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Category Archives: Unsafe Devices

Injury From E-cigarette Explosion

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
Recently, a 17 year-old boy arrived at the emergency room after an e-cigarette exploded while he was using it. He suffered multiple severe injuries to his mouth and chin. Between 2015 and 2017, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported an estimated 2,035 electronic cigarettes exploded and caused burn injuries to their users. https://speciality.medicaldialogues.in/case-of-injury-from-e-cigarette-explosion-reported/
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FDA WARNS AGAINST VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 8, 2018 at 9:37 pm
On July 30, 2018, the FDA issued a warning against the use of energy-based (most commonly radiofrequency or laser) devices utilized to perform vaginal rejuvenation procedures. These devices have been approved by the FDA for gynecological purposes such as the destruction of abnormal or pre-cancerous cervical or vaginal tissue and genital warts. However, several manufacturers of these devices have been...
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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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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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