Modern medicine relies heavily on the pharmaceutical industry to provide remedies for all kinds of ailments. The industry is constantly coming out with new drugs to fight everything from insomnia to cancer, and makes hefty profits by doing so. But sometimes things go wrong, and a drug that is supposed to help a patient ends up causing serious injury, even death.
Automobile product liability cases are generally divided into two main types. The first type deals with car accidents caused by a defective auto part. An example of this type of case would be a wheel that comes off when the car is going down the freeway, causing a rollover accident.
Texas readers of this blog may have heard about an allegedly dangerous defect in the ignition switches of some General Motors vehicles. GM has allegedly been aware of the defect for more than ten years. The switches are installed on about 2.6 million vehicles worldwide, primarily on small cars including the Chevrolet Cobalt. The alleged problem with the switches is that they can move out of the "on" position on their own, causing the car to stall and disabling the air bags and power steering.
A Harris County man is the latest victim of faulty airbags installed on Honda vehicles, according to a lawsuit filed in late January. The lawsuit arises out of a fatal accident that occurred on January 18 on Cypresswood Drive in Houston. A 35-year-old Spring, Texas man died in the crash.
Automobile accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in Texas. Most wrecks are caused by negligent drivers. But in some cases there may be evidence the crash was caused by a defective auto part. In other cases a design defect may not have caused the accident itself, but caused the resulting injuries to be more serious. And in some cases a defectively designed automobile can result in a consumer death in a rollover accident or some other mishap.
Modern medicine has brought countless benefits to Texas residents. One of the biggest developments in medicine over the last few decades has been the proliferation of medical devices for implantation in patients' bodies. These devices include cardiac pacemakers, stents, medication delivery pumps, plates, screws and other hardware, as well as hip, shoulder and knee replacements.
Any Sugar Land resident who's seen the flood of TV commercials for prescription and non-prescription medications over the last decade knows that pharmaceuticals are big business. Big drug companies make millions on the products they sell to the American public and their doctors.
When an individual is injured in a motorcycle accident, they can sue a negligent driver who caused the accident. But in some cases, where the accident is alleged to have been caused by an unsafe motorcycle, they may be able to sue the manufacturer of the bike. That is what one Texas couple is doing, after a serious accident in which they both were injured.
Dangerous and defective products are used by Texas residents all the time. In many cases, people are lucky enough to avoid injuries while using these products. However, in some situations, people are hurt. In case of consumer injury, people have legal remedies.
Children, especially babies, are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. They also happen to be some of the most marketed-to members of our society. New parents are told they need this baby product and that baby product in order to keep their child healthy, happy and safe. However, these companies often only care about their bottom line and safety concerns are common with children's products.