Category Archives: Product Liability

Individuals who suffer injuries cause by defective products may be entitled to legal damages if the liability for the defect lies with the manufacturer. Personal injury attorneys can help people hurt by defective products to pursue legal damages.

Don’t Look Now but Your Cell Phone May Be Endangering Your Life

In the modern age, most people rely heavily on a cell phone. We use them constantly throughout the day, and many of us are even guilty of taking them to bed with us. According to a Pew study, 44 percent of cell phone users say they stay connected, even after lights-out. Falling asleep with your phone can be dangerous, and not just because you’re staying up late to play Candy Crush. Recently, a Texas teenager woke up to find that her cell phone had been smoldering while she slept, melting into her bed and burning her sheets and mattress. The phone, a Samsung Galaxy S4, had a non-Samsung replacement battery that was incompatible with the phone, and it had slipped under the pillow where heat was trapped. Cell phones, as well as laptops and tablets, use lithium-ion batteries. Though they are typically safe for everyday use, there is still a…
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NJ Woman Sues Home Shopping Network Over Burns

Many of us have happened upon a desirable product or two when flicking through the channels and landing on the Home Shopping Network (HSN). A woman from Berlin, NJ bought a pressure cooker from the television network and suffered first and second degree burns while using it and now she is suing. According to the personal injury suit, the pressure cooker unexpectedly sprayed boiling water on the face and chest of the Kelly McGowan. The complaint says that the pressure cooker was purchased in 2008, and it is supposed to prepare food by boiling liquids in a sealed pot. This creates steam inside the pot, which is supposed to cook food. In March of 2013, McGowan alleges that the lid on her pressure cooker shot up into the air, just an hour after she began cooking cabbage and corned beef, causing her severe burns. McGowan is seeking more than $100,000…
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