Defective Hemorrhoid Stapler Case is No Joke—How Defective Medical Devices Spark Liability Lawsuits

Surgical procedures are meant to heal, so it’s alarming when a patient ends up in worse shape than before their operation. Sadly, doctors can make mistakes and medical tools can fail. When this happens because of carelessness or negligence, the patient deserves compensation. One landmark case involves a defective hemorrhoid stapler. That might sound like…

The Power Armor Collectible Helmet Recall, and What it Means for Product Liability Suits

When one thinks about safety recalls and product liability suits, some obvious items come to mind: Automobile brakes. Kids’ car seats. Electrical appliances. Vaping gear. But, sometimes, one runs into an odd product recall or liability cases. Like a collectible novelty post-apocalyptic helmet. We’re talking, of course, of the Power Armor Collectible Helmet, released in…

Vaping Lawsuits on the Rise: The Cases, and How We Got Here

It’s been hard to miss the recent news stories about illnesses associated with electronic cigarettes. As of October 1, 2019, the CDC reported 1,080 lung injury cases across 48 states and one U.S. territory where the common thread was e-cigarette products and vaping. At the latest count, there have been 18 deaths, one of which…

Samsung Halts Sales of Exploding Phones Amid Injuries

Less than two months after its initial release, Samsung has pulled the stopped all sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7.  In fact, Samsung is advising anyone who owns the Galaxy Note7 to “power down and stop using the device”.  This comes after weeks of questions regarding the safety of the device after users begin…

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit? And What are Statute of Limitations?

It depends on the type of case.  Some claims may expire as soon as a year and other claims can be filed decades later.  "Statutes of limitations" refer to the limitations of time within which particular cases may be brought.  The purpose of statutes of limitations is to encourage claimants to investigate and pursue causes…