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Products Liability Archives

When companies make labeling mistakes about allergens in foods

If you are one of the millions of people who deals with serious food allergies, you know that proper labeling is key to safety. Whether you're allergic to wheat products or your child is allergic to tree nuts, you likely take special steps to avoid allergen exposure.

Looking at the relationship between product recalls and product liability, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of product recalls in the context of automobile recalls. As we noted, manufacturers have a duty under both federal and state law to address product defects after a product has gone to market. Kentucky law allow for the possibility that manufacturers can be liable not only for product defects themselves, but also for acting negligently with respect to product recalls involving defective products.

Looking at the relationship between product recalls and product liability, P.1

Product recalls are not at all an uncommon occurrence in the automobile industry. Though some recalls involve more serious issues than others, recalls occur fairly regularly. Whenever there is a problem that could cause harm to consumers, the ideal is that recalls are issued to address the problem before serious injuries to a consumer occurs.

What happens if you're hurt due to a faulty vehicle component?

In the last few years, there have been a flurry of vehicle recalls. From serious issues with brakes to ignition systems, there is a wide range of production and design flaws that can make your vehicle unsafe.

Football helmet manufacturers face litigation over misrepresentation in advertising

In recent years, the issue of head injuries has gained increased public attention, due in part to litigation against the National Football League for failing to properly care for head-injured players while sitting on research highlighting the long-term dangers of repeated concussions. As the conversation has become more widespread, attention has been drawn to college and high school football injuries, and the responsibilities of individuals and organizations at those levels.

Looking at some points of Kentucky product liability law, P.3

In recent posts, we’ve been looking at Kentucky law regarding manufacturer liability for defective products, including both the limitations on manufacturer liability and legal presumptions plaintiffs must overcome in proving liability.

Looking at some points of Kentucky product liability law, P.2

In our previous post, we began looking at some important points of Kentucky product liability law. As we noted last time, there are certain limitations in liability for manufacturers under Kentucky law and consumers need to be aware that they may be limited in their ability to sue a manufacturer in Kentucky if they are injured by a product as a result of an unauthorized modification or alteration, or by their own negligent or careless use of the product.

Looking at some points of Kentucky product liability law, P.1

Previously, we began looking at a product liability case filed against Apple which seeks to hold the company liable for failing to install a lock-out feature on a line of mobile devices. The couple that filed the lawsuit argues that installing the feature could have prevented the accident that killed their daughter and left them injured.

Apple faces product liability lawsuit over distracted driving crash

In recent posts, we briefly mentioned a recent recommendation made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that smart phone manufacturers start equipping mobile devices with features which prevent the occurrence of distracted driving. Interestingly, pressure to make such changes may soon be coming not only from government regulators, but also from the courts.

What should people take away from a recent talc-cancer case?

Back in August, we outlined an important issue affecting women all over Kentucky and the country. For those who have not read our blog post, the issue at hand is the concern that frequent use of talc powder could be responsible for the large number of cancer cases we are seeing in our country. Talc deposits, as you may not know, may naturally occur near asbestos deposits. Some believe that cross contamination is occurring -- contamination manufacturers are failing to catch.