If someone asked you what enterprise caused 67 deaths and 113 injuries in a little more than a decade, you might guess the mob. Sadly, the answer is General Motors (GM). The auto manufacturer became aware of a defective ignition switch during testing in 2001, but failed to remediate the flaw appropriately then later hid its knowledge of it.
Each year, approximately 25,000 children are injured by falling furniture or televisions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some children escape with some scrapes and bruises, but many others suffer injuries much more severe.
Highway guardrails are an important safety feature on New York expressways, but few people know that they sometimes cause more bloodshed than they prevent.
People are often confused or misinformed about their right to sue after a product falters. Product liability cases can be extremely complicated and involve testimony from experts on both sides. Product liability cases are generally governed by state law, but some areas, such as implantable medical devices, may be preempted by federal law.
Infant products must be designed with a meticulous focus on safety. Yet, every year babies needlessly die because manufacturers fail to create their products in a safety-minded manner.
Parents know that there's no shortage of dangers they need to protect their children from, but sometimes harm can come from unobvious sources. A fatal accident in Harlem provides a heart-wrenching illustration of how this can happen.
Remote control helicopters and airplanes have grown in popularity over the past decade, even prompting the NYC Parks Department to sanction Calvert Vaux Park in Gravesend as a haven for flying remote-controlled (RC) aircraft. Unfortunately, few realized that this hobby brings a grave danger until a fatal accident in Brooklyn.
Ever wonder what the numbers on the side of your car's tires mean. Here is some interesting information. There is a number imprinted after the initials DOT (US Dept of Transportation) the last four digits of the number tell you when the tire was manufactured. For example, 2113 means the 21st week of 2013. the word treadware suggests the projected milage that a tire will give you. there is a three digit number after the word Treadware to estimate the milage projected muktiply that number by 2 and add two zeros. For example, 200 x 2 = 400 + 00 = 40,000 miles.
Unsafe Generic Drugs can prove hazardous to your health. Product Liability litigation is dynamic. Generic Drugs are being prescribed with increasing frequency. Health Insurance companies are demanding that their insureds use them instead of the more expensive brand name drugs. A recent US Supreme Court opinion ruled that generic drug manufacturers cannot be held accountable for failure to warn consumers about the deadly side effects that taking the drugs may cause.