Personal Injury Blog

First of Many Xarelto Trials in MDL Set for March 2017

The trial to reach, what is expected to be a bellwether verdict, in the first of the four Xarelto federal litigation cases, which were identified earlier in August, 2016, is imminent. According to an article in LawyersandSettlements.com, the trial is scheduled for March, 2017 in Louisiana and involves a plaintiff who first used Xarelto […]

Involved In An Accident While Working?

With more than 16 million car accidents occurring in the United States every year, there are sure to be some car accidents that involve motorists who are “on the job.” The amount of stress and anxiety that a car accident puts on an individual should not be multiplied by the worries of having to […]

Hernia Mesh Implant Makers Face Mounting Lawsuits

A number of articles in the media have discussed the lawsuits that have been piling up against Johnson & Johnson over its Ethicon pelvic mesh products. Now, we are hearing about mounting lawsuits against Atrium Medical Corp. over a hernia mesh implant that is causing similar side effects, from excruciating pain to internal injuries, […]

New Regulations on Metal on Metal Hip Implants in Europe

The European Parliament recently issued its EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which is expected to have extensive implications for medtech companies, including hip implant manufacturers. According to an online article in PMLiVE, the MDR that has been published after four years of effort will bring about broad changes to the medical device industry and […]

Takata Airbag Recall to Add 1.5 Million U.S. Vehicles

Ford and Honda are adding more than 1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag inflator recall. According to a news report in The Chicago Tribune, Honda is recalling about 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat airbag inflators manufactured by Takata Corporation. Ford is recalling more than […]

Fire and Burn Hazards Prompt More Laptop Recalls

Faulty lithium batteries | Photo from cpsc.govToshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (“Toshiba”) recently announced that it was expanding its recall of Toshiba laptops to include certain models sold between July 2013 and November 2016. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall affects 83,000 units of Toshiba Satellite laptops that have the […]

Who Can be Held Responsible for a Fall that Happens in Public?

If you, unfortunately, fall in a public place, such as a restaurant, pub or shopping center, the owner of the property can be held responsible for your injuries. This is because owners of stores and other places open to the public must maintain the premises in a safe condition, while taking proactive steps to […]

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Injuries

After being rated in the top-ten most dangerous occupations of 2016, it is of no surprise that Congress has created a special workers’ compensation program that will cover fisheries and ports. Because of the long hours that an employee can put in a single workday and the amount of moving machinery on land, it […]

The Risky Business of Nursing: Injuries In The Health Care Profession On The Rise

Nurses and nurse’s aids provide vital services in our hospitals and communities. They also work in one of the most dangerous professions in the country according to data collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, more injuries occur in hospitals than on construction sites or manufacturing plants. On average about […]

Occupational Diseases and Injuries of Today’s Workplace

Almost a staggering one million occupational illnesses and deaths transpire in the United States every year. Among these injuries are respiratory problems, cancer, poisoning, hearing loss and skin diseases. Many of these injuries can turn fatal if they are not treated by a medical doctor. It is important to know that injured or sick […]