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Category Archives: Products Liability

Injured By a Product? Learn About The Types of Claims

Product liability law is a type of personal injury law that is designed to redress the harms caused by malfunctioning products. These types of claim can include vehicles with a dangerous defect such as rolling over to electronics that did not include warnings about their burn risks. This highly specialized area of law is divided… Read More »

Upper East Side Crane Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Trial

A May 2008 accident featuring the collapse of a 200-foot-tall crane on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has had a lasting legal impact. Now, a wrongful death trial that had previously been postponed is once again up and running, and the owner of the crane is the defendant in yet another lawsuit stemming from the accident. … Read More »

Deaths Related to Defective Takata Airbags On the Rise

There have been several reports in recent weeks of deaths related to defective airbags produced by Takata, a Japanese auto company and parts supplier. As a result, more than 14 million automobiles from 11 different automakers that use the airbags have been recalled across the world.  The defect found in the airbags seems to be… Read More »

Settlement Reached in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

In September 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated investigation into an outbreak of fungal meningitis. In May of this year, the parties injured in the outbreak agreed to a financial settlement. The path of the outbreak led back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC). NECC mixed and distributed sterile pharmaceuticals… Read More »

The Wave of the Future: Nest Disables Smoke Alarms

A manufacturer recently issued a warning on its popular smoke alarm after discovering it could be disabled during a fire. Nest is a home automation company acquired in January by Internet giant Google. Building on the popularity of its programmable thermostat, Nest offers a compatible smoke alarm called Nest Protect. In addition to interconnecting with… Read More »

No End in Sight: Vehicle Recalls Across the Board

The disturbing trend of vehicle recalls in the United States continues as more automakers reveal what they know about the cars they build. Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) began to recall vehicles it knew to possess a defective ignition switch. GM had known for years about the deadly flaw. In recent years, Toyota Motor… Read More »

Be Alert: FDA Halves Lunesta Dose

In an effort to reduce the dangerous morning-after effects of sleep aids, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced labeling and dosage changes for the drug eszopiclone, brand name Lunesta. In mid-May, the FDA reported findings of a study that looked at the effect of the drug on 91 healthy adults aged 25 to… Read More »

More to Come: GM Fined for Failures and Recalls More Cars

Difficulties for owners of cars manufactured by General Motors (GM) continue as another 2.7 million cars are recalled and the carmaker is fined millions for its systematic safety failures. Many consumers are aware of the problem with GM cars. Earlier this year, the company began recalling older cars for a deadly ignition switch defect that… Read More »

The GM Ignition Recall: How it Could Affect Your Life

A tiny defect in several cars’ ignition switches has led to 13 confirmed deaths, many lawsuits and millions of recalls. The company behind it all? General Motors. In fact, many believe that someone at GM or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was aware of the defect early enough that lives could have been saved… Read More »

The GM Recall: A Personal Loss

Recently announced vehicle recalls by General Motors (GM) are provoking a firestorm of response from consumers, regulatory agencies and the U.S. Justice Department. For one Wisconsin family, the storm began in 2006.  The memorial for Wisconsin teen Amy Lynn Rademaker was held on her 16th birthday. Ms. Rademaker was returning from a shopping trip to… Read More »