Three Types of Product Defects

Three Types of Product Defects

Companies are supposed to design and manufacture safe products. No matter what the product is, it should be reasonably safe and, when needed, have appropriate warnings or instructions on how to use it. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When a product is defective, it will be classified as having one of the following product defects.

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When Should You Contact a Car Accident Attorney?

When Should You Contact a Car Accident Attorney?

Have you been involved in a car accident? Did you suffer serious injuries? Wondering if you should contact an attorney and when? If your car accident was severe or complicated, contacting a car accident attorney (aka, personal injury lawyer) should be top of your to-do list. Call a lawyer right after the accident occurs (and before any settlement with the insurance company) to protect your rights and find out your legal options. While many cases settle, it is always best to have the experience of a car accident attorney in case your case does go to trial.

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Accident with an Uninsured Driver?

Accident with an Uninsured Driver?

In 2022, 14% of motorists, or about one in seven drivers were uninsured, according to a 2023 study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) (in Missouri, it was 16%). While all states require drivers to carry a minimum amount of car liability insurance on a vehicle, not everyone does so you want to make sure you have enough uninsured coverage.

In Missouri, drivers are required to carry a car liability insurance to protect and compensate others injured in a car accident where you are legally at fault, and uninsured insurance (UM) to protect you from drivers who do not have car insurance.

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Product Liability Claims: What you Should Know

Product Liability Claims: What you Should Know

In the Kansas City area and across the nation, dangerous and defective products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year. Unfortunately, many products go to market that are defective and ultimately cause serious injuries. When serious injuries are caused by supposedly safe products, what do you do?

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Bard PowerPort Lawsuits Update

Bard PowerPort Lawsuits Update

Hundreds of adverse events associated with Bard PowerPort catheters have been reported to the FDA, and lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of the device over manufacturing and design problems that can cause certain parts of the catheter port and catheter tube to be susceptible to fracturing and migration.

If you have been injured after being implanted with a Bard PowerPort device, contact Nash & Franciskato at (877) 284-6600

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Ozempic Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

Ozempic Lawsuits Centralized in MDL

As of February 2nd, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated at least 55 lawsuits against drugmakers Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) concerning GLP-1 RAs (specifically, Ozempic and similar medications). Lawsuits will be centralized in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under U.S. District Judge Gene E. K. Pratter.

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Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney? Questions You Should Ask.

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney? Questions You Should Ask.

In the Kansas City area, when you find yourself in need of a personal injury attorney, you literally have hundreds to choose from. That can be overwhelming! How do you narrow it down to find the right law firm? Knowing some questions to ask can help you find the right fit, the right experience, and the right qualifications. Let us help you get started with some questions you should ask.

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Personal Injury FAQs: Covering the Basics

Personal Injury FAQs: Covering the Basics

What is a personal injury? Why might you need a personal injury attorney? These and other commonly asked questions will give you an idea of what to expect in a personal injury case. A quick caveat: know that each person’s situation is different; use these FAQs as a general guide.

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Graduated Driver License Helps New Teen Drivers

Graduated Driver License Helps New Teen Drivers

Are you familiar with Missouri’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) law? It is a three-step licensing process designed to help inexperienced teen drivers acquire the skills needed to be responsible drivers and make the road safer for all drivers.

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Impaired Driving: What Does .08 Look Like?

Impaired Driving: What Does .08 Look Like?

Thanksgiving weekend is the most traveled holiday period of the year and DUI arrests are at their highest between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Impaired drivers make it a dangerous time to be on the road. Why? Because alcohol and drugs decrease your ability to drive a motor vehicle safely. The more you consume, the more you are impaired. Impaired driving alters your judgment, response time and other driving abilities so when you decide to get behind the wheel to drive, there is a higher likelihood that you will be involved in a car accident.

This general overview may help you gain a better understanding of how alcohol and drugs can affect your driving abilities.

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