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The sad history of dangerous medical products targeting women

The manufacturers of new drugs and medical devices have produced some frightening products over the years. Products aimed at female consumers have a particularly troubling history of being shoddy, ineffective and dangerous. Our firm, Galligan Reid, recently published a SlideShare outlining the problem, including the potential for more deadly products going forward.

The power of personal injury lawsuits

At Galligan & Reid, P.C., our attorneys believe in fighting for a safer Iowa. We recently published a SlideShare demonstrating the ways in which personal injury lawsuits have advanced the cause of safety. Learn more about the power of personal injury lawsuits and how they work to make all our lives better.

New federal recommendations address driverless car safety

Iowa farmers are discussing automated tractors. Driverless Ubers are being tested on the streets of Pittsburgh. But until this week, the federal government had little in the way of regulations addressing the new technology.

Samsung recall raises smartphone safety concerns

If you own a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, power it down immediately and visit Samsung's website to see if your phone might have a defective battery. The recall of 1 million smartphones announced last week was prompted by over 100 reports of phones overheating and bursting into flames, resulting in burns, property damage and even house and car fires.

Food recall should make Iowa consumers think twice about safety

Residents in Iowa like to think that when they buy a food product off the shelves in the local grocery stores that they have nothing to worry about. Many put this kind of blind faith into many of their purchases, thinking that just because something is sold on the shelves it must be safe. After all, are there not tons of safety procedures and protocols in place to make sure that dangerous and defective products are not sold in stores? Surely tainted food would not be for sale.

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