September 2017 Archives

More on drug recalls

Recalled drugs have the potential to cause serious harm if used. The FDA identifies several kinds of defects giving rise to the recall of drugs. Some of these defects include lack of sterility, sub-potency, incorrect labeling, wrong ingredients or contamination with bacteria or some particulate matter. Other drugs are recalled because they have been unapproved as a new drug or contain undeclared drugs.

How many hours can a trucker work?

Most people in Louisiana have what one might call a reasonable fear of being involved in an accident with a big rig. Semi trucks are so large that anyone in any type of standard passenger vehicle would be at a serious disadvantage in a crash. Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians have even less protection and stand to face even more serious consequences if hit by a commercial truck. Fatigue is a commonly known factor in some large truck crashes but there are strict rules in place by the federal government designed to minimize this risk.

What makes a drug defective?

A pharmaceutical drug may be considered defective if its effects, manufacturing, labeling or inadequate warning has caused harm to a consumer. In Louisiana, a product liability case involving drugs may proceed under one of these theories or a combination of all of them. A drug may have harmful side effects that were  previously unknown or concealed. There may also have been issues with a drug’s manufacturing, which cause it to either be corrupted in its composition or otherwise contaminated or improperly packaged. If a drug’s labeling provides insufficient information or an inadequate warning, then use of the drug on that basis could cause harm. Instructions also may be deficient or incomplete and recommendations on the use of the drug could be incorrect.

Underinsured motorist coverage may come in handy

Imagine driving through Baton Rouge on your daily commute. It's Friday, so all you have to do is make it through the day and then you can relax for the weekend. Unfortunately, things take a turn when another driver runs a stop light and slams into the side of your car. Instead of the nice, relaxing weekend you were hoping for, you now have to spend a couple of days in the hospital and then deal with the damage to your car.

3 injuries that should not be ignored after a car accident

After an accident, many drivers in Louisiana want to pick up and move on with life, but injuries resulting from a car crash need to be addressed. In particular, some injuries are warning signs of more serious conditions that should not be ignored.

Drunk boater kills one child, injures two others

Louisiana residents who are concerned about the dangers posed to them by people who make the choice to drive after drinking should know that these risks are not faced only on the road. Operating a boat while or after consuming alcohol can be equally dangerous to drivers and passengers alike. It is for this reason that the laws recognize driving while intoxicated charges as applicable to boaters as well as to drivers of automobiles.

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