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Houston-area high school student killed in truck accident


While 18-wheel trucks are essential for both the national and Texas economies and help provide consumers with the goods they require for modern life, there is also no doubt that their presence on the roadways can sometimes pose a hazard to other drivers. The size and unwieldiness of large trucks can contribute to road crashes, either through limiting drivers' sight lines, or the trucks' habit of making unusual maneuvers while turning. Further, the sheer mass of these vehicles can lead to catastrophic results when an accident does occur.

Houston-area high school student killed in truck accident


While 18-wheel trucks are essential for both the national and Texas economies and help provide consumers with the goods they require for modern life, there is also no doubt that their presence on the roadways can sometimes pose a hazard to other drivers. The size and unwieldiness of large trucks can contribute to road crashes, either through limiting drivers' sight lines, or the trucks' habit of making unusual maneuvers while turning. Further, the sheer mass of these vehicles can lead to catastrophic results when an accident does occur.

What is the statute of limitations for products liability?

You may have heard the term 'statute of limitations' before. You might also have a vague idea that it has something to do with when a case can be filed, which is generally correct. The idea behind a statute of limitations is twofold. First, it is to encourage that legal cases be brought expeditiously after an injury or event has occurred, so that the evidence and other information used in a legal proceeding is available and relatively fresh. Second, it is to take away a bit of uncertainty in the process, so that people and businesses aren't continually worrying about being sued for very old acts or omissions.

What is the statute of limitations for products liability?

You may have heard the term 'statute of limitations' before. You might also have a vague idea that it has something to do with when a case can be filed, which is generally correct. The idea behind a statute of limitations is twofold. First, it is to encourage that legal cases be brought expeditiously after an injury or event has occurred, so that the evidence and other information used in a legal proceeding is available and relatively fresh. Second, it is to take away a bit of uncertainty in the process, so that people and businesses aren't continually worrying about being sued for very old acts or omissions.

The consequences of defective drug labeling are real

This blog has previously touched on the three main categories of defects that might have caused injury to a patient. To refresh, these are manufacturing defects, design defects and labeling or warning defects. While the first kinds of problems most Texans likely think about when they hear defective drug, are those involving the design or making of the medication, problems with labelling and warning can have very real and very serious consequences.

The consequences of defective drug labeling are real

This blog has previously touched on the three main categories of defects that might have caused injury to a patient. To refresh, these are manufacturing defects, design defects and labeling or warning defects. While the first kinds of problems most Texans likely think about when they hear defective drug, are those involving the design or making of the medication, problems with labelling and warning can have very real and very serious consequences.

What is preemption in a pharmaceutical liability case?

This blog has spent some time discussing the major role the federal Food and Drug Administration plays in regulating the safety of pharmaceutical products in Texas and the rest of the United States. The FDA not only monitors the way companies research, produce and bring drugs to market, but it also approves various uses and warnings of potential side effects of medicines sold throughout the country. While these are important and necessary functions to affect consumers, pharmaceutical manufacturers have used the existence of this regulatory body to attempt to avoid liability for injuries caused by their products.

What is preemption in a pharmaceutical liability case?

This blog has spent some time discussing the major role the federal Food and Drug Administration plays in regulating the safety of pharmaceutical products in Texas and the rest of the United States. The FDA not only monitors the way companies research, produce and bring drugs to market, but it also approves various uses and warnings of potential side effects of medicines sold throughout the country. While these are important and necessary functions to affect consumers, pharmaceutical manufacturers have used the existence of this regulatory body to attempt to avoid liability for injuries caused by their products.

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