Expert Witnesses in a Product Liability Case

Establishing fault in a product liability case is a complicated matter. You must prove that a manufacturer, seller, or distributor was negligent in the manufacturing and/or selling of a defective product. This can involve documentation, tests, and analysis. It is important that an expert witness be retained early in a case to help direct any investigations and testing, point out sources of information, and help an attorney develop a theory of a case. A good expert witness can help make or break a product liability case. Read more

Defective Machinery and Workplace Injuries

People working in high-risk industries such as manufacturing and construction are more prone to sustaining a workplace injury due to the types of machinery and equipment they come in contact with every day. Typically, workers who are injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain payment for lost wages and medical bills. However, workers may also be able to pursue a claim outside of the workers’ compensation system if their injuries were the result of defective machinery or equipment they used as part of their jobs. Read more

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In 2016, September was declared Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to draw attention to this terrible disease and to help increase funding for ovarian cancer research. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer causes more deaths per year than any other gynecological cancer with over 13,000 women dying from ovarian cancer in 2015 alone. Read more

Product Liability Claims and Contaminated Food

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), 131 food products were recalled in 2017.  On the news, we hear and read about recalled food products throughout the nation. This past spring, 35,000 lbs of ground beef were recalled after customers found blue plastic pieces in the meat and 200,000 eggs were recalled due to a fear of salmonella. But what happens when someone is injured by a contaminated food product? The injured party may have a product liability claim. Read more