Category Archives: Product Liability

Hip Replacement Failures – Information You Should Know

Product liability cases come in many different forms. What they all have in common is that a company or manufacturer has sold or distributed a defective product that causes harm, injuries, and damages to a consumer. Metal artificial hip implants have caused significant long term injuries and complications to thousands upon thousands of patients throughout the United States. Rather than improve the patient’s lifestyle, these metal artificial hip implants have wreaked havoc upon the lives of patients and their family members. A Florida Products Liability Attorney can assist patients with a case against a manufacturer or distributor when injuries are … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide Exposure Leads to Hospitalization in Orange County Florida

In Orange County, Florida, it was reported that four people were exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning at an apartment complex. The complications caused by the carbon monoxide poisoning required medical care and treatment with a hospitalization. See Four People Hospitalized in Central Florida with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to serious personal injuries and, in some instances, the death of unsuspecting victims. The problems and dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning are amplified by the fact that carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that enters a person’s respiratory system instead of oxygen.

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City of Jacksonville, Florida Pools Closed Due to Drain Recall – Safety of Children and Other Swimmers Should Be Placed First

The City of Jacksonville (Florida) closed 33 of its public pools after a warning about potentially deadly drain covers given by a government agency. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of about one million pools and spa drain covers last Thursday because they “could pose a possible entrapment risk to swimmers and bathers.” City spokesman Ben Bennymon said that all of the pools will remain closed until their drain covers are inspected and if needed, replaced. Pool drains contain up to 500 pounds of vacuum force and can cause severe personal injuries, especially to young children. Often … Continue reading

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Palm Coast Accident Involving SUV Rollover Takes Five Lives

A Palm Coast accident took the life of five people from Eustis returning from a family reunion in North Carolina. There were nine people in the SUV, only two wore their seatbelts. The 1999 Ford Explorer rolled over on Interstate 95 when their left rear tire blew out and the driver los control of the vehicle. Those killed in the accident ranged in ages from 18 – 48. The survivors were all children, who were taken to Flagler and Halifax Hospitals and later released to family members. In accidents involving deaths the surviving family members of the victims may have … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Widower of Buckman Bridge Victim, Luma Kajy, Files Suit Against GM for Yukon Design

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Faulty Airbag Deployment Can Be Dangerous

Airbags are designed to prevent severe personal injuries, so what should you do when a faulty airbag deployment is the cause of severe personal injuries. Also, situations may arise where personal injuries are the result of an airbag not deploying during a collision or accident. When drivers suffer such issues they often try to go through car dealers or manufacturers for compensation and are unsuccessful because the seller or manufacturer does not want to admit fault or liability. While the company may not want to accept fault, typically the injuries that result from unexpected airbag deployment are considered a product … Continue reading

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Florida Products Liability – Increase in Number of Window Blind Recalls – Important Safety Measure for Children and Consumers

So far this year, there have been four major recalls of window blinds in the U.S. due to strangulation hazards. The latest recall involves over 3.3 million blinds sold by international retail giant IKEA in the U.S. and Canada. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), IKEA is voluntarily recalling the following blinds: Roller Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the blind’s looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension device provided and a child’s neck becomes entangled in the freestanding loop. Roman Blinds: Strangulations can occur when a child places … Continue reading

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Potential Fire Hazard Forces Recalls by BMW and Volkswagen

A potential fire hazard has forced the recall of certain BMW model cars and Volkswagen vans. BMW has recalled their 2008-1011 Model 1 Series cars and Volkswagen has recalled Routan vans from model year 2009. The VW recall involves approximately 15,900 vehicles; BMW has not reported how many vehicles its recall impacts. The BMW 1 Series cars from model years 2008-2011 are being recalled because of the potential for seat-belt pretensioner insulation to overheat and catch on fire in the case of a crash. 2009 Volkswagen Routans are being recalled because of an improper wiring harness in the sliding door … Continue reading

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Florida Products Liability Cases – 3 Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

When a product causes injury or harm, there is usually potential for a defective product liability claim. And even though the list of products can vary wildly – from consumer products to vehicles to pharmaceuticals – the types of defective product liability claims commonly fall into one of these three categories: Manufacturing Defects. When a product does not function as it is supposed to because of the way it has been made and causes harm, the injured party may be able to file a defective product liability claim. Examples of a manufacturing defect could include tainted medicine, a car made … Continue reading

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Florida Product Liability Claims and Lawsuits for Defective Vehicles – What Are My Legal Rights as a Personal Injury Victim? What Are the Legal Duties of the Automobile Manufacturer?

Earlier this year, the dominant news story was the sudden acceleration and brake failure on many Toyota model cars and trucks that caused a number of accidents and “runaway” vehicle events. Typically, motor vehicle product liability claims are for vehicles or parts that have a manufacturing defect, or vehicles or parts that have a design defect. In most cases, all or some of the following entities may be pursued for a motor vehicle product liability claims: • The manufacturer of the vehicle • The manufacturer of the parts • The vehicle dealer • The automotive supplier or repair shop If … Continue reading

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