Escalator Accidents

Escalators are a convenient way to move between floors without waiting for an elevator or climbing up the stairs. But escalators are a more frequent cause of injury than people think. It is estimated that 10,000 escalator accidentsper year in the United States result in visits to the emergency room. Escalator accidents can result in significant trauma and are frequently the result of someone’s negligence. Read more

Defective Baby Products

For parents, it is a never-ending struggle to try and keep babies safe. It can be difficult to delegate this duty to others, but sometimes we have no choice. In a perfect world, the manufacturers of products marketed for babies would ensure that the products are safely designed and manufactured. This doesn't always happen, however, and defective baby products place children at serious risk of injury. Common defective baby products include: Cribs The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) promulgates guidelinesthat manufacturers should meet in order to ensure that cribs are safe. These requirements include: Cribs should not have drop sides Crib Read more

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos causes an estimated 255,000 deaths annually. Many of these deaths are preventable, and yet the United States has still failed to ban this dangerous substance. While asbestos is not currently mined in the United States and most companies have largely stopped using it, it is imported from other countries and is still present in homes and buildings. Read more

How a Recall Can Affect a Product Liability Claim

Product liability lawsuits arise when a dangerous or defective product injures someone. These claims are usually based on the idea that a product was designed defectively, manufactured defectively, or failed to come with adequate warnings of the risks involved in using the product. When it is discovered that a product is defective in some way and is likely to cause harm to a consumer, there may be a product recall. Read more