Recent Posts in Product Liability Category

  • A Jemison woman suffered burns on her hands and legs after her e-cigarette device, sometimes called a vaporizer, exploded while she was changing its internal battery. After feeling a painful electric shock, the woman threw it away from her as it was consumed in flames. The intensity of the device’s fire was enough to immediately ignite the bed it landed on. Her husband was able to throw the ...
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  • Has a product caused you to suffer an injury or become ill from normal use? If so, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your suffering by filing a product liability lawsuit against the responsible parties. If you have been harmed by a consumer product or prescription drug, there are several things you should do to protect yourself and strengthen your case in court. 1. Seek medical ...
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  • Johnson & Johnson’s popular Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower talcum powders have been linked to certain serious forms of ovarian cancer. Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a mineral composite containing magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and has been used in powder form for feminine hygiene purposes for decades. Since 1971, however, more than 20 different scientific studies of ...
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  • In a decision that really comes as no surprise to most of us, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has officially declared that hoverboards are intrinsically unsafe as long as they do not have independent certification. Due to the fact that all hoverboards that are being sold right now and were sold recently during the 2015 holiday season have no certification or in-depth safety review of ...
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  • GM Recalls Millions of Vehicles for Dangerous Flaw

    || 28-Oct-2014

    GM Recalls Tens of Millions of Vehicles In the past year, a design defect in the ignition switch of General Motors vehicles has led to the recall of nearly 30 million vehicles. There have been more than 40 rounds of recalls stemming from this problem. The defective ignition switches potentially could turn off the car's engine and airbag system during the course of driving. These defects have ...
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  • GM Ignition Switch Victim Compensation Plan

    || 2-Jul-2014

    Earlier this year, General Motors ("GM") recalled 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches. When jostled or bumped, the defective ignition can switch itself into accessory mode, which shuts down the engine and disables power steering, power brakes, and airbags. This can occur even when the vehicle is traveling at highway speeds. At least 13 deaths have been linked to the flawed ...
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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Defective Auto Parts

    || 1-Oct-2013

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), automobile manufacturers have been asked to recall more than 46 million tires, 390 million vehicles and 66 million auto components since 1966. While measures have since been taken to improve the overall safety of motor vehicles, defective auto parts still can, and do, make their way into cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. ...
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