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IKEA Loses Product Liability Lawsuit Over Defective Furniture

In January 2020, the parents of a toddler who died after he was killed by an IKEA dresser that fell on him were awarded $46 million in damages. This is believed to be the largest awarded settlement in the death of a child. The lawsuit was filed in 2018 after the dresser fell on top of their son, crushing his neck and resulting in his death from suffocation. An earlier recall of IKEA furniture that did not meet U.S. standards had resulted in other fatalities and injuries. Consumer advocates said that company actions to warn consumers and to prevent further injuries and deaths were not enough. 

Pool Filter Explosions May Be More Common Than You Think

If you asked a normal homeowner whether or not they would consider keeping a bomb in their backyard, the answer would almost always be a resounding “of course not.” However, the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals estimates that there are well over ten million residential pools in the United States, and a large majority of these pools use a high-pressure pool filter. Because these filters are designed to operate under very high pressure, they can explode with a massive amount of force when something goes wrong.

Descovy is the New Truvada Alternative 

Truvada, a popular medication used to both prevent and treat HIV, has been the focus of both the medical and legal communities in recent months. Now, a Truvada alternative may soon be available. The medication is called Descovy and is being developed by Gilead, the company responsible for developing and manufacturing Truvada. Descovy has been promoted to help reduce the risk of acquiring HIV if an individual is exposed to the virus. This is similar to Truvada for PrEP, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. The FDA recently approved Descovy by a vote of 16-2, meaning that an alternative to Truvada may soon reach the open market.

Jogging Stroller Safety Concerns

Jogging strollers have become popular among parents, particularly those with young children, because they can keep their kids with them during their exercise. Unfortunately, one popular brand of jogging stroller is having significant issues. The Britax Jogging Stroller has been one of the leading options on the market; however, in the last six years, more than 200 complaints have been filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Some of the pertinent issues regarding these complaints include:

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleeper 

For parents, their children are their greatest treasure and need to be protected. Unfortunately, the Fisher-Price Sleepers are placing newborn babies and infants in harm’s way. Recently, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned parents who are using the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper of the significant risks. Deaths are still occurring with the use of this sleeper, prompting some parents to seek help from a Sacramento Products Liability Lawyer. Some of the key points regarding the dangers of this product include:

Dangerous Products and How to Deal With Them

Dangerous products cause many injuries and fatalities each year. Although the Consumer Product Safety Commission has the job of protecting the public from dangerous products, it’s a big job that involves thousands of types of consumer goods. The CPSC is charged with developing industry standards, banning unsafe products and researching potential hazards. However, a number of serious injuries or even fatalities can occur before an unsafe product is recalled. When this happens, the injured person can face lost time at work, high medical bills and other costs. A lawyer who is experienced in products liability can help you get the financial compensation that you need and deserve.

Sacramento Product Liability Claims

Product liability claims often arise when a family member is injured because of a defect or error in manufacturing. Although many products are subject to recall, it can take a long time before this happens. In addition, some defects in products may be hidden and cause serious injuries. This is why consulting a lawyer experienced in product liability cases is important, particularly when severe injuries are involved.

What is Product Liability When a Military Product Fails?

Working in the US military service, National Guard, or reserve units means working with thousands of different products – from vehicles and aircraft to heavy equipment and weapons – on a daily basis. And sometimes, manufacturing or design defects in these products may lead to bodily injury or, in extreme situations, the death of the victim.

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