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Negligent Entrustment of a Motor Vehicle

When a person is injured because of another person’s negligence, he or she may look to each individual who bore some responsibility for the accident. Negligent entrustment provides for the recovery of damages when a person puts a dangerous device in the hands of a person who is not equipped to handle it properly.

FDA Issues Warning for Dangerous Surgical Tools

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that power morcellators used in laparoscopic hysterectomies and surgeries to remove uterine fibroids can increase a woman’s risk of developing uterine cancer.

Following the FDA’s warning, several morcellator manufacturers have recalled or stopped selling their devices that are designed to assist in breaking down a uterus or large fibroid tumor that can then be removed laparoscopically.

Motorcycle Accidents: A Hard Look at Manufacturer Liability

Motorcycle accidents are caused not just by motorist negligence, but also by malfunctioning or defective vehicle components or parts. Motorcyclists are already at a higher risk of injuries compared to occupants of a passenger vehicle, and when a person is riding a defective motorcycle, those accident and injury risks are amplified.

New Technology For Diagnosing Brain Injuries

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new technology for detecting and assessing brain injuries. The new technology detects the eye movements of patients while they watch music videos for less than four minutes. While viewing the video, a patient’s ratio of horizontal to vertical eye movements is measured.

What Parents Should Know about the Danger of Scooters and Riding Toys

Scooters and riding toys are still big hits among children when it comes to gifts for birthdays and the holidays. However, new research is showing that these toys can be extremely dangerous as well. According to a study published last month in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, ride-on toys such as scooters, wagons, tricycles and motor-powered vehicles such as Barbie Jeeps, are responsible for a growing number of children's injuries and emergency room visits.

Large and small plaintiff firms. Is one better than the other?

Large and small plaintiff firms. Is one better than the other?

As the practice of law has expanded over the years more and more plaintiff firms have grown tremendously in size. Although most people have become accustomed to the large commercial defense firms having attorneys in the double or even triple digits, people are now noticing the plaintiff firms growing in size as well.

Hit and Run

Hit and run is a violation of most state motor vehicle laws and Ohio is no exception. A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in any contact with another vehicle or person is required to immediately stop at the scene of the accident and fulfill the requirements of the state law.

SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENTS

Swimming pools present one of the most serious potential risks in homes and public locations such as hotels. That risk falls into two main categories:

Deep end/shallow end — An unfortunately large number of people dive into the shallow end of a swimming pool and strike their heads on the bottom.

Slip And Fall

Slip-and-fall accidents happen suddenly, and victims rarely have time to react and catch their balance. These unexpected falls have the potential to lead to a broad range of serious injuries that, in the most severe cases, may impact the victim for life.