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Category Archives: Product Liability

How Are Over-The-Counter Drugs Regulated to Help Ensure Safety?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Many Florida residents don’t give much thought to the safety of their over-the-counter medications. What they may not realize is the safety of these drugs is the responsibility of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has a process for review and approval of drugs sold over the counter before they can be… Read More »

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‘Right-To-Try’ Laws Allow Use of Still-Unapproved Drugs

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

When people suffer from a terminal illness, it’s understandable that they and their loved ones are willing to try just about any drug or treatment that could help them. This includes drugs that have not yet received approval from the Food and Drug Administration. That approval process can take a decade or more. However,… Read More »

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Florida appeals court rules on social media post admissibility

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The decision of a Florida appeals court may well impact civil lawsuits regarding personal injury and potentially product liability for years to come. The specific case on which the judges ruled was a slip-and-fall lawsuit against the retail giant Target. During the trial, Target asked for access to the woman’s Facebook page. Specifically, the… Read More »

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Helping Florida victims of seat back defects

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Of all the things in or on a vehicle that can injure a person who is involved in a car accident, a defective seat back is probably not the one that most Floridians think of first. However, when a seat back collapses in an accident, a driver or passenger can sustain serious and even… Read More »

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Helping roof crash victims of Florida rollover crashes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Serious vehicle accident injuries and fatalities can result from any number of product defects. Air bag and initial switch defects certainly dominated the auto recall news this year. However, according to the consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen, a crushed roof is a “major cause of rollover deaths and injuries.” The group contends that… Read More »

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Woman vindicated 10 years after defective product caused crash

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

By now, everyone has heard about the ignition switch problem that caused General Motors to recall millions of vehicles. The defect, which those at GM and the ignition switch manufacturer were aware of for at least a decade, disabled power steering, brakes and airbags. It has been linked to a number fatalities. Now another… Read More »

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Artificial hip maker paying $1.5 million for defective products

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

None of us wants to hear that a product we purchased has been recalled because it is defective. However, when that product is in your body, the news can be particularly frightening. Of course, by the time the product is recalled, you likely know that something is wrong. That was the case for thousands… Read More »

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Faulty strollers recalled after reports of fingertip amputations

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Parents in South Florida and around the country heard alarming news recently involving strollers manufactured by Graco Children’s Products. The company, as we discussed here, was in the news earlier this year for problems with its car seats. Now, it has recalled approximately 4.7 million of its strollers in the U.S. Over 200,000 additional… Read More »

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Supplements and medications can be a deadly mix for Floridians

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We hear a lot about interactions between various prescription medications or between those drugs and over-the-counter medicines. However, many Floridians don’t consider the possible negative effects of taking dietary supplements, including vitamins and minerals, while on prescription meds. According to a 2005 to 2008 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,… Read More »

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Lawmakers, regulators call for urgency on faulty airbag fixes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Ten major automakers have recalled 11 million vehicles in the U.S. due to faulty airbags made by Takata. The defect can cause the airbags to rupture and spray out parts. So far, the ruptures, which can occur in minor collisions, have been linked to over 30 injuries and several fatalities. In October, the National… Read More »

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