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What You Need to Know About the Three Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

While there are a wide variety of defective product liability claims they usually can be put into three categories. Knowing about these categories can help you determine if you have a claim. Manufacturing Defect The first and most commonly considered claims are from defective manufacturing. This is when there was a mistake while the product was being built. This can be as simple as a car at a factory installed with a faulty airbag. That car could be sold to someone who is seriously injured in a car accident because of the defective airbags. That person would not have the injuries if the car had an airbag that worked correctly. Design Defect The second category is when the design of a product is defective. In this situation, every product has been built properly according to the directions. At first, this may look like a great collection, but sometimes the plans to…
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Product Liability Lawsuits Will Forever Change with New Generation of Jurors

The future of product liability lawsuits is changing rapidly. Millennials are now old enough that they are regularly appearing on jury panels, making important decisions in product liability trials, and the results are a little shocking. Everything from the result to the presentation in product liability cases is slowly undergoing a shift due to the preferences and opinions of this younger generation of jurors. What Is Product Liability? Product liability lawsuits typically revolve around cases involving defective, poorly designed, or improperly advertised products that do harm to a person or persons. For example, if a person is injured in a car accident because the manufacturer cut corners when building the car, the injured person could sue the manufacturer for product liability. Generally, the defendants in these cases are large corporations accused of putting profits before consumer safety. Many product liability lawsuits develop into class action suits when more than a…
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Family Wins $72 Mil After Claiming Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Causes Cancer

A jury in Missouri recently endured a three-week long trial over claims that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder causes cancer. The family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer was awarded $72 million by the court, an enormous win. According to BBC News, the family argued that the Alabama woman died of ovarian cancer that was directly caused by Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. They say the woman used the powder regularly for decades until her death at age 62. The family was adamant that the pharmaceutical company should be held liable for failure to warn consumers of the potential cancer risks. Is Talcum Powder Dangerous? The fear behind talc stem, the chief ingredient in talcum powder, is that it is a natural mineral found in the same places normally occupied by asbestos, a well-known carcinogen. Since the 1970s, products that use talcum powder, such as makeups and baby…
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