After decades of lax regulation of talc-based products and cosmetics, the FDA has decided to improve testing to eliminate the risk of cancerous carcinogens in consumer goods. This issue, outlined in a recent Reuters report, brings into question the validity of self-regulation in the consumer product industry, especially with the looming risk of cancer. Here,…

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Medical device manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe for public use, and that the public is informed of potential malfunctions. When manufacturers fail to meet these standards, serious physical harm and even death can occur. Here, the medical device attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. provide an overview…

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When determining the applicable standard of care in a medical malpractice case, there is a concept followed in New York known as the “locality rule.”  This rule places an importance on taking into account the standards of care within the geographic community (locality), in which the defendant physician or hospital is providing treatment.  Basically, a…

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Healthcare providers and hospitals are trusted to safeguard the health of their patients. However, there are times when they fail to exercise the accepted standard level of care expected of them, resulting in serious and potentially fatal injuries.  These injuries can be expensive and may impact a patient for the rest of their life. When…

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