If you are a parent in the Chicago area, you probably take care to research the toys you purchase for your children. You want them to have fun and explore their surroundings, but you also want them to be safe.
In a personal injury case involving a defective medical device, the strict liability doctrine can improve the odds of winning a products liability lawsuit. Even better, the manufacturer may be found liable even if it cannot be proven that the entity caused the plaintiff's injuries.
If you are like most Chicago residents, you probably think you know about dangerous drugs that may or may not be on the market. After all, news outlets often feature drug recalls as part of their regular reporting. We want you to know that many recalled pharmaceutical products do not make the news, but that does not mean they are safe for the public.
We recently discussed the recall of a medical device. While cases involving device recalls are troublesome, so are the cases that involve drug recalls. Drug recalls often come after patients are harmed by the drugs. It is possible for drugs to be recalled prior to patients suffering harm; however, tragedy can strike when patients do suffer harm.
A Class 1 recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the most serious type of recall issued by the FDA. Medical devices recalled in this manner may cause serious injury or death.
A popular furniture company has issued a global recall for beach chairs they sell in the United States, Europe and Australia.
If you have a preteen or younger child, chances are good that you are familiar with the concept of "bounce houses." These inflatable structures are popular rentals for birthday parties, festivals and other celebrations for kids all over the United States.
Many of our readers have heard at least some of the often-heated debate over the safety of vaccinations. Although adverse events linked to vaccinations are rare, they can occur.
Many of our vehicles today have keyless ignitions. This can provide some convenience. However, because the key fob only has to be within a few feet of the ignition, we may have a hard time locating it if it's disappeared to the bottom of a purse, diaper bag or under the seat when we need the other keys on our ring.
Many of our readers have heard about the potential dangers for people who work in nail salons. They're inhaling and touching strong chemicals from polishes and other materials all day long. What about those who go into a salon for a mani-pedi or do their own nails? Can nail polish be dangerous to those who are simply wearing it?