Losing a loved one is an extremely tragic experience. It can be particularly painful if the death was caused by the negligence of another person or company. For family members who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, getting answers and pursuing justice can potentially help ease the burden of loss. While there is no amount of money that can erase the pain of losing a loved one, families can pursue financial compensation to relieve financial burdens associated with their personal loss.
If you have been injured by product such as a medical device, you may have run into the phrase “mass tort” and be wondering exactly what it means. Many injury cases are handled in consolidated litigations called mass torts; and, this type of case can be very beneficial for plaintiffs. Mass torts have several key features that make them different from other types of cases.
It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast, but for many, Harvey is still top of mind. Thousands of Texans have filed insurance claims with their insurance companies only to face unnecessary delays and eventually wrongful denials. This has drastically slowed down recovery for many, and has prevented property owners from making needed repairs.
Smartwatches and fitness trackers are becoming a popular trend in today’s society, with devices such as the Fitbit, Apple watch, and Garmin Vivofit leading in popularity. These devices are advertised to monitor your everyday activity levels in an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle. In order to work appropriately, fitness trackers and other wearable technology devices must collect data about the wearer. This data is trackable and works essentially the same as black box data in an automobile or airplane, remaining available for review long after the collection date. This allows users to monitor their motion levels to ensure an increase in exercise and wellness activities over a long stretch of time. Recently, however, this data has been used in lawsuits.