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Category: Hazardous Materials

Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants Can Cause Complications

Posted on January 23, 2015 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Uncategorized

Many patients have undergone surgery to install hip implants.  These procedures may entail a complete hip replacement or a hip resurfacing that preserves some natural bone.  Some patients have encountered serious problems with hip implants that employ a metal-on-metal design.  The United States Food and Drug Administration explained that in such implants, the metal ball… read more

Fire Pit Safety

Posted on June 12, 2014 Bonfire Accidents,Fire Injury,Hazardous Materials

Summer brings with it beaches, barbecues, campfires and the growing trend of shared times around a fire pit.  Many residential homeowners have constructed back-yard fire pits that become the center point for nighttime summer parties.  Even some bars and restaurants offer fire pits.  However, many serious injuries have occurred when children or adults fall in… read more

Holiday Season Fire Safety

Posted on December 16, 2013 Hazardous Materials,In The News,Local News

The 2013 holiday season is here, which for many of us means food and decorations galore. However, the holiday season also means an increased need to prevent home fires. The U.S. Fire Administration has stated that home fires occur in winter more than any other season. Approximately 900 people die in winter home fires each… read more

Frigidaire Professional Blenders Recalled Due To Laceration Hazard

Posted on October 7, 2013 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Local News

The United States Product Safety Commission announced on September 19, 2013 that Frigidaire has recalled professional blenders due to a laceration hazard.  The blender’s shaft assembly can break while the product is in use, causing the potential for injury.  More information from the commission is available by clicking here. A person injured by a dangerous… read more

Chinese Products Are Cheap, But They May Not Be Safe

Posted on August 20, 2013 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Myth Debunker,That’s Outrageous!

A recent article from The New York Times Opinion Page highlights the true costs and risks involved in buying cheap items from China.  According to the article, China has a well-deserved reputation for producing inferior and dangerous products as diverse as lead-filled toys, sulfurous drywall, pet food spiked with melamine, and tainted drugs.  The article… read more

Proving Damages or Harms Resulting from an Injury is a Central Issue at Trial

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Civil trials typically concern two issues: 1) Liability. Is someone, usually the defendant or their liability insurance company, responsible for the damages the plaintiff has suffered? 2) Damages. What amount of money is fair and reasonable compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering? Other blogs have discussed issues related to… read more

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. practices law throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Bye, Goff & Rohde Ltd. attorneys travel throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota in order to help clients with all manner of physical injury cases.  We are committed to coming to you, and finding convenient times to meet with you to discuss your case. The easiest way to get in touch with BGR is to contact our… read more

Medical Evidence at Trial

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Wisconsin law provides that people injured as a result of another person’s negligence have a right to bring their claims before a jury to seek redress and compensation for their injuries.  At the time of trial, clearly the most important single witness is almost always the injured plaintiff him/herself.  But, in addition to any fact… read more

What is a Mediation?

Posted on June 2, 2011 Bicycle Injury,Boating Injury,Brain Injury,Bus Accidents,Construction Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Dog Bites,Drunk Driving,Farm Accidents,Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Insurance Disputes,Local News,Medical Malpractice,Motorcycle Injury,Myth Debunker,Pedestrian Injury,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Slip & Fall,State Law,Tags,That’s Outrageous!,Vehicle Accidents,What Does This Word Mean?,What We Do For You (Civil Process),Whiplash Injury,You’re Injured, Now What?,Your Trial

Once a civil lawsuit is filed, the parties conduct a scheduling conference with the court and enter into the phase of a case known as discovery.  Once discovery, in the form of written requests or depositions, is generally completed, the parties are required by most judges to participate in a mediation. Mediation can be valuable… read more

Unsafe Products

Posted on June 2, 2011 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Federal Law,General,Hazardous Materials,Medical Malpractice,Pharmaceutical Product Injury,Tags

Consumers trust that the products they buy from the shelf or order through the internet are safe.  But when a product is designed or manufactured in a defective, unsafe manner, injuries often result.  The range of potentially dangerous products runs the gamut from small products like toys with removable parts or lead paint, to home… read more