Year: 2016

Deceptive Or Abusive Telemarketing Practices

Published on December 9, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Civil Litigation

It is against federal law for telemarketers to engage in deceptive or abusive actions when they call consumers, and when telemarketers do engage in illegal practices, actions may be brought by either the Nevada Attorney General or private consumers directly. A practice is considered to be abusive or deceptive when it is likely to result in substantial harm to consumers, and when it is not outweighed by potential benefits, nor is reasonably avoidable. A consumer may file an action with the help of a consumer rights attorney in [...]
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What Is Bad Faith in Insurance? [infographic]

Published on November 4, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Insurance Bad Faith

Under Nevada law, insurance companies have a duty to act in good faith and deal fairly with the entities and individuals they insure. Failure to do so is considered bad faith and may leave the insurer open to legal action. So what is bad faith in insurance? (Article continues below Infographic) Insurance Bad Faith Appealing a bad-faith Insurance decision is a state claim based on Nevada law. When a person is injured or property is damaged, individuals rely on insurance companies to pay benefits according to the terms [...]
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Understanding the Dangers of Lithium Ion Batteries [infographic]

Published on October 5, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Product Liability

Lithium ion battery failures within airplanes, cars, and consumer electronics can have catastrophic and sometimes fatal consequences. The risks to consumers are growing as more and more manufacturers include lithium ion batteries within their product designs.When a lithium ion battery causes personal injury or property damage, a product liability attorney in Nevada can help uncover the manufacturing and design defects that led to the failure. Lithium Ion Batteries & Thermal Runaway Lithium ion batteries are designed to be lightweight and packed with more power than traditional counterparts. The [...]
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Dangerously Defective Medical Devices [infographic]

Published on September 15, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Health Care Litigation, Infographic, Product Liability

Improperly tested and manufactured medical devices cause thousands of severe injuries and fatalities each year. Loose regulations that allow for selective reporting exacerbate the risk and put patient lives at risk. Patients who have suffered adverse events due to defective devices can pursue compensation via a Reno defective medical device lawyer. Hip Replacements From 2002 to 2013, there were 578 recalls from six manufacturers of hip replacement devices. Stryker had the most with 231, and DuPey had the second greatest number with 150. Devices manufactured by these companies [...]
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The Leading Causes of Serious Injury [infographic]

Published on August 17, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Personal Injury

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 5.8 million individuals die as a result of some type of injury each year throughout the world. This is equal to approximately 10 percent of deaths worldwide. In the United States, unintentional poisoning is the leading cause of death for adults ages 25-64, but it is followed closely by injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents. (Article continues below Infographic) ______ The number of individuals who lose their lives to injuries only represents a small fraction of those who are [...]
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Avea ventilator under recall: May cause death [infographic]

Published on August 12, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Health Care Litigation, Infographic, Product Liability

CareFusion Avea ventilators recalled because of risk of death or serious injury A Class 1 recall has been issued for the CareFusion Avea ventilators. Class 1 recalls are the most serious recalls issued by the Food and Drug Administration, meaning that the defects may result in serious injuries or death. The recall for the ventilators is due to a defective fuse on the alarm board of the devices, which might lead to unexpected shutdowns. When a ventilator shuts down, the patient might not receive sufficient oxygen. Avea ventilators [...]
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Top 8 Reasons For Medical Device Recalls [infographic]

Published on July 11, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Infographic, Pharmaceutical

The FDA is on pace to recall more defective medical devices in 2016 than in any previous year. Eight factors are driving the number of recalls to increase each year. (Article continues below Infographic) 1. Poor Information There are several layers between a medical device manufacturer and the patient. Without adequate information about the care and installation of the device, the manufacturer risks a lawsuit from a defective medical device lawyer in Reno, NV. The device must have clear instructions for cleaning and operation, as well as warning [...]
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Crib Recalls: What Every Parent Should Know

Published on June 28, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Pharmaceutical, Press Release

When parents purchase a baby bed or crib, they expect that it is safe for use. However, many baby beds and cribs, even some of the most trusted brands, prove to be hazardous for infants and small children. Every year, thousands of cribs are recalled due to defects, but many are not recalled in time to prevent serious injuries and fatalities. Due to defective designs and components, cribs can cause a variety of injuries, and even fatalities. If a child is injured or killed by a defective crib, [...]
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The Duty to Warn: Product Liability

Published on June 2, 2016, by Matthew Sharp

Product Liability

Under product liability law, manufacturers and suppliers of goods have a duty to warn consumers and users of any dangers that may be associated with the use of their products. Individuals injured by products with absent or even inadequate manufacturer warnings may be entitled to financial compensation to help recover medical expenses, lost past and future wages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and other damages. Manufacturers have a duty to warn users when a product could be dangerous, when the hazard is known by the manufacturer (or should be [...]
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Five Reasons Why Insurance Companies Reject Death Benefits

Published on June 2, 2016, by Matthew Sharp


Life insurance companies have very strict rules about when they pay out for death benefits and how they deny claims for families. When an insurance company tries to reject the payment of benefits or slow down payments to beneficiaries, a Reno bad faith insurance attorney like Matthew L. Sharp is a family’s best option to protect their rights and receive their benefits. What Is “Bad Faith”? Under US law, insurance companies are required to act in “good faith” for every interaction with the people they insure. This “good faith” implies [...]
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