Category: Product Liability
Farmers markets offer food that is fresh and produced locally, but that food can give you a wicked case of food poisoning. In fact, a Penn State University study published Nov. 1 in Food Protection Trends evaluated how safely vendors handled food at more than 40 Pennsylvania farmers markets and found that many didn’t follow […]
Getting into your own or someone else’s vehicle? Do yourself a favor and quickly check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) site. What you may not realize is that thousands of cars, trucks, SUVs, vans and motorcycles are being operated at great risk to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and motorists because of disregarded recalls. […]
More than 57 million cars on the road have unrepaired defects, according to Carfax. The owners of these vehicles have either ignored recall notices or aren’t aware of the recalls, some of which are life-threatening. The Carfax report says that light trucks and minivans account for the largest number of unrepaired vehicles, and those are […]
Between 2004 and 2015, 108 infants died due to sleeping on inflatable mattresses. The number of deaths is comparatively small, considering that in 2015, 900 infants died due to suffocation or strangulation in beds. However, inflatable mattresses may pose a greater risk, because parents may be unaware those mattresses are unsafe for babies. Two researchers […]
The total number of lives claimed in a fire sparked by an explosive hoverboard in central Pennsylvania has now climbed to three, including two sisters, ages 3 and 10, and a fire department officer who crashed while responding to the scene of the fire. These are believed to be the first hoverboard-related deaths. Even before […]
July 28th, 2016 by Wapner Newman
A young, up-and-coming celebrity recently died alone at his Los Angeles home. Upon hearing those basic details, many people just assumed that it was yet another tale of Hollywood excess gone horribly wrong. However, what actually happened to “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin last month could have happened to anyone that drives a vehicle equipped […]
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 […]
Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., obtained a settlement in a products liability action involving a child victim who suffered serious and permanent burn injuries. The child was wearing 100 percent cotton pajamas that ignited easily and burned rapidly causing severe injuries to the child’s upper body. Partner […]
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.
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.