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Chemical Burns Caused by Defective Products

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In July, a nine-year-old boy suffered second degree chemical burns to his feet when his light-up sneakers began leaking acid after becoming wet while on a school field trip. Unfortunately, this type of injury is not uncommon amongst consumers, who are injured by defective products at an alarmingly high rate. These individuals often face… Read More »

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Florida Residents at High Risk of Injury by Defective Takata Airbags

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Earlier this month, representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration publicly urged drivers to check their vehicle identification numbers (VINs) to see if their vehicles are equipped with defective Takata airbags, which are currently under recall. Florida residents, in particular, were warned, as South Florida drivers face the highest risk of injury from… Read More »

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Collecting Compensation for Injuries Caused by Defective Toys

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While most people recognize the dangers posed by children swimming unattended or playing in a busy street, few are aware that defective children’s toys can be just as dangerous. When consumers purchase toys, they should be able to have confidence that the product was designed and assembled carefully and with the appropriate materials. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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Dangers Of Smoking – In All Forms

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The dangers associated with smoking are well documented, but e-cigarettes come with their own set of dangers, as one man learned during a recent incident that occurred while vaping. When the man took a puff on his e-cigarette while getting ready to go to work, the vape exploded on him and caused extensive burns… Read More »

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Baby Powder Damages

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Baby powder – it is hard to imagine that there could be any negative effects of using it. Yet a manufacturer of a popular brand of talcum powder has been accused of negligence with respect to the manufacture and marketing of their product, and a jury recently awarded a plaintiff a large sum of… Read More »

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Actor Loses Life In Freak Vehicle Accident

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So far this year we have seen the news filled with stories of stars lost to old age, drug overdoses, and other various causes – but recently another life was lost due to something that likely could have been prevented. Popular actor Anton Yelchin was killed as a result of his vehicle shifting out… Read More »

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Safety Concerns With Infant Car Seats

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It seems that the importance of using an infant car seat is securely ingrained in every parent’s mind at this point. It is hard to remember back to when they were not a required safeguard – though those of us in the more advanced generations certainly do remember that far back to when they… Read More »

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Basics of Vehicle Products Liability

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If your vehicle’s brakes give out or your tires blow out or your car rolls over on the roadway, you may be able to receive compensation for your losses through a claim against your automobile manufacturer. What is manufacturer liability? Under products liability law in Florida (§768.81), manufacturers and those who contribute to the… Read More »

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Can a Disclaimer Invalidate My Defective Product Claim?

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Manufacturers and distributors are held to a high standard in producing quality — and safe — products for the American consumer. If those individuals and entities do not meet those standards, product liability claims may arise. What is product liability? In Florida, the law (768.81) defines a product liability action as one in which… Read More »

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1 in 7 Cars in U.S. Affected by Sweeping Air Bag Recall

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In what looks to be the largest auto recall in U.S. history, Takata auto parts company has broadcast a serious flaw with an air bag inflator that exists in thousands of cars currently on U.S. roadways. About 1 in 7 automobiles on U.S. roads are affected by this recall from Takata, according to a… Read More »

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