Category: Defective Products

Product Recalls for November

Yorgo Foods Inc. Recalls Flavors of Hummus Due To Health Risk Yorgo Foods Inc. of Manchester NH recently recalled specific varieties of Hummus and Baba Ghannouj due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This organism may cause serious, potentially fatal, infections in small children, the sick or elderly citizens, and anyone with a compromised immune… read more

Faulty E-Cigarette Causes Injuries to Three Victims

On this episode of Florida Injury Report, we look at three separate cases where a defective e-cigarette causes injuries. [powerpress]

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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,… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

The Use of Strict Liability in Product Liability Claims

Under the strict liability doctrine, a person who suffered injuries as a result of the use of defective product can hold the manufacturer responsible for the injuries without the need to prove negligence. In other words, the person can hold the manufacturer liable even if the manufacturer did everything possible to prevent the defect. The… read more

Parent News Alert: Toy-Related Injuries Up 40 Percent

According a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH), toy-related injuries rose 40 percent over the last two decades. The researchers studied US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data from 1990 to 2011. During that period, 3,278,073 children received treatment in the emergency room… read more

GM Recalls Around 5 Million More Vehicles

Earlier this year, General Motors (GM) announced it was recalling 2.6 million vehicles due to the presence of a faulty ignition switch. This specific defect could cut off the engine while driving, thereby preventing the deployment of the airbags in the event of a crash. This defect has been associated with 31 crashes and 13… read more

New Ignition-Related Recall for GM

Earlier this year, GM issued recalls for ignition switch and airbag defects. The car manufacturer has been under scrutiny ever since. There have been at least 13 fatalities and 32 crashes caused by the faulty ignition switches. At the same time, evidence has emerged that the company knew about the defects in 2012, long before… read more

GM Ignition Switch Recall Update – It Could Be Criminal

There were 13 deaths in 31 accidents that experts believe are linked to a defective ignition switch since 2004, according to media reports. This sad fact comes from the ongoing investigation of several GM models that may contain a faulty ignition component. If a vehicle defect – whether related to a faulty ignition switch or… read more

5 Top Tire Retreading Companies in Florida

Retreading tires instead of purchasing new tires is an economical option as it reduces environmental waste and saves you money. However, to ensure your safety, you’ll only want to go to a well-established, reputable company for retreading. Select a trustworthy, high-quality manufacturer to ensure your tires are safe. Modern Tire Dealer’s Top 5 Every year,… read more

The Controversy behind Orphan Drugs Approved for Treating Rare Cancers

Orphan drugs are those that the federal government approves for use in the treatment of rare diseases that affect less than 200,000 people. New medications that treat rare forms of cancer or rare cancer-related symptoms are hitting the market all the time, despite their lack of clinical trials, a study published by Harvard researchers in… read more

Handling the Recent Toyota Prius Recall

February 12, 2014 – Toyota announced a global recall of all 2010 to 2014 Prius models due to a potentially dangerous software glitch. The problem lies with the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU software in the Prius models. Software glitches could cause overheating, which in turn can cause the car to enter failsafe… read more

Types of Defective Products & What to Do if a Defective Product Injures You

Our firm handles product liability cases in which clients have suffered injuries due to some sort of defective product. When this occurs, Florida state law affords victims the opportunity to take legal action against the manufacturer, distributor or retailer and pursue restitution for their damages. If you were injured directly by a malfunctioning or flawed product… read more