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  • Who Is Liable for a Commercial Aviation Accident?

    When an airliner has an accident, it can be a widely spread news story. While commercial aviation accidents aren’t common, they are generally severe when they do occur. If you or a loved one was injured in a plane accident, you may be wondering who can be held accountable for the injuries you have sustained. The liability of commercial aviation accidents can be complex, but there are several ...
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  • High Number Of Hyundai And Kia Vehicles Spontaneously Catching Fire

    The Center for Auto Safety is petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate certain Hyundai and Kia models built in the U.S., following an unusually high number of complaints of spontaneous fires. In the petition filed with the NHTSA, the consumer watchdog group points to a high number of consumer complaints about four models, all from model years 2011 to 2014: the ...
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  • How to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

    Summer weather is quickly approaching, which means more families will be flocking to pools to escape the heat. Before you jump in, however, it’s time to brush up on swimming pool safety. Here are our tips to help your family stay safe this summer and prevent dangerous swimming pool accidents . Secure Your Pool If your family has a pool at your home, it’s important to keep it protected all year ...
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  • FAQ: Product Liability Claims

    As a consumer, you purchase, use, and interact with many products each day. If one of these products has a flaw that causes you to be injured by it, you should be able to file a claim for compensation. Product liability law is the legal area that handles injury cases involving a product or other object which causes injury. If you believe you may have a case, but still have some questions, we’re ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Personal Injuries & Catastrophic Injuries?

    When someone is injured through the negligence of a third party, they will have the right to seek fair and maximized compensation from that party through a personal injury claim. How much compensation will be allowed? How much compensation will be needed? Some of the answer will depend on the severity of the injury the plaintiff has suffered. In particular, did the plaintiff suffer a personal ...
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  • Who is Liable For Defective 3D Printed Medical Devices?

    3D printing is revolutionizing the medical industry and offering new ways to treat patients. It also is raising new questions about who is liable if one of these devices injures a patient. When doctors are able to custom design and print devices, these cases can toe the line between medical malpractice and product liability cases. The Design & Production Process When a patient needs a 3D printed ...
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  • Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

    If you have injured by a product that you used, it is possible that you may have a product liability claim. There are several types of these claims, however, depending on the circumstances of your case. The differences between these types of claims are important since it can help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim. Below are the types of defective product claims you may be able to ...
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  • FDA Medical Device Proposal to Speed Up the Clearance Process

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed a new way to fast-track medical devices to the market. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA, proposed making a quicker route to market for certain products that might not meet the current criteria for clearance under the agency’s 510(k) fast-track pathway. Gottlieb’s reasoning for the proposal is that it would foster innovation. This ...
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  • What You Need to Know About the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The “opioid epidemic” is how people have begun to reference the increase in opioid prescriptions and increase in opioid addiction across the country. Prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. ...
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  • Attorney Jim Gilbert, Esq., Presents on Products Liability Law at CLE Seminar

    Earlier this month, our very own Attorney Jim Gilbert, Esq., was an intrinsic part of a CLE Seminar. Hosted by the Charleston School of Law, this seminar took place on December 1 st from 2-5 PM, as well as from December 2 nd from 9 AM-12 PM. This educational and useful seminar took place at The Dewberry Charleston Hotel at 344 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Attorney Gilbert covered ...
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  • Fentanyl Responsible for an Increased Number of Deaths

    Fentanyl is a potent opioid pain medication. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, but some fentanyl analogs may be as much as 10,000 times more potent than morphine. The drug is used for many purposes, such as for anesthesia and to help people manage chronic pain. According to a federal report, fentanyl was involved in more than half of the recent opioid overdose deaths in 10 states, ...
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  • 3 Surprising Products That Were Recalled

    Product recalls happen on a pretty regular basis. They are usually the result of a manufacturer discovering a flaw or problem with their product that could lead to a severe injury or create the potential for a lawsuit. Here are 3 of the most surprising recalls you might have missed. Recall 1: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Lapel Pins The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is ...
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  • Ford Vehicle Owners Sue Company for Defective Lug Nuts

    Plaintiffs are suing Ford Motor Company for using defective lug nuts on the wheels of their vehicles. While they might look nice, the two-piece lug nuts on the wheels of millions of Ford automobiles can become swollen and nearly impossible to remove with a standard lug wrench. According to the firm that filed the lawsuit, Hagens Berman, millions of vehicles from many makes and models could be ...
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  • Recalled Takata Airbags Are Being Reused

    Takata, a major car parts supplier, was responsible for one of the largest and most complex safety recalls in U.S. history after their airbags were found to be capable of deploying explosively and injuring people. The airbags have caused at least 11 deaths and about 180 injuries since they were first used, and the recall affected more than 42 million vehicles in the United States. However, ...
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  • Who Pays for the Repairs of Recalled Vehicles?

    Product recalls are a request to return a product after the discovery of safety issues or product defects that could harm the consumer or put the manufacturer at risk of legal action. Recalls are usually an attempt by a company to limit the ruination of its image in connection with any cases of negligence. Likewise, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other government ...
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