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The serious complications of a traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to a variety of serious complications, all of which can change a person's life forever. Unfortunately, in the most severe of situations, a person who suffers this type of injury could pass on.

Here are some of the most serious complications of a TBI:

Are manufacturing defects often used in liability cases?

There is an important distinction between a manufacturing defect and a design defect.

With a design defect, it can be argued that the company intentionally made the product a specific way, and the way they chose was dangerous. This may not have been intentional on its own, but they should have seen the danger and taken steps to find a better design, rather than negligently pushing forward.

Rely on the FDA for drug recall information

The FDA does everything possible to ensure that a defective drug never makes its way to market. Unfortunately, there are times when this still happens.

When prescribed any type of prescription drug, you should take the time to learn more about the finer details. What is it for? How much should you be taking? Were there recalls in the past?

A faulty ignition could prove fatal

When you purchase a vehicle, you assume that it will be in good working condition. While you may run into some issues every now and again, you hope that none of these are related to your safety.

Unfortunately, there are times when vehicles are manufactured and sold with safety defects in place. This is the case regarding the GM faulty ignition recall.

The serious impact of a concussion

Any type of blow to the head, such as one suffered during a motor vehicle accident, has the potential to cause a concussion.

Note: You may not immediately experience the side effects of a concussion, which is why it's always a good idea to receive medical treatment. Assuming that everything is okay with your health could cause additional problems.

Are you suffering from a defective metal hip implant?

If chronic hip pain is making your life miserable, there may come a point when you opt for hip replacement surgery.

While there are a variety of hip implants to consider, it's likely that you'll rely on the expertise of your medical team for guidance.

NHTSA: Only minority of recalled Takata airbags have been fixed

The Takata airbag recall is thought to be the largest recall in the history of the automotive industry. The defective airbags are blamed for at least 16 fatalities and 180 injuries worldwide, and there are as many as 100 million vehicles from 34 manufacturers involved. Anyone who has been notified that their car or truck needs a replacement should act right away.

Recent information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, however, indicates that some 8.8 million owners were notified of the recall and went to have their vehicles repaired but were turned away because no repair kits were available. Moreover, of the 46.2 million vehicles recalled so far in the U.S., only about 15.8 million have actually been repaired.

An airbag can cause more harm than good

When you purchase a vehicle, you hope that you are getting something that will keep you as safe as possible in the event of an accident.

In today's day and age, all new vehicles are manufactured with airbags. While there is no denying the fact that this safety feature can save lives and prevent serious injuries, it's important to remember one thing: There are times when an airbag causes more harm than good.

BMW issues recall over doors that open unexpectedly

When you spend tens of thousands of dollar on a luxury car like a BMW, you expect it to work perfectly. However, that's not always the case. In some cases, there are serious safety issues. BMW has recalled over 45,000 sedans with model years 2005 through 2008 because the doors can open while the vehicles are in motion.

A similar problem occurred back in 2012, which instigated a recall of thousands of 7-series BMWs. At the time, the automaker blamed a software error for causing the doors to open.

How to document medical expenses for a lawsuit

Defective medical devices have caused millions of dollars in damages to patients across the country. Patients have suffered worsened medical conditions, severe injury and even death due to these devices. If you are injured by a defective medical device you should document all of your medical expenses in preparation for a lawsuit.

Some of the most common medical expenses that stem from a defective medical device injury include the following:

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