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Eric Washburn

3 Year Old Suffers Fractures At Florida Trampoline Park

A three-year-old boy in Florida suffered pelvic fractures while jumping at a trampoline park in Tampa, Florida last week. The injuries and accident have raised new questions about the safety of trampolines for young children. The mother told the media that […]

Rick Shapiro

3 Takata Airbag Executives Hit with Criminal Charges, $1 Billion Fine

The Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata reached a $1 billion settlement with the US Department of Justice over a sometimes fatal defect in its airbags that led to millions of vehicles being recalled in the US and internationally.  At least 16 […]

Guest Author

IVC Filter – Potentially Deadly Medical Device

The list of defective and dangerous medical devices continues to grow. News reports revealed that the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter has been linked to at least 30 deaths across the country and several hundred injuries. An IVC filter is designed […]

Randy Appleton

Injured Back…To the Future – Understanding Hoverboard Injury Claims

Consumers that have a hoverboard in their home or garage should also have a fire extinguisher handy, warns the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). These mini Segways are proving to be 2015’s most popular, albeit dangerous, Christmas gift, after […]

Randy Appleton

Watch for Subtle Differences in Statute of Limitations – A Mistake Can Ruin Your Case

In the simplest of terms, “statute of limitation” refers to a deadline for filing a lawsuit. These limits vary based on several factors including the state and the nature of the claim. Since Virginia and North Carolina are neighbors, they […]

Guest Author

Shock Hazard from Trane/ American Standard Air Conditioners Prompts Recall

It’s summer, it’s hot, and we are all thankful for air conditioners. Unfortunately, when air conditioners are improperly manufactured they pose a shock hazard to consumers and unknowing repairmen. This is what Trane U.S., Inc. has discovered about 100,600 air […]

Jim Lewis

Graco Announces Another Major Car Seat Recall

One of the largest manufacturers of car seats in the country announced that it would be recalling nearly two million child safety seat harness buckles earlier this week. Graco said that it would recall 1.9 million buckles that were made […]

Patrick Austin

Infuse Spinal Fusion Product May Pose Risk of Serious Injury

Almost 1,000 people have filed suit against Medtronic, a spinal implant manufacturer, and they’re expecting many more. The morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) product, Infuse, used in spinal surgeries, has been wrought with claims of cancer, sterility in men, and unwanted bone […]

Patrick Austin

West Marine Recalls Folding Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

When we use a product, we expect it to work and to be reasonably safe. If a product turns out to be defective, it can be a distressing realization, along with possibly suffering a serious personal injury from the defect. […]

Jim Lewis

FDA Announces Recalls of the Da Vinci Surgery Robots Due to Stuck Instrument Arms

One of the new advances in medicine that you may have heard of is a robot that can perform minimally invasive surgery.  The name of this machine is the da Vinci robot.  Unfortunately, the increased use of da Vinci surgical […]