Products Liability Newsletters
A pharmacist has responsibility for the proper storage and preparation of prescription drugs. The pharmacist also has a duty to correctly dispense drugs. Most lawsuits arise with respect to the pharmacist's duty to dispense drugs properly.
Beginning in the 1990's, lawsuits alleging injuries a result of exposure to electromagnetic radiation started to spring up. These lawsuits are based on growing, but perhaps unsubstantiated, evidence that exposure to low level electromagnetic radiation that is given off by power lines, electric blankets, and video display terminals (VDT's) can cause cancer, birth defects, miscarriages, and other health problems. Electromagnetic radiation occurs when voltages produce electric fields and electrical currents produce magnetic fields.
Strict products liability is a legal doctrine that imposes liability for personal injury and property damage caused by defectively designed or manufactured products. The manufacturer or seller of such products is held responsible if the product injures a consumer who buys or uses the product.
Products liability law covers defective products. If a product contains a design or manufacturing flaw, it is considered defective. If the user of a defective product sustains personal injuries or property damage, the manufacturer or seller of the product could be liable for any injuries or property damage. This article discusses the various tests courts have used in deciding emotional distress damage claims.
Toxic mold-related litigation has significantly increased in the past few years. Many of the cases involve defective construction claims against contractors and their insurance companies. Some litigation involves personal injury claims. Potential health problems related to toxic mold exposure include allergies and lung-related complaints, such as asthma. This article focuses on personal injury cases based on exposure to toxic mold.