For many decades, Olympus has developed and manufactured some of the top high-technology photography equipment in the industry. Over the years, the company has expanded its product portfolio, offering innovative equipment solutions for the medical field, and specifically for surgical procedures. In late 2017 the company unveiled its new 4K-3D Video Microscope, ORBEYE. The new […]
In August 2016, eight lawsuits were filed by people who used the testosterone-replacement therapy, AndroGel. In those lawsuits, the plaintiffs claim they experienced a number of adverse effects, including heart attacks, blood clots and strokes. These suits were approved to go to trial in 2017. United States District Judge Matthew Kennelly has approved four heart […]
In what is so far the highest penalty for a single offense that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has ever imposed, Gree Electric Appliances Inc. has agreed to pay a $15.45 civil penalty to the government. The CPSC has charged Gree with the following:
Knowingly failing to report a defect and the reasonable risk […]
You may remember hearing about the tragic cases of small children getting poisoned when they mistook their mom’s laundry detergent pods for candy. Laundry pods are small, brightly colored packets of clear plastic and filled with highly concentrated laundry soap and fabric softener. Children are biting into them because they think it looks like an […]
You have likely heard news stories of young children getting strangled by window blinds cords over the past few decades. You would think that such a dangerous hazard with a product used inside the home would have been completely eliminated by now, but it still continues to occur with alarming frequency. The U.S. Consumer Product […]
The story seems almost too terrible to be true: a lawsuit out of Miami describing a “national cover-up over a significant life safety issue” in regards to CPVC pipes installed in thousands of homes throughout the country for use in safety sprinkler systems – pipes which have been proven to fail over and over again; […]
What are the elements of a failure to warn products liability case?
There are three elements involved in use defect (failure to warn) cases:
The product was defective
There was no warning on the product of potential dangers, side effects or unexpected results which should have been anticipated by a reasonable person
The plaintiff was harmed because of either […]
In February 2015, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration levied fines of $14,000 a day on airbag manufacturer Takata Corp. for their lack of cooperation with the Department of Transportation’s investigation into the company’s defective airbag inflators. According to the NHTSA and the DoT, those airbags –which have a tendency to explode, showering drivers and […]
Zofran (Ondansetron) is a drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, which was approved by the FDA in 1991 to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Ondansetron is a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist, which blocks the action of serotonin in the brain which is thought to cause vomiting and nausea.
After Zofran was approved […]
A District of Columbia woman is suing Walmart on your behalf related to unfair and deceptive trade practices perpetuated by the retail giant. The complaint, filed on February 4, 2015 by three law firms including Paulson & Nace, demands a jury trial against the retailer in a lawsuit claiming deceptive trade practices because of the […]