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Recklessness and Negligence in Personal Injury Law – Part 1: Recklessness

When someone’s conduct becomes so reckless it warrants litigation be brought against the person, he or she become what’s known colloquially as “liable”. This means he or she is responsible for injuries another person sustained due to a reckless act in which they engaged. Under the law there are four basic principles of liability: intent, recklessness, negligence, and strict liability. Depending on what form of litigation is pursued (mediation or trial), any number of these principles can leave the reckless party liable for pain and suffering caused by their actions.

Taxotere Was Intended to Save Lives of Cancer Patients, Instead it Caused Permanent Hair Loss and Mental Harm

Taxotere was a drug created by pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis. The chemotherapy drug was created with the intention of treating breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, end stage stomach cancer, cancers of the head and neck as well as metastatic prostate cancer in adults. This drug was meant to provide hope to those who received otherwise terminal diagnoses. This drug also may have been a last resort for women and men who still had full lives left to live. Ultimately, it had the opposite effect.