Companies that produce consumer goods are required by law to make sure their products are safe for their consumers. Different factors can affect what safety standards are required i.e. what the product is, what the product does, and who is the product designed for; but no matter what, if certain safety standards are neglected, and a company produces a product which causes harm to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. An expert product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates will be able to help guide you through this complicated litigation process so that you can begin to recover from your injuries.
Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) has been ordered to pay $247 million to half a dozen patients in a product liability case who claimed the company hid defects in its Pinnacle artificial hips. This marks the third substantial settlement regarding this product for the company. A jury held that officials of the company knew the devices were defective but nevertheless failed to properly warn doctors and patients about the risk that they would prematurely fail. The panel awarded a total of $79 million in actual damages and $168 million in punitive damages to a group of six New York residents whose hips had to be surgically removed.
The number of lawsuits accusing J&J of mishandling the metal-on-metal hips has grown by more than 13 percent over the past year, up to 9,900. J&J stopped selling the devices in 2013 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration toughened artificial-hip regulations. Company officials believed they acted “appropriately and responsibly” in the development and marketing of the Pinnacle hips and plan to immediately begin the appeal process.
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It is estimated that, every two weeks, a child dies in the United States when a piece of furniture, a television, or a common household appliance accidentally falls on top of them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has found that there are more than 22,000 children under the age of eight treated for a “tip-over” related injury every year. Product manufacturers of goods for consumer consumption are supposed to meet minimum safety requirements so the consumer does not get hurt while using them. If you do get hurt because of a faulty product, the experienced product liability lawyers at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates can help guide you through the litigation process to make sure you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Last month, and just six months after recalling more than 35 million dressers in North America that were linked to the deaths of seven young children, IKEA agreed to a $50 million settlement that will be split between the three families who took part in the product liability lawsuit. The CPSC has also reported 41 additional cases of Malm dressers tipping over, which has resulted in 17 injuries to children, all under the age of 10.
In four of the fatal accidents, the boys, all around two-years-old, were found under a Malm dresser that had not been anchored to the wall. The Malm line is still sold online today by IKEA, the largest seller of furniture in the world, but they now come with the anchor hardware and not just the instructions. The Malm line makes up around a quarter of the recalled dressers.
Safety standards have been put in place for manufacturers to make sure that each product produced for consumer consumption is safe and will not harm anyone. One of the more dangerous products produced. that need manufacturers to especially adhere to these regulations, are firearms. When a firearm is produced without meeting these requirements, the chance of substantial injuries as a result are extremely high as opposed to a tooth brush not meeting all requirements. If you do get hurt because of a faulty product, the experienced product liability lawyers and expert personal injury attorneys at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm can help guide you through the litigation process to make sure you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Sig Sauer was named as a defendant in a $7 million personal injury lawsuit by a Connecticut police officer who was injured when his holstered P320 pistol discharged when it hit the ground. Vicent Sheperis, a 34-year-old police officer in Stamford, Connecticut, filed the case against the New Hampshire gun maker in a New Haven federal court last week. The lawsuit alleges his injuries were the result of a defective safety mechanism in the P320 design
According to the complaint, Mr. Sheperis, a member of Stamford Police Special Response Team, was injured in January when his department-issued P320 pistol fell to the ground as he loaded equipment into a vehicle. The pistol discharged when it hit the ground and the bullet struck him in the leg and knee. The trigger was “incapable of being touched or of any movement” because the gun was inside a holster.
Have you or a loved one of yours been seriously injured or killed because of a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. So please contact one of our expert Massachusetts products liability lawyers or our experienced wrongful death attorneys at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com. Our attorneys have decades of experience in recovering millions of dollars for our Massachusetts based clients. Your needs are our top priority!