FDA Weighs in on the Safety of Dietary Supplements

Diet supplements are on the FDA’s cutting block again, with a new warning not to use these four products. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced they are warning consumers to stop using these products immediately and “throw them away”: Citrus Fit Gold Hot Detox Thingenics Tonic Life BP Citrus Fit Gold, Hot Detox, and Thingenics contain sibutramine, …

Can a Gym Run Into Liability?

By JohnPersonal Injury

Most gyms and health clubs require their members to sign a contract that financially binds the member to the set payment for a period of time. In the contract is a Waiver of Liability that releases the gym from having any responsibility for an injury a gym member might suffer. Always read the waiver of liability to see what it …

The Yellow Dog Project Raises Awareness

By JohnDog or Animal Bites, Personal Injury

In America, most dogs are loved like family members. They live in our homes, ride in our cars, and play in the parks, along with their two-legged family members. Most people are happy to see a furry pet, and all too often rush over to welcome the animal, without thinking of the animal’s needs, desires, or fears. Yellow Dog Project …

Premises Liability Depends on Status of the Injured Party

By JohnPersonal Injury

When someone enters a property, they have a belief that they will not be injured. The person that owns the property or the non-owner resident of the property is responsible for maintaining safe surroundings. This is known as “premises liability.” Anyone who has control over a piece of property must do everything possible to keep people on that property safe …

One Bite Too Deep

By JohnDog or Animal Bites, Personal Injury

As the old saying goes, “A dog is a man’s best friend.”  While canines can make wonderful pets (when they’re well trained and appropriately behaved) they can still cause potentially serious injuries if they attack an innocent bystander. Approximately 5 million dog bites occur in the United States annually; unfortunately, many of them consequently end in serious injuries or even …

Caramel Coloring in Beverages and Foods Can Be Dangerous

By JohnFood Poisoning, Product Liability

The US Food and Drug Administration is currently testing foods including sodas for the chemical impurities found in caramel coloring and flavoring after a Consumer Reports study showed higher levels of dangerous substances in some products. Consumer Reports Study The Consumer Reports study showed levels of 4-methylimidazole or 4-MEI higher than 29 micrograms. At 29 micrograms, 4-MEI is considered potentially …

Assault: One Type of Intentional Tort

By JohnPersonal Injury

Personal injury is generally thought of as a result of carelessness or negligence, but there are many types of intentional torts that are caused by the direct action of one person against another. Assault is a criminal offense, but it is also a cause of action in a civil court. Assault does not require the victim to actually be touched, …

Can Bankruptcy Impact a Personal Injury Case?

By JohnPersonal Injury

Many Americans have been struggling through some tough economic times. Companies go out of business or downsize, leaving their workers to cobble together a life on unemployment until another job opportunity is found. Many people cannot maintain the lifestyle they had while employed, and are forced to file for Bankruptcy. There are two types of bankruptcy that most people file, …

Elder Abuse

Bedsores may not seem to be a serious condition, but they can be fatal. Bedsores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers can happen very easily in elderly or disabled people. They are caused by too much pressure being put on the skin for a long period. However, they are preventable so when they develop; it is a sign that the person …

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