Category: Product Liability
3 Common Misconceptions About Product Liability Cases
Defective Products Are a Growing Problem in the United States According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately 37 million people sustain consumer product-related injuries each year, and about 35,000 of those individuals die because of their injuries.
How Statutes of Repose Can Affect Your Product Liability Claim
Many people, even outside of the legal field, understand the concept of a statute of limitations. The rule basically puts a time limit on how soon a lawsuit needs to be filed after an event (such as an injury) occurs.
Gear Shift Liability Claims on the Rise
Each time we get into our cars, we follow a certain routine. Some parts of this routine are born of necessity — close the door, buckle up, adjust the mirrors, shift the car gear from park — and some come from habit. For example, we might, without a second thought, shift the car back to Read More
What Medication Side Effects Can Lead to a Lawsuit?
It is the responsibility of pharmaceutical drug development companies and manufacturers in the U.S. to develop and sell safe, effective medications. The United States government and its regulatory bodies, especially the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are responsible for making sure that medications are safe for public consumption and that manufacturers are held to Read More
Was 2016 the Worst Year Ever for Auto Safety Scandals?
Safety recalls for cars and the scandals around them have been part of the industry, news, and culture for a long time. With the use of social media and the ability to disseminate news to the public instantaneously, it seems that recalls are becoming more frequent—and bigger—every year.
The 5 Most Dangerous Products for Children
It is customary for children to receive lots of toys during the holidays, and it’s easy to assume that if a toy is made for children and advertised to them, it would be safe to play with. Often, that is not the case, however. Dangerous Products for Children The following is a list of the Read More
8 Tips to Help You Pick Out Safe Christmas Gifts for Kids
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, your to-do and shopping lists can quickly get long and complicated. Even so, it’s never worth it to sacrifice safety when shopping for gifts. Especially if you have children to shop for on your Christmas shopping list, you need to seek out and purchase toys and Read More
The Five Worst Drug Recalls in Recent History
As a society, we trust that the medications our doctors prescribe will help, not hurt us. Even though prescription drugs go through a rigorous testing and approval process, dangerous and deadly drugs can still get through to market. Here is a look at five of the worst drug recalls in recent history.
Product Safety Recalls Are on the Rise in the United States
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has been in the news recently for its occasional spontaneous combustion, which was presumably not a planned product feature. Faulty components caused the battery in about .1% of these devices to overheat and catch fire or even explode, often causing both personal and property damage.
Five of the Worst Product Recalls in History
Whether preventive or in response to tragic events, product recalls have long-term effects on manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. Much more than a simple collection of imperfect and unsafe goods, recalls can impact confidence and sales for years to come.