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When Is A Product Defective Because Of An Inadequate Warning?
Apr 28, 2018

Some products are dangerous no matter how much a manufacturer tries to make it safe. For example, a hairdryer will almost always be hazardous if you drop it in water. There simply are no adequate safety measures that will completely protect a consumer from being harmed by a hairdryer that is exposed to water. In

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Damage Caps For Medical Malpractice In California
Apr 27, 2018

California is one of several states that places upper limits on the amounts that victims of medical malpractice can receive for damages. The California law that does this is called the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Unfortunately, this law limits victims so that they sometimes cannot receive as much as they deserve for their

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Could Toyota Face A Defective Product Suit Over Stalling Prius Models?
Apr 21, 2018

Despite a 2014 recall which was intended to address issues with the electrical systems contained within Toyota Priuses, recent reports suggest that drivers continue to have significant problems with the vehicles. More than 800 defective electrical components, intended for use in Prius models, have been returned to Toyota from their dealerships already this year due

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Audit Reveals Poor Oversight At California Nursing Homes
Apr 20, 2018

A recent California state audit has revealed a concerningly weak level of oversight at California nursing homes, which has enabled poor care, serious injuries and even death to occur. According to the audit, the number of incidents which had the potential to end in either severe injuries or wrongful deal has increased significantly over the

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Romaine Lettuce Spreading E-Coli Bacteria, 31 Hospitalized
Apr 14, 2018

After 31 people across 16 states were hospitalized due to e-coli bacteria, health officials are strongly advising consumers to throw out any romaine lettuce they may have purchased recently. Although the bacteria have been traced to Arizona, no particular grower or distributor has yet been linked with the outbreak of a strong strain of e-coli.

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Prince Doctor Settles Opioid Prescription Lawsuit
Apr 13, 2018

Michael Todd Schulenberg this week settled the civil suit against him, through agreeing to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, while state prosecutors are yet to announce whether they will bring criminal charges relating to the death. Dr. Schulenberg is not accused of contributing to Prince’s death and is not the subject of

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What Should I Do If A Product I’m Using Is Recalled?
Apr 07, 2018

When a product is recalled, the government or the manufacturer has determined that is unsafe for use or consumption. That means that you should not use or consume it! Determining whether a product has been recalled can be tricky because companies often do not have a meaningful way to contact each and every one of

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When Can I Make a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Apr 06, 2018

The line “trust me, I’m a doctor!” has been immortalized for good reason – doctors and other medical professionals should be amongst the most trustworthy individuals any of us encounter during our lifetimes. For the most part, they are, and there is no denying the excellent work those in the medical profession do when the

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The Dangers Of Window Blind Cords
Apr 06, 2018

Window blind cords can be extremely dangerous. They get little attention because they are such a regular part of everyday life. However, for infants and toddlers, they are a significant safety hazard that can result in severe injuries and even death. In fact, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has listed window cords as

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