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

Protecting Your Family From Unsafe Products

When using a product results in some physical harm, you may have a product liability claim. Though the majority of the products we purchase are safe and work as intended, dangerous or defective products injure thousands of people every day. There is usually no way to protect yourself from a defective product because you may have no way of knowing it’s defective, but there are some steps you can take to try and keep yourself and your family safe. Read more