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Posts tagged "Product Liability"

In products liability cases, strict liability likely applies

In many cases, when you are harmed, in order to collect compensation, you must prove that those who harmed you were negligent; in other words, that they owed you a duty, they breached that duty and in doing so caused you harm, and this resulted in damages (i.e., harm for which a fair dollar value for compensation can be attached). Negligence can be thought of as a form of carelessness.

2 die in California hospital from devices infected with superbug

Medical devices and tools must be sterile, or else expose patients to serious infection. Hospitals and medical clinics are often full of germs, because those facilities are where sick people go. If doctors, nurses and device manufacturers are not sufficiently careful, disease can spread from patient to patient.

New service allows users to check vehicle recall status using VIN

Considering the massive waves of automobile recalls in 2014, there are more motor vehicles on the roads than ever with an acknowledged and potentially dangerous defect. However, when vehicles are recalled, a large portion of them never make it in to the dealership for a fix. Vehicle owners may not hear about the recall, may simply be too apathetic to bring their vehicle in for repairs or may fail to get a defect corrected for some other reason.

In products liability cases, strict liability likely applies

In many cases, when you are harmed, in order to collect compensation, you must prove that those who harmed you were negligent; in other words, that they owed you a duty, they breached that duty and in doing so caused you harm, and this resulted in damages (i.e., harm for which a fair dollar value for compensation can be attached). Negligence can be thought of as a form of carelessness.

Focus: developments on labeling/tracking of medical devices

As we have previously noted for readers, whether the latest product is a drug or device, approval by the Food and Drug Administration to market and sell a pharmaceutical or medical device hardly ensures the safety OR performance of that product going forward.