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If You Have Been Seriously Injured in a Slip and Fall Incident in Ohio

By Heidi Culbertson

CINCINNATI SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEYS A premises liability claim is often referred to as a “Slip and Fall” incident. It is a type of personal injury case in which a person is injured on another party’s property. Premises liability is a complex area of Ohio personal injury law that applies to injuries caused by a… Read more »

Motorcycle Safety on Our Cincinnati Roadways

By Heidi Culbertson

Like pedestrians and bicyclists, motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable to severe injuries when involved in collisions with automobiles. According to the most recent information available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 5,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in crashes in 2018. Based on these statistics, the NHTSA  encourages motorcycle riders and… Read more »

When Passengers Are Injured in an Automobile Crash

By Burg Simpson

passengers injured in a car accident

When You Need to File a Personal Injury Claim If you have been hurt in a car crash, and you were a passenger in the car, as opposed to being the driver, you can still file a personal injury claim. Let Burg Simpson’s Personal Injury Team help you to obtain compensation for your: Medical expenses Lost wages… Read more »

FDA Warns Against Certain Brands of Hand Sanitizers Due to Risk of Toxicity

By Burg Simpson

hand sanitizer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested several hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV and found that they contained methanol (a.k.a. wood alcohol). Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and, according to the FDA “is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used… Read more »

Elmiron Warnings Changed to Include Risk of Eye Damage

By Burg Simpson

retinal scan

On June 16, 2020, significant new warnings were added to the label for Elmiron – a drug used to treat bladder pain and discomfort from a condition known as interstitial cystitis. For the first time, drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. warned that “[p]igmentary changes in the retina, reported in the literature as pigmentary maculopathy, have been… Read more »

Boilers Recalled Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Burg Simpson

Following a report of two carbon monoxide poison injuries, Lochinvar, LLC issued a recall of several products. Specifically, Lochinvar recalled its residential condensing boilers, combi boilers, and package systems sold after August 2016. A condensing boiler is a type of high-efficiency boiler used to heat homes and other buildings. A combi boiler is a machine… Read more »

Keep Out of Reach: Children Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal

By Burg Simpson

child playing with magnets

Magnets are commonly found in households across the nation. They can come in the form of stress relievers, desk decorations, and may even be marketed as toys. They can come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, and are often sold in sets of large numbers. They can be fun to play with and form… Read more »

Endologix Recalls Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft System Due to Polymer Leaks

By Burg Simpson

aorta

On June 16, 2020 the FDA issued a Class I recall notice for the Ovation iX Abdominal Stent Graft System sold by Endologix, Inc. The Ovation iX device is used to treat patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (commonly called a “Triple A” or “AAA”). An AAA occurs when a patient’s aorta becomes stretched and… Read more »

“Homeopathic” Drugs Can Cause Life-Threatening Harm, FDA Warns

By Burg Simpson

homeopathic drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters on Tuesday to four companies for selling injectable “homeopathic” drugs that are potentially harmful to patients. These warning letters are the most recent in a series of warnings and concerns that the FDA has expressed over products labeled as “homeopathic.” According to the FDA, products… Read more »

Janet G. Abaray Voted Best Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation

By Heidi Culbertson

Janet Abaray, Burg Simpson managing shareholder

In addition to being named a Best Lawyer for 2020, Janet G. Abaray, the managing shareholder of Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office, was also honored as a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers of America. Ms. Abaray has also been selected by members of the national legal community as one of the Best… Read more »

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