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January 2017 Archives

Do you have a product liability claim for your child's toy?

In January, parents in the USA had a mold scare related a beloved chew toy. Cutting open their children's plastic Sophie the Giraffe, they found mold inside. Apparently, a dentist warned them in her article in Good Housekeeping after she found mold in her child's toy.

Voyage home has tragic end

Their cruise ship was on the last leg of a 9-day voyage when the man began experiencing respiratory distress. By the time the Royal Caribbean ship got to New Jersey and docked, the man and his wife demanded that he be transferred to a medical center just a few minutes away by ambulance.

The case against "frivolous" medical malpractice lawsuits

With a new president and administration about to be installed a few hundred miles east of Huntington, there is a lot of talk about change in the ways some things are done. One of the proposed changes bandied about is "reform" of medical malpractice law. Proponents claim there is a crisis in which "frivolous" medical malpractice claims are overwhelming the nation's health care system.

FDA moves to ban medical device for the first time in 33 years

Over the last few years, a considerable number of medical devices have made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Indeed, there have been seemingly innumerable stories discussing everything from contaminated endoscopes to pacemakers susceptible to hacking.

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