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January 2015 Archives

Understanding products liability in New Jersey

Consumers are entitled to safety in their homes, cars, workplaces and recreational areas unless warned otherwise. They should be able to trust the medicines they take, the food they eat and the products they use will not cause harm other than what is clearly suggested as possible. When something does go wrong and an injury results, it becomes a matter of products liability.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

It is one of the most devastating injuries New Jersey residents can suffer: traumatic brain injury. It's also a serious public health problem all across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains a TBI is caused by a jolt, bump or blow to the head. It can also be the result of an intrusive injury that disrupts brain function.

Apple recall illustrates product liability delay dangers

A recent news story is an unfortunate follow-up to our post about product recalls. It involves food – one of the most difficult situations to deal with thanks to the worldwide supply of present day. New Jersey supermarkets provide countless items grown and shipped from across the country and around the world. Tracking a dangerous product is time-consuming and likely an inexact process.

Medical malpractice payouts show increase in 2013

In a review of 2013 medical malpractice payouts for the country, Diederich Healthcare notes that payouts increased overall for the first time since 2003. The statistics also included information about the top states for medical malpractice settlements and payouts for the year, and New Jersey was among the top five states.

Dangerous products – Is the recall too little, too late?

There are agencies and procedures in place to safeguard the public through information and recalls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, for example, recalls products every year that fit the criteria of posing an unreasonable risk. The Commission reports deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents total about $1 trillion annually.

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