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Be Sure Your Sidewalks are Kept Clear of Snow and Ice Cautions Livonia Attorney Terry Cochran

Be Sure Your Sidewalks are Kept Clear of Snow and Ice Cautions Livonia Attorney Terry Cochran

The onset of winter should alert property owners to make sure they are ready for the dangers imposed upon pedestrians by snow and ice storms. Residential property owners will want to keep their front sidewalks safe for school children to use each morning and afternoon. Business owners will want to make sure their walkways are safe for shoppers. Property owners who ignore these potential hazards are setting themselves up for costly judgments in slip and fall litigation in case someone falls on their icy walkway and becomes injured.

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Lawsuits Filed Against Manufacturers of Defective IVC Filter

Lawsuits Filed Against Manufacturers of Defective IVC Filter

Recent studies conducted by the FDA have proven a medical device may be more life-threatening than life-saving. The inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a medical device meant to capture and prevent blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. However, design and manufacturing defects have caused the devices to fail and patients to suffer.

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Manufacturer of Essure Permanent Birth Control Halts Sales; FDA Says Women Must Be Kept Informed About Serious Adverse Effects

Manufacturer of Essure Permanent Birth Control Halts Sales; FDA Says Women Must Be Kept Informed About Serious Adverse Effects

In April 2018 the FDA issued an order restricting the sale and distribution of the Essure permanent birth control implant manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Bayer. “This is another case where medical device manufacturers must accept responsibility for harm resulting from the use of one of their products,” said Medical Malpractice Attorney and Registered Nurse Eileen Kroll of Cochran, Kroll & Associates.

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Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: Manufacturers May Be Liable

Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: Manufacturers May Be Liable

Several manufacturers of hernia mesh implants have been facing lawsuits by patients who received the mesh implants during hernia repair surgery. When a hernia mesh implant product fails, serious complications including adhesions, fistulas and infections can develop.

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Medical Error Now the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

A study published by the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) on May 3, 2016, suggests that medical errors now kill more people than lower respiratory diseases like emphysema and bronchitis, moving medical error up to the third leading cause of death, right behind heart disease and cancer.

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