Product Liability

Child Eye Injuries: Toy Safety

In 2016, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that roughly 174,000 children younger than 15 were treated for toy-related emergencies. It’s easy for parents to purchase a toy and give it to their children without considering the potential harm the toy may cause. While innocent, even a Teddy bear can become deadly for small children. For example, a Teddy bear can become a choking hazard if the button eyes come off.

NHTSA Expands Faulty ZF-TRW Airbag Probe

On April 23, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced its investigation into a potentially defective airbag issue linked to several deaths. Initially, the agency began investigating 1.2 million vehicles made by Honda and Kia. The agency decided to expand the investigation expansion now includes 12.3 million vehicles German airbag supplier ZF-TRW.

Affected models include 2010 to 2019 from several car manufacturers:

What is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day?

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a convenient and responsible means of disposing of unused prescription drugs in a safe environment. The event provides an opportunity for Americans to participate in the prevention of drug addiction and overdose.

When a Manufacturer is Responsible for Personal Injuries

Accidents and injuries happen all the time. Some of them aren’t caused by the person or people directly involved -- they’re caused by a defective product. Negligent drivers cause most vehicle accidents, but one could be caused by a defective part in the car. Lawsuits covering situations where a defective product caused property damage, physical injuries or deaths are known as product liability lawsuits.

These types of claims cover products we use every day.

Tobacco Companies Release Mea Culpa Ads

By Sean Lally, Staff Writer

Defense Wins Closely-Watched IVC Filter Trial

By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer

The medical malpractice plaintiffs’ bar remains in full trial preparation mode even after losing its first bellwether, multi-district litigation (MDL) case, claiming Cook Medical LLC’s IVC filters are defective and injured patients in whom they were implanted.

It is Time to End Immunity for Gun Manufacturers

By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer

The only way to ensure that gun dealers sell their pistols, rifles and semi-automatic weapons as safely as possible - especially after the mass shootings in Columbine and Sandy Hook, to name just two - is to repeal the federal gun law that affords gun manufacturers special legal immunity from responsibility for these crimes.

Enacted in 2005, this law was instituted after a wave of lawsuits put massive pressure on the gun industry. Instead of making guns safer, the industry turned to Congress for relief from prosecution.

Suit Filed Against Monsanto Alleges Deceptive Advertising of Roundup Herbicide

By Lynn Shapiro, Staff Writer

A new lawsuit was recently filed in a Wisconsin federal court against Monsanto’s blockbuster weed killer, Roundup.

Monsanto continues to claim Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, is safe, even while the extremely effective weed killer has been found by the EPA and the World Health Organization to cause many types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as digestive problems.

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