Last week's post on the blog discussed a recent product recall involving exercise equipment. This item, and other dangerous products, can pose serious risks to consumers. These individuals, who rightly expect their purchases to be safe when used as intended, can suffer serious injury in a matter of moments, throwing their normal day lives into a period of physical, emotional and financial turmoil.
Many New Orleans residents may have heard about the recent devastating truck accident that killed one comedian and injured "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan. The wreck occurred when the semi-truck failed to slow for traffic in front of it, forcing it to swerve to avoid collision. However, when it did, the tractor-trailer slammed into the limo bus carrying Morgan and several others.
The roads are shared by both trucks and cars. However, when these two modes of transportation collide, the aftermath can be devastating. Recently, an 18-wheeler collided with a car in Dallas, Texas, and wreaked havoc on traffic and the lives of those involved in the crash.
New Orleans, Louisiana, women may be aware that there are more than 1,000 product liability lawsuits pending against the branch of Johnson & Johnson that produces vaginal mesh implants. This week, a representative of the company announced that the company asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to halt sales of four related products in the next four months.