When it comes to the field of product liability lawsuits, there are few bigger fish in the pond than tobacco companies. The country’s history with tobacco is a long and complicated one, with advocates on all sides crying foul and personal freedom. A case that has been in process for more than a decade has […]read more
California authorities are gearing up to scrutinize the effects of long-term use of petroleum operations wastewater in the irrigation of the state’s produce crops. This contentious issue has supporters and detractors on both sides, as the issues of water safety and water scarcity have come front and center for many communities nationwide. As it stands, […]read more
Samsung claims that its exploding phones have not actually caused any injuries, but it is not entirely clear if that claim is accurate. Reports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have rolled in from California and elsewhere in America, some of which include extensive property damage. One man claims that his vehicle was set ablaze […]read more
Pedometers, fitness watches and other wearable forms of health trackers all seem to be more popular than ever for California residents who are focused on their health. In an apparent effort to include children in this growing fitness trend, McDonald’s recently included activity trackers to their Happy Meals. Happy Meals are targeted at children, which […]read more
The safety and efficacy of any product on the market is important under any circumstances, but this is especially true when the product is used internally or in consumers’ eyes. Because of this, California consumers might want to check their medicine cabinets for an eyewash solution that was recently recalled. Honeywell, the manufacturer of the […]read more
Compounding pharmacies provide customized prescription medications for patients who are unable to take conventional versions that are produced on large scales. It is understandable that California patients might be under the impression that these compounding pharmacies are as closely monitored as other manufacturers, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not require these pharmacies […]read more
Revolutionary technology has helped create the safest motor vehicles ever manufactured. From the introduction of seat belts to side air bags, most people in California have a fairly good chance of surviving car accidents. However, defective or flawed features greatly reduce the chance of survival, making safety and quality checks a necessary aspect of the […]read more
California consumers have the reasonable right to expect that the products they purchase and use will operate or perform safely and accurately. Product users often refer to package labels to obtain important information or needed instructions before using their wares. Grounds for a product liability claim may exist when a person is injured or made […]read more
Anton Yelchin rose to stardom in the 2009 film “Star Trek,” and fans were devastated to learn of the actor’s recent death in California. Yelchin was killed by his own vehicle. His death has raised serious concerns regarding his vehicle — a Chrysler Jeep — that was recalled because of a serious design flaw with the […]read more
Parents are often inundated with products and advice long before their first child is ever actually born. Most do their best to make sure that they only use safe and non-toxic products for their child’s bedding, meals and bath, but even popular items can be the cause of serious problems. Some of the widely-used Tommee […]read more
Blood clots are a serious medical condition that can cause a wide array of injuries and, in some instances, even death. Most doctors in California take quick action to treat their patients who are suffering from blood clots. Unfortunately, one of the commonly prescribed medications to treat blood clots and other blood-related issues might actually […]read more
It isn’t out of the ordinary for a product to make national news — not for how great or revolutionary it is, but for how broken and dangerous it is. The resulting defective product causes many people to suffer, and could even cause fatal harm. Maybe the worst part about this is that even when […]read more
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