Watch Out for These Toy Hazards When Holiday Shopping for Kids
As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to think about the safety of the toys you may be purchasing for children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that in 2018, there were 226,000 toy-related injuries, including 37 percent that involved children five and under. Toys that caused the most injuries included non-motorized scooters,… read more
What Does “Failure to Warn” Mean in a Product Liability Claim?
If you’ve read anything about personal injury lawsuits—or if you’ve been injured yourself—you may have heard the phrase, “failure to warn.” What does that mean, exactly, and why does it matter to you? What is “Failure to Warn?” “Failure to warn” is a principle of product liability that applies when a company or manufacturer fails… read more
How Likely Is It for Your Jack Stand to Fail?
When you lift your vehicle on a jack stand, you may wonder just how safe it is to then get under it. Research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on cases involving injuries associated with “jack failures” found that in one year, an estimated 4,822 people nationwide were treated in hospital emergency rooms… read more
What is Strict Liability When It Comes to Defective Products?
If you’re injured by a product, you may have medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses to manage. This is where product liability comes in. If the manufacturer of that product is found liable for your injuries, you may be able to recover damages that would help make you “whole” again. What is Strict Liability?… read more
Baby Carrier Safety Risks Parents Need to Know About
Baby carriers offer parents a convenient way to keep baby close while going about their daily activities. There are some safety risks associated with them, however, that parents need to be aware of. Baby Carriers Pose a Risk of Falls In 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Protection Agency (CPSC) reported an estimated 61,400 emergency department-treated… read more
Watch Out for that Jack Stand
When you buy a tool from the store, you expect that it will work correctly. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Some products don’t perform as they should and others may even be dangerous. Such is the case with some jack stands that have recently been recalled from the market. It’s important to check your… read more
Do Baby Carriers Cause Hip Dysplasia?
Ever since the early 1990s, “babywearing” has become increasingly popular. Parents carry their babies around as they go about their normal daily activities, keeping them close and providing for a more secure parent-infant attachment. Baby carriers come in many varieties, including slings, wraps, soft-buckle carriers, and backpacks, but it has become clear recently that not… read more
The Danger of Fire-Fighting Foam
Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a type of fire suppressant used by civilian and military firefighters at chemical plants, oil rigs, navy ships, and aviation facilities. Exposure to this has been linked to cancer and many other serious conditions. Used to combat flammable liquid fires, AFFF was extremely useful. Unfortunately, while it may have… read more
The Link Between Vaping and Lung Disease
The meteoric rise of life-threatening lung disease associated with e-cigarette vaping has been alarming health officials over the last year. As of late November 2019, there were 2,290 reported cases of vaping-related lung disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Forty-seven people are confirmed to have lost their lives due to… read more
Diagnosed With EVALI Illness From Vaping? Here’s What You Should Know
Illnesses caused by e-cigarette usage have become so prevalent that the medical community now refers to the common group of vaping-related symptoms and conditions as “e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury,” or EVALI. Chaffin Luhana represents e-cigarette users who have been diagnosed with EVALI illness and who seek to recover compensation for the… read more