Category Archives: Product Liability

Recovering Damages for a Defective Vehicle: Understanding the Basics of Lemon Laws

By | November 16, 2016

Have a car with serious mechanical issues? Cannot find others with same or similar issues? Don’t think that you cannot recover damages for a defective automobile. Thanks to consumer advocates, we have what is commonly known as “lemon laws” to protect people from vehicles that keep breaking down. 

Four Crucial Things to Know About Defective Drugs and Lawsuits

By | August 9, 2016

Unsuspecting people falling victim to injuries due to the use of dangerous and/or defective drugs is a harsh reality that not often spoken about. Even though such cases are rare (fortunately), they aren’t unheard of. Imagine this: You’re not feeling well, so you see a doctor and buy the prescribed medicines – only to realize that more misery… Read More »

How the NHTSA Has Become a Great Witness for Product Liability Litigation

By | May 1, 2016

Product liability? Very difficult claim to prove. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has definitely helped many plaintiffs make their case. Most namely, the NHTSA has investigated many product liability claims involving the manufacturing of automobiles. 

What Product Liability Means to Your Potential Lawsuit

By | December 19, 2011

We’ve all heard the stories in the news: a product has failed, and someone who was hurt or injured as a result of that failure is filing a lawsuit. It might seem like an unlikely scenario – at least, until product liability becomes a major part of your life.

When is a Product’s Manufacturer Being Negligent?

By | October 19, 2011

Most of us have heard the legal term of “negligence,” though that doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand all of its complexities. Sure, most people know that negligence that results in someone else’s injury can imply fault according to the law. But when it comes to product manufacturers, we often forget just how relevant a term that “negligence”… Read More »

Five Signs You May Have a Case to Sue a Corporation

By | October 6, 2011

Ever since the film “Erin Brockovich” was released in 2000, a lot of people across the country have dreams of taking down an unethical company. Other people simply have dreams of collecting the kind of awards only big corporations are capable of doling out. But if you want to sue a large company or corporation, it has to… Read More »

How to Tell When a Product Manufacturer is Liable for an Accident

By | September 19, 2011

Liability is one of the most important legal concepts in our modern justice system. Today’s courts use liability to determine who is at fault in medical cases, car accidents, and even product malfunctions. Needless to say, any case in which serious injury has been caused is potentially a big money-winner for the plaintiff, particularly if the liability of… Read More »

Ephedra: Chinese Medicine or International Killer?

By | May 29, 2007

What is Ephedra Ephedra (Chinese: ma huang) is an alkaloid chemical compound traditionally obtained from the plant Ephedra sinica, an Asian evergreen shrub. Its principal derivative, ephedrine, has many of the characteristics of an amphetamine and has been used as a decongestant and for temporary relief of shortness of breath caused by asthma, nasal decongestant, and minor eye… Read More »

Paxil: The Depressing Antidepressant?

By | May 29, 2007

What is Paxil?Paxil, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, is one of several selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on the market. Paxil is prescribed for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. The idea behind Paxil is that it increases levels of serotonin in the spaces between brain cells thereby allowing… Read More »

Vioxx: From the Shelf to the Senate Floor

By | May 29, 2007

What is Vioxx?Vioxx, generic name rofecoxib, is a COX-2 selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Vioxx is a prescription medicine prescribed primarily to reduce acute pain in adults, inflammation and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis, painful menstrual cycles, rheumatoid arthritis and certain forms of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and to treat migraines. What are the dangers of Vioxx?On October 1, 2004… Read More »