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How to Recognize a Dangerous Toy Before Giving It to a Child

Published on Sep 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm in Product Safety.

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As a parent or a caretaker for a child, it’s hard to keep track of everything your child has or does. No matter how attentive you are, you can still miss key signs that your child is playing with a dangerous toy. Even though the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has regulations for toys and monitors their production, sometimes dangerous toys slip through the cracks.

When Can a Lawsuit Be Filed for Harmful Medication Side Effects?

Published on Aug 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm in Product Safety.

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When you’re taking medication for an ailment, you expect the medication to help you feel better. This could be managing pain and other symptoms or treating the ailment itself. Many medications can have side effects, but your doctor or the medication’s label may convey this to you so you’re aware of what can happen. However, when medication has harmful side effects that you weren’t aware of, you may be able to take legal action. A Columbia dangerous drug lawyer from Solomon Law Group can help you seek compensation for the injuries and losses you suffered from the harmful medication.

What Are the Dangers of Third-Party Vape Products?

Published on Nov 26, 2019 at 7:29 pm in Product Safety.

The vaping trend has taken a strong foothold in society, but not without consequence. There have been reports of people suffering from lung injuries and even losing their lives because of using vape products. While there are some theories as to what’s causing these health issues, everyone should be aware of how using third-party vape products have inherent risks that can result in life-altering or life-threatening injuries.

Defective Products South Carolina Residents Need to Know About

Published on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:27 am in Product Safety.

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In order to provide consumers with the most up-to-date information on defective products, the U.S. government created an online resource for recalls that compiles recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), United States Coast Guard, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Each agency is responsible for monitoring products and reporting recalls in specific categories. Those categories include consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products. The products that are recalled are shipped all over the country, so it’s important to be aware of items that have recently been designated as defective.

When defective products result in injuries, legal action can be taken. Our lawyers can help victims seek compensation through the litigation process.

The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs in 2019

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Product Safety.

For nearly half of Americans, prescription medications maintain their health, and in some cases, keep them alive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50 percent of American use at least one prescription drug a month, 23 percent use three or more medications a month, and 12 percent use more than five. Nationally, 3.7 billion drugs are ordered or provided every year. Analgesics, antihyperlipidemic agents, and antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed.

While many medications help people, they can also lead to very serious health consequences and injuries. Patients are more at risk for issues if they take certain medications for an extended period of time, or if the drug they’re on happens to be defective. When prescription drugs are abused, however, the side effects can be equivalent to those that come with illegal drug use.

How Common Are Medication Errors?

Published on Nov 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm in Product Safety.

While it can be difficult to determine the exact rates of medication errors, since 1992 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have received over 30,000 reports of medication errors. It’s important to recognize that these are voluntary reports, so it’s likely the true number of medication errors is significantly higher.

The FDA has also concluded that 41 percent of fatal medication errors are related to the administration of an improper dose of medicine. 16 percent of the errors are caused by giving the wrong drug or using the wrong administration route. Nearly 50 percent of fatal medication errors happen to individuals over the age of 60. Elderly individuals are at a greater risk for medication error because they are often on more medications than younger people.

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