We’ve discussed in this space that, when it comes to operating commercial vehicles, such as trucks, the responsibility for safety may devolve on entities other than the drivers in certain situations. As we have seen, companies that operate various types of these vehicles must follow federal and state regulations with regard to safety inspections and maintenance of the fleet. Unfortunately, a Texas family may have found out that these requirements don’t prevent all accidents.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put a “black box” label warning on the controversial permanent birth-control device Essure, in addition to undertaking other safety precautions, but it is leaving the product on the market, according to The Washington Post.
This blog has previously mentioned the fact that the federal agency that is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of various medications and drugs is the Food and Drug Administration. Now, like most large governmental organizations that are charged with protecting the public, the FDA is divided into numerous departments or sections. When it comes to the regulation of pharmaceuticals in the United States, perhaps the most important of these departments is the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
Many Texas residents may have heard of the statute of limitations before. While many people think of it in a criminal context, as in the government having to bring a case against an alleged perpetrator for a crime within a certain time, most civil actions that can be taken are also governed by such statutes. We have discussed before in this space how defective medical equipment can lead to serious injury or death to unsuspecting patients, and the fact that it may be possible to hold manufacturers liable for such incidents. This week we will ask whether there is a time limit on filing such a lawsuit.