Category: Products Liability

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Products Liability

The Growing Evidence of Dangers from E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes hit the market in 2007 and quickly gained popularity, marketed as a means for reducing or quitting cigarette smoking. They are almost certainly less harmful than cigarettes, although estimates …

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Products Liability

Airbag Manufacturer Faces Billion-Dollar Settlement

Takata, whose faulty airbag components led to the worldwide recall of tens of millions of vehicles, has reached a settlement with the United States Justice Department. The settlement, announced in …

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Products Liability

Common Car Mechanical Failures

There’s a lot that can go wrong on the road, and when anything goes wrong, even a safe driver could get into a car accident. When it comes to car …

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car-airbag

Products Liability

Defective Airbag Lawsuit Saga Continues

More chapters are being written in the ongoing story of the largest automotive-related recall in history—the Takata airbag. The recall has now affected about 100 million vehicles. A separate defect …

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e-cigarette

Products Liability

E-Cigarettes: Explosions and Personal Injuries

E-cigarettes have been adopted by millions of users across the world. They are designed to deliver fewer carcinogens to the body compared to regular cigarettes by releasing vapor instead of …

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smiling-baby

Products Liability

Fisher-Price Recalls Infant Swings

Fisher-Price recently recalled several models of infant cradle swings due to a defect that could lead to the seat falling unexpectedly from the swing base and causing injury. Although no …

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steering-wheel

Products Liability

Subaru Recall: Take Immediate Action

Subaru recently announced a recall with stronger language than most manufacturers use in similar situations: Owners of the affected vehicles were asked to “please not drive your car until it …

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renovation

Products Liability

Product Liability Rules for Asbestos Changed in Recent Ruling

An Indiana Supreme Court decision last month changed the product liability rule for asbestos products, clearing the way for more mesothelioma suits in the state. The April ruling overturned part …

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elevator

Products Liability

$10.6 Million Award in Faulty Elevator Case

The Superior Court of New Jersey recently affirmed a $10.6 million jury award for a master carpenter permanently limited by spinal injuries suffered when a service elevator he occupied suddenly …

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heater

Products Liability

Oven Causes Indianapolis House Fire

Firefighters from Indianapolis and Speedway recently responded to a call on Corwyn Road to find a single-family house in flames. Although smoke alarms alerted the residents and no one was …

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talcum-powder

Products Liability

Jury Awards $72 Million in a Talcum Powder Lawsuit

A Missouri state jury recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in actual and punitive damages to the family of a woman who alleged that she had contracted …

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frying-pans

Products Liability

DuPont Teflon Cases Ordered to Trial

What happens when a company faces more than 3,500 product liability lawsuits over the possible toxicity of one of its products? In one case, if that company is DuPont and …

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lip-balm

Products Liability

Dangerous Lip Balm Lawsuit Quickly Settled

Almost as soon as it was filed, a class action lawsuit against the makers of EOS lip balm was settled during the last week of January. The January 28 settlement …

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baby-in-car-seat

Products Liability

Car Seat Recall Affects More Than 70,000

A major manufacturer of child safety products has issued a recall on 71,000 infant car seats due to a problem with their handles. Britax, which has its United States headquarters …

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electronic-cigarette

Products Liability

Exploding E-Cigarette Causes Truck Accident

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have become very popular over the last couple of years. It’s estimated that at least 13% of all American adults have tried them (and that number …

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baby-car-seat

Products Liability

Product Liability in Indiana: Three Things You Need to Know

When someone is injured or killed due to a defective product, who is at fault? The manufacturer? The seller? How do you know? Product liability cases cover various instances of …

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man-in-suit

Products Liability

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Product Liability Trials

Witnesses in a trial are generally restricted to answering questions in terms of what they saw, heard, felt, smelled or tasted. Should a witness venture to express an answer based …

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parked-cars

Products Liability

Update on GM Ignition Switch Product Liability News

The number of injuries and deaths linked to faulty General Motors (GM) ignition switches continue to mount. On Monday, July 20, 2014, administrators of a fund set up by the …

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metal-guard-rail

Products Liability

Company Caught Producing Faulty Guardrails

In October 2014, a jury found Trinity Industries guilty of fraud for selling a new guardrail design as government-approved when it was not. On June 9, 2015, a Texas federal …

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Products Liability

GM Ignition Switch Recall Leads to Exoneration

A judge in Van Zandt County, Texas, ruled on November 24, 2014 that a woman who previously pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the traffic death of her fiancé …

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ignition-switch

Products Liability

GM Recalls 20 Million Cars in 2014

Yesterday, we wrote a blog about the 16.5 million cars that General Motors (GM) has recalled in 2014. Shortly after our post, GM announced another recall for faulty ignition switches. …

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parking-lot

Products Liability

More Ignition Switch Recalls for General Motors

16.5 million. That’s the total number of vehicles in North America that have been recalled by General Motors (GM) in 2014. That number surpasses GM’s full-year recall record of 10.75 …

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yawning-baby

Products Liability

Sixth Baby Dies While Using Nap Nanny Recliner

Baby Matters LLC announced a voluntary recall of all models of the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill infant recliners and covers in June 2013. From 2009 to 2014, the …

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childrens-toys

Products Liability

Number of Children’s Product Recalls Drop, But Injuries Rise

Kids in Danger (KID) recently released their annual report on children’s product recalls from the previous year. Overall, there were 97 children’s product recalls. The last time there were fewer …

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suvs

Products Liability

Ford Motor Co. Recalls Nearly Half a Million Escape SUVs

The Ford Motor Company is recalling half a million Ford Escape SUVs. The recall is due to problems with the accelerator pedal sticking. Ford issued a recall after an accident …

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glass-of-milk

Products Liability

Debate Over Raw Milk Safety Rages in Indiana

In the 1920s, pasteurization, or heating, of milk became a widespread practice. The heating process destroys harmful bacteria and other pathogens that may cause sicknesses such as gastroenteritis, miscarriage in …

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sandwich

Products Liability

The Complexity of Food-Related Injuries

Meals are meant to be enjoyed, and food is supposed to nourish your body. Unfortunately, that is not always the case—sometimes, the things you eat make you sick. Injuries or …

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car-engine

Products Liability

Obtaining Compensation for Workplace Injuries Caused by Defective Products

While working at an auto-parts manufacturing plant, a female press operator had her hand crushed and burned to the point of requiring amputation. She had reached in to remove a …

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construction-worker

Products Liability

Chinese Drywall Under Fire for Health Issues

Drywall manufactured in China started appearing as a major player in the home building and renovation business, predominately in the southeastern United States, following the hurricane season of 2001. Unfortunately, …

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