Tag Archives: #ProductLiability

A Product Defect Caused Your Injury, But Can You Prove It?

Today’s marketplace is full of consumer products to address almost any problem or need. However, not every product will perform as advertised. In some cases, these products can hurt their users. When this happens, manufacturers may face liability claims for the resulting injuries. But did you know this isn’t always the case? Here is what makes product liability a complex area of personal injury law. Are Manufacturers Liable When a…
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Pennsylvania Superior Court Upholds $55 Million Seat Belt Defect Verdict Against Honda

As reported both nationally and in The Legal Intelligencer, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed a record-setting $55 million jury verdict against Honda Motor Company from a product liability lawsuit involving a seat belt defect. The plaintiff in the case, Carlos Martinez, is represented by Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck attorneys Stewart Eisenberg and Daniel J. Sherry, Jr. Stewart and Daniel secured the $55 million jury verdict for Mr. Martinez against Honda after a Philadelphia jury determined that the seatbelt installed in the 1999…
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What Led to a Deadly Swimming Pool Carbon Monoxide Leak?

The Washington Post recently reported on a deadly incident that occurred at a hotel involving a swimming pool carbon monoxide leak. Per the article in the Post, 12 people were injured and a 13-year-old boy died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. The incident took place at an indoor pool at a Quality Inn & Suites in Michigan. As a hotel employee was walking by the pool area, he…
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Can Victims Sue If They Are Burned by the Dangerous Chemical Properties of Wet Concrete?

In mid-January, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed a Dauphin County Court decision in a case involving people who were seriously burned by wet concrete. What Led the Superior Court to Reverse the Decision? Per a report in The Legal Intelligencer, the case that the three-judge Pennsylvania Superior Court panel reversed on was High v. Pennsy Supply. This lawsuit was decided under the two new product liability theories announced in Tincher…
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How Did a Two-Year-Old Boy Save His Brother from a Falling Dresser?

A two-year-old boy in Utah had to come to his twin brother’s rescue recently when he was the victim of a falling dresser. While the two boys were playing, one of them tried to climb the dresser, causing it to tilt forward and fall. As the video below shows, that’s when the boy’s brother shot into action, pushing the dresser off his brother and freeing him. The boys’ parents released…
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Recall Alert: Are St. Jude Medical Heart Devices Dangerous?

According to Reuters, a recall has been issued for St. Jude Medical heart devices manufactured prior to May 23, 2015 due to problems with their batteries. Reportedly, the recall was issued after two people died as a result of the issue with the heart devices. How Are St. Jude Medical Heart Devices Hurting Patients? St. Jude’s heart devices are also known as CRT-Ds and ICDs. They are designed to deliver…
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Is My Child’s Halloween Costume Safe?

Earlier this year, there was a recall issued for the Disney Buzz Lightyear sound effect costume due to a product liability issue. Reportedly, it was discovered the outfits pose a strangulation risk to children. The Buzz Lightyear costumes apparently did not include a proper hazard warning explaining that the outfits are unsuitable for kids under 3 years old. This is due to the fact that the attached cord on the…
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