Recent Posts in Defective Products Category

  • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

    What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
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  • What Are the Different Kinds of Defective Product Liability Claims?

    Defective product claims come into play when you have been injured or suffered other damages as a result of a product you have used. This could have been due to the product manufacture, a defective design, or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper usage of the product. All of these will be explained in-depth below. Defectively Manufactured Products The most ...
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  • I Was Injured At Work, But What Are My Legal Rights?

    Every year, many Americans are injured on the joband wonder how they can protect their legal rights. The best way to protect legal rights of any kind is to report the injury to your employer. There is usually a certain amount of time in which the injury must be reported, such as within a few days of the incident, or as soon as possible. This all depends on the circumstance of the event. Once a ...
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  • What is a Defective Product Liability Claim?

    In some cases, people will use a product and become injured or suffer other damages. In these cases, they will have a defective product liability claim. The claims will typically fall into these categories: defective manufacture, defective design, or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper use of the product. Defectively Manufactured Products When a defectively ...
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  • What Must I Prove in Order to Win My Defective Product Liability Lawsuit?

    Every year in the United States, products are being deemed dangerous due to defects and other reasons. Many people may want to grasp a better understanding of product liability law, which are the legal rules concerning who is responsible for defective or dangerous products. This is different from the laws stemming from ordinary injuries, and having product liability laws in place makes it easier ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Xarelto

    Have you or a loved one taken Xarelto, the blood thinner that prevents the formation of blood clots? This is just one of the many drugs that was deemed ‘defective’ and went under scrutiny. Every day, Americans are injured by side effects due to dangerous drugs. Since the year 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved approximately 24 drugs a year, including many that pose health ...
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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Defective Cars

    Every year, various people are subjected to vehicle accidents that lead to very serious injuries or even death. If you have fallen victim to one of these unfortunate accidents, then you may have a claim of product liability. Some very serious motor vehicle defects have come to light over the past few years, including ones that include SUVs that are prone to rolling over and motorcycles that have ...
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  • Product Liability Claims Involving Pharmaceutical Drugs

    When do you have a defective products claim? If you have been injured by a defective pharmaceutical drug, this may be reason to file a claim and receive the compensation you deserve for all that you lost. Prescribed drugs are supposed to be beneficial to those that use them, and when they work against those benefits and instead cause harm, a patient may be able to sue. Defective products could end ...
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  • Theories of Liability in Defective Product Claims

    Let’s consider a situation wherein you use a product that you have used many times before – except this time, there was a bad batch due to negligence of a manufacturing company. If you were injured, where do you turn? How do you receive compensation for your injuries and hold the right person liable? You can find out more about the theories involved and if you have a claim. Breach of Express ...
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  • Defective Product Liability Claims: Who to Sue?

    Did you ever wonder what you can do if you are harmed by a defective product? Somebody may be held liable for your injuries if this is the case. There are generally three different categories of product liability, which you will now be able to understand. Understanding each of these categories can give you a better understanding as to if you have a claim or not. Defectively Manufactured Products : ...
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  • Defective Medical Devices: Biomet Hip Replacements

    Every year, many products fall under product liability due to being defective in their manufacturing or other components of how they are made and distributed. Biomet is a medical device manufacturer based in Indiana that has undergone scrutiny in recent years due to this very reason. A timeline of events led up to this, including Biomet’s implant sales being up to $312.9 million in the United ...
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  • Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

    Each year, many U.S. citizens are injured because of products they used that might have had defects. You may have even heard of some of these cases in the news. For instance, in 2011, a New Jersey lawsuit over severed fingers lead to a U.S. Supreme Court case on product liability. A man was operating a shearing machine when his right hand slipped forward and caught in the device, slicing through ...
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  • Proving a Defective Product Liability Claim

    Product liability law in the United States is implemented in regards to the legal rules concerning who is responsible for defective or dangerous products. Why is this law so important? Because, each year, many people are injured or even killed at the hands of faulty products that are dangerous and cause harm. This law has been set in place to make it easier for an injured person to recover damages ...
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  • Can I Sue if a Pharmaceutical Drug I Took Causes Negative Side Effects?

    Pharmaceutical Drugs with defects will typically end up as a product liability suit when it comes to those who take action. A duty is owed to those who use these products by the manufacturers. They are supposed to appropriately test the drugs and medicines before they release them onto shelves with the aid of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When this doesn’t happen, where does a ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Vioxx

    What is Vioxx? It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and a prescription painkiller that was first approved by the FDA for official use in 1999. Merck & Co. was the manufacturer of the drug but the drug was said to be mired in scandal. 80 million patients initially used the drug and had no idea that it was jeopardizing their health at all. 2004 Withdraw The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Accutane

    Accutane is an acne medicine that hit the markets in the 1980s from manufacturer Roche Pharmaceuticals. It became a best-selling prescription drug for being hailed by dermatologists as a breakthrough treatment for patients suffering from severe acne. What does the drug do? Its chemical composition resembles retinoic acid, which is a compound derived from Vitamin A. The drug is for patients who do ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Provigil

    Provigil, also known as modafinil, is a stimulant that has a use of helping patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as shift work disorder, narcolepsy, and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome. The exact mechanism of how this drug works is generally unknown, but CNS stimulants are known to increase alertness and wakefulness. CNS stimulants can also cause insomnia, nervousness, and ...
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  • Defective Drugs: Yaz / Yasmin

    Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, manufactured by drug company Bayer, have undergone scrutiny over the past few years for complications they can cause to patients. Though they have never been formally recalled, stringent reviews were called for concerning the pills so that federal regulators could get a better view into what could be done about complications caused by them. Lawsuits have sprung ...
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  • Wineries Failed to Notify Patrons of Arsenic Tainted Wine

    A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that 28 wineries, including the widely popular Sutter Home, Charles Shaw, and Beringer wineries knowingly marketed, sold and permitted patrons to drink wine that was contaminated with arsenic without properly notifying them of the health hazards. Three of the plaintiffs allege in their claims that the contaminated wine contained a level of ...
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  • Failure To Inspect Amusement Park Rides

    The National Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 270 million people visit amusement parks every year. Approximately 7,000 of these people are treated in emergency rooms for injuries they sustained in amusement park ride accidents. Sometime in the spring, amusement parks begin preparations to open to the public. As part of these preparations maintenance staff must inspect park ...
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  • Injuries and Product Liability: Do You Have a Case?

    You may have grounds for a defective product liability case if you were injured or suffered damages because of a defective product you used. If you are wondering if you have a defective product liability case , it is helpful to know what the law requires you to prove in your case. In general, you will need to prove the following elements: You were injured or suffered losses The product is ...
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  • Skiing and Snowboarding Accidents and Lawsuits

    If you were involved in a skiing or snowboarding accident that resulted in injury or death, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Skiing and snowboarding injuries can be mild, such as knee injuries, lower leg fractures, and wrist sprains. However, some injuries are life-long or even result in death. Accidents from skiing and snowboarding have become more frequent as the sports have ...
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  • Girl's Galaxy S4 Phone Burns Up While she Sleeps

    It’s common for people to charge their devices while they sleep, but last week the activity proved dangerous for a 13-year-old girl in North Texas. The girl had plugged in her Samsung Galaxy S4 before going to sleep, when she woke up a few hours later to the smell of something burning. After searching for the source of the smell, she found that her cell phone had been wedged under her pillow as it ...
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  • Can a Remote Texter Be Held Accountable for a Texting and Driving Accident?

    A case in New Jersey has raised the question, can a remote texter be held responsible for a texting-and-driving car accident? In New Jersey, texting while driving is already against various jurisdictions, but a lawsuit last year raised concern about the person sending a text to someone whom they know is driving, and whether or not they can be held liable. In 2013, a trial was brought to the New ...
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  • Car Accident Fires

    Injuries sustained in an automobile accident can be debilitating or lethal. This is true, even at lower speeds. A car accident that occurs at a low speed, but can induce life-threatening injuries, is an explosion or care fire that follows the actual crash. Some vehicles have a defect in their fuel delivery system that can cause serious injuries from auto fires. Faulty design can contribute to ...
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