Articles Tagged with Defective and Dangerous Products

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A 24-year-old Texas man was sitting in his car outside a Forth Worth vaping store when the e-cigarette he was using exploded. He was able to get out of his vehicle, but collapsed on the pavement. He died two days later, after being placed in a medically induced coma. The medical examiner ruled the cause of death as penetrating trauma after tests revealed that a piece of the e-cigarette had lodged in the man’s throat, severing the left artery in his neck. Sadly, the injury led to a stroke which ultimately caused his death.

The tragic incident is the second reported death by an exploding e-cigarette. In May, a Florida man suffered multiple injuries to his face and burns over nearly 80% of his body after a vape pen exploded, sparking a house fire. An autopsy report later showed that the man died from a “projectile wound of the head.”

Surviving family members of the deceased victims may wish to file a product liability lawsuit. The first step is to consult an experienced attorney.

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Medical devices can save and improve lives, but not all of them are tested properly before they hit the market. Some have caused injury even death, as a result. One of the most common medical devices that have led to serious injuries is hip replacement devices. Patients were sold a bill of goods from the orthopedic device manufacturers and the orthopedic doctors who peddled their costly implants.

Hip injury claims are nothing new. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against hip replacement manufacturers for failing to fulfill their promises of reduced pain and greater mobility after patients developed pain, swelling inflammation, infection and damage to surrounding bone and tissue. Lawsuits claim that complications were the result of faulty designs. Unfortunately, we may have only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to painful revisions for failing metal on metal hip implants.

The latest claim was filed by a New Orleans woman who alleges that she had to undergo revision surgery because of a dangerous medical implant.