Category: Products Liability
The True Tale: Joe worked for a local hospital. As a union member, he was a man of all trades ready to do whatever small jobs he was called to do. In reality, he was an in-house handyman, good with a screwdriver, pliers, and wrench. You get the idea! One
The True Tale: Americans buy products by the millions. All are intended for safe and effective use. But are they? Most are, but what about those that bring harm right to the consumer’s front door? Example; A motorized lawnmower that jams up and ultimately slices a hand due to a cheap
Forbes reported on August 30, 2019, that multiple members of the United States Congress had sent letters to the technology giant Amazon after a Wall Street Journal investigation found that Amazon’s inability or unwillingness to police third-party sellers had led to 4,152 products being sold on Amazon despite being deceptively
A February 2019 jury decision to award a plaintiff 3 million dollars in damages due to defective design of a Cook IVC filter was based on the concept of proximate cause. Proximate cause is a legal standard to establish fault that does not require establishing that the event was the
Roundup weed killer has been on the market since 1976, and hundreds of thousands of Americans have used the product in the intervening years. Marketed heavily on television through the 80s and 90s, consumers were assured it was a safe method of dealing with pesky plants on their properties. Roundup
The race to create a better knee replacement is always ongoing. Whenever a large medical market exists, manufacturers always want a bigger and bigger piece of the pie, and the best way to do that is to develop a better product. The bad way is to market an inferior product
The car manufacturers no longer even bother to claim that the recall is over. Instead, as another 1.3 million vehicles are recalled due to potentially faulty airbags, Toyota simply makes an announcement and attempts to move on. This just a few days after Ford announced a similarly large scale recall.
For decades consumer advocates have sounded the alarms regarding flammable Halloween costumes, yet the risk to children remains much the same as it was twenty or thirty years ago. Many children’s costumes are still fashioned from cheap flammable materials, including plastics that can melt to the child’s skin if ignited.
Battery packs of electric cars manufactured by Tesla have demonstrated significant risks of ignition and re-ignition. The most recent incident occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 18th, when a battery pack ignited after a high speed collision, causing a fire that killed two young men and left another injured.
It has not been a good few weeks for the Big 3 US automakers. The Big 3, so-called because they are the three largest motor vehicle manufacturers in the country, is comprised of Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler. Now, two of those three, GM and Ford, are being forced