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Product Liability Lawsuits Continuing to Rise in the United States

Published on Jul 23, 2020 at 3:31 pm in Product Liability.

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When a manufacturer creates a product, they are liable for any damage that their product causes. Legally, this is referred to as product liability. Consumers who experience injuries and other complications from medication, vehicles, and other products have the right to file a product liability lawsuit to recover compensation for the damages they incurred. Unfortunately, sometimes these products even cause death.

In the past couple of years, product liability lawsuits have been on the rise in the United States. If a product has caused you harm that wasn’t disclosed on the packaging or didn’t warn you about beforehand, then you could have a claim against the manufacturer. A product liability lawyer from Thomas Law Offices in Louisville can support you through the legal process.

Public Health Warning to Stop Vaping Issued by Kentucky Officials

Published on Oct 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm in Product Liability.

Concerns regarding vaping are rising in Kentucky, as more residents are developing lung injuries after using e-cigs. State and government agencies are releasing data on the incidents as it’s discovered, but there is still so much we don’t know about the dangers of vaping. In response to the concerns and injuries, public health officials in Kentucky have issued a warning to stop vaping.

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with Vaping

As of October 3, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other public health partners are investigating outbreaks all over the country of lung injury associated with vaping products.

Vaping Causes Teenager’s Lungs to Become Completely Blocked

Published on Sep 5, 2019 at 11:46 am in Product Liability.

On July 26, 2019, 17-year-old Tryston Zohfeld’s previously healthy lungs suddenly failed. He says he woke up vomiting, and his heart was beating rapidly. The Texas teen was rushed to the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma while they ran tests to figure out the cause. Tests for diseases like pneumonia all came back negative even though chest X-rays showed his lungs were completely blocked.

His condition kept getting worse and doctors didn’t know the cause. That’s when a family member revealed that Tryston had vaped since he was in the eighth grade. His parents were shocked because they hadn’t known about his secret habit. His father, Matt Zohfeld said to ABC, “The lightbulb started coming on. It started making sense why we weren’t finding anything else.”

BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Published on Jul 30, 2019 at 10:29 am in Product Liability.

In July 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration requested Allergan, a pharmaceutical company, voluntarily recall BIOCELL textured breast implants. This request was issued after findings that link the implants to a rare cancer, breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). If you’ve been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and have breast implants, making the proactive decision to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible could lead to compensation to aid in your recovery.