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Time Limits for Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm
People injured by defective products must act quickly to protect their legal rights, as there are strict deadlines for filing a lawsuit. Each state has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time an injured person has to file a product liability lawsuit. Individuals who do not file product liability personal injury lawsuit within that time frame will...
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Understanding Product Liability: When is a Product Unavoidably Unsafe?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm
When a product that has been carefully designed, manufactured and marketed still injures someone, responsibility partially depends on whether the product qualifies as an “unavoidably unsafe product.” A product found to be unavoidably unsafe is not considered defective, even if it causes injury. Three factors can cause a product to be defective. These include: Design defect: the product’s design could...
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What is Strict Liability in a Products Liability Case?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 23, 2016 at 11:30 am
Victims who have been harmed by defective products often have special rules on their side with regard to recovering damages. Depending on the specific state’s law, a person may be able to seek compensation against the manufacturer or seller of the dangerous product based on three special theories – one of which is strict liability. Typically, injured victims who have...
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Preventing Surgical Instruments from Being Forgotten Inside Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm
A surgical object mistakenly left inside a patient is a medical emergency that can lead to death or permanent health problems. Shockingly, surgical instruments are left inside patients thousands of times every year in the United States. Surgical sponges account for nearly 70 percent of items left inside patients. Other items commonly found on post-op X-rays include: retractors, sharp objects...
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Underscoring TBI Complications during Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 2, 2016 at 11:30 am
About 137 people in the U.S. die every day as a result of a TBI-related injury. To help raise awareness and reach out to those living with the effects of TBI, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. This year’s campaign theme is “Not Alone,” which provides an educational...
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Acid Reflux Medications May be Overprescribed

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 29, 2016 at 11:30 am
An estimated 15 million Americans use prescription and over-the-counter proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. However, mounting research has associated these drugs with a number of adverse effects and suggests that the drugs may be overprescribed. PPIs are used to treat and prevent gastric acid-related conditions. The drugs prevent acid production in the stomach by blocking...
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Getting Justice for Bedding Fire Injuries and Deaths

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Federal regulations have been established to protect consumers from being killed or severely burned by highly flammable clothing and household items. Tragically, hundreds of thousands of home fires continue to occur in the U.S. each year after items such as mattresses and bedding ignite. The victims, unfortunately, are often young children. The Flammable Fabrics Act was passed in 1953 to...
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What is End-Stage Renal Disease?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves the gradual loss of kidney function – the process responsible for filtering waste and excess water from the blood. When patients are diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), their kidneys are not functioning well enough on their own to meet the needs of daily life. Patients with ESRD have less than...
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FDA: No Reported Adverse Events Involving Morcellation Cancer Upstaging for 8 Years

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 15, 2016 at 11:00 am
Federal law requires the reporting of adverse events, but for eight years the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not receive reports of cases involving power morcellation and the spread of cancer. Between December 2013 and November 2014, however, the FDA received about two dozen reports discussing cancer and upstaging or dissemination – but all of them pertained to...
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Patients Suffering from ADEM after a Vaccine

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 11, 2016 at 3:16 pm
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own brain tissue. Less than five percent of ADEM cases develop after a person receives a vaccine, according to the Transverse Myelitis Association. ADEM has been associated with vaccines including: Hepatitis Influenza (flu) Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Varicella (chicken pox)...
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Factors to Consider when Hiring a Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Attorney

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm
Mesothelioma cases are complex from both a medial and legal standpoint. Many of the complexities arise from the fact that multiple asbestos manufacturers are often involved, and exposure often occurred decades before the onset of symptoms. The legal process requires thorough investigation in order to obtain justice and compensation in a timely fashion. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can identify all...
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How do Airbag Injuries Occur?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 10, 2016 at 11:30 am
Airbags save countless lives every year, as they protect drivers and passengers from striking the interior of the vehicle in the event of a collision. Unfortunately, the defective design and/or manufacture of an airbag can do much more harm than good in some situations. An airbag is essentially a deflated balloon that rapidly inflates via a deceleration sensor in the...
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