Can You Sue a Store After a Defective Product Injury?

by Staff | May 24th, 2021 | Defective product

When you buy something from a brick-and-mortar or online store, the worst thing you expect to happen is for it to not live up to your expectations. But millions of consumers have much worse experiences with the products they buy—they or someone they love gets seriously injured by them! Unfortunately, product manufacturers almost always put…

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Why Do Pressure Cookers Explode?

by Staff | July 27th, 2020 | Defective product

If you polled Indianans on what pops into their heads when they hear the phrase “pressure cooker,” you may get a split right down the middle between a do-it-all kitchen appliance and a highly stressful situation. That’s because pressure cookers have long been associated with kitchen accidents that damage homes and severely injure unlucky bystanders.…

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What You Should Know About Takata’s Renewed Airbag Recall

by Staff | March 9th, 2020 | Defective product

Buying a car, truck, or SUV in 2020 means having access to safety features that were either unthinkable a few decades ago or only available on high-end luxury vehicles. Today’s vehicles are equipped with lane departure warnings, blind spot indicators, stability control, standard backup cameras, and more. These features keep drivers, passengers, and others on…

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How to Handle Weeds without Roundup

by Staff | August 14th, 2019 | Defective product

You’re likely familiar with Roundup, and may even own a bottle. It’s the world’s most popular weed killer, and it’s used everywhere from commercial farming and landscaping to the lawns and gardens of ordinary homeowners. But it’s also been making headlines for a newly publicized connection to cancer, especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma. So, if you have…

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FDA Warns Coatings on a Medical Device Could Pose Health Risks

by Staff | December 23rd, 2015 | Defective product

The human body is made up of as much as 65 percent water, which is why it’s crucial that many medical devices that are implanted into the body have a hydrophilic or hydrophobic coating. However, the Indiana personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that records show many of these coatings can…

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Talc Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits Continue Moving Through the Court System

by Staff | October 21st, 2015 | Defective product

Talcum powder has been used for personal hygiene purposes for more than 50 years, but recent research suggests using products containing talcum powder increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer. In fact, a study published in the June 2013 issue of Cancer Prevention Research found that as many as 30 percent of women using hygiene…

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Investigation Shows Company Knew of IVC Filter Injury Risk and Took No Corrective Action

by Staff | October 1st, 2015 | Personal injury

An investigation has determined the brand of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters made by medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. could pose a serious health risk to patients. Furthermore, documents show the company may have taken no corrective action despite being aware of the risks of patients suffering an IVC filter injury. Data from the…

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Congress Calls for Further Investigation Into Morcellator Cancer

by Staff | September 1st, 2015 | Personal injury

The laparoscopic power morcellator is a medical device that is used to grind tissues so they can easily be removed from the body. The device was lauded as revolutionary when it was first released due to its ability to allow once complicated surgeries to be done faster and less invasively than traditional methods of performing…

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$200 Million Offered to Settle Transvaginal Mesh Failure Lawsuits

by Staff | August 20th, 2015 | Defective product

A settlement has been offered to as many as 3,000 women who have filed transvaginal mesh failure lawsuits against medical product manufacturer C.R. Bard, Inc. If the agreement is approved, officials say it would resolve roughly 1 out of every 5 transvaginal mesh failure cases. The women who filed the suits had the mesh product implanted in…

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Could the 21st Century Cures Act Compromise Patient Safety?

by Staff | August 14th, 2015 | Defective product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating the safety of medical products released in the United States. They achieve this through strict policies that require testing of any new drug or medical device. Our defective product lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain a new law has been introduced to federal…

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