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Defective & Dangerous Drugs Information Center
Our firm represents those who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved one due to the use of a dangerous or defective drug. Our office represents clients nationwide, who have been injured or suffered a death in the family due to the negligence or callous disregard of the pharmaceutical industry.
The U.S. pharmaceutical industry is an enormous enterprise, generating over $300 Billion a year in revenues from thousands of drugs. Some of the biggest profits are made from new drugs, which are heavily marketed in the mass media and the doctor’s office. When new drugs are brought to market without adequate testing for side effects or dangers from prolonged use, the results can be disastrous. Sometimes drugs are marketed for off-label uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which results in dangers that government regulators never even had a chance to evaluate.
When the drug companies put profits over safety, patients lose. Our mission is to hold pharmaceutical giants accountable, to put the safety of patients first, and to assist victims in obtaining the compensation they deserve. With over 75 years of combined legal experience, and over half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements obtained on behalf of our clients, our attorneys have the knowledge, skill and experience to hold the manufacturers responsible and obtain a financial recovery that fully compensates you for your losses.
It may be difficult to know if the ill effects you are experiencing are a result of dangerous or defective drugs. Our office can help you determine if you have a claim. Our attorneys will work with you and a team of experts to determine if a dangerous drug caused your injuries and determine a fair amount of damages.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured from a prescription drug, over-the-counter medicine, or medical device, contact call us for a free consultation.
Defective Child Seats
Child safety seats are an effective means for keeping children safe from serious injury in the event of an accident. In recent years, state legislatures have been pro-active in mandating child safety seats for all children up to a certain age (usually 8) and/or height requirement (usually 4’9″). State laws have also been vigilant about requiring that car seats be properly installed, and many safety checkpoints have been established to inspect car seat installations and instruct parents on proper installation.
What remains missing, however, is a regulatory scheme holding child safety seat manufacturers to the same kinds of standards that automobile manufacturers are held to. Despite parents’ diligence in purchasing and installing car seats for their children, dangerous designs and faulty manufactures continue to persist. Once again, manufacturers cutting costs in the design, testing, and manufacturing stages has produced needless and tragic outcomes.
Consumers have options to help protect themselves from danger. When buying a child safety seat, it can be registered with the manufacturer or with the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Registering the car seat will help to ensure that the owner is promptly notified in the event of a safety recall of the car seat.
The wide diversity in the marketplace of car seat manufacturers, styles and designs presents a bewildering array of installation issues to confuse parents and child care providers. In fact, the NHTSA estimates that 3 out of 4 car seats may not be installed properly. Car seat owners can have their child safety seats inspected at a child safety seat inspection station to help ensure the seat is safely installed.
Sadly, despite parents’ best efforts to provide the utmost safety for their children, a defective car seat may still fail at a critical moment, causing serious injury or death. In the event such a tragedy occurs, the manufacturer responsible needs to be held accountable and forced to change its design or manufacturing process, so that this tragedy cannot be repeated.
The experienced product liability lawyers in our firm have the knowledge and skill necessary to litigate claims arising out of defective products and automobile accidents, including those involving child safety seats. If a child in your family has been injured as a result of a defective child safety seat, contact the attorneys in our firm for a free consultation.
Construction site accidents come from many different sectors of the industry, and often result in severe personal injury such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia, paraplegia, fractured necks, back, bones and death. Due to the severe nature of such injuries, construction site accidents are often the subject of personal injury lawsuits and litigation. Some of the most common types of accidents involve scaffolding, cranes, moving machine parts, hazardous chemicals, and unsafe working conditions in general. Construction workers are faced with a wider variety of dangers and face a heightened risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry. According to the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the most recent “lost-workday” case rate for the construction industry was 5.7 per l00 full-time workers, the highest of the major economic sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistic reports that for the past ten years, 9605 people have died in construction-related accidents. Almost half of these deaths are attributed to males between the ages of 20-24. In 2018, more than half of the construction accident deaths (544) occurred within this age segment. If you are your loved one has been injured and lost their life in a construction site accident, please contact our office for a free consultation.