There are few things as devastating as the loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligence. During a time of extreme grief, family and friends of victims may not know where to turn for comfort or what their legal options are.
There are a number of ways in which the products we buy can be dangerous. Some, like certain children’s toys, are dangerous because they are not age-appropriate for the intended audience and may contain small parts that are easy for young kids to choke on. In other cases, defective products are dangerous because they malfunction and cause injury to the user.
A new study confirms what many patient safety advocates have long suspected. Texas-based researchers have determined that approximately one out of every 20 American adults is given a misdiagnosis in an outpatient setting on an annual basis. This statistic translates to approximately 12 million American adults misdiagnosed in outpatient facilities annually.
Hardly a day goes by in which Americans are not hearing about a defective product that has been recalled because it poses a danger to consumers. There is, of course, a hierarchy of danger ranging from a kitchen gadget that could overheat to an automotive defect that could cause a fatal car accident. The current General Motors recall scandal is a good example of how dangerous and deadly a seemingly small defect can be.
An 18-wheeler accident in Texas resulted in the driver being killed and a passenger being injured. The truck also spilled 250 gallons of diesel fuel onto U.S. 290 and it resulted in the highway being closed for 17 hours.