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DePuy Hip Recall

By Eric M. Knobloch • Sep 29th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

DePuy Orthapedics, a Johnson and Johnson Family company based out of Massachusetts, recently recalled its ASR XL Acetabular Head System and DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System.  DePuy recalled the products as research indicates large numbers of people that received the hip replacement have experienced pain and other symptoms that lead to a second hip replacement [...]



UPDATE - Writ of Mandamus

By Eric M. Knobloch • Jul 30th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I blogged last week about a Writ of Mandamus directed towards the State Medical Examining Board.  Just this week, Milwaukee County Judge Thomas Cooper signed an Order to Show Cause, which requires Defendant Kelly Sankbiel to appear in court and provide testimony as to why the Medical Board should not provide the petitioner with a [...]



Malpractice Leads to Unusual Writ of Mandamus

By Eric M. Knobloch • Jul 12th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported, a very unusual writ of mandamus has been filed against the Department of Licensing and Regulation involving Dr. Cully White of Milwaukee.  A writ of mandamus (latin for “we command”) is used in situations where the government has a clear duty to act but has not.  While unusual [...]



Dart Gun Recall by CPSC

By Eric M. Knobloch • May 17th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

Dart gun sets sold at Family Dollar from September 2005 to January 2009 cost two children their lives.  Now the dart gun sets might end up costing Family Dollar and the manufacturer substantial amounts of money in products liability actions.
The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) recently recalled the dart guns to prevent further sale of the item and further [...]



MTD Products Liability Claims Continue

By Eric M. Knobloch • Apr 6th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

Back in January, I posted my surprise that MTD snowthrowers were still exploding and causing serious personal injuries to consumers nearly 4 years after the product was recalled by the CPSC.  I was not surprised that the product was still exploding, I was surprised that the product was still being used by consumers despite several [...]



MTD Snow Blower Recall

By Eric M. Knobloch • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

This Consumer Protection Safety Commission recall of MTD snow blowers is certainly not recent information.  Beginning in 2005-2006, MTD snow blower tires have allegedly blown up at, or immediately after, inflation, often causing serious injuries to the face, hands, fingers and arms.  The general allegation against MTD is that their plastic product is defective in nature as [...]



Medical Malpractice Claims in Wisconsin down 40%

By Eric M. Knobloch • Dec 11th, 2009 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

A recent Milwaukee Business Journal article did a fantastic job of shedding light on a very statistic laden discussion of Medical Malpractice trends in the State of Wisconsin.  Since 2002, medical malpractice claims in Wisconsin are down about 40%.  The article cites to many reasons for the decline, such as: the cost of litigation, jury [...]



Need to Subpoena Facebook or Other Social Media Sites?

By Jon P. Groth • Nov 4th, 2009 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

Are you a tech savvy lawyer?  In order to answer “yes” you have to check out this site that directs you to the departments that will accept service of process for many websites.  I recently wrote about this at www.jonpgroth.com.
For example, how would you know that Facebook has an email just for subpoenas ([email protected])?  [...]



Help Describing Soft Tissue Injuries

By Jon P. Groth • May 1st, 2009 • Category: Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I think you’ll get some valuable knowledge out of reading Medical Legal Art’s blog.  Last month’s topic was “Soft Tissue Injuries.”
I think it is safe to say that most people involved in car accidents suffer from these injuries.  Many times they go away in a matter of weeks or months.  Other times it takes a [...]



How Many Attorneys In Wisconsin?

By Jon P. Groth • Apr 28th, 2009 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I’m following up on a post from my personal blog from last week.  I wrote about the UW Law School’s publication entitled, Civil Justice in Wisconsin, a Fact Book.   Other bloggers have also commented on the the Fact Book.
I wanted to direct everyone to a few interesting things in this Fact Book.   Page 31 asks “Is [...]