Injury Law Blog

  • Pride Month: 50 Years Since Stonewall, 50 Years of Gay Liberation
    On June 1, famous corporate logos on social media turn to rainbows, and parades, picnics, and parties start occurring all over the country to recognize and celebrate Pride Month. Pride Month, celebrated every June, is when the world’s LGBTQ communities celebrate the freedom to be themselves. It’s
  • FDA Orders Manufacturers Halt Distribution of Vaginal Mesh Products
    In April of this year, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all manufacturers of surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair to stop selling and distributing their products immediately. The FDA made this decision after giving manufacturers Boston Scientific and Coloplast
  • Child Eye Injuries: Toy Safety
    In 2016, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that roughly 174,000 children younger than 15 were treated for toy-related emergencies. It’s easy for parents to purchase a toy and give it to their children without considering the potential harm the toy may cause. While
  • How to Prevent Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries In The Workplace
    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most frequent workplace injuries involve trips, slips, and falls. Approximately 19,565 people die annually from injuries sustained by unintentional falls. In fact, according to the  U.S. Bureau of Statistics , in 2016,
  • Although some charge in lawsuits that the government knew about the 9/11 attacks but refrained from action or even participated in the attacks, no substantial body of credible evidence to support such claims has yet come to light. What has come to Read More
  • In Arkansas, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed recently against a man and his concrete company in the death of an 11-year-old boy killed in a four-wheeler accident. Ashton Potter, died in May 2006 after he rode a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle (ATV Read More
  • In Indiana, some motorcycle owners are angry they have been singled out to pay an extra $10 registration fee to help fund new efforts to research spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. This fee is estimated to generate approximately $1.6 million Read More
  • Former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin died in mid-August 2007 when his SUV collided with a freight train in a fiery crash in Texas. Houston police said he ignored a railroad warning and went through a barrier before striking a moving Read More
  • The widow of a Virginia man was awarded $3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit settlement involving the United States Navy and Eddie’s Bus Service. Peter Williams was killed in 2004 after a bus leased by the Navy struck his car at a traffic light in Read More
  • The pilots of a jet that crashed last summer killing 49 people left the terminal without receiving four very important airport advisories, including one that said the normal taxiway to the main runway was closed. The four updates, called Notices to Read More
  • In New York, a drunk driver who was convicted in a fatal accident could face up to 25 years in prison under a new legislative agreement. The deal was struck following a highly emotional plea by a mother who described holding the decapitated head of Read More
  • The death of any child is tragic, but knowing that death was avoidable is just too much to bear. Four-month-old Tyler Malcomb died after his mother swerved to avoid a driver who was passing her Suburban illegally. The Evenflo-manufactured child Read More
  • Zelnorm (generic tegaserod) is a drug prescribed for the short-term treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. IBS is a disorder that gives millions of people abdominal pain and either severe diarrhea, constipation or both. IBS occurs Read More
  • A Provo, Utah woman has filed a lawsuit against a construction company, saying one of their employees wrongfully caused the death of her daughter in a truck accident in 2006. The victim, Lorna Lister, a 27-year-old Brigham Young University student, Read More
  • Ford Motor Company will recall 3.6 million vehicles to remove a cruise control switch that has been associated to fires in other vehicles. The vehicles involved in the recall range from the 1992 to 2004 model years and include the Ford Bronco, Read More
  • The death toll is six at the time of this writing with as many 30 more people missing from an interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The final number is likely to grow as divers search for victims in the twisted steel and chunks of Read More
  • For decades we have heard about the importance of “buckling up” when we sit in our cars, whether we’re driving or simply riding as a passenger, and we have all seen the commercials with police officers describing the horrible and possible deadly Read More
  • In Canada, provinces that have adopted mandatory bicycle helmet legislation for children have seen a 45% decrease in the number of bicycle-related head injuries compared to a 27% drop in provinces that have not mandated helmet use. Unfortunately, Read More
  • The biggest maker of birth control pills in the United States, Wyeth, settled a lawsuit on the eve of a trial for a terminally ill woman who blamed the company’s Prempro menopause drug for her breast cancer. Judge Bryan Garruto approved the Read More