Product Liability Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 12, 2011 – With the warm months of summertime quickly approaching, kids are bound to be outside playing with friends and running around. Climbing in trees, bouncing on trampolines and having contests are what being a kid is all about. But without supervision or some rules, kids can become victims of slip and fall injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an estimated half a million hospital visits are made for head injuries by children 14 years old and below. Slip and fall accidents account for 50 percent of the cases. […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) May 2, 2011 – If it is not strangulation cited as the reason for recalling children’s accessories, it may be suffocation and entrapment. This newest recall involves cribs. “It’s frightening how many products for kids have been recalled within the last few months alone. It calls into question who is making them and who is testing them. How could they possibly miss the fact that a child could slip between crib bars and become trapped and suffocate?” asked Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. “Who does the testing for things like […]


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Hip Replacement attorney, Stuart Talley from Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, appeared with his client at the Senate Committee on Aging to testify about the dangers of the DePuy ASR hip device, and the need to change the FDA’s fast track device approval process.


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2011 – Workplace accidents are usually the result of someone’s negligence. This case is no exception. “It’s disheartening to hear of accident on the job that results in the premature death of someone who had their whole life ahead of them. This case was disturbing in that a 30-year-old man was ground into an auger when he was working on it,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. The man was working on the auger, an underground affair for grinding up pistachios, when […]


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Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2011 – Wrongful death lawsuits involve an element of negligence. This case is no exception. “On the job deaths are tragic, and in many cases, the end result of someone’s negligence or recklessness. When someone making a mistake costs someone their life, often the family chooses to file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain compensation for their loss. This case happened when two firefighters were killed in a raging inferno of a house fire in 2007,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury attorney with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in […]


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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2011 – Unexpected death stalked this tortilla factory in Brooklyn where a worker was killed on the job. “It is often said that death may arrive when we least expect it. This unusual case is no exception and it involves a man who fell into a mixing machine at a Mexican tortilla factory. No one knows how the man fell into the commercial sized mixing vat; a piece of machinery that was waist high,” said Daren Monroe, who writes for Litigation Funding Corporation, Southfield, Michigan. Responding EMS crews found the man trapped in […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 10, 2011 – Consumers can get ahead of the curve starting in March when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially launches its SaferProducts.gov website. Anyone will be able to see which consumer products are unsafe or potentially hazardous. Manufacturers, importers, and private labelers will have incident reports and post responses to safety issues. “The CPSC is charged with ensuring the safety of consumer products,” said Robert Alston, Tampa personal injury attorney at Alston & Baker, PA “The new website is another great tool to inform consumers and alert them to products that could […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2011 – Slip and fall accidents may happen literally anywhere. Commonly, they happen on trips or vacations, at hotels and motels. “While most of us do not think about this, traveling offers its own set of dangers, ranging from lousy drivers in another city to unsafely maintained places where we rest our weary heads at night,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney of The Lee Law Firm in Austin, Texas. Take the case of the Doe’s, who were on their way to a major city in the U.S. After realizing […]


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New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) February 1, 2011 – Product liability can encompass not only the product manufacturer, but also stores who sell their faulty or expired products. Connecticut’s Attorney General Richard Blumenthal recently sued the CVS pharmacy chain for such an offense. Jerry Farrell Jr. from Consumer Protection Commissioner also joined the suit. “CVS peddled potentially tainted food and ineffective medicine. Whether CVS was careless or heedless or overzealous for revenue, it betrayed its trust to consumers,” Blumenthal said. An investigation in 2009 laid the premise to the lawsuit. The findings were that numerous stores throughout Connecticut were […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 31, 2011 – Texas has once again landed in the top spot for the nation for having the priciest home owner’s insurance premiums.There seems to be no end in sight to the number of product recalls faced by American consumers. Dangerous products have virtually taken the marketplace by storm. In what seems like a several page laundry list of product recalls, yet another one has been announced, involving camping stoves and equipment. This time, the stated hazard is the possibility of fire due to a damaged fuel line and/or O-rings. The recall will ensnare […]


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Not a day goes by when the news does not carry word of yet another defective product. One wonders what happened to the reliable way things used to be made. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) January 4, 2011 – While there is no question that the world today is a place where anyone can get anything just about instantaneously, there is an inherent problem with that. More often than not, with the instant gratification most consumers demand, comes shoddy products; defective products that can cause us untold grief in the form of injury or death. People do not stop and […]


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Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Ortho Evra, presented its birth control product to the U.S. in 2001. Ortho Evra is a birth control patch that is administered through the skin, transdermally, once per week. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2010 – More than 5 million women have used the patch since it was approved and more than 40 million patches have been sold. However, there have been complications and even deaths reported – more than 2,400 cases – indicating that Ortho Evra is the cause. There is even more disturbing evidence that reveals Johnson & Johnson […]


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Strict liability is a tort law and means a party is liable for all damages as a result of their dangerous actions or products. Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2010 – “The most common strict liability claims arise from injuries caused by dangerous products. Basically, when a product causes a foreseeable harm to a consumer, the maker of the product and the distributor may be liable to pay damages. There is an exception, and that is if the product did have a warning about the possibility of an injury, the maker of that product/item isn’t always held liable,” […]


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A product recall can actually be a good thing for consumers. However, something bad usually happens first before the recall is initiated. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) October 22, 2010 – “While it’s great living in the U.S., it is amazing how many defective products on the market these days – products that are causing Americans minor to serious injuries or even death,” said Scott Atkinson, a New Mexico personal injury lawyer and wrongful death lawyer with the Atkinson Law Firm, Ltd. “There are rules and regulations in place to protect us, but who is enforcing them and who is […]


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Stratton Faxon is representing more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, Connecticut last February. New Haven, CT (Law Firm Newswire) August 30, 2010 – A lawsuit was filed on Aug. 4, 2010 in Hartford Superior Court on behalf of more than 35 plaintiffs whose homes were affected by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown last February. Homeowners have found themselves embroiled in a hurtful and troublesome situation due to the severe negligence demonstrated by the defendants the day of that deadly gas explosion. Many homes suffered […]


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When a patient takes a medication the doctor prescribed and something bad happens, the question of fault often arises. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) August 18, 2010 – “I’ve had a number of clients that were taking a medication that caused them some serious side effects and/or drug interactions. Initially, it looked like the fault was with the doctor or the pharmacist. Further probing indicated it was the drug manufacturer at fault,” Christopher Mellino explained. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. Being human, we tend to blame drug reactions on the […]


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Once upon a time, they made reliable products that lasted. That’s not always the case today. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2010 – “You’d think that when the 21st century arrived, it would usher in a new era of reliable and in demand products that people use daily. That those products would be well made thanks to the advent of the latest in technology and that when you bought the product or service in question, you would have no trouble with it,” said Scott Atkinson, admitted to practice in New Mexico in 1989 and who is a New […]


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Law enforcement is a tough job. It’s even tougher when suspects die a wrongful death by Taser. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 19, 2010 – More and more these days it’s pretty common to see news stories about someone dying as a result of being shocked with a Taser for too long. Their heart rhythm is interrupted and quite often, without prompt medical help, they will die. “There have even been stories of suspects and citizens ‘asking’ to be shocked, because they wanted to see what it felt like. Unfortunately, police in some instances have obliged them and they […]


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Protection from dangerous protects on the market these days is just about non-existent. Hardly encouraging for the consumer. Albuquerque, NM (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2010 -“Pick up just about any newspaper these days and there is yet another story about a defective product that was recalled because it poses a danger to consumers. It’s not just one type of product either; it runs the gamut from cars to kid’s jewelry, from food to tires, and from baby accessories to furniture. No wonder consumers are starting to ask some very pointed questions about government involvement in protecting them from harm,” […]


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Generally speaking, products are safety tested before they hit the marketplace. Now and then, something goes wrong. Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2010 – “While it’s true that most products are safety tested before they are put on the market, there are cases where something goes wrong – either intentionally or unintentionally. When that happens, consumers may be at risk for serious injuries or death. Nowhere is this more critical than when it comes to products for babies and children,” remarked Stephen M. Ozcomert who handles Atlanta personal injury cases, accidents, and malpractice law in Atlanta, Georgia. “In […]


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