Cartwright - January 13, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

Plaintiff awarded $12.5M in recent trans-vaginal mesh lawsuit

In recent years, one of the biggest medical device horror stories has been the problems caused by a product generically known as trans-vaginal mesh. About half-a-dozen companies manufactured and sold trans-vaginal mesh under various brand names, but all products were used for similar purposes: To alleviate and correct a medical condition called pelvic organ prolapse. […]

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Cartwright - January 7, 2016 - Blog, Truck Accidents

NHTSA seeks to improve tractor-trailer safety equipment

One of the most dangerous truck accident scenarios is commonly referred to as an underride crash. The trailers on most commercial semi-trucks sit five or six feet above the road. When a smaller vehicle rear-ends a tractor trailer, it can easily be pulled partially underneath the trailer. Even worse, the bottom edge of the trailer […]

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Cartwright - January 1, 2016 - Blog, Products Liability

Plaintiffs win several recent suits over dangerous drug Risperdal

It is often difficult for patients who have been injured by a drug to prove that their injuries were caused by the drug itself. Many dangerous pharmaceuticals can lead to heart attacks, strokes and similarly serious medical conditions, but proving causation is typically a challenge for anyone pursuing a products liability lawsuit against a drug […]

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Cartwright - December 30, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Be wary of some post-holiday tots’ toys

Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays starts to din, children continue to wear the wheels off those Hotwheels or talk for ages with their imaginary friends on their brand new toy cellphone. If only we could keep them young forever! Well, we may not be able to stop the aging process but there […]

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Cartwright - December 23, 2015 - Blog, Personal Injury

Truckers share their safe driving tips for this holiday

When it comes to good driving, just about everyone thinks they are an expert. But almost anyone can make a mistake while on the roads, including during the beloved holiday season. Still, it is important to discuss some safety tips to avoid getting injured in an accident over the course of the next week.  In […]

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Cartwright - December 23, 2015 - Blog, Bus Accidents, In the News

Safety Violations of Tour Bus Company Uncovered – Could the Bus Crash Have Been Prevented?

The Tour Bus Company, City Sightseeing, was found to have safety violations in more than 60% of their buses. This is quite daunting in the wake of the horrific bus crash that occured in November, on Friday the 13th. Could this crash have been prevented if this company properly maintained their fleet of buses?  CHP […]

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Cartwright - December 7, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

Early data shows increase in fatal crashes in 2015

How are we doing as a nation when it comes to road safety? This can be a difficult question to answer, because nationwide data on traffic crashes in any given year is usually not available until nearly a full year later. Compared to the speed at which most data can be collected and analyzed today, […]

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Cartwright - November 25, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

NHTSA orders Takata to stop using volatile chemical in its air bags

There have been many automotive recalls in recent decades, but the current Takata air bag recall stands out. Unlike most recalls, which involve just one car company, Takata air bags are found in vehicles made by at least a dozen major manufacturers. Therefore, the number of vehicles recalled is especially large, and effectively coordinating the […]

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Cartwright - November 23, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Justice Department cracks down on dietary supplement makers

As a follow-up to posts we recently wrote about pharmaceutical company marketing practices, we also wanted to warn readers about the dietary supplement industry. Unlike prescription drugs, which are subject to FDA approval before they can go on the market, virtually any product labeled as a “dietary supplement” can be sold without FDA scrutiny. Supplements […]

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Cartwright - November 20, 2015 - Blog, Car Accidents

K1 Go-Cart Racing – Dangerous Even When Precautions Are Taken

K1 Racing is highly appealing to people of all ages. However, the adrenaline rush and excitement involved with these go-cart races may not be worth the activities’ inherent risks of severe injury. The Cartwright Law Firm is aware of two recent collisions in which one K1 go-cart drove up and over another go-cart, causing severe […]

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Cartwright - November 19, 2015 - Blog, Bus Accidents

20 Seriously Injured In Bus Crash – We Are Investigating The Responsible Party

Last Friday a major bus accident occured near Union Square of downtown San Francisco, which left 20 people injured, and 5 in critical condition. Like in the movie Speed, the bus lost control of the large vehicle’s acceleration, with none responsive brakes and transmission, it went barreling down a busy downtown hill in San Francisco. […]

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Cartwright - November 16, 2015 - Blog, Products Liability

Big pharma marketing practices may be harming public health: Part II

We are continuing a discussion today that be began in our last post. Pharmaceutical companies in the United States have very deep pockets and enormous lobbying power – both of which are being utilized to weaken public-safety regulations. Specifically, drug companies are now seeking to assert their “right” to market prescription drugs for uses other […]

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