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Category Archives: Defective Products

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Hoverboards and Fires: The Problem That is (Still) Inflamed Across the Country

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Since hoverboards came onto the scene a few years ago, children and adults around the country have enjoyed using these devices. They still remain one of the hottest electronics on the market and were probably under many trees this past Christmas. The self-balancing scooters are clearly a popular source of entertainment. However, they aren’t… Read More »

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When Products Fail: What You Should Know About Product Liability Lawsuits

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Throughout your day, you most likely use many products that have been manufactured without a second thought. After all, everything from the food we eat to the cars we drive to even the clothing we wear can be considered a “product”. Most of the time, these products operate in the capacity in which they… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Products Liability Claims

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In July 2014, a West Palm Beach teen accidentally shot himself in the head with an air rifle. His mom recently filed a lawsuit against the rifle manufacturer, alleging that the rifle was in “safety mode” when it fired pellets into her son’s head. He suffered physical injuries, as well as depression and post-traumatic… Read More »

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Lawsuits Filed Against Medical Device Manufacturer

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Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Cordis Corporation, a company based in Miami Lakes that manufactures medical devices. According to these lawsuits, vascular filters manufactured by Cordis are prone to fracture, disintegration, and migration through the blood system. One of these lawsuits was filed by the family of a New Jersey resident who died… Read More »

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Florida, Other States Reach Settlement Agreement Over Car Defect

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Consumers expect that when they purchase a car or any other product that it will function properly and safely. So it’s a big deal when a company conceals a defect that could result in hundreds, thousands or even millions of injuries. General Motors Company recently agreed to pay $120 million to 49 states and… Read More »

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Settlement Agreement in Takata Airbag Recall Lawsuit

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Driving can be dangerous enough without adding defective automobile parts into the mix, but that’s exactly what’s at issue in a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami against four automakers. Toyota, Subaru, BMW and Mazda recently agreed to pay $553 million to 15.8 million current and former car owners (and lessees)… Read More »

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Natural Baby Powder is Recalled Due to Contamination

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Natural and environmentally friendly products are all the rage these days, especially when it comes to baby products. Actress Jessica Alba capitalized on this trend by co-founding The Honest Company, a company known for producing non-toxic essential goods for babies and families. With products such as diapers, sunscreen, lotions, and powders, The Honest Company… Read More »

Is E-Vapor Really the “Healthy Alternative,” or Just an Alternative?

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Cigarette smoking causes roughly one out of every five deaths in the United States, or 1,300 deaths per day. With such a high death rate, it is no wonder that e-cigarette use continues to grow. Currently, 3.7 percent of adults use e-cigarettes, nearly a quarter of which are former cigarette smokers. E-Vapor is supposed… Read More »

What To Do When Your Cellphone Causes You Injuries

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When Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was first released, there were reports of them catching fire while people slept soundly in their beds, went about their daily business, or were driving in their cars. Initial reports blamed the fires on overcharging, but as they began to “explode” in pockets and handbags, it became clear that… Read More »

How to Prove That a Faulty Product Was the Cause of Your Injury

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We all remember the 1992 lawsuit against McDonald’s, in which 79-year-old Stella Liebeck sued the fast food giant after she spilled hot coffee on herself and suffered third degree burns. She was awarded nearly $3 million in punitive damages for the injuries she suffered and the medical expenses she accrued. While many people scoffed… Read More »

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