If you’re planning on filing a lawsuit, you probably have what you believe to be evidence that you were wronged in some regard. Understanding evidence, however, does take some real legal knowledge. In fact, you may find that, upon meeting with your attorney, they don’t really believe that the things you consider to be evidence […]
Police Sued Over Privacy Violations
CNN reported that a police department in Washington is facing a lawsuit over violating the rights of inmates. The reporting details that 11 women and 1 man are suing a police department over alleged instances where the inmates—who were all arrested on suspicion of drunk driving—were recorded while they were undressing and using the toilet. […]
Frivolous Lawsuits Get too Much Publicity
The idea behind a lawsuit is to give a person who was wronged because of another person’s negligence away to get compensated. This can include suing manufacturers for putting dangerous products out on the market when they should’ve known better, suing motorists who are prone to driving dangerously and end up hurting or killing someone […]
Dog Bites and Liability
Unfortunately, many dog owners are not responsible with their animals. In fact, it’s quite reasonable to argue that the biggest cause of dog bites has nothing to do with dogs, but with the people who are in charge of taking care of those dogs. There are differences on a state-by-state basis as to how much […]
Daycare Worker Arrested for Raping Children
For parents with children in daycare, a nightmare scenario seems to be unfolding in Ohio. According to NewsOK, a daycare worker has been arrested on two counts of rape. The woman, according to the article, had engaged in sexual conduct with an infant and made a video of herself doing it. Police claim that they […]
Class Action Against LinkedIn Reveals Importance of TOS
If you’ve gotten emails that appear to be from a friend of yours but that were actually from LinkedIn giving a pitch for the website, you’re not alone. In fact, a lawsuit has been filed against the business social networking website alleging that the company breaks into email accounts, uses the contact list to send […]
Can You Sue a Company for Mishandling Your Information?
Today, it’s not uncommon for companies with whom people do very casual business – cellular phone companies, Internet service providers, etc. – to have some very sensitive information about their clients. For example, Social Security numbers are routinely used as forms of identification and many companies require that information in order to open an account. […]
Why Do Personal Injury Attorneys Turn Down Cases?
There are instances when a personal injury attorney may turn down your claim. This may leave you wondering if there is any hope for justice but, keep in mind the fact that civil lawsuits are not really about justice; they’re about compensation. If you’ve been turned down as a client by an attorney, some or […]
How Do You Sue on Behalf of a Child
Some of the largest jury awards are actually handed out to children. These occur in cases involving medical malpractice during birth, car accidents that permanently damage a child and in other cases. Obviously, a child cannot enter into a contract or take any other legal action of their own accord. Parents are the ones who […]
Tanning Bed Regulations Debated
Tanning beds have remained popular, despite the controversy they tend to cause with healthcare professionals. The controversies center on the fact that they expose people to forms of light that can cause cancer and, because of that, physicians oftentimes call to have them regulated more strictly. That may become a reality, as the FDA is currently weighting whether or not tanning beds should be subject to stricter regulations.
According to reports, the tanning industry takes in nearly $5 billion every year. These devices have become popular with young people who want to look like they spend hours each day at the beach. Getting a “fake bake” is also popular with people before special events. The safety issues with tanning beds have been longstanding concerns and, in some states, those concerns have led to stricter regulations on the devices.
Understanding Dangerous Products
One of the hallmarks of the stricter regulations that some states have pushed for is a parental consent requirement before people under 18 years of age are allowed to use these devices. This is because some people hold that tanning beds pose threats to people’s health of which they’re not aware. In fact, other proposed regulations include adding very obvious warning labels to the devices. When products are dangerous to consumers, sometimes the best solution is to simply make sure that consumers can make informed choices about whether or not they really want to take the risks associated with the devices.
Understanding Consent and Dangers to Consumers
If you go to the doctor and are prescribed certain medications, the doctor will have to go over the risks associated with those drugs in great detail so that you’re properly informed. If the doctor does not inform you of the potential side effects, they may be vulnerable to being sued. The pharmaceutical company may also be vulnerable to being sued if they failed to disclose the potential side effects of their products to consumers. Examples of this happening include the lawsuits over Vioxx, Accutane, Paxil and other drugs that were found to have potentially deadly side effects that consumers were not always informed of.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer
While people debate whether or not consumers need to be made aware of the dangers of tanning beds, there are plenty of other products out there that pose real dangers to the people that use them. If you believe that you’ve been put in a situation where you were at undue risk because of using a product that was more dangerous than you were led to believe, you may want to consider contacting a personal injury lawyer or product liability attorney.
The US has a free market, but that doesn’t mean that manufacturers are not responsible for the damage that their products cause. If you’ve been injured physically or financially by a product that you had every cause to believe was safe, be sure that you don’t go without talking to an injury attorney. They may be able to help you by preparing a lawsuit against the manufacturer that could win you compensation for your injuries.
If you believe you have been a victim of injury caused by tanning beds, contact Blaine A. (Bat) Tucker at 713-771-5453 for a free case review.