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  • Category: Products Liability

    The Many Dangers of Off-Highway Vehicles

    According to a recent news release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, off-highway vehicle (OHV) deaths soared by a whopping 33% from 2019 to 2020 (the most recent years with available data). Since reports indicate an increase in OHV use in the summer months, the agency is urging consumers to prioritize safety and[…]

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    How Common Are Design and Manufacturing Defects?

    Although product manufacturers have a duty to ensure the safety of their products, many injuries and hospitalizations occur every year due to defective products. Five to ten percent of all annual personal injury lawsuits are due to harm caused by defective products. Consumers have the right to expect that the products they purchase are safe and[…]

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    FDA Warns Heart Device Connected to Deaths and Injuries

    Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a serious warning over the use of Abiomed’s left-sided Impella heart pumps, which can perforate the heart and have already been implicated in 49 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Although the FDA is not mandating a product recall, it has put forth what is known as[…]

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    March 17th–24th is National Poison Prevention Week

    You may not know it, but household items like cleaning agents, prescription medications and pesticides can be dangerous to your two-legged and four-legged family members alike. Congress created National Poison Prevention Week, an annual, week-long awareness campaign, in 1961 to teach Americans about unintentional poisonings and how to safely store (as well as dispose of)[…]

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    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Confirms: Industry Standards Remain Inadmissible in Product Liability Cases

    After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Tincher v. Omega Flex in 2014, many lawyers felt the decision marked a major shift in how product liability cases would be handled. A recent ruling, however, makes it unquestionably clear that industry standards will remain inadmissible and irrelevant in Pennsylvania product liability cases. Consistent with the state’s[…]

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