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Man awarded $18.5 millon in products liability lawsuit

When companies produce a product, they bear the responsibility of making consumers in Kentucky and across the country aware of any associated risks involved with the product's use. Recently, a jury determined in a products liability lawsuit that the makers of a hunting tree stand did not properly alert consumers to potential risks of its product. The jury determined their failure to do so was worth $18.5 million for one man.

Nissan defendent in products liability lawsuit for brake issue

Car accidents occur in Kentucky on a regular basis and can result due to driver's negligence, weather conditions or other outside factors. A mother and her two young children were killed in an automobile accident when a man veered into their lane and crashed into them. The driver was charged and determined as negligent, but evidence exists that there may have been a software problem with the brakes in his vehicle. Nissan North America Inc. is in the beginning stages of defending the brake system in their vehicles in a products liability lawsuit against the company. 

Products liability case results in $110 million for sick woman

Johnson & Johnson is a well-known company, especially for its baby products. Many consumers in Kentucky, along with others throughout the world, trust the brand due to its reputation. Several products liability lawsuits against J&J and the company that supplied some of its products have made people begin to question the safety of its talc-based products. One recent lawsuit against the company awarded one woman $110 million for her pain and suffering resulting from her use of some of the company's products.

Products liability lawsuits may follow E. coli outbreak

Federal agents have ordered the closure of the Dixie Diner's Club SoyNut Butter factory in Kentucky. The Food and Drug Administration reported the facility to be the suspected source of an outbreak of E.coli. Reportedly, people in five states have contracted the disease, and the company will likely have to face multiple products liability claims before this is over.

Take Action to Ensure Continued Access to Justice

Congress has recently introduced several bills related to the civil justice system that impact the constitutional rights of all Americans. In general, these bills are favorable to negligent care providers and large corporations and make it more difficult for us to exercise our Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial. Perhaps the most troubling is:

Products liability concern apparently growing inside child's toy

Kentucky parents of infants are often diligent and cautious in their efforts to provide appropriate toys for their children. Especially during the teething phase of infancy, moms and dads may search for various types of products recommended to help ease gum discomfort and promote healthy tooth growth. A parent in another state, who also happens to be a pediatric dentist, recently became alarmed when she saw potential grounds for a products liability lawsuit inside her daughter's teething toy.

Products liability and the holidays

It is the time of year for giving gifts. Millions of people in Kentucky and throughout the nation have already begun celebrating the 2016 holiday season. Sadly, many will have their festivities cut short when injuries occur upon using new gadgets, devices, toys and other products. Seeking clarification of products liability laws is a first logical step to take if a problem arises during the holidays.

Johnson & Johnson powder may cause ovarian cancer

Recently, many lawsuits have been brought against Johnson & Johnson for the dangers of some of their products. The products associated with this risk are talc powders: Johnson's baby powder and Shower to Shower hygiene powder. Using these powders in the vaginal area has caused many women to develop ovarian cancer.

Kentucky fights back against transvaginal mesh

By now, almost anyone who has had any exposure to transvaginal mesh knows how dangerous this product is. For the women who have had this procedure done, the long-term results have been nothing short of disastrous. Since the companies making this product are powerful corporations, many victims feel powerless to take action.

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