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Texas Man Dies After E-Cigarette Blows Up in His Face

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm
​FORT WORTH, TX - Authorities say a young man by the name of William Brown died of a massive stroke after an e-cigarette exploded and tore his carotid artery.  According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Williams died in a Fort Worth hospital on January 29th. The explosion reportedly happened on January 27th in the parking lot of a store...
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Poorly Designed Medical Devices Threaten Unsuspecting Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
The FDA is continuing to investigate the risks associated with heater-cooler devices used in major surgeries, particularly cardiothoracic procedures. The heater-cooler devices have been associated with potentially fatal infections, such as Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), and the FDA issued a safety alert on these devices in June. At issue is the failure by manufacturers to provide adequate cleaning instructions for their heater-cooler devices,...
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Victims of Defective Products Deserve Justice

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 2, 2016 at 10:50 am
When it comes to defective products and manufacturing defects, it doesn’t matter whether it’s something as big as a truck or as small as a child’s toy, the manufacturer should be held accountable. Unfortunately, a lot of people who have been harmed by defective products are under the impression that only expensive, non-performing products can form the basis of a...
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35 to 40 Million More Defective Airbags to be Recalled

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is expanding and accelerating the Takata air bag inflator recall. The expansion means that all Takata ammonium nitrate-based propellant frontal air bag inflators without a chemical drying agent will be recalled. Was your vehicle recalled? Ruptures of the Takata inflators have been tied to ten deaths and more than 100 injuries in the...
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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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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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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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