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Recent Posts in Defective Products Category

  • Is Robotic Surgery Safe?

    Yes and no. Robotically-assisted surgery is FDA-approved for certain procedures, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions doctors and patients alike against using surgical robots for others. Hospitals often oversell the benefits of robotic surgery and downplay the drawbacks. Aggressive marketing can make an institution seem high-tech and entice patients into robotic surgery, but most ...
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  • Beware of Unsafe Toys for Sale on Popular Websites

    ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, but parents should be extra mindful of what toys they are buying for their children this winter. A report from the BBC has revealed a number of unsafe toys for sale on popular sites like Amazon and eBay. Safety risks included high levels of chemicals, too much lead, and the chance of intestinal blockage. Not Enough Regulation Under current laws, online ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Common Reasons Car Owners Ignore Recalls

    In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the amount of auto recalls initiated by car manufacturers. But despite the increase in recalls, there have been fewer and fewer car owners responding to the notices. This lack of response is putting drivers at risk of dangerous defects , and can increase their chances of an accident. But why are owners not responding to recall notices? The ...
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  • Hyundai & Kia Recall 1.5 Million Vehicles Due to Engine Problems

    Hyundai and Kia have announced the recall of approximately 1.5 million vehicles in the United States and in South Korea, after the discovery was made that debris was left behind in engines during the manufacturing process. This debris can restrict the flow of oil in the affected engines and can cause the engines to seize and stall while in operation. Drivers of vehicles affected by the recall are ...
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  • Why You Should Not Ignore Your Vehicle Recall Notice

    If you have owned several cars, chances are good you have probably received a notice from your auto manufacturer at some point informing you that your vehicle is subject to a recall and is eligible for free repairs. While many are tempted to toss these notices out with the rest of their junk mail, this can be a major mistake. Your Life Could Be At Risk Automotive safety recalls are only issued ...
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  • BMW Recalls Vehicles for Faulty Fuel Pump

    BMW USA has announced that it will recall as many as 154,000 vehicles due to an issue with the cars’ fuel pumps. According to Consumer Affairs, the cars’ loose wiring within the fuel pumps could cause a connector to melt over time, causing fuel to leak and possible vehicle stalling – a combination which can potentially lead to crashes. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between 2007 and 2012 ...
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  • Ford Recalls Roughly 830K Vehicles with Faulty Door Latches

    Ford has announced a massive recall of more than 830,000 vehicles in the United States and Mexico due to an issue with the vehicles’ door handles. According to Ford, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch of the affected vehicles has been known to break, causing the doors to fail to latch and possibly open while driving. As it stands, only one reported accident and one injury have been ...
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  • Nissan Issues 2014 Rogue Recall for Fuel Pump Issue

    Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced it will be recalling approximately 47,000 2014 Rogue vehicles manufactured between July 25 th 2013 and June 7 th , 2014 due to an issue in the vehicles’ fuel pump. According to Nissan, the fuel pump defect can prevent the vehicles from starting and possibly cause the vehicles’ engines to fail while the cars are in motion, leading to collisions. The recalled vehicles ...
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  • Defective Clothing: Family Files $30 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Blair LLC After 80-Year-old Womans Chenille Bathrobe Catches Fire

    Nearly five years after Atwilda Brown died from severe injuries that she sustained when her chenille bathrobe caught fire, the elderly woman’s family is suing Blair LLC for her wrongful death. They are seeking $30 million. The 80-year-old was making tea on February 12, 2005 when the tragic accident caused by the defective clothing happened. She is one of nine people who have died because a Blair ...
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  • 475,000 Kids Under the Age of 14 Suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries

    According to EMS Magazine, some 475,000 US kids in the 14 and under age group suffer from traumatic brain injuries. While 90% of TBI kid patients are seen in emergency rooms and then released, there are still over 47,000 patients a year who end up hospitalized because of a TBI. Fall accidents, car accidents, and incidents involving the victim getting hit by or struck against a hard object continue ...
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