Category: defective products

When Products Cause Harm

Product liability laws are based on the principle that manufacturers, resellers, distributors, and companies have a duty to protect consumers from potential hazards and dangers. These products include all sorts of consumer goods, from children’s products and pharmaceutical drugs to consumer electronics, medical devices, and vehicles. Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products cause thousands of injuries […]


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Takata air bag problems offer consumers chance at prevention

Takata air bag problems offer consumers chance at prevention In many ways, consumer safety seems to be on something of a reverse track. Typically, a person can only seek compensation for damages suffered after an accident occurs and injury caused. That certainly is true when dealing with motor vehicle accidents. The crash happens. Victims are […]


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The Dangers of Defective Products

The news has been hard to ignore: recently, German automaker Volkswagen admitted to installing devices designed to circumvent emissions testing in millions of their automobiles. The resulting scandal has shaken up the management structure in the venerated manufacturer and has caused worldwide outcry from both consumers and environmental groups alike. While no one was directly […]


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Exploding E-Cigs: Health Risks You Didn’t Expect

Recently, an Owensboro man learned what was so hot about the e-cigarette trend. You might have seen the dramatic video on the Evansville news, or even on CNN, where the story was picked up and became national news: an e-cigarette device igniting inside the pocket of his pants, giving him second-degree burns. His story, unfortunately, […]


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Have You Been Treated for Injuries Caused by an IVC Filter?

Each year, over 600,000 people suffer a pulmonary embolism, where a blood clot formed in the leg breaks loose and travels to the lungs. More than 60,000 die, most within 30 to 60 minutes after symptoms start. Common treatment options begin with oral and injectable anticoagulant medications, also known as blood thinners, and end with […]


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Airbag Recalls, Public Safety, and Your Legal Rights

The news about the Takata airbag recall seems to get worse and worse. In addition to the ever-expanding recall, news sources report that manufacturer Takata became aware of the issue in 2004 and yet continued to manufacture a faulty design regardless of data culled from crash reports. Similarly, in the wake of the GM recall […]


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Massive Airbag Recall: Are You In Danger?

In October 2014, a massive airbag recall of over 7.8 million vehicles was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over concerns that airbags from manufacturer Takata were faulty and dangerous. This recall covers numerous makes and models, affects vehicles worldwide, and continues to grow. Already this recall is substantially larger than the […]


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