Once, asbestos was a substance commonly encountered in a wide range of occupations. It was used to insulate pipes and boilers; as fireproofing; in ship construction, cement making, automotive brake manufacture, and others. This changed in the 1970s, when exposure to asbestos fibers was found to cause mesothelioma (a form of lung cancer) and other lung-related diseases. Although asbestos is banned from use in new products, ...
With the early February 2014 General Motors recall of 778,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada, a number of painful questions have been raised in terms of safety and preventive actions the carmaker could have taken. The 2005 Chevy Cobalt and its faulty ignition switch substandard performance has left many people wondering how this problem could have gone unchecked for so long. With a product defect like this, on ...
With the early February 2014 General Motors recall of 778,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada, a number of painful questions have been raised in terms of safety and preventive actions the carmaker could have taken. The 2005 Chevy Cobalt and its faulty ignition switch substandard performance has left many people wondering how this problem could have gone unchecked for so long. With a product defect like this, on...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acetaminophen overdose sends approximately 80,000 people to the emergency room and causes the death of 500 more every year. Most of these hospitalizations and deaths are a result of liver damage sustained when too much acetaminophen is ingested, an issue that has resulted in a number of pharmaceutical injury claims in the past several years. If you or a loved o...
In some product liability cases, a product causes an injury because it was misbranded. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, some of the main ways misbranding can occur include: False and misleading labeling. If the labeling is deceptive, untrue or leaves out important safety information, the product may be misbranded. Incomplete identification of a product, unproven claims about the outcome of using the pro...