3-D Printing Defects and Product Liability

Technology is outpacing the legal system I’ve posted several articles in the last few years about the future of 3-D printing, but it seems the future is already here.  The healthcare and aerospace industries are currently the two main making…

Cybersecurity for Medical Devices

Getting to the heart of the matter The FDA has issued a warning about potential cyber risks related to certain cardiac devices. The warning concerned implantable devices and transmitters that monitor and communicate data directly from patients to the doctors….

Should You Trademark Your Name on Your Product?

What’s at risk in surname trademarks Entrepreneurship is booming and with it come new products on the market every day. It’s easy to understand why anyone who spent so much time, effort and money creating a product would want their…

E-cig safety concerns

A safer alternative to tobacco, despite toxic chemicals in e-cig liquids A recent study suggest that some e-cigarette liquids contain high levels of toxic metal, some of which could cause cancer. Five brands of first generation e-cig liquids were analyzed…

Improved Safety Measures for Baby Sling Carriers

CPSC’s efforts in reducing risks of suffocation and falls I have many clients in the children’s products industry. There are several reasons why this is the most unique category of products in the marketplace, not the least of which is…

The 5 Steps Involved in a Food Recall

Acting quickly can fend off product liability claims In 2015, USDA recalled approximately 150 food products. The CPSC averages one recall every day. But mandatory food recalls are rare; most recalls originate with the company that produces the food product. …

Which Products Need FDA Approval?

It’s not just for food and drugs Many of my current and potential clients are entrepreneurs marketing cosmetics, foods, dietary supplements and other products they’ve created for human and pet use and consumption. When discussing their insurance needs, I often…

7 Areas Ripe for Marijuana Litigation

Potential pitfalls in an evolving industry The use and distribution of medical and/or recreational marijuana are now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia. We’ve already written several articles on the growth and risks involved in the evolving…

8 Product Liability Risk Factors of Drone Use

Misuse, intentional or otherwise, could lead to liability issues Drones are everywhere now and you’ll be seeing even more of them in the years to come. While still popular with hobby enthusiasts, they’re gaining even more ground in commercial markets,…

Small Business Sees Big Business in Its Future

Horizon looks bright for nanotech’s biosensor product US Nano’s newly patented nano-biosensors are ready for the final test before the company moves in the sales phase. The Sarasota-based company’s biosensors are made up of miniscule inks composed of nano-materials and…