requesting certain things from the court. The spouse that files the divorce is called the Plaintiff, and they initiate…
  • Mar 8

    Paternity in Divorce

    Paternity in Divorce
    Paternity in Divorce Sometimes a couple may become separated for years and not file for divorce, existing in separate households, even forming new relationships. If a child is born during such a separation, it is still considered a child of…
  • Feb 26

    Rule Nisi Petition

    Rule Nisi Petition
    Contempt and Rule Nisi Petitions If you and your spouse did not reach an agreement in your divorce, and a judge decided your contested issues for you at trial, then the divorce decree should state the judge’s decision concerning such…
Rank this Week: 2369

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/
  • Mar 25

    Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal

    Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
    Laparoscopic gall bladder removal is a common procedure – with some common complications. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the medical term for removing a gall bladder and gallstones using only small incisions made in the…
  • Mar 20

    Medical Malpractice Associated with Gestational Diabete

    Medical Malpractice Associated with Gestational Diabete
    Gestational diabetes can occur during pregnancy and can adversely affect child birth. Gestational diabetes mellitus can be described as carbohydrate intolerance during pregnancy. This type of diabetes occurs during pregnancy and can affect…
  • Mar 19

    Your Newborn and Brachial Plexus Injury

    Your Newborn and Brachial Plexus Injury
    Expectant parents have an expectation that the delivering obstetrician is going to give their unborn child the absolute best care possible. It is unimaginable to think that something life altering will occur, especially when it is an…
Rank this Week: 2089

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/
  • Mar 18

    Todd Smith Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Takata Airbag Litigation

    Todd Smith Appointed Co-Lead Counsel in Takata Airbag Litigation
    Several months ago, it was revealed that a dangerous defect in Takata airbags could cause injury to millions of Americans.  A recall was eventually issued by Takata, but for those injured and killed by the defective airbags, the recall…
  • Feb 19

    Power Rogers & Smith Obtains $30 Million Settlement for Client after Botched Nephrectomy

    Power Rogers & Smith Obtains $30 Million Settlement for Client after Botched Nephrectomy
    As reported on the front page of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin today, last week a lawsuit on behalf of Steven Karr was dismissed pursuant to a $30 Million Settlement.  The case was handled by partners Joseph A. Power, Jr. and Joseph W.…
  • Jan 22

    Eleven Attorneys from Power Rogers & Smith Named 2015 Super Lawyer

    Eleven Attorneys from Power Rogers & Smith Named 2015 Super Lawyer
    Recently, Super Lawyers published the list of the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers.  Eleven of the attorneys at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Power Rogers & Smith were included on the list.  Partners Joseph A. Power, Jr.,…
Rank this Week: 2188

Product Liability Attorneys Blog

Product Liability Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.productliabilityattorneysblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Book v. Voma Tire Corp. - Dangerous Tire Lawsuit to Proceed

    Book v. Voma Tire Corp. - Dangerous Tire Lawsuit to Proceed
    A defective tire that fails while a vehicle is in motion can result in a serious accident and potentially catastrophic injuries. The recent case of Book v. Voma Tire Corp. involves an allegedly defective tire that resulted in serious…
  • Feb 26

    Safety of Dietary Supplements Challenged Amid Investigation

    Safety of Dietary Supplements Challenged Amid Investigation
    An investigation into the efficacy of over-the-counter dietary supplements revealed the products did not even contain the herbs that were listed on the labels. This prompted the New York state attorney general's office to order four major…
  • Feb 12

    Velasquez v. Centrome, Inc. - Plaintiff Gets Second Chance in Product Liability Case

    Velasquez v. Centrome, Inc. - Plaintiff Gets Second Chance in Product Liability Case
    A worker allegedly sickened by exposure to dangerous chemicals contained in certain food flavorings has won a new trial against the supplier of those flavorings, after an appeals court ruled the trial judge improperly disclosed the…
Rank this Week: 2100

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/
  • Mar 9

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest

    Upcoming Seminar of Interest
    Our readers may be interested in the upcoming seminar: Chemical Products Liability and Environmental Litigation.   It's scheduled for April 22-23 in New Orleans, and includes topics such as Recent Developments In Fracking…
  • Mar 6

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case

    Federal Court Denies Certification in Groundwater Class Case
    A federal judge in Oklahoma earlier this week denied class certification to homeowners living near a research facility, holding that individual issues outweighed allegedly common issues among the class claiming injury from contamination from…
  • Mar 3

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book

    Publication of my new Class Action & Mass Torts Answer Book
    Just a quick note.  Your humble blogger is very pleased to announce the availability of my latest publication, the Class Action and Mass Tort Answer Book (PLI 2015).  It is available here.  (I don't spend all my time posting…
Rank this Week: 1950

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.medicalmalpracticelawyer.center/
  • Mar 5

    Most Patients Overestimate Benefits, Underestimate Harms of Medical Care

    Most Patients Overestimate Benefits, Underestimate Harms of Medical Care
    A new study - the first of its kind - reviewed the medical literature on patient's expectations of the benefits and harms of medical treatments, with surprising results. Medical malpractice lawyers discuss this study and how it reflects…
  • Feb 9

    Suspended Psychiatrist Charged with Writing Prescription

    Suspended Psychiatrist Charged with Writing Prescription
    A psychiatrist in Pennsylvania was recently charged with writing prescriptions and taking patients while his medical license was suspended. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pintas & Mullins are currently investigating cases of injury or…
  • Feb 5

    Amputee Awarded $3.1 Million in Malpractice Case

    Amputee Awarded $3.1 Million in Malpractice Case
    A former Illinois police lieutenant was awarded $3.15 million in his case against the doctor who negligently amputated his leg. The incident occurred at Rockford Memorial Hospital in 2010, when the victim was admitted for dizziness and…
Rank this Week: 1802

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen

Covers lead and phthlate laws, product safety and products liability.

http://www.swhlaw.com/
  • Feb 12

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]

    California mandatory bicycle helmet law and retroreflective clothing bill [Senate Bill 192 2015]
    This is an interesting bill (reprinted below as of this posting) just introduced February 10, 2015 here in the California Legislature. Most states bicycle helmet laws only require helmets for minors (under 18). This proposed law goes well…
  • Nov 11

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike

    High profile helmet case against Citi bike
    This is an interesting recent case against the very large and prominent Citi Bike operation in New York. There has been a lot of media attention on them.  Unfortunately it is not clear from the article what stage the case is in. Our…
  • Jan 24

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation

    Legal analysis: Confusion over electric bike regulation
    Published July 29, 2013 in Bicycle Retailer and Industry NewsRepublished with permissionby Steven W HansenAfter reading two articles in BRAIN’s June 15, 2013 issue (“Speedy e-bikes trouble industry” and “NYC e-bike…
Rank this Week: 1796

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: 2070

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)
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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: 1924

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: 2040

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Simmons Firm Law Blog

Covers mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and more.

http://www.simmonsfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1581

Alabama Product Injury Lawyer Blog

Alabama Product Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers product liability topics such as car recalls, defective consumer products, defective drugs, and FDA recalls. By Niedenthal Law Firm.

http://www.alabamaproductinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1604

AdvoKAYte

AdvoKAYte

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

http://www.advokayte.com/
  • Mar 27

    Kay Van Wey Featured in Interview: Dangerous Drug Prescribing Practice

    Kay Van Wey Featured in Interview: Dangerous Drug Prescribing Practice
    Post first appeared on VanWeyLaw.com Larry Bodine, Editor and Chief of PersonalInjury.com, interviewed Kay Van Wey about dangerous practices that pharmaceutical companies use to get their drugs into the hands of consumers. The tactics used…
  • Mar 25

    Distraction a Factor in 6 Out of 10 Teen Crashe

    Distraction a Factor in 6 Out of 10 Teen Crashe
    Car Crashes are the Leading Cause of Death for Teens in America today. A compelling new study reveals that distractions, especially using mobile phones and talking with friends in the car, are a factor in 6 out of 10 teen crashes. For the…
  • Mar 18

    Levquin Continues to Endanger Live

    Levquin Continues to Endanger Live
    Recently I read an article that questioned why levaquin, a dangerous fluoroquinolone antibiotic, hasn’t been removed from the market, even after it seems to be causing serious adverse effects and may even be related…
Rank this Week: 4670

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/
  • Mar 27

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit

    Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuit
    The birth injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins have written extensively on the risks of birth defects in children born to mothers who took certain drugs. It has recently come to light that Zofran, a drug marketed to pregnant women to treat…
  • Mar 24

    No FDA Action after Zyprexa Death

    No FDA Action after Zyprexa Death
    The long-acting form of the popular drug Zyprexa - Zyprexa RelPrevv - recently caused the death of two patients. Despite the clear link between injection of the drug and their deaths, the FDA decided not to change the drug's label warnings.…
  • Mar 20

    $10 Million to Children's Motrin Injury Victim

    $10 Million to Children's Motrin Injury Victim
    A young girl and her family recently won a $10 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for the severe injuries caused by Children's Motrin. The girl developed Stevens - Johnson syndrome (SJS), a rare but fatal skin reaction, to the…
Rank this Week: 3845

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • Mar 27

    What Every Homeowner Should Know About Premises Liability

    What Every Homeowner Should Know About Premises Liability
    As a homeowner, it is important to understand the laws that apply if someone gets injured on your property. As a general rule, homeowners can be held financially responsible for accidents that result from dangerous conditions existing in…
  • Mar 23

    Four Things You Didn’t Know About Personal Injury Law

    Four Things You Didn’t Know About Personal Injury Law
    Let’s take a look at four facts most people don’t know about personal injury law in Illinois. 1. To win your case, you must prove that it is more likely than not that someone else’s negligence was a cause of your injuries.…
  • Mar 19

    The Right Way to Find a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

    The Right Way to Find a Nursing Home for Your Loved One
    Making the decision to transition a loved one into a nursing home can be extremely difficult. How do you know if it is the right thing to do? If it is the right thing to do, how do choose the best nursing home to fit their needs? Once you…
Rank this Week: 3523

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 26

    Construction Worker Accident

    Construction Worker Accident
    Construction work is one of the most physically demanding jobs there is. These men and women have literally built our homes, cities and country from the ground up. Unfortunately this is also one of the most dangerous jobs there is. According…
  • Mar 17

    Pittsburgh Steelers Paying Okobi Workers’ Compensation

    Pittsburgh Steelers Paying Okobi Workers’ Compensation
    A PA workers’ compensation panel ruled this week that the Pittsburgh Steelers must pay Chukky Okobi $779 per week in workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that prevent him from playing in the NFL, and $22,000 in other…
  • Mar 3

    Vehicle Accidents on the Job

    Vehicle Accidents on the Job
    Did you know that if your work requires you to drive, or if you are driving for any reason to benefit your employer and you are injured in a car accident you can file a workers’ compensation claim? Most people assume they would just use…
Rank this Week: 3675

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/
  • Mar 25

    Here’s Why Restaurant Chains Are Starting to Issue New Food Menu

    Here’s Why Restaurant Chains Are Starting to Issue New Food Menu
    In the past few months, consumers may have noticed that some popular chain restaurants have started to display calorie and other nutrition information on menus and placards. The reason can be traced to the release by the Food and Drug…
  • Mar 3

    When to Call the Whole Thing Off

    When to Call the Whole Thing Off
    People who aren’t intellectual property lawyers often mix up trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret protection.  Each provides a different kind of protection for a different kind of property interest, and they generally…
  • Feb 5

    Hamburg Steps Down as FDA Commissioner

    Hamburg Steps Down as FDA Commissioner
    Earlier today, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nearly six years, announced, and the FDA confirmed, that she would be stepping down from her position at the agency in March. During her…
Rank this Week: 4713

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/
  • Mar 25

    Marine Freed from Mexican Prison Gets Caught for DUI in Georgia

    Marine Freed from Mexican Prison Gets Caught for DUI in Georgia
    Late last year, a marine reservist was released after spending seven months in a Mexican prison for allegedly attempting to smuggle weapons into the country. Just this month, according to one news source, that same man was arrested in Georgia…
  • Mar 18

    Director of “Allman Brothers” Movie Found Liable in Fatal Railroad Accident

    Director of “Allman Brothers” Movie Found Liable in Fatal Railroad Accident
    Earlier last year, a camerawoman was killed while working on the set of “Midnight Rider,” a movie about the classic-rock musician, Gregg Allman. According to a recently news source, the director of the film pleaded guilty to…
  • Mar 11

    State Supreme Court Reverses the Dismissal of Middle School Slip-and-Fall Injury Case

    State Supreme Court Reverses the Dismissal of Middle School Slip-and-Fall Injury Case
    A state Supreme Court released a decision earlier this month that reversed a district court ruling against the plaintiff, a father who seriously injured his arm after he tripped and fell while exiting his daughter’s middle school…
Rank this Week: 2906

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/
  • Mar 24

    FDA Suspects 3 Deaths Related to Contaminated Ice Cream

    FDA Suspects 3 Deaths Related to Contaminated Ice Cream
    All our lives, we have been cautioned against buying any food or drug product when the packaging has already been opened or the tamperproof seal has been broken. These fears are based upon the fear someone could have tampered with a product…
  • Mar 21

    Graco to Pay $10 Million to Settle Defective Car Seat Claim

    Graco to Pay $10 Million to Settle Defective Car Seat Claim
    According to a recent news report from the New York Times, Graco has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit alleging defendant took too long to settle claims that it failed to act quickly to recall 4 million defective car seats. …
  • Mar 20

    Class Action Lawsuit: Many California Wines Contain Arsenic

    Class Action Lawsuit: Many California Wines Contain Arsenic
    California is well known for its burgeoning wine industry. Many enjoy drinking California wines at home and in local restaurants, while others travel to the region's Napa Valley for vineyard tours. While all wine may contain trace amounts…
Rank this Week: 3512

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Mar 24

    Xarelto Cases Present Several Common Issue

    Xarelto Cases Present Several Common Issue
    In July 2011, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto, an oral anticoagulant prescribed for prevention of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Based on sales of more than…
  • Mar 17

    FDA Drug Approvals off the Charts for 2014

    FDA Drug Approvals off the Charts for 2014
    New Medications Meet Unmet Patient Needs The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of 41 novel new drugs in 2014 made it a banner year for the pharmaceutical industry. The class of 2014 included biologicals, drugs that treat cancer…
  • Mar 13

    Power to the Patients: FDA Employing New Methods for Medical Device Approval

    Power to the Patients: FDA Employing New Methods for Medical Device Approval
    At the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, the new year started off with an approval of the first therapeutic weight loss option for obese patients since 2007. The device – the Maestro…
Rank this Week: 2615

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

Springer-Lyle News and Updates

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

http://springer-lyle.com/newsCMS/
  • Mar 23

    4 Common Causes of Truck Accidents  

    4 Common Causes of Truck Accidents  
    Truck accidents ordinarily cause much greater damage than car accidents. A tractor trailer on the road can be more than 60 feet long and weigh more than 80,000 pounds. Because of a semi-tractor’s size and weight, victims of trucking…
  • Mar 21

    Don’t Talk To The Other Side’s Insurance Company If You Have Been In An Accident

    Don’t Talk To The Other Side’s Insurance Company If You Have Been In An Accident
    In the very early stages of an accident case, you might consent to giving a statement to the adverse insurer before you ever retain counsel. Those statements are either written or recorded. The adjuster from the adverse insurer tells you that…
  • Mar 17

    Comparative Negligence  

    Comparative Negligence  
    Unless you’ve been stopped at a red light for 30 seconds minding your own business and suddenly get rear-ended, fault can be a contested issue in motor vehicle accident cases. There are circumstances surrounding some accidents where the…
Rank this Week: 2810

Indiana Injury Law Blog

Indiana Injury Law Blog

Covers products liability, medical malpractice and injury law. By Theodoros & Rooth, P.C.

http://www.indianainjurylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3097

Goldstein & Hayes Blog

Goldstein & Hayes Blog

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice, birth injury and drowning issues.

http://www.goldsteinhayes.com/blog/
  • Mar 20

    Safety when Swimming in Natural Water

    Safety when Swimming in Natural Water
    Almost every person should have an understanding that any type of water setting comes with the possibility of drowning accidents. Drowning accidents can cause severe injury and are often fatal, and drowning is the fifth leading cause of…
  • Mar 19

    What to do if you Encounter an Aggressive Driver

    What to do if you Encounter an Aggressive Driver
    Though you may be one of the safest drivers on the road, you cannot control the actions and decisions of other drivers. For this reason, you and your passengers may still be at high risk for an accident and injuries … Continue reading…
  • Mar 16

    Infant Brain Injuries Caused at Birth

    Infant Brain Injuries Caused at Birth
    Brain damage during the childbirth process has been associated with many different serious disorders that can cause lifelong difficulties for the child in question. Common disorders resulting from brain injuries at birth include: Attention…
Rank this Week: 3185