Month: September 2016
When people are injured in a car accident through no fault of their own, the insurance companies who represent the at-fault drivers may employ several tactics in an effort to minimize or completely avoid payments for the injury claims. Car accident attorneys in Reno are aware of the tactics insurance companies commonly use; thus they may help their clients to avoid pitfalls that could greatly reduce the value of their claims. Asking For Recorded Statements Soon after an insurance company learns that its insured caused an injury accident, [...]
Is Your E-Cigarette Safe?
The e-cigarette industry has grown to epic proportions over the past decade, with millions of users worldwide choosing to “vape” as a healthier, safer alternative to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. But are these electronic versions actually safe? According to FEMA, explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes in general were previously thought to be rare. Alarmingly, these occurrences appear to be on the rise. Between 2009 and 2014, there were 25 total reported incidents of fire or explosion that involved an e-cig in the United States. These incidents resulted [...]
Dangerously Defective Medical Devices [infographic]
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 [...]
Defective Medical Devices Trigger Dangerous Complications
Medical devices are meant to save lives, but many patients end up with dangerous complications and debilitating injuries that last a lifetime. In Nevada, defective and unsafe devices commonly prompt Reno medical product liability claims for personal injuries.Medical devices are designed to improve certain medical conditions, but not all devices are effective and safe. While innovative technology and cutting-edge products continue to revolutionize the field of medicine, many products have defects that trigger dangerous complications and serious injuries. Defective medical devices can cause a range of complications from [...]