In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration recalled Naturalyte and GranuFlo, which are manufactured by Frensenius Medical Care. Naturalyte and GranuFlo are used in the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure during...more
Across the nation, the number of law enforcement officers, emergency technicians and workers being killed during traffic stops responses to accidents, and construction sites is growing.
Yaz is a prescription drug containing the synthetic hormone drospirenone that is used to prevent pregnancy, to treat moderate acne in women who are at least age 14, and to treat the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric...more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates pharmaceuticals and medical devices sold in the United States. The agency’s duties include...more
Texting while driving is dangerous. But did you also know it is illegal in Georgia? ...more
You do all you can to promote a healthy diet for your family. Your efforts may include carefully reading labels, excluding artificial ingredients, limiting fats and sugars and increasing fruits and vegetables. ...more
When you spend your hard-earned money on a product, you are hoping it works as promised, stands up to its expected use and generally provides you with some kind of convenience or enjoyment. You are probably not thinking about...more
When you sustain a personal injury in an accident, you have the right to sue the person responsible. However, that right does not last forever. ...more
Herbal supplements are a $5 billion per year industry that promise boundless health benefits. Some health promises are based in scientific research and medical fact....more
Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death and injuries to children between one and 12 years of age in the United States. Proper car seat use can significantly reduce this alarming statistic....more
One of your first questions after a car crash is likely, Whose fault was it?
In most cases, the answer to this question is, Partly mine and partly someone else’s....more
As technology advances, distracted driving has become a bigger problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more than 1,060 people are injured and more than nine people die each day in the United...more
Speeding is one of the leading causes of car accidents. In 2008, there were 306,342 car accidents in Georgia, and 18,999 were related to speed. ...more
The first of more than 1,500 Actos cases consolidated in a Louisiana federal court is scheduled to go on trial in January 2014.
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) began MDL No. 2299 in December...more
For the first time in history, drug overdoses kill more people than auto accidents. Every day, approximately 105 Americans die and another 6,748 receive treatment in emergency rooms for drug abuse and misuse....more
In a settlement agreement, attorneys for Pilot Flying-J and plaintiff trucking companies have agreed to settle all claims for about $35 million.
In Little Rock, U.S. District Judge James M. Moody approved a settlement...more
In a notable departure from other tort-reform movements in the country, one state may soon permit medical malpractice lawsuit plaintiffs to recover significantly more noneconomic damages in negligence cases and other...more
As early as 2006, Zoloft was linked to birth defects. Despite clear evidence of dangerous side effects in pregnant women, Pfizer continued to aggressively market the risky drug....more
Losing a loved one because of the negligence of another party is overwhelming. You must deal not only with your emotional loss, but also with a financial loss. ...more
Sears issued another recall for 795,000 Kenmore brand dehumidifiers because of the units’ tendency to smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. These defective dehumidifiers have caused...more
Workers’ compensation benefits may help you make ends meet in the short term, but it is probably not enough money to help you face the future if your injury was devastating. When work-related injuries are caused by...more
When an automobile accident occurs, the question of who was at fault almost certainly comes into play — whether at the point when an officer on the scene writes a ticket, or later when insurance companies and personal injury...more
“We have got to get to a point where it is unacceptable to allow a fatal crash with a truck or a bus on our roadway with the public traveling around. We've got to get to zero.”
So said Ann Ferro, head of the Federal...more
Unlike in a criminal trial, where a jury may only convict the defendant if they are convinced of his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, in civil matters the standard is somewhat lower. The jury must only be convinced by...more
If you or your child are about to participate in a risky activity — from scuba diving to sky diving or anything in between — you will almost certainly be required to sign a waiver of your right to sue the facility or event...more