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IKEA Sued Over Another Toddler Death

IKEA is facing yet another lawsuit over the death of a toddler underneath a tipped over Malm dresser after settling 3 earlier suits for $50 million. The two year old boy died underneath the dresser in May 2017. The parents filed suit in Pennsylvania state court in Philadelphia County. The propensity of the entire Malm dressers’ ability to tip-over became clear in June 2016, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled millions of Malms and when officials vividly demonstrated the tip-over on a dummy during...

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Merck Appeal Over Fosamax Multidistrict Litigation

Lawsuits arising out of severe side effects from Merck & Co.’s Fosamax drug go all the way back to around 2009. Merck has tried tirelessly to get the cases thrown out, arguing that the FDA’s rejection of its proposed warning label should preempt the lawsuits. The current multidistrict litigation (MDL) comes from Fosamax users claiming that the osteoporosis drug can cause femoral fractures. The number of cases has swelled to more than 1,000. In 2008, Merck submitted data to the FDA suggesting Fosamax may be...

Research Shows Some Doctors Are More Prone to Medical Malpractice Claims

If you knew a particular physician had a history of injuring patients, wouldn’t you want to avoid that doctor? According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, certain doctors are prone to medical malpractice claims. In fact, an astonishing one percent of doctors were linked to almost one-third of all paid malpractice claims studied by a team of Stanford researchers. What is telling, however, is that this one percent of doctors share a unique set of characteristics....

Most Construction Deaths Caused by Falls

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are a top cause of death in the construction industry. In 2013, falls were responsible for 291 construction worker deaths. Sadly, many of these fatalities were avoidable. Unsafe equipment and lack of training often contribute to serious injuries and deaths. (more…)

Tractor-Trailer Crashes on the Rise

According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tractor-trailer crashes are increasing. In 2012 alone, more than 100,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks. The same year, nearly 4,000 people were killed in semi-truck accidents. There was a four percent increase in truck accidents between 2011 and 2012. Fatal truck accidents kill 11 people every day. A recent investigation cites hours of service violations as a contributor to these devastating accidents. Read More

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