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  • HP Recalling More Laptop Batteries Over Fire & Burn Concerns

    HP will continue to recall laptop batteries after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found that some HP laptops still contain malfunctioning batteries that cause “fire and burn” damage. The CPSC website states that “HP has received eight new reports of battery packs in the US overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage ...
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  • What Effect Will Self-Driving Cars Have on Product Liability?

    With self-driving cars likely to hit the market in the next few years, many are wondering what effect they will have on product liability cases. As Attorney James Stengel points out in a recent article for Entrepreneur , Waymo is just the latest company to be involved in a self-driving car crash, following incidents involving Uber and Tesla. Although self-driving car technology is supposed to make ...
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  • J&J Claims They Had No Idea About Asbestos in Baby Powder, Despite Facing Lawsuits and Losing Billions in Market Value

    Johnson & Johnson lost $39.8 billion in market value last month , after a report from Reuters claimed that the company knew for decades that its Baby Powder and other products contained asbestos. Although J&J has refuted the story , calling it “one-sided, false and inflammatory,” that didn’t stop the company’s shares from dropping over 10% in one day. J&J is now facing thousands of lawsuits, ...
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  • How to Stay Safe This Holiday Season

    While the holidays are a time to gather around in good cheer with family and friends, they also come with many potential dangers. It’s best to avoid certain hazards this, and every, holiday season, so as not to get hurt in the midst of all the celebrating. At The Gilbert Law Group®, we want to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe in these final weeks of the year. Follow the 3 holiday safety ...
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  • 6 Ways to Protect Your Children from Falling Furniture

    Children often allow their imaginations to run wild when they play. Whether it’s embarking on a jungle expedition or avoiding hot lava from an erupting volcano, many of these playful situations involve climbing pieces of furniture, such as couches and even dressers. Unfortunately, falling furniture is a common cause of child injuries and deaths in the United States. According to the U.S. Consumer ...
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  • Who Is Liable for Nursing Home Injuries?

    Millions of elderly Americans reside in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities, which provide the necessary care and supervision many individuals need for their safety and wellbeing. Injuries can occur though, and it can be a challenge to know who is responsible when an accident occurs. Here are some things you should know if you’re considering filing an injury claim against a nursing ...
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  • What You Should Know About Baby Toy Recalls

    Choosing new toys for your baby is an exciting thing to do, but no parent should have to worry that the toys designed for their little one are dangerous to them. Baby toys in the U.S. must meet strict safety rules and regulations, however, that doesn’t mean that every toy is as safe as it can be. This is why some toys are recalled by manufacturers. Often, baby toys are recalled ...
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  • Laceration Injuries Prompt Massive Vitamix Recall

    If you’ve been saving up for a Vitamix blender to make your morning smoothies, you might want to do some careful comparison shopping first. Vitamix has just announced a recall of over 100,000 blender products, after multiple people sustained serious laceration injuries. Due to a systemic defect in certain models, the blending containers can separate from the base and expose the extremely sharp ...
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  • Who Is Responsible for Faulty Playground Equipment?

    When children go to the local playground or on the play equipment at school, you would assume that they would be safe from accidental injuries caused by unsafe structures. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Poorly designed or inadequately maintained playgrounds can cause serious injuries to children. There may be action parents can take, however, to receive compensation for their child’s ...
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  • Who Is Liable for a Commercial Aviation Accident?

    When an airliner has an accident, it can be a widely spread news story. While commercial aviation accidents aren’t common, they are generally severe when they do occur. If you or a loved one was injured in a plane accident, you may be wondering who can be held accountable for the injuries you have sustained. The liability of commercial aviation accidents can be complex, but there are several ...
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  • High Number Of Hyundai And Kia Vehicles Spontaneously Catching Fire

    The Center for Auto Safety is petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate certain Hyundai and Kia models built in the U.S., following an unusually high number of complaints of spontaneous fires. In the petition filed with the NHTSA, the consumer watchdog group points to a high number of consumer complaints about four models, all from model years 2011 to 2014: the ...
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  • How to Prevent Swimming Pool Accidents

    Summer weather is quickly approaching, which means more families will be flocking to pools to escape the heat. Before you jump in, however, it’s time to brush up on swimming pool safety. Here are our tips to help your family stay safe this summer and prevent dangerous swimming pool accidents . Secure Your Pool If your family has a pool at your home, it’s important to keep it protected all year ...
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  • FAQ: Product Liability Claims

    As a consumer, you purchase, use, and interact with many products each day. If one of these products has a flaw that causes you to be injured by it, you should be able to file a claim for compensation. Product liability law is the legal area that handles injury cases involving a product or other object which causes injury. If you believe you may have a case, but still have some questions, we’re ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Personal Injuries & Catastrophic Injuries?

    When someone is injured through the negligence of a third party, they will have the right to seek fair and maximized compensation from that party through a personal injury claim. How much compensation will be allowed? How much compensation will be needed? Some of the answer will depend on the severity of the injury the plaintiff has suffered. In particular, did the plaintiff suffer a personal ...
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  • Who is Liable For Defective 3D Printed Medical Devices?

    3D printing is revolutionizing the medical industry and offering new ways to treat patients. It also is raising new questions about who is liable if one of these devices injures a patient. When doctors are able to custom design and print devices, these cases can toe the line between medical malpractice and product liability cases. The Design & Production Process When a patient needs a 3D printed ...
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