Category: Product Liability


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Before You Gift: The Year’s Most Dangerous Toys

We know it’s not easy buying holiday gifts for children. You don’t want to be the person who buys socks for the kids every year. You want to make sure the children in your life enjoy the gifts that you give them.
 
That being said, you also have the responsibility of giving kids gifts that are safe and won’t cause injuries later on in the year.
 
That’s a lot of pressure!
 
Luckily, with online resources like internet recalls, you can begin to narrow down your search.
 
The 10 Most Dangerous Toys of the Year
 
Let’s start by looking at the 10 most dangerous toys of 2016 according to WATCH.…

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Florida Man Sues after Samsung Note7 Explodes in His Pocket

With all the commotion over the iPhone 7’s new features, Samsung rushed to release its newest phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7. The release of the Galaxy Note7 was exciting: waterproof protection and an iris scanner are just some of the phone’s new features. Very quickly after its release, however, stories started covering one accidental new feature – an exploding battery.
 
One of the victims of this exploding battery is Jonathan Strobel, a Palm Beach County resident. Strobel was holding his phone in his right pocket on September 9 when the battery ignited. The battery caused severe burns to his thigh, as well as extreme shock and pain. Seeking compensation for his injuries and related financial losses, Strobel decided to sue Samsung for damages in excess of $15,000.…

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Exploding Batteries and E-Cigarettes

Cigarettes are bad for you. It has been proven over and over again. And yet, people still need to get their nicotine fix. So e-cigarettes were developed.
 
E-cigarettes – including e-pens, e-pipes, e-cigars, and e-hookah – are known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). They are devices that allow users to inhale vapor containing nicotine or other substances. Some of them are designed to look like real cigarettes, while others are a bit more decorative.
 
The vapor from an e-cigarette comes from e-liquid contained in cartridges. To create an e-liquid, nicotine is extracted from tobacco and mixed with a base – usually propylene glycol – which often includes different flavors, colors, and other chemicals.…

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What Happens When Your Car Repairs Go Wrong?

 
Recent statistics show that a typical American spends 101 minutes per day driving—that’s an impressive average of 37,935 hours per year if you begin driving at 17 and stop at 78 years old.
 
When you consider how much time we spend in our cars annually, it makes sense that drivers would want to go to reasonable lengths to keep their cars are clean, comfortable, and as safe as possible. For many Florida residents, routine car repairs are inevitable necessities. But what happens when your car repairs go wrong?
 
When you leave your car with a mechanic for repairs or service, the two of you enter a bailment relationship.…

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Taking a Legal Stand against Coke (The Soda, That Is)

Recently the Huffington Post ran a rather ominous article about the negative effects of diet soda on your teeth. The piece was accompanied by a disturbing picture, and stated that diet soda could have just as bad an effect on your teeth as crystal meth , which has long been known to wear down enamel and create terrible tooth decay..
 

 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/diet-soda-teeth-similar-to-meth-photos_n_3348158.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
 
Dr. Mohammed Bassiouny, a dentist at Temple University, ran a study, comparing diet soda drinkers, methamphetamine addicts, and cocaine addicts and found similar patterns of tooth decay in all three subjects.
 
This leads us to wonder: Could soda manufacturers be the next target for personal injury attorneys?…

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