Medical device manufacturers may face product liability claims when patients are allegedly harmed by the devices that they make and market. The use of laparoscopic power morcellators in fibroid surgery has been allegedly linked to the possible spreading of cancerous tissue. The Food and Drug Administration has taken action on November 24, 2014 to reduce patient risks associated with these…

Jon Noyes authored an article for the Indiana Law Review Blog published on December 18, 2014. Jon’s blog post, “Ask and You Shall Receive: Rule 36 And Its Scope Under Indiana Law” highlights Rule 36 of the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure that states an attorney may request that an opposing party admit any matter…

A judge in Van Zandt County, Texas, ruled on November 24, 2014, that a woman that previously pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the traffic death of her fiancé was not in fact responsible. Instead, materials provided to the court by attorneys for General Motors pointed to a faulty ignition switch as an alleged cause of…

A young man from White County IN that suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while playing high school football for the Frontier Falcons has written a book about his experience, according to WANE. It chronicles a story of recovery, even as it highlights the challenges of TBI diagnoses. A Hit to the Head It was 2006,…

Construction accidents carry a higher incidence of risk than many other professions. Workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, hazardous building materials and risk of falling from scaffolding or other heights. Often, a construction site will not be properly marked for dangerous areas, and a hazard could be a danger to a driver or…

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When a new generation of antidepressants arrived in the late 1980s, they offered a new and more refined way to treat various psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety attacks, and personality disorders. Prozac was first introduced in 1988, and Paxil arrived in 1992. Later, Zoloft, Lexapro and Celexa were also released into the market. For the…

Multiple lawsuits have been initiated against three cardiologists and a hospital in Northwest Indiana. These medical malpractice charges involve unnecessary cardiac surgeries and other invasive procedures. According to recent news reports, these range from open heart surgery to pacemaker implantation. At least one person has died from complications related to the procedures. The recent slew of…

The Fatal Four in Construction Accidents According to OSHA, the most common types of construction accidents resulting in death on site are classified as the “Fatal Four.” These common construction site accidents are: falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and getting caught in or between equipment and machines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

When it comes to brain injuries, many people mistakenly think that it has to be a severe injury to warrant a call to a brain injury lawyer.  But a study that was published July 16, 2014 in Neurology says differently. This study discovered that even mild brain injuries can impact the brain matter and cognition…

On Monday, November 3, 2014, medical technologies giant Stryker agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle defective hip implant lawsuits filed by injured patients who underwent revision surgeries to remove the implant. The hundreds of lawsuits that have been filed against Stryker stem from two hip implants that Stryker recalled in 2012  due to corrosion and…

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