Articles Tagged with Sacramento Products liability Lawyer

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.

Warning of the Dangers of Buckyballs

Parents of small children should beware of a hazardous desktop toy called Buckyballs, which are tiny magnetic balls made from a rare earth element called neodymium. If children accidentally swallow the balls, the powerful magnets can become attached to one another inside the intestines or stomach walls, causing serious injuries or even death.

Severe Burns Following a Pressure Cooker Explosion

Every day, people suffer severe injuries while using household products. In some cases, these injuries could lead to lifelong complications. These issues can make it hard to resume their everyday routine. According to statistics on unintentional injuries that have been published by the National Safety Council:

Fluoroquinolones Can Lead to Aortic Rupture

Antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine and Fluoroquinolones are one of the most commonly used antibiotics. However, a recent study showed that this class of antibacterials can increase the risk of aortic damage and rupture. Previous studies have also demonstrated that fluoroquinolones which can lead to other side effects include:

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Loose Caboose

I’m Ed Smith, a Products Liability Lawyer in Sacramento. Defective or improperly installed trailer hitches can pose a serious risk for accidents resulting in traumatic or even fatal injuries. In California, the safety and installation of hitching equipment is controlled by the legal code-in accident cases involving trailers, these laws can help injured parties recover damages.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Products Liability Lawyer. Improperly installed defective trailer hitches can cause serious accidents with catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Both commercial and private vehicles are at risk for this sort of accident, no matter the size of their cargo.

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California Laws for Defective Products

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento products liability lawyer. California is one of the most consumer friendly states. It adheres to the legal doctrine of strict liability that holds a company or a person liable for damages due to a defective product whether or not negligence has occurred. Liability in this instance involves all persons or companies from the manufacturer through to distributors and retailers. Even though proving negligence is not mandatory, the plaintiff (the person who was injured) must prove the product was defective.