Summer 2003 (Updated)
First of all, just because a product is advertised as being “child resistant” does not mean that it cannot cause harm. In a case recently decided in Texas, a young girl was severely injured when her brother began using a supposedly child-resistant lighter to melt crayons and accidentally set his sister’s dress ablaze. The sister suffered serious burns over 55% of her body. A lawsuit was brought against BIC, who manufactured the lighter…Continue reading
In response to political pressure from doctors and medical groups, Congress has recently debated passing a national cap on the size of medical malpractice damages awards. The idea is to limit the amount of an award for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases to a maximum of $250,000, no matter how seriously the victim has been injured. Although doctors complain that malpractice insurance has become expensive because of malpractice damages awards, Congress’s solution causes more problems than it solves…Continue reading
Airline travel. Terrorist attack. Lightning. Probably, everyone is afraid of something. However, most of us do not give a second thought to the greatest danger we face every day – driving. Furthermore, the fact is that our drive to and from work is probably the most dangerous thing we ever do and we do it all the time. Hence we put together the following common-sense tips can help make your driving safer…Continue reading
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