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Blog Posts in October, 2013

  • Mother Settles Oklahoma Playground Accident Death Case With X-Wave Manufacturer

    One mother has settled her Oklahoma playground accident lawsuit seeking damages for the wrongful death of her 9-year-old daughter, Alyssa Avila. The fourth grader died in 2010 after falling from an X-Wave, which is like a teeter-totter that can take numerous riders at once, at her school. The details of the products liability settlement are confidential. Alyssa fell from the X-Wave while a section ...
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  • Toyota Will Pay $3M Sudden Unintended Acceleration Verdict

    A jury says that Toyota Motor Corporation must pay $3M in the Oklahoma sudden unintended acceleration lawsuit filed by an injured elderly and the family of her passenger that died in a 2007 car crash. $1.5 million will go to Jean Bookout, 76, and the other half to the family of Barbara Schwartz. The automaker settled with the plaintiffs before the jury could decide on punitive damages. Bookout ...
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  • New Cradle and Bassinet Federal Safety Standard Gets CPSC Approval

    The CPSC has approved the government’s new federal safety standard for bassinets and cradles. The standards were created to prevent child injuries and deaths caused by these products. Between 11/07 and 3/13, the agency was notified of 426 bassinet/cradle incidents resulting in 132 infant fatalities. The standard weaves in elements of the Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinets and ...
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  • Toyota Recalls 803,000 Autos Over Air Bag Defect Deals with More Sudden Acceleration Claims

    Toyota is recalling 803,000, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Venza, Avalon hybrid, and Avalon autos (2012, 2013) models) over concerns that the vehicles’ air bag and power steering could stop working. So far, no accidents have been reported related to the air bag defect but there have been two minor injuries. According to the automaker, the air conditioning condenser might cause a short circuit by leaking ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Risks Rise During Colder Seasons

    With autumn officially here—some people already have started to use heaters—our products liability lawyers want to remind our readers of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. While this gas-related illness can happen during anytime of the year, the risks do go up in cold weather, when many consumers look to their space heater, fireplace, or gas furnace for warmth. It is important that such ...
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  • Florida 15-Passenger Van Accident Kills 3 People, Injures 12 Others

    A tire blowout followed by a rollover involving a 15-passenger van in Florida claimed the lives of three people while injuring 12 others last month. A number of passengers were thrown from the vehicle during the single-vehicle accident. According to news reports, there were 16 people riding the 15-passsenger van. However, even when used as intended—loaded with no more than 15 people, this type of ...
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