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Lack of Regulation Causes Increase of Children Swallowing Toy Magnets

Published on Jan 9, 2020 at 11:09 am in Product Liability.

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Many small objects often have warnings like “Choking Hazard” or “Not Suitable for Children,” signaling to consumers the risk if a child were to get to the product without supervision. The Washington Post reported on one particular object that is causing injuries, deaths, and is leaving those in charge of public safety scrambling to find a solution: the rare-earth magnet.

The magnets are tiny balls that are typically desk toys—they can be something to fiddle with or make a small piece of art. However, they are also incredibly powerful and can cause a lot of harm if ingested. There has been back and forth between the manufacturers of these products and those in charge of public safety. Let’s take a closer look at this issue.

What Are the Challenges of Suing a Major Corporation?

Published on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:32 pm in Product Liability.

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When your injury is caused by a corporation’s negligence, or by an individual who is covered by their company, you might want to file a claim against that company. For example, if you use a product that does not have disclaimers for use and you get an injury or illness, you could file a product liability claim against the company. But how challenging is suing a major corporation?

Why Are Teens at the Most Danger for Lung Damage After Vaping?

Published on Aug 23, 2019 at 11:15 am in Product Liability.

According to reports from CBS News, teens all across the country are being hospitalized for lung damage related to vaping. The first cases were reported in July 2019 and the numbers continue to rise. As the popularity of products like JUUL increases, concerns about lung problems and other e-cig related consequences go up as well.

Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services confirmed 12 cases of severe lung damage in patients between their teenage years and 30s – all of whom vaped. 13 other cases, including older patients in their 50s experiencing lung damage from vaping, are being investigated.

Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay Roundup Cancer Victims $2 Billion

Published on Jun 14, 2019 at 11:11 am in Product Liability.

A California jury ordered Monsanto to pay a married couple punitive and compensatory damages of $2 billion after they were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer was allegedly caused by years of exposure to Roundup products.

As reported by the U.S. Right to Know, jurors listened to 17 days of trial testimony. Alberta Pilliod and Alva Pilliod were the plaintiffs for the case. The couple started using Roundup in the 1970’s and continued to do so until only a few years ago. Alva was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that spread to his bones, pelvis, and spine in 2011. Four year later, Alberta was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma brain cancer.

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