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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 [...]

Aluminum Ladder Recall Prompted By Faulty Equipment & Fall Injuries

Workers Beware: Werner Recalls Aluminum Ladders Due to Fall Hazard On June 20, 2018, Werner Co., of Greenville, Pennsylvania initiated a recall of a series of multi-purpose telescoping aluminum ladders for fall hazards related to the equipment breaking when extended. Falls can lead to serious back and head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death. [...]

Over Half a Million Pacifiers Recall Over Choking Hazard

Popular Pacifier Accessory Recalled Due to Choking Hazard On March 15, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported a voluntary recall for nearly 590,000 pacifier and teethers made by Handi-Craft, a manufacturer and distributor of baby bottles and accessories. Although no injuries are known at this time, the recall ignited after a reported [...]

By |2018-03-29T20:47:46+00:00March 20th, 2018|Kentucky News, Product Liability, Safety|0 Comments

Cyber Attacks Can Impact Important Medical Devices

Can Medical Device Companies Be Held Liable for Cyber Attacks? In 2017, the FDA had to deal with an outrageous issue, something we may think could only happen in the movies of the future. Officials were forced to recall a medical device, a life-saving pacemaker of all things, because it was found to be vulnerable [...]

By |2018-01-16T22:34:31+00:00January 11th, 2018|Product Liability|0 Comments

Consult This Year’s “Most Dangerous Toys” List Before Doing Your Holiday Shopping

2017 “Worst Toy List” Can Help You Avoid the Dangers of Harmful Toys Buyers have a right to expect that the gifts they purchase for children are safe. Unfortunately, potentially dangerous toys remain an ongoing problem in the U.S. Due to poor design, manufacturing and marketing practices, there are toys available for purchase today with [...]

By |2017-12-12T21:17:34+00:00December 6th, 2017|Product Liability|0 Comments

Kentucky Among Worst States at Getting Vehicle Recall Work Done

Too Many Recalled Vehicles Traveling Kentucky Roads In 2016, a record-high 53.2 million vehicles were recalled in the United States. In Kentucky, 25 percent of vehicles operating on the roads today have unrepaired recalls even though free repairs are available. This ranks Kentucky as the eighth-highest open recall rate in the nation. Because of these dangerous numbers, [...]

By |2017-11-30T13:24:10+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Auto Accidents, Product Liability, Safety|0 Comments

3 Common Home Injuries You Can Avoid This Holiday Season

The Holiday Season Sees a Spike In Accidents Around the House Although it is the last thing you want to happen, the holidays are a time when accidents around the home are more likely. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the average number of visits to doctor’s offices and/or emergency departments each year [...]