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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.

Mother Saves Children from Electric Toy Car Before it Explodes

Published on Aug 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm in Product Liability.

In August 2018, a mother in North Andover, Massachusetts saved her two children from an electric toy car before it burst into flames.

Michelle Kline was nearby when her children’s toy car began to smoke. At the time, her 16-month-old and three-year-old were buckled in the toy car. After she got them out, it took approximately two minutes for the vehicle to burst into flames and leave only charred remains. The children are okay and suffered no injuries.

The electric toy car, a $500 SPORTrax Awesome XL, was purchased as a birthday present for the Kline’s three-year-old and five-year-old.

How Do Drug Recalls Work?

Published on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:38 pm in Product Liability.

We expect our medicine to be safe and to help with the reasons why we’re taking it. Drugs are supposed to go through many steps before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves it to be on the market. But sometimes drugs can have something wrong with them or there is an issue with its packaging. These instances often turn into product liability cases. If the drug’s instructions have an error or depicts using the drug in an improper fashion, people could get hurt. Sometimes, all possible side effects aren’t printed on the box so people don’t know the risks.

Unfortunately, people can get hurt from this. Once there’s evidence that there’s an issue with a drug, it can be recalled and taken off the market, but people were still injured. If you’ve taken a drug that was later recalled, you may be eligible for compensation. A Kentucky dangerous drug lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you recover damages for your pain and suffering.