For some people, you had better be right in your decision to go to the ER. If not, as the Associated Press reports, you could be stuck with the (substantial) bill.
McDonald's has voluntarily recalled an activity tracker toy included in Happy Meals last month due to reports of skin irritation and even burns. The fast food restaurant chain is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada to formerly recall the defective items and ensure that were given out before McDonald's pulled them aren't being used.
A mass tort is a civil action that has several plaintiffs who file a lawsuit in federal or state court against one or more defendants. There are several types of mass torts, but we will deal with two types that our firm regularly handles. These include:
In the late 1990s, medical device manufacturers began marketing a new product to surgeons that they said represented a significant step-up from traditional surgery in that it offered improved patient safety and altogether better outcomes.
Back on July 1, the Centers for Disease Control alerted the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service to a growing number of salmonella cases across the United States. At that time, 18 people had become sick across four states with the food-borne illness and the agency feared more were soon to follow. After pegging Foster Farms as the possible link between the cases, the FSIS began site sampling at facilities on September 9. But determining the source of the contamination would take time.
By now, nearly everyone across the nation has heard about the horrifying accident involving a 3-year-old boy and an exploding e-cigarette that caused him to suffer second- and third-degree burns on his body. It’s because of this and other safety concerns that the Food and Drug Administration is increasing their efforts to regulate these potentially dangerous products before anyone else get hurts.
Most people in California have heard or seen a commercial about new laser treatments that promise the removal of everything from unwanted hair to body fat. And while most cases do not end in injuries, there are those few that do crop up as the result of a defective product.