Month: October 2015


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Who is Liable for Damages in a Prescription Drug Lawsuit?

 
Prescription drugs are supposed to help the people who take them, and usually they do. Sometimes, however, pharmaceutical drugs make patients worse. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a prescription drug, you may have the basis for a lawsuit.
 
Pharmaceutical drug lawsuits are a type of product liability claim – with a few elements that are unique to prescription drugs. Typically, these types of claims are based on one of three premises:
 

The drug was manufactured with defects
The drug had dangerous side effects
The drug was improperly marketed

Let’s dig a little deeper.

What the Different Types of Prescription Drug Claims Mean
 
Each one of the aforementioned claims can be the basis of a lawsuit, although many suits are a combination of claims.…

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Studies Show that Florida Is the Worst State for Cyclists

 
With year-round warm weather and stunning vistas to enjoy, you might think our state would be a cyclist’s dream. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
 
In fact, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named Florida the number one most deadly state for cyclists. The CDC report combined data from 1975 to 2012, measuring the rate of bicycle deaths associated with traffic.
 
The report turned up some interesting data points. The rate of mortality in bicycle accidents in America ranges significantly, from 0.04 per 100,000 in the lowest state, Vermont, to a high of 0.57 per 100,000 in Florida. And though bicycles account for only 1% of transportation, cyclists die on US roadways at a rate twice that of those in motor vehicles.…

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Transvaginal Mesh Injury: Do You Have a Claim?

If you had a transvaginal mesh implant installed to help with your stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse and started experiencing severe complications, you’re not alone.
 
Tens of thousands of women have come forward alleging injuries caused by transvaginal mesh. Victims and their attorneys claim drug manufacturers failed to notice critical design flaws or notify consumers of the potential risks.
 
Reuters recently estimated that as many as 100,000 women have made claims against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. As plaintiffs, victims claim that the mesh caused serious and painful side effects.
If you are one of the many injured by this product, you may wonder if you have a claim to receive compensation.…

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The Dangers of Distracted Walking

If you’ve been following our blog, you may have become quite familiar with the dangers of distracted driving.
Florida certainly does have a serious problem when it comes to texting while driving and other distracted driving practices, but experts are increasingly concerned about a lesser known trend in our state—distracted walking.
 
Using data collected from emergency rooms across the nation, researchers found that the number of cases of serious distracted walking injuries rose 35 percent from 2010 to 2014. The federal Fatality Analysis Reporting system estimates that half a dozen pedestrian deaths a year are caused by portable electronic devices, such as phones, iPods, and other music players.
 
In an attempt to minimize the number of injuries and fatalities caused by distracted walking, lawmakers in some states—including Utah and New Jersey— have begun to introduce fines and other measures to discourage texting and walking.…

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