Personal injury cases vary as widely as
the personal injuries themselves. When dealing with personal injury
cases it is important to know the statute of limitations for bringing
your case to trial.
The statute of limitations for personal
injury cases varies by state for as little as 1-year to as much
as 6-years depending upon the state. On this page are some high-profile
personal injury cases, or case studies, if you will.
While personal injury cases are usually an individual matter,
the cases on this page share a common bond such as personal injury
due to manufacturer neglect, faulty equipment or unsafe drugs.
The example of personal injury cases shown below are provided
so that one is well aware of the variety personal injuries that
can be received.
Case 1: Firestone Tire Recall
The widely publicized Firestone tire recall came about because
of reports of Ford trucks equipped with the tires having blowouts,
rollover and other kinds of accidents because of the tires.
Some of the cases reported:
- A man who was traveling about 45 mph while cornering around
a ramp had both front and rear tires on the left side ripped
off from the rim. The truck rolled 8 times and flipped 1 1/2
times in the air. The man sustained several back injuries.
- A Ford Explorer fitted with Bridgestone tires had the left
rear tire blow out causing it to roll several times. The man
and woman driving were kill instantly. The left rear tire was
shredded with the center missing. The tires were new and car
had been serviced by authorized garage only a few days back.
- A driver in a Ford Explorer had a tire blow out and crossed
the divider and hit one car, that was then struck by another
car from behind. All three vehicles burned and were totaled.
All involved in the accidents suffered major injuries including
coma, facial scaring and injury to neck, back, arms, hands and
More Cases - Drug Recalls
- Zyprexa (Olanzapine), which is prescribed for the treatment
of schizophrenia and bipolar mania, has been linked to diabetes
mellitus, hyperglycemia, pancreatitis and blood sugar disorders.
- Vioxx (Rofecoxib) is a Cox-2
inhibitor that was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration
in 1999 for the treatment of arthritis, osteoarthritis, menstrual
pain and for the management of acute pain in adults. Serious
side effects have been noted such as kidney and cardiovascular
failure and the increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Bextra has been a painkiller
particularily popular with arthritis sufferers. However, the
Cox-2 inhibitor allegedly increases the risk of stroke and heart
attack in users.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directed manufacturers
of all antidepressant drugs to revise the labeling for their
products to include a boxed warning and expanded warning statements
that alert health care providers to an increased risk of suicide
(suicidal thinking and behavior) in children and adolescents
- On 12/17/04 Pfizer revealed that one of two clinical trials
showed an increased cardiovascular risk for patients taking
the arthrtitis medication Celebrex.
Pfizer is taking steps to discover why there is a discrepancy
between the two trials, but is not removing Celebrex from the
In order to avoid personal injury consumers need to be educated
and disclosed relevant information to their health and safety.
In order to help your friends, family and loved ones avoid personal
injury, check out http://www.recall-warnings.com/
which lists thousands of current recalls from hundreds of different