West Virginia residents may be interested in a recent settlement agreement that took place. A well-known pharmaceutical company has recently agreed to a settlement of over $2.3 billion. This is to settle a number of pending lawsuits that occurred after one of the company's drugs allegedly caused bladder cancer in consumers. The company says that this settlement will be able to resolve most of the pending dangerous or defective products lawsuits.
An accident recently occurred in West Virginia, leaving multiple people with injuries. In a similar situation, the victims of a car accident have the right to seek to hold accountable the driver deemed at fault in the crash. Even though monetary compensation cannot reverse the injuries caused by a car crash, it can help injured parties to move forward after an accident.
Practicing bike safety while riding is crucial for West Virginia residents who enjoy their bicycles rides. At the same time, it is just as important for the bike itself to be safe. Unfortunately, when dangerous or defective products are at play, a faulty bike could turn a pleasant ride into a harmful tragedy.
When a part or system on an automobile fails while on the highway, it can result in a catastrophic accident. Such an accident can result in serious injuries or possibly even the deaths of the individuals involved. Auto defects in a seat belt, airbag, brakes, engine or fuel system are all things that could lead to accidents, injuries and deaths in West Virginia.
It is naturally disheartening to find out that a loved one has died in a car wreck, especially if the accident happened through no fault of his or her own. Unfortunately, these types of accidents often occur when a driver behaves negligently behind the wheel, such as speeding or driving while distracted. One family in West Virginia is currently facing this scenario following a car wreck. The accident led to the death of a teenager.
Wrong-way accidents are typically head-on, high-impact collisions. For this reason, these types of car wrecks can quickly lead to serious injuries and deaths. Even if a wrong-way driver soon realizes he or she is going the wrong way, there is typically not enough time for him or her to avoid oncoming traffic. One wrong-way car crash recently took place in West Virginia, resulting in two deaths.
Two people recently suffered injuries in a West Virginia motor vehicle accident. Police said they believed the early-morning accident was the result of speeding. A person who is injured in a car wreck through no fault of his or her own may rightfully seek justice through the civil court system.
When West Virginia residents are sick, there are numerous medications that can help treat the illness or condition. Under most circumstances, medication works very well. Unfortunately, when the drug is not adequately tested, it can sometimes threaten the safety of consumers. This is true for all types of dangerous or defective products, and consumers have the legal right to consider a products liability claim when circumstances warrant.
Anything that is purchased in West Virginia and throughout the rest of the country can be deemed a defective product. When most people think about dangerous or defective products, they tend to think about cars and appliances. However, defective food products are becoming more and more common. Whether it is an airbag defect or a problem with the quality of a food, defective products can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries to consumers.
West Virginia residents may be interested to hear that Graco is going to be out $10 million after paying a fine and creating new safety programs for its car seats. Apparently, this all has to do with roughly 4 million car seats that Graco failed to promptly recall as dangerous or defective products. The car seats had a buckle that was defective, which made it difficult for a child to be released from the harness in the event of an emergency.