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Personal Injury Law Blog Category: Defective Products

April 05, 2017

Exploding pressure cooker causes injury

In recent years, an increasing number of plaintiffs have been filing products liability lawsuits regarding exploding pressure cookers. One such case is Sergui Tchernykh et al v. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Tri-Star Products Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-22364, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami Division. In October of 2014, Lili […]

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January 06, 2017

Defective e-cigarettes cause injury

In November 2016, attorneys filed three lawsuits against e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers regarding e-cigarette explosions and the injuries suffered by three people in three distinct incidents. According to www.prweb.com, the case of James Lauria, was filed in the First Judicial Circuit Court of Okaloosa County, Fla., on November 4, 2016. The case of William Picket […]

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September 16, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to join Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover issued a recall for 54,000 cars in the United States to fix faulty Takata airbags that have killed over 10 people and injured more than 100 nationwide. The luxury carmaker is the latest to join a series of recalls that have been ongoing for months. Millions of Takata airbags have already been […]

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December 29, 2015

Study Finds Pharmacist Workload Affects Error Rate

Pharmacists are more likely to make errors when they have more orders to fill, a new study found. The study, published in American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, was authored by researchers from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and pharmacists at Houston Methodist Hospital. The researchers reviewed medication errors that happened over a one-year […]

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December 18, 2015

Safety features are highlights of new car models

At a new car show in Tampa, Florida, safety technology took center stage. Automakers displayed their newest car and truck models, highlighting safety features that could prevent car accidents and save lives. Automatic braking systems are one such feature currently available on several models. The technology senses impending collisions with obstacles in front of the […]

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October 27, 2015

Ten automakers to make automatic braking standard

Automatic braking will become a standard feature on cars produced by ten major automakers. The technology, which uses cameras, lasers or radar to sense an impending collision and apply the brakes automatically, will be made available as standard equipment in all car, SUV and truck models sold by Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, General Motors, […]

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August 19, 2015

Florida teen dies after falling from ropes course at camp

A 16-year-old girl died on July 13 after falling from a rope swing at a youth camp in North Carolina. The teenager from Lakeland, Florida, fell more than 100 feet from a large pendulum swing that she had been riding with two other camp participants. The swing consisted of a door-frame-shaped structure in which up […]

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July 14, 2015

How comparative negligence can affect a slip and fall lawsuit in Florida

If a dangerous condition on someone else’s property caused you to slip and fall, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries through a lawsuit. Many people in this situation wonder whether they are still entitled to compensation even if they were partly at fault for their own injury. A slip and fall […]

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January 12, 2015

10 Facts about Product Liability Claims

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a defective product, you can file a product liability claim against a manufacturer and in some cases other parties as well. Here are some facts about product liability claims. 1. Florida is a Strict Product Liability State  Florida’s product liability laws are based […]

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