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Food Safety Case Spotlights Problems with Federal Preemption

What happens when consumers attempt to sue companies that create defective products in state court when federal law allowed the sale of the defective product and immunizes plaintiffs from litigation? It is an important question that is at the center of a case that made its way into federal court in Maryland, where a mother filed suit against Nestle Corporation …

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Actos Lawsuit Ends in Multi-Billion Dollar Verdict

Two pharmaceutical companies are facing a $9 billion damages bill after a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in a Louisiana courtroom. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Eli Lilly & Co. were partners in producing the drug Actos, which has been at the center of more than 2,700 lawsuits that have been consolidated into one federal courtroom in front of Judge Rebecca Doherty. Plaintiffs have …

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What Should You Do After Your Tucson Car Accident

Those first moments after a Tucson car accident can be chaotic. The confusion, the sirens, the police and other first responders, and any number of other elements can create a sensory overload for victims. If possible, there are a few things you can do to help get the investigation into your crash off on the right foot at the scene …

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The Stress of Being a Victim Can Take Its Own Toll

When we think of a case involving defective products, medical devices, car accidents, or premises liability, it can sometimes be easy to forget the very human toll that these types of cases take on victims. In many of these cases, there are stresses that come from the uncertainty following an accident that can make it difficult to recover both physically …

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Another Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Set To Begin

Another transvaginal mesh lawsuit against manufacturer C. R. Bard is set to begin next week in a federal court in West Virginia. Court documents say the case is set to begin on December 3. This case is the last of four scheduled bellwether lawsuits against Bard. In the first three, two ended with the plaintiffs receiving compensation for their injuries. …

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Settlement Reached in DePuy Hip Implant Case

A $2.5 billion settlement has been reached in a massive lawsuit against ASR hip implant manufacturer DePuy that could impact thousands of plaintiffs around the country, including some that have been in contact with Tucson personal injury lawyers about the status of this case. The case involved over 80 million pages of documents and the work of attorneys who crisscrossed …

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How a Product Defect May be Responsible for Injuries Sustained in a Car Accident

When we think of car accidents, we generally think of two cars with two drivers, one at fault and one innocent. However, there are other causes to car accidents, including problems with vehicles that can lead to injuries in crashes. Cars are made up of thousands of parts, and many of those parts are crucial to the vehicle operating safely. …

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Keeping Children Safe From Medication Errors

One of the biggest reasons that medication errors are so common in children is that most medications are designed with adults in mind. For the child, the dosages are simply reduced based on the child’s size. In a hospital setting, many of the powerful medications in use there can be poison to a child if they are not administered in …

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Medical Malpractice and Teaching Hospitals

Studies suggest that there may be a linkage between getting medical care in a teaching hospital and medical malpractice, and this can even become more of a possibility when it comes to medication errors. A partnership between UCSD and UCLA produced a 2010 study showing that there seems to be a spike in errors in June and July, which coincides …

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Tucson Concussion Causes

After a car accident, concussions can be the dangerous injuries that nobody sees right away at an accident scene. The symptoms can often be so mild that they would escape a first responder, but they can also be so severe that they immediately cause nausea and memory loss. If you are suffering from these symptoms, there are tests a doctor …

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