Posts tagged "Products Liability"

Do product liability lawsuits over car defects help the public?

Although products may not always live up to their advertising hype, consumers have a right to expect their products to be safe. When a defective design or faulty part poses a danger, consumers are often the ones who suffer the consequences. That risk is particularly great for motor vehicle defects.

Is FDA approval a bar to a product liability claim?

The growth of the pharmaceutical industry seems unabated; with new prescription drugs released every year. Yet the side effects that often accompany the marketing and packaging labels of prescription drugs may raise safety concerns among some consumers.

Can a car crash give rise to a product liability claim?

With spring break in full swing, college students all across America may be taking road trips in vehicles that, from their appearance, might seem unequipped for the trip. Hopefully, those trips will be accident free. But if any trips do end in a crash, here are some important legal tips.

Who is liable when a contaminated medical device causes injury?

If an infected medial device injures a patient, should the manufacturer be liable under a products liability claim? For example, are some devices unreasonably difficult to sterilize or clean? The answer requires more factual context. 

Can product liability be alleged before a product recall issues?

Ford Motor Company recently announced a recall of its Ford Ranger pickup trucks due to an issue with the vehicles' airbags, made by Takata Corporation. In some cases, the chemical propellant in the air bags may become explosive. An estimated 400,000 Ford pickup trucks may be affected. 

Products liability: Children can be injured by dangerous toys

December is an exciting time for children in Alabama. Parents often plan and save for months in order to buy their children the perfect gift for the holiday season. Despite the thoughtfulness of a gift and the amount of effort put into obtaining it, there are many children who are injured each year as a result of dangerous, defective toys. In these cases, a products liability lawsuit may be appropriate.

Some holiday gifts might be better left on the shelves

It’s the time of year when consumers are likely shopping for the perfect holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. Although each holiday season may promise new gift innovations, some may come with the risk of a product liability claim.

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