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Who Is Liable For Car Accidents Caused By Mechanical Failure?

Key Points of This Article: Faulty brakes, tire blowouts, and steering malfunctions are common causes of car accidents. Multiple parties but there are a primary three that can be held liable for a mechanical failure accident: The manufacturer, the mechanic, or the vehicle owner. Under comparative fault laws, more than one party can be held [...]

How To Prevent Halloween-Related Injuries in 2020

Key Points of This Article: Many Kentucky communities have decided Halloween trick-or-treating is still a go in 2020 for those who feel comfortable participating. Children are more than twice as likely to be injured in a pedestrian accident on Halloween than on any other day or night throughout the year. The riskiest time for young [...]

Side-Impact Crash Accident Concerns May Align with Faulted Car Seats

Key Points of This Article: Depending on their age, most motor vehicle accident injuries among U.S. children can be prevented with the proper use of a safely made and responsibly marketed car seat or booster seat. Evenflo created and marketed the “Big Kid” Booster Seat in 2012 for children who had outgrown a forward-facing seat [...]

Chris Rhoads Recognized as A Top Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction

Key Points of This Article: Rhoads & Rhoads partner and attorney Chris Rhoads has been recognized as a 2020 Member of American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for his exceptional performance in client satisfaction. The firm is very proud of Chris’s leadership as both a kind yet aggressive personal injury attorney who is knowledgeable and [...]

2019 List of the “Worst Toys” and Dangerous Presents for Children

Key Points of This Article: Due to poor designs, faulty warnings, or deceptive marketing, one child is treated in a U.S. emergency room every three minutes for a toy-related injury. Dangerous toys can pose choking hazards, suffocation risks, head and eye injuries, and be made from toxic materials that if inhaled or ingested can cause [...]

By |2019-12-23T13:56:04+00:00December 17th, 2019|Personal Injury, Product Liability|0 Comments

FDA Pulls Pelvic Mesh Products Off the Market Amid Safety Concerns

Synopsis As of April 16, 2019, the FDA has halted the marketing and use of surgical mesh products in the U.S. stating there is no evidence the current transvaginal devices are safer than previous surgeries used to treat the same conditions. Pain, bleeding, emotional distress and serious injuries have been tied to vaginal mesh products [...]

The Hidden Dangers of Breakthrough Therapy Drugs

Breakthrough Drugs May Create Related Injuries According to a new analysis by researchers at Yale University and the Yale School of Medicine, 46 medicines were given approval in 2017 as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Breakthrough Therapy program. This is a special review of drugs that are intended to treat a [...]

By |2018-09-25T14:20:22+00:00September 21st, 2018|Kentucky News, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability|0 Comments

7 Safety Tips to Keep Your Child in a Car Seat Safe

Updated Car Seat Guidelines May Save Lives, Reduce Child Accident Injuries Newly supported research by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is impacting changes in U.S. child car seat guidelines. The updated guidelines recommend rear-facing car seats for children until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, likely beyond a toddler’s second birthday, and leaving [...]

By |2018-09-11T13:54:43+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Car Accident, Product Liability, Safety, Tips|0 Comments

Tens of Thousands of Women Harmed By Essure Birth Control

Essure Exits Market After 30K Women Report Injuries Essure, a nonsurgical sterilization birth control implant made by Bayer, is finally leaving the market after years of accumulating blame for causing more than 30,000 injuries to women. These consumers have reported health issues and severe injuries such as chronic pain, serious allergic reactions, excessive bleeding, pregnancy [...]

By |2018-08-23T12:02:00+00:00August 16th, 2018|Kentucky News, Legal News, Product Liability|0 Comments

Volkswagen Hit With Another Round of Recalls

Brake and Air Bag Issues Prompt Volkswagen Recalls Volkswagen has initiated the recall process for several brand models because of known defects in braking systems and air bag deployments. Specifically, brake caliper pistons in several 2018 Volkswagen vehicles may have insufficient coating, potentially reducing the brake performance and increase the risk of a crash. Some [...]