Product Lawsuits

E-Cig Explosions: Recent Developments

Although public health officials have raised doubts about the safety and effectiveness of the use of e-cigarettes as a means of cutting down or quitting smoking, many people have been turning to vaping as an alternative to cigarettes. In fact, e-cigs are used by millions of people around the world. It’s unknown if this trend… read more

Pressure Cooker Explosions Blamed for Horrific Burns

Imagine being permanently disfigured by a common kitchen appliance as you try to make dinner. According to the Consumer Product and Safety Commission, there have been dozens of complaints about exploding pressure cookers that left victims with scar-producing second and third-degree burns. Beth Morales, a Miami resident, told CBS News about her horrific experience with… read more

3M CAEv2 Military Earplugs – What You Need to Know

Many military families have closely been following recent developments regarding the allegedly defective 3M CAEv2 military earplugs. These earplugs, which were standard issue to active duty servicemembers, have been linked to chronic hearing loss and other disabilities. Veterans and active duty servicemembers who have been diagnosed with hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or… read more

Dangers Posed by Defective Pressure Cookers

Pressure cookers have gained traction in modern kitchens as a convenient and time-saving way to cook healthy meals in just minutes. These popular appliances trap steam beneath the lid, cooking foods at scalding temperatures topping 300 ºF.  While its usefulness is widely praised in households across the country, many people are unaware of the inherent… read more

Exploding Lithium-Ion Batteries Remain A Top Product Liability Lawsuit in 2019

Exploding lithium-ion batteries are still a source for product recalls, injuries, and product liability lawsuits. Unlike the alkaline batteries we’re used to for powering children’s toys and flashlights, newer high-powered lithium-ion batteries that charge our cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other expensive electronics can pose tremendous hazards. Last year, lithium-ion batteries allegedly caused at least… read more

Where to Turn If You’ve Been Injured by a Tristar Pressure Cooker

Throughout the country, many people have been injured by exploding pressure cookers. For example, a two-year-old girl in Florida had to undergo a leg amputation as a result of severe burns caused by an exploding pressure cooker. A two-year-old boy in Texas received second-degree burns over 14% of his body. Adults have also been severely… read more

Juul E Cigarette Lawsuit Information

JUUL is an e-cigarette company that, according to the New York Times, has captured 70% of the U.S. e-cigarette market. E-cigarettes and vaping were initially marketed as safer than smoking tobacco and as a safer alternate for adults who had smoked nicotine cigarettes. Creating a New Generation of Addicted Smokers JUUL has come under scrutiny… read more

Pressure Cooker Explosions [Infographic]

Pressure Cooker Overview Higher Temperatures The tight-fitting lid prevents steam from escaping. Pressure builds, allowing inside temperatures to rise above the normal boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Direct Contact The steam’s heat is transferred directly to the surface of the food. Improved Safety A safety lid which is designed to prevent pressure build-up if… read more

At Least Seven Companies Recall More Hoverboards Due to Fire Risks

If you have a hoverboard in your home, it’s time to double-check it… again. In November 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a series of six recalls on six different hoverboards because of safety hazards. All but one of the products were manufactured in China. Back in July 2016, the CPSC announced a… read more

Exposure to Glyphosate Jumped with Introduction of GM Crops (Study)

Several studies have suggested that Roundup and its main herbicide, glyphosate, may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Other agencies have reached conclusions that are at odds with the IARC’s findings, including the Environmental Protection… read more