Category: Product Liability

Is the Bar for Medical Device Approval Too Low?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with its plans to establish a new medical device approval process in early 2019 which is supposed to make new products available sooner. But a chorus of critics says this is a dangerous move for patients because it makes an already dubious approval system even […]

Vape Pen Explosion Causes First E-Cig-Related Death in U.S

Florida authorities are still investigating the death of a man whose body was found at his home on May 5, after a vape pen apparently exploded in his face. The exact cause of death remains undetermined. The victim, 35-year-old Tallmadge D’Elia, suffered multiple injuries to his face, officials said. Firefighters were summoned by a 911 […]

The Terrifying Story of the Exploding Washing Machine

A New Jersey federal judge ruled on May 21 that an oral settlement agreement reached in June 2017 in two class action lawsuits over allegedly defective Samsung washers should be enforced. This may finally bring to an end several years of conflict between consumers and Samsung over its “exploding” washing machines. The U.S. Consumer Product […]

What Does the Romaine Lettuce Scare Tell Us About Food Safety?

The source of the fatal toxic strain of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in the spring of 2018 continues to elude scientists and public health officials. So far, it has killed one person and sickened 172, in 32 states. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7, which has caused kidney failure in some patients, is the […]

Furniture Tip-Overs

Just about any parent of a small child has either had to deal with a furniture tip-over which injured their youngster or has heard stories from their friends whose young kids caused a tip-over of a chest of drawers or giant television. These accidents can cause crush injuries that land children in the hospital – […]

Close Up Of Senior Man Suffering With Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a painful condition that affects the quality of life of some 1.5 million Americans. The Arthritis Foundation says that women most often begin feeling the effects of the disease when they are between 30 and 60 years of age, while men tend to suffer from it later in life. RA is an […]

Pricking Finger to Check Blood Sugar

Type 2 Diabetes is a leading cause of illness in this country, with nearly 1 out of every 10 Americans suffering from the disease and approximately 1.5 million new cases being diagnosed each year. The scope of this problem calls for safe and easy-to-use treatment options, particularly those that allow patients to monitor and regulate their […]

Texas Birth Control Injury Lawyer

Women are constantly being offered new forms of birth control that are supposedly improvements on older, more traditional types of contraception. Unfortunately, many of these methods also come with risks for serious health complications. One of the most notorious examples of these birth control methods is the Essure device. Essure is a contraceptive device that […]

Houston Injury & Accident Lawyer

Pacemakers are devices installed in patients to regulate heartbeat. These devices, which are a type of defibrillator, often use electrical shocks or pacing to speed up or slow down a heartbeat. Pacemakers have been used in patients for decades to help extend and improve the quality of life for those with serious heart problems. Unfortunately, […]

Texas Product Injury Attorney

How safe do you feel as a consumer? Do you believe that there are adequate protections set in place to protect you from harmful products? Apparently, most consumers in the U.S. say no, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports. 65% of those surveyed said they don’t have faith in oversight of consumer goods. […]