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Medical Product Lawyer PA: On The Significance of 3D Printing in Medicine

In recent decades, the medical field has expanded to include the use of 3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, when diagnosing and treating patients. In the early 1990s, scientists at MIT used computer-aided design (CAD) software to engage in 3D

By | October 27th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Medical Product Lawyer PA: On The Significance of 3D Printing in Medicine

Hoverboards: The Hidden Danger

Recently, a new trend has been sweeping the nation: Hoverboards! Also referred to as “self-balancing scooters,” these new toys allow you to “float” across the floor on two small, agile wheels connected by hard plastic and powered by a battery. The

By | August 4th, 2016|Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Hoverboards: The Hidden Danger

The Big News with Baby Powder

Recently, there have been multiple allegations against the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson involving the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Both of these products include talcum powder, which is made from talc – a mineral containing magnesium and silicon which is mined in rock form. If you think you or someone you love has been harmed by the use of talcum powder, contact the personal injury attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.

By | May 5th, 2016|Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on The Big News with Baby Powder

NYT: Forced Arbitration is ‘Stacking the Deck’ Against Us

A three-part series in The New York Times details the increasing use of forced arbitration clauses in terms of service agreements with some of the country's largest companies, from eBay to Netflix to Starbucks. What would it take for

From E. Coli to Salmonella, Foodborne Outbreaks Sickening More Each Year

If the phrase “food safety” makes your eyes glaze over, you’re not alone, but the increasing number of Americans who are being sickened or killed by foodborne illness today should force those eyes wide open. According to a new report, 48

By | October 22nd, 2015|Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on From E. Coli to Salmonella, Foodborne Outbreaks Sickening More Each Year

Don’t Get Terminated by Robotic Surgery

Many of us have seen films or television shows in which intelligent robots rebel against their human creators, turning what was had been a great technological achievement into an existential threat to humanity. In 2015, these scenarios no longer belong entirely in the realm of science fiction; luminaries such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have famously warned of the possible dangers of developing artificial intelligence.

By | September 10th, 2015|Dangerous Products, Defective Medical Devices, Defective Products, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Don’t Get Terminated by Robotic Surgery

When You Read About the Dangers of This Home Improvement Product, You’ll Be Floored

If you’ve installed new flooring in your home in the past decade, there’s a good chance you selected or strongly considered laminate flooring to do the job. Laminate flooring has become very popular in homes over the last 30 years, and

By | August 13th, 2015|Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on When You Read About the Dangers of This Home Improvement Product, You’ll Be Floored

Does a Killer Lurk In Your Car? Check Your VIN

When we learned in the fall of 2014 about the massive series of vehicle recalls involving airbags made by manufacturer Takata, which was then known to affect about 8 million vehicles, we wrote on this blog, “That number may grow higher still in the months ahead.” We had no idea then just how dreadfully right we were. In May 2015, under mounting pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and auto manufacturers, Takata agreed to recall a staggering 34 million airbags installed in U.S. vehicles.

By | June 18th, 2015|Automobile Accidents, Car Crashes, Dangerous Products, Defective Products, Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Does a Killer Lurk In Your Car? Check Your VIN

Closing the Generic Drug Liability Loophole

It is past time for the generic drug industry to be responsible for the effects of its products, like virtually every other industry in the country. Please sign a petition at Change.org to help us close the generic drug safety loophole that endangers the majority of Americans who take prescription drugs.

By | April 27th, 2015|Defective Drugs, Injury Attorneys PA, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Closing the Generic Drug Liability Loophole

Contaminated Children’s Tylenol Plea Underscores Need for Oversight

If you think you’ve purchased a defective medication, notify the company and give them a chance to address the situation. Do not discard the product, though, and keep it in a safe place. Then call the Scranton med mal and personal injury attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski. We can help.

By | March 26th, 2015|Defective Drugs, Injury Attorneys PA, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability / Defective Products|Comments Off on Contaminated Children’s Tylenol Plea Underscores Need for Oversight