Increased Recalls of Children’s Products: Are They Working?

The advocacy group Kids in Danger (KID) recently released its annual report examining children’s product recalls in 2017. The group reported that there was an increase in the number of products recalled but that the death and injury rate from defective products dropped when compared to 2016 numbers. The report suggested that overall the success of product recalls was unimpressive when averaged over the past decade and there is still much room for improvement. Read more

Dangerous Medical Devices

About one in 10 Americans have at least one medical device implanted in their body. These include devices such as artificial joints, pacemakers, surgical mesh, lap bands, stents, and birth control devices. Many patients rely on medical devices to get on with their daily lives, but when a device fails, the consequences can be severe. Read more

Product Liability: Manufacturing Defect

If you’ve been injured or incurred damages as the result of a defective product, you may be able to seek compensation under different theories. There is a wide range of defects that can make a product unsafe for consumers. Manufacturing defects are the most common cause of product liability claims. Read more

Product Liability Claims and Dangerous Drugs

Pharmaceutical drugs are designed to help with medical problems, but some of these drugs fail to perform as intended and can cause victims to suffer unnecessary and life-threatening complications. Drug manufacturers owe a duty of care to the consumers of their products to produce drugs that are safe and effective. They are also obligated to test their products to make sure they are free from defects. A consumer may be able to file a product liability claim when a dangerous drug causes an illness or injury. There are three common types of drug-related product liability claims. Read more