Lawsuit Alleges Hearing Loss In Military Service Members As A Result Of Defective Earplugs.

As a society that consumes products at an ever increasing rate, we place a lot of trust in the manufacturers of these products to ensure that they are safe for consumption. Generally, this means that we want the products to be free from any defects that may cause unintended injuries. As a result, product manufacturers have a duty to make their products safe for their consumers before marketing them. However, manufacturers frequently fail, and consumer injury results. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.

In late March, former Green Beret Johnathan Frew filed a lawsuit against earplugs manufacturer 3M that alleges that the 32 year old’s poor hearing is a direct result of the use of 3M’s earplugs. Frew was diagnosed with hearing loss while on active duty. The alleged defect is a result of the earbud being too short for proper insertion, according to the lawsuit, leaving the eardrum vulnerable to injury.

Military service members undergo training that requires them to hold and fire weapons extremely close to their ears. As a result, it is crucial that they use earplugs that will prevent hearing loss. Hundreds of thousands of military service members were given 3M earplugs, and more than 300 lawsuits have been filed against the company in less than a year. 3M has denied the allegations, and plans to litigate. Frew is represented by attorney Robert Reardon, Jr. of The Reardon Lawfirm.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of defective product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert product’s liability attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Jury Awards $11.7 Million In Products Liability Case Involving Defective Tire.

Litigation can be a long, drawn-out, complicated process. The process can be so daunting that it can even discourage people from bringing otherwise meritorious claims. This rings especially true when the party which one wishes to sue is a large corporation that can afford top lawyers, and has experience litigating complicated matters. This presents a problem, as large companies can, through their negligence, cause injuries to people who deserve fair compensation. Products liability cases, for example, generally involve a product from a large company malfunctioning in some way and causing harm to a consumer. If the company was indeed negligent, the consumer should be able to have legal recourse to get fair compensation. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.

In September 2018, Shanika Brown was involved in a multi-vehicle crash allegedly cause by a truck owned by Silvi Concrete Products. Her arm was severed, as was her infant daughter’s leg. Brown then brought a lawsuit alleging that a Bridgestone L315 tire on the Silvi truck was defective and caused the accident. Although Bridgestone maintains that its tire was not defective, it settled with Brown. Silvi, on the other hand, litigated the claim and had an $11.7 million verdict returned against it. Brown was represented by Kyle Farrar, of Lynch Farrar & Ball, a Philadelphia, PA law firm.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert products liability attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Giant Corporations Go Head To Head As Allstate Insurance Sues General Electric Over Defective Product.

Insurance companies play an integral role in tort law. Because they might be forced to cover the costs of certain accidents, they have a vested interest in ascertaining whether or not any damage caused was due to negligence. As such, they have a heightened incentive to sue in tort, as the victims of an accident might have already been compensated through the insurance system. If such an accident does occur, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

As the result of a defective circuit breaker in their home, Devin and Margaret Teitz suffered extensive damage to their property when a fire broke out in their home. Now, Allstate Insurance, who covers Mr. and Ms. Teitz, is suing General Electric, which manufactured the product.

The lawsuit is being brought for subrogation and alleges that General Electric failed to give adequate warning as to the limitations of the breaker, and that the breaker failed to comply with state and federal regulations and ordinances. In general, Allstate is claiming that General Electric was negligent in the design and manufacture of the device, and that had they designed the breaker properly, the fire in the Teitzs’ home would not have occurred. The plaintiffs are represented by Joseph McGlynn, of De Luca Levine LLC in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a defective product, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert products liability attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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