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A dangerous product can injure even the most reasonable person

People take steps every day to stay safe and protect their loved ones. We wear our seat belts, check warning labels on tools and consult a doctor before taking medication. However, even the most reasonable person taking the most reasonable steps to stay safe can end up getting seriously injured if another party fails to take the same precautions.

Manufacturers can be liable for defective products

When an everyday product is responsible for consumer injury, there may be grounds to hold liable the company that manufactured the defective item. A dangerous product can lead an individual to suffer serious injury or illness, or may even result in consumer death.

How design defects can lead to product liability in Ohio

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.

How a manufacturing defect can lead to a product liability claim

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.

Automobile defective product recalls add up for GM

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.

Following FDA proposal, is rush on to settle vaginal mesh claims?

Early last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration proposed reclassifying transvaginal mesh inserts as "high-risk" medical devices. If that proposal takes effect, it would result in mesh makers being required to take additional -- and costly -- steps to ensure the safety of their products prior to their gaining market approval.

Comforting or disturbing? FDA's report on medical device recalls

Patient harm in the medical industry is a serious and understandable concern in Ohio and across the rest of the country. Myriad studies from a number of sources have chronicled in recent years the frightening extent to which medical industry negligence has resulted in medication error, misdiagnosis, egregious surgical mistakes, hospital-acquired infections and other patient-adverse outcomes.

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