Product Liability Basics

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Can I Sue for a Defective Product If I'm Not Injured?
Some form of injury or loss (the legal term is "damages) is necessary if you want to bring a viable legal claim over a dangerous or defective product. ... READ MORE

Products Liability FAQ
Can I sue a foreign corporation that made a portion of the product? How do I know if I have a good case against a tobacco company? I, as well as others, have been hurt when using a product. Do we have a class action? I was in a car accident and the air bags in my car didn't deploy. Do I have a case against ... READ MORE

Milk and Eggs Are Targeted by Health Officials
Update Ohio milk producers can now state on product labels their dairy products are free from synthetic growth hormones. A state rule that banned “hormone free” labels was found unconstitutional by a federal court. Since 1993, the synthetic growth hormone rbST has been used to boost milk production ... READ MORE

Popular Window Blinds Are Choking Hazards
On Tuesday, December 16 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall over 50 million Roman and roll-up shades due to risk of strangulation. Five deaths and 16 near strangulations have occurred sparking the recall efforts. Problems arise when children put their necks between the loops on ... READ MORE

Product Defect or Recall: What?s the Difference?
In any toy store, you’ll see bulletin boards filled with black-and-white flyers. They say “PRODUCT RECALL” in large bold type, warning customers to return a toy, crib or car seat because of a safety problem. Unsafe products are recalled by government order. Products can also be defective, but not ... READ MORE

Are Taser Guns As Safe As They Say?
Taser guns are commonly used by the police to immobilize a person deemed a threat. Electric pulses and strong muscle contractions work by shooting two metal probes that release electricity into the body, causing neuromuscular incapacitation. They short-circuit the electrical signals in the body, making ... READ MORE

What Caused Michael Jackson's Sudden Death?
Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" died on June 25, 2009 at age 50. His death was sudden and unexpected, leaving many grieving fans wondering what happened. How did he die? The Call "HE'S NOT RESPONDING" An unidentified man called 911 from Jackson's California mansion at 12:21 p.m. He reported that Jackson ... READ MORE

You Found a What in Your Food?! Liability for Food Contamination
Finding something unexpected in your food doesn't necessarily mean you've got a viable legal claim -- it takes more than just being "grossed out." ... READ MORE

Proving Sickness or Death from Food May Be Difficult
When you purchase food, you have a right to expect that it is wholesome and will not harm you. Food products are subject to strict inspections before manufacturers can release them for sale to the public, but this doesn't prevent food-borne illnesses from occurring. If you get sick from something in ... READ MORE

Injuries from Hazardous Tools, Equipment and Toxic Substances
Construction workers often encounter more dangerous situations than other workers. However, this doesn't mean that injuries caused by defective construction tools, equipment, and substances (like asbestos) must be accepted as part of the job. Each state regulates a worker's ability to file a personal ... READ MORE


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