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Mother Saves Children from Electric Toy Car Before it Explodes

Published on Aug 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm in Product Liability.

In August 2018, a mother in North Andover, Massachusetts saved her two children from an electric toy car before it burst into flames.

Michelle Kline was nearby when her children’s toy car began to smoke. At the time, her 16-month-old and three-year-old were buckled in the toy car. After she got them out, it took approximately two minutes for the vehicle to burst into flames and leave only charred remains. The children are okay and suffered no injuries.

The electric toy car, a $500 SPORTrax Awesome XL, was purchased as a birthday present for the Kline’s three-year-old and five-year-old.

How Do Drug Recalls Work?

Published on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:38 pm in Product Liability.

We expect our medicine to be safe and to help with the reasons why we’re taking it. Drugs are supposed to go through many steps before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves it to be on the market. But sometimes drugs can have something wrong with them or there is an issue with its packaging. These instances often turn into product liability cases. If the drug’s instructions have an error or depicts using the drug in an improper fashion, people could get hurt. Sometimes, all possible side effects aren’t printed on the box so people don’t know the risks.

Unfortunately, people can get hurt from this. Once there’s evidence that there’s an issue with a drug, it can be recalled and taken off the market, but people were still injured. If you’ve taken a drug that was later recalled, you may be eligible for compensation. A Kentucky dangerous drug lawyer from Thomas Law Offices can help you recover damages for your pain and suffering.

DePuy Elbow Implant Recall: What You Should Know

Published on Nov 14, 2017 at 12:58 pm in Product Liability.

When you’ve undergone surgery, you expect it to fix a medical problem. You trust your doctor and the hospital to take good care of you. What you might not think about is after the surgery.

Unfortunately, some people who get implant surgeries get through the procedure fine, only to find out that the implant itself is faulty. This can come from inadequate testing or poor manufacturing.

Products Marketed to Women Have a History of Being Dangerous

Published on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm in Product Liability.

The American Association for Justice (AAJ), a leading legal organization that focuses on enhancing the practice of law and advocating the civil justice system, recently published a report called From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women which brought to light many of the medical products that have negatively affected women over the past century. The article brings attention to heavily marketed female products such as talcum powder and vaginal mesh.

AAJ argues that corporations have a history of exploiting women in order to gain profit for their unsafe medical products. Some companies allegedly knew about the medical devices being harmful to women, however, they did not mention it to the public. Women were left suffering from dangerous drugs and devices until many lawsuits, over decades, brought justice to the major issue. The government has acted to curtail all medical products being marketed to women by implementing stricter FDA regulations before any medical product can enter the market.

Fidget Spinners: A Choking Hazard Without Warning

Published on Jun 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm in Product Liability.

Fidget spinners are the latest toy craze sweeping the country.  They consist of small pieces of plastic, metal, and a ball bearing that the user can rotate between their fingers.  Fidget spinners act as a release mechanism for people with nervous energy or psychological stress.

Initially the toy was marketed for children and adults who struggle with focusing or fidgeting, such as those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. But their popularity has increased beyond their initial target group and children of all ages can be seen playing with fidget spinner toys.