Posts by Jeffrey R. Harris

Why Are Medical Device Recalls on the Rise?

Most patients are willing to put their trust in the medical professionals around them. While these trained professionals have spent years learning how to properly care for patients in different ways, things can still go wrong because of defective or dangerous medical devices and drugs. Over the past few years, we have noticed an increased…

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GM Recalls Millions of SUVs and Pickups for Brake Malfunction

General Motors is recalling approximately 3.5 million SUVs and pickup trucks due to a brake issue that can suddenly make the brakes difficult to use, leading to collisions and injuries. The recall covers popular GM vehicles like the Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, Chevy Suburban, and Tahoe. This recall includes vehicles sold…

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Many School Playgrounds Have a Toxic Secret

In the never-ending quest to cut costs, schools are always looking for ways to lower maintenance needs. They seem to have succeeded in doing this with playgrounds by replacing the old school, hard rubber tiles with those cushy crumb rubber surfaces. If you have ever fallen on that black rubber tile surface you know it…

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Why Johnson & Johnson’s Loss of a Landmark Opioid Case Matters

The opioid crisis in America has hit critical mass. A number of states have been fighting back, filing lawsuits against opioid drug manufacturers, hoping to hold them accountable for their role in fueling the crisis. On Monday, August 26th, an Oklahoma judge issued a precedent-setting ruling, ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to…

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The Vital Importance of Rear Underride Guards for Reducing Accident Injury Risks

Every day in the U.S., millions of passenger cars, SUVs, motorcycles, and semi-trucks occupy the highways and roadways, often without incident. However, accidents occur, and sometimes these accidents have tragic results. The disparity in size and weight between different vehicles – for instance, semi-trucks and passenger cars – can lead to some serious outcomes and…

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Blood Pressure Medicine Recalled Over Carcinogen Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) routinely issues recall reports on specific treatments and drugs based on their potential hazard to human health. Just recently, the FDA reported on its website the recall of a popular blood pressure medication by the drug company Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited. Earlier this year, the drug maker issued a…

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Harris Lowry Manton LLP Honored by Daily Report for #2 Medical Malpractice Verdict in Georgia for 2018

Harris Lowry Manton LLP, a full-service catastrophic and personal injury firm with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, was recently recognized by The Daily Report, Atlanta’s top legal publication, for the Simmons v. Southcoast Medical Group verdict in which a woman was awarded $18 million in medical malpractice damages. The jury verdict was named the #2…

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