Individuals in Kentucky and elsewhere may be impacted by a recent product recall -- the second of its kind by Harbor Freight in 2020. The product being recalled is a three-ton jack stand. Unfortunately, sometimes, defective products like these cause injuries to consumers, which is grounds for dangerous products liability claims.
Roundup, a widely-used weedkiller, has been linked to thousands of cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers. Hundreds of victims of the dangerous product are now suing Roundup's manufacturer, Monsanto. The plaintiffs allege that exposure to the popular herbicide caused them or a loved one to develop cancer, and that Monsanto knew of the risks. If you or a loved one have developed cancer after regularly using Roundup, you may be entitled to compensation.
Kentucky consumers might assume that products on store shelves are labeled with appropriate allergy warnings. However, a recent candy recall demonstrates that this is not always true. Consumers may wish to follow this potential products liability case in the months to come.
Kentucky parents may assume all the products they buy are well tested and proven safe for their children to enjoy. Sadly, however, a Fisher-Price product sold nationwide at several major stores and online was just recalled due a reported fire hazard. Parents who own this product will want to follow this products liability case closely in the weeks to come.
Kentucky consumers might assume that a product on the shelves of a big corporation would be properly tested. However, an outlet converter sold at The Home Depot through its stores across the country and online was recently recalled due to possible shock and fire hazards. Those consumers who have purchased this product will want to pay close attention to this products liability case as it unfolds in the following months.
When patients in Kentucky choose to undergo surgery, they anticipate they will receive the best possible care and products used during and after an operation. Unfortunately, companies are not always aware of all the potential risks their products could pose to patients, or they may choose not to adequately inform patients of all potential risks. A jury in another state recently determined that a company that sold pelvic mesh was negligent in the design of the product and failed to inform patients of known potential risks. The woman was awarded $57 million in the 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.
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.
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.
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.