Product Liability

Hoverboards: Safety Risks and Legal Claims

Injuries

Experienced Attorneys Assisting Hoverboard Injury Victims throughout MA & RI Hoverboards were one of the most popular Christmas gifts in 2015, for kids and adults. But they have come under intense scrutiny for two startling reasons: 1) potential fire hazards when charging these devices, and 2) personal injuries resulting from falls and collisions. What is…

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Rhode Island Product Liability Attorney: Dangerous Risks Associated with Testosterone Drug

Product Liability

Earlier this year, five men filed separate lawsuits claiming that the manufacturer of AndroGel, Abbott Laboratories Inc., failed to warn patients or doctors about the increased risk of serious cardiac events associated with using AndroGel. Despite knowing that testosterone therapies were linked to an increased number of strokes, heart attacks, and deaths, Abbott allegedly took…

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Tire Safety Remains A Public Concern

Product Liability

The tire industry is in dire need for change due to a continued problem regarding tire safety and lack of regulation. The issue was brought to the public’s attention after a massive joint recall by Firestone and Ford in 2000 in which approximately 14.4 million tires were recalled. The government connected at least 271 deaths…

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Alarming Increase In Ovarian Cancer From Talcum Powder Use

Product Liability

Talc, a mineral made up primarily of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women. Talc may be found in various powders, cosmetics, condoms, and other consumer products. A recent Harvard study reported a 41% increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who use Talcum…

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Defective Product Liability Lawyer: Should “Buckyballs” Creator Be Liable For Safety Concerns?

Product Liability

Production for “Buckyballs,” the tiny magnetic beads that are commonly used as desk decorations, shut down amidst controversy over the safety of this product. Entrepreneur Craig Zucker decided to disband his company instead of yielding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s demand for a recall. As a result, the CPSC filed a lawsuit to hold…

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Providence Personal Injury Attorney: Hot Coffee

Personal Injury

The temperature of the coffee served at restaurants like McDonald’s has been in the public’s mind for nearly two decades. In a famous coffee case from 1994, the plaintiff won her lawsuit after suffering burns from McDonald’s coffee. The coffee’s temperature was so high that it caused third degree burns when it spilled on her…

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