Category Archives: Product Liability
What Foods Are Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning?
It may seem like as consumers, there’s little if anything we can do to avoid getting one of the nasty and sometimes potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses like E. coli ir salmonella. However, some types of food have a greater chance of causing illness than others. One noted food safety lawyer who has represented plaintiffs… Read More »
Are Your Children’s Toys Harming Their Hearing?
Many Floridians have by now heard their share of noisy toys being played with non-stop in the days following Christmas. If it seems like toys are louder than they used to be, that’s because many are. The noise level of some can be dangerous to children’s hearing. According to one hearing expert, noise is… Read More »
Chipotle Hit with Lawsuit Involving Norovirus Outbreak
The Chipotle food contamination saga is likely far from over. Even though the company has just announced changes to its food preparation and cooking methods, the various cases of contamination that began this summer have left in their wake numerous people throughout the country who became victims of foodborne illnesses tied to its food…. Read More »
How Can You Help Ensure That Your Used Car Is Safe?
Even new cars cannot be guaranteed to be default-free. However, what if you’re buying a used car for yourself or for one of your children? What steps can you take to help ensure that the car doesn’t have any defects or hasn’t developed a problem during its use that could make it unsafe to… Read More »
How to Avoid Lead in Your Artificial Christmas Tree
Many Floridians prefer artificial Christmas trees to real ones. They look just as good, if not better, than the real thing and they’re ready when you want to put it up. There are no needles to fall off and get embedded in your carpet. Your dogs are less likely to use an artificial tree… Read More »
BMW Mysteriously Explodes in Flames in South Florida Driveway
There’s a mystery here in South Florida about what caused a BMW to burst into flames earlier this month. The explosion occurred in the middle of the night as it sat parked in the driveway of the owner’s West Park home. The woman was awakened by her son, who alerted her that the car… Read More »
Baby Sleep Positioners Can Be Dangerous and Even Deadly
One of the biggest concerns for new parents, especially first-time ones, is keeping their little ones safe while they’re sleeping. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, can occur if a baby isn’t positioned properly in the crib or suffocates in bedding or stuffed toys in the crib. That’s why the Consumer Product Safety Commission… Read More »
What “Medical Cocktails” Can Be Deadly?
It seems like there is a pill these days for just about everything — physical and emotional — that ails us. People are increasingly taking multiple medications every day. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a quarter of people between 20 and 59 have prescriptions for more than one… Read More »
How Do You Know Which Pain Relievers Are Safest for You?
For the millions of people who suffer from arthritis and other chronic conditions that cause constant pain or soreness, it seems like whatever over-the-counter pain reliever we choose comes with potential dangers. Just recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened its warnings on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and their link to strokes and heart… Read More »
Seemingly-Safe Summer Toys Can Put Florida Children in Danger
Did you know that more kids suffer injuries during the summer than they do in any other season? It makes sense that while kids are on summer vacation and the weather is perfect for playing outdoors in all parts of the country, they’re more likely to get hurt. However, some injuries arise from seemingly-safe… Read More »