Amazon in Hot Water Over Combustible Hoverboards

Amazon, the popular online shopping company, recently lost a case in the United States Appeals Court for failure to appropriately notify customers about a known defect in a hoverboard it sold. As a result, it may be forced to pay damages to those harmed by the defective hoverboard, which Amazon knew sometimes could catch fire or explode, but failed to … Read the rest

A Summer BBQ Can End Tragically

accident lawyer Long IslandEveryone loves BBQ! BBQ and smoked meat have become a summer staple in many households across the nation.  However, this seemingly easy method of cooking can sometimes lead to a tragic event. Unfortunately, every summer thousands of people are injured, due to grilling accidents.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are more than two thousand BBQ related … Read the rest

BMW Recall

Recently, BMW recalled over one million cars, sports vehicles, and SUVs, due to defective wiring and electrical conductors in the vehicles’ climate control system overheating resulting in a car fire. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles crankcase contained manufacturing defects and caught on fire even when they were not in use.… Read the rest

Check Your Infant Soothing Seat for a Recall

dangerous product lawyer Long IslandIn October 2017, Fisher-Price and Mattel announced a recall of about 65,000 motorized infant motion seats after discovering that the motors were overheating and could lead to a fire. These motion seats retail for approximately $160.00 to $200.00. The seats feature a number of soothing features that include bouncing, vibrating, and swaying, while also playing music. The affected models were … Read the rest

Jury Awards a $110 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

talcum powder injury lawyer New YorkRecently, a St. Louis, Missouri jury awarded a $110 million verdict to a Virginia woman who claimed that she developed ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-based powder products for decades. This is the largest verdict to arise out of about 2,400 lawsuits that accuse the company of breaching its duty of care to customers by … Read the rest

$70 million Verdict Over Baby Powder

After having two New Jersey lawsuits previously dismissed against the company in September, Johnson & Johnson is now facing a verdict handed down by a St. Louis jury for $70 million. Similar to the two New Jersey lawsuits, the claim against the baby powder company was that the use of the company’s product caused a woman to develop ovarian cancer. … Read the rest

Button Batteries In Your Child’s Toy Could Be Cause for Concern

Tragedy struck two days after Christmas for one Oklahoma family when a two-year-old toddler died six days after swallowing a button battery.

The day after Christmas, Brianna Florer of Jay, Oklahoma, began exhibiting signs that something was wrong.  The next day, her condition worsened and the family drove Brianna from their rural home to meet an ambulance. Despite emergency surgery … Read the rest

Recall of Potentially Contaminated SeriScaffold® Device, a Surgical Mesh Often Used in Breast Reconstruction Surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of SeriScaffold surgical scaffold product (Product Number: SCF10X25AGEN), a bio-resorbable surgical mesh for use in open or laparoscopic procedures manufactured by Allergan, Inc. The reason for the recall is that the mesh may have been packaged in improperly sealed pouches with resultant contamination, and surgical sterility cannot be assured. … Read the rest

Another Compounding Company Endangers Consumers With Contaminated Products

On September 26, 2012, New England Compounding Center (NECC) recalled more than 17,000 steroids delivered to medical facilities in 23 states because of an outbreak of fungal meningitis suffered by patients injected with the contaminated product. Now this past week Med Prep Consulting, Inc. “voluntarily” recalled all lots of its products after being notified by a Connecticut hospital that it … Read the rest

The Latest “It Couldn’t Have Happened Defense“ The Mouse in the Soda Can Would Have Disintegrated

It’s like the old joke, “Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes.” One standard defense used to try to defeat a plaintiff’s case is the “It couldn’t have happened” defense, that is the occurrence complained of could not possibly have happened the way the plaintiff says it did. Often an expert is called upon to explain … Read the rest