Product Liability AttorneysMay 25, 2018

Product Liability Attorneys: When we purchase a product we expect that product to work properly and not cause harm to ourselves or loved ones. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Negligent manufacturers should be held accountable for their recklessness and poor workmanship—and you should be compensated for your suffering. We have all seen or heard …

GM responds to shattering sunroof incidentsJanuary 24, 2018

Product Safety: Consumer Reports analyzed “a federal consumer complaints database identified nearly 900 incidents spanning 208 models and 35 brands.” The analysis “found that shattering incidents are not such freak occurrences.” Roughly “70 percent of the incidents reported by consumers have occurred in the last 6 years, when larger, so-called panoramic sunroofs became more prevalent in …

Keurig Green Mountain agreed to pay $5.8 million for safety defect

Keurig Green Mountain agreed to pay a $5.8 million penalty to settle charges that it knowingly failed to report a safety defect in Keurig K-Cup MINI Plus Brewing Systems that could cause burn injuries. The settlement is the 2nd-largest in the history of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), but it is a drop …

Graco recalls 25,000 car seats over flaw in harness webbingMay 25, 2017

AP (5/24) reports Graco Children’s Products has issued a recall for “more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.” According to the AP, “the recall affects certain My Ride 65 convertible seats” made on July 22, 2014, “with model numbers 1871689, 1908152, 1813074, …

Xarelto Makers Face $2.5 Billion in Potential LiabilityApril 7, 2017

The makers of Xarelto are facing $2.5 billion in potential liability from patients who suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding. Xarelto is a drug designed to thin the blood to prevent clots in patients who have an abnormal heart rhythm, who are at risk of stroke, or who have had hip or knee replacement surgery. However the …

Electrolux faces another lawsuit over faulty dishwasherFebruary 16, 2017

Law360 (2/15, Boysen, 23K) reports Philadelphia Contributionship Insurance Co. has filed a lawsuit against Electrolux Home Products in New Jersey federal court “alleging faulty wiring issue with the company’s dishwashers that is at the center of eight proposed class actions is also to blame for a fire that erupted at a policyholder’s home.” According to …

$1 Million for Loss of Eye in Defective ProductFebruary 15, 2017

Defective Product: A tractor-trailer driver who lost sight in one eye when it was struck during a tired-repair operation accepted a $1 million settlement. After the plaintiff removed a nail from a flat, the vehicle’s owner gave him a compressor-driven grinder to buff the rubber so the patch would adhere. An abrasive stone inside the …

Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson for Hip Replacement ProductDecember 29, 2016

New lawsuit filed against J&J over hip replacement product. The Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger (12/28, McCarthy, 438K) reports that a new lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson over its hip replacement products in the wake of a $1 billion verdict against the company “in a similar case.” J&J “faces more than 8,000 suits for …

IKEA Dresser RecallJune 28, 2016

IKEA Dresser Recall June 2016: Ikea has issued a recall for at least 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over onto children, injuring or killing them, NBC News confirmed. At least six children have been crushed to death by toppling Ikea chests, prompting the voluntary recall of about 29 million chests and …

Johnson & Johnson Pays $55M In Second Baby Powder LawsuitMay 9, 2016

A woman from South Dakota was granted $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages after she claimed Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder-based products caused her ovarian cancer, reported by The New York Daily News. This was the second lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in the last three months. The baby powder lawsuit ruling came …