In our last post, we addressed the topic of how defects in manufacturing can create a dangerous product and give rise to a legal action based on product liability. The overall subject of product liability is complex, and we cannot cover all of its aspects in a single post. This entry, therefore, will address a different foundation for a product liability claim: design defects.
Suffering an injury as a result of a dangerous or defective product is something that too many people have experienced. For example, in July we posted about a product recall of artificial knee implants based on alleged manufacturing defects that affected thousands of people. This post provides some additional information on how medical devices can trigger claims of product liability.
Driving comes with great responsibility and when you are behind the wheel you are operating a heavy piece of machinery that could quickly become a deadly instrument. The surviving victims in a car crash will likely experience pain and suffering along with any potential serious injury and medical expenses.
An Ohio hospital and a physician whom it employed have been held jointly liable for injuries suffered by an infant when a delayed delivery resulted in a devastating brain injury. The injury has led to serious, life-long disabilities for the boy, who is now 11. The child and his mother were recently awarded $14.5 million, including $8 million for the anticipated cost of care over the lifetime of the boy.
For Ohio owners of General Motors vehicles, the bad news keeps coming. The auto manufacturer’s latest product recall covers Chevrolet Aveo model years 2004 to 2008, the dashboard of which contains a part that is apparently prone to overheating, melting and catching on fire.
Medical malpractice cases typically involve physical harm -- an injury or the worsening of a patient's condition caused by medical professionals' failure to provide treatment that meets the generally accepted standard of appropriate medical care. A single doctor, a medical team or even a hospital can be held liable in such cases.
A car accident can be a difficult time for family members and loved ones. When multiple members of the family are involved in the same car accident, the situation can be even more complicated. A recent accident in Ohio has left many devastated after three lives were taken as a result of the crash.
A night out driving on the highway ended in a horrific accident for three individuals. While there are still many questions that need answering in this particular event, one thing is clear: the car accident resulted in the death of two adults and injuries to a teenager. Ohio Highway Patrol are still trying to piece together the events leading up to this tragedy.
Ohio residents may be interested in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. An Army veteran, postal worker and father of three became paralyzed at the age of 43 as the result of several alleged medical mistakes. After hearing the case, a judge ordered the hospital to pay $8.3 million in damages. According to the victim's attorney, part of the money will be used to move him into a home that is wheelchair accessible.
Global titan Johnson & Johnson, a multinational company manufacturing pharmaceuticals and medical devices, is well accustomed to paying out money occasionally in settlements alleging product liability.