Medical Products Liability Posts in May, 2018

E.Coli Outbreak Reaches 25 States, Kills One

An E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma region of Arizona has been making its way across the United States for more than two months now. The last time we discussed this outbreak, 98 people in 22 states had fallen ill and no deaths had been reported....
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Egg-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Continues to Sicken Victims

In the weeks since we last reported on the salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest egg recalls in United States history, the illnesses have only spread and the hospitalizations have only increased. As of May 2018, 207 million eggs have been recalled and 35 people have reported falling ill....
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Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards You can Face in Public

A slip or fall can happen anywhere. When an individual is injured in a slip or fall on private property, the property’s owner is liable for the victim’s damages. This concept is known as premises liability. Premises liability covers all injuries caused by hazards the property owner knew about or should have known about. Failing to clean up a spill or take a similar action to mitigate a slip and fall hazard is an act of negligence on a property owner’s part....
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Slip and Fall Hazards Lurking in Your Home

You can slip, fall, and suffer an injury anywhere. When a slip or fall occurs because of a property owner’s negligence, such as a store owner who failed to promptly clean up a liquid spill, the property owner is liable for the victim’s related damages. But not all slips and falls happen in public places; you can slip and fall in your own home. Below are a few common slip and fall hazards in American households. Take care to repair these hazards in your home to protect yourself and your loved ones from falling, especially if an elderly relative lives with you....
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98 Ill in New E.Coli Outbreak

A recent E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce has 98 victims ill as of late April 2017. This number could be higher and continue to grow because there is typically a two-week period between when an individual begins to experience E.Coli poisoning symptoms and when he or she is recognized to be a victim of an outbreak....
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What Kinds of Damages can My Auto Accident Compensation Cover?

When you are involved in a car accident, you can be injured. Sometimes, car accident injuries are fairly minor, such as scratches and bruising. In other cases, they are severe, sometimes to the point of causing the victim to suffer a long-term or even permanent disability or disfigurement. When a victim is injured in a car accident because of another party’s negligence, he or she may pursue compensation for related damages through a personal injury claim. Through this type of claim, the victim may pursue compensation for the following:...
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