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Three Kinds of Product Liability

Product liability is an area of law concerned with protecting consumers from inadequate or wreckless manufacturing practices, forcing companies to be extremely diligent when distributing a particular good. Product liability assumes “strict liability,” which means that the manufacturer is liable for injuries caused by a faulty product regardless of how careful the manufacturer acted in…

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The Four D’s of Medical Malpractice

In medical malpractice, there are four conditions that must be met in order for the plaintiff to have a chance to win their suit. These four conditions are Duty, Dereliction, Damages, and Direct Causation. Each of these conditions has its own respective requirements and they encompass the entire breadth of your time with the physician,…

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Springtime Poses Possible New Injury Risks

As the temperatures rise and the spring season sets in, it becomes increasingly difficult to fight the urge to get out of the house and enjoy outdoor activities. While the prospect of taking advantage of nice weather and getting fresh air seems harmless, it is important to be aware of your surroundings to avoid the…

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Tips for Managing Mental Health After Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is an atypical class of cancers generally caused by inhaling or swallowing airborne asbestos fibers. Malignant mesotheliomas are tumors that usually begin growing in the chest, abdomen, and heart. These tumors can take up to 50 years to develop depending on the severity of exposure to asbestos particles. Patients often miss mesothelioma symptoms due…

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Updates on Allergan Breast Implants Class Claim

In July 2019, pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan ordered a recall of its BIOCELL textured breast implants after reports that the implants were linked to a serious cancer affecting hundreds of patients. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos P.C. discuss recent updates to this serious event as well as your legal…

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Lawmakers Seek to Ban Paraquat Due to Links with Parkinson’s Disease

Peter Angelos Law is investigating potential claims related to Paraquat exposure and a subsequent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Studies have detected an association between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat dichloride (paraquat) is a chemical agent most commonly used as a herbicide by farmers, ranchers, herbicide applicators, groundskeepers, gardeners, municipal workers, as well as others….

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Xeljanz May Pose Risk of Heart Problems and Even Cancer, Recent Study Shows

On February 4th, the Food and Drug Administration announced that preliminary results from a clinical trial of arthritis drug Xeljanz pointed to an increased risk of developing cancer or serious heart problems. Below, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. provide a brief overview of the FDA’s new findings and recommendations for patients who…

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Common Medical Errors To Know and How They Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

According to a study titled “Your Health Care May Kill You: Medical Errors” published in PubMed.gov, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly 251,000 deaths annually. There are thousands of victims of medical errors who have reported their experiences, but, due to general underreporting issues, there…

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Car Accidents Increase During Dangerous Maryland Winter Weather

As winter storms continue to cover our roadways with a dangerous sheet of snow and ice, it is imperative we avoid operating our vehicles as much as possible, or at least follow the rules of the road with extreme diligence. Below, the personal injury and car accident attorneys at Peter Angelos P.C. discuss the correlation…

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Johnson & Johnson Elmiron Lawsuit Update

In 2020, several lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals claiming that Elmiron–a drug prescribed to treat painful bladder syndrome–caused them to suffer severe vision complications such as retinal damage and macular degeneration. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at Peter Angelos, P.C. provide an update on the lawsuits. Elmiron, a drug prescribed…

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