Several Companies Named As Defendants In Lawsuit After 3-Year Old Dies Playing In Window Blinds.

One major factor manufacturers and producers must take into account when introducing a product is the possibility that small children or others who are devoid of experience will get their hands on the product. This is especially true with basic household items that kids have access too all day. If a product is unsafe in terms of its design or if there is not an adequate warning, serious injury or death may result. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.

In Salt Lake City, Utah, a 3-year girl died back in 2016 when she was playing with some window blinds, became trapped, and eventually suffocated. Now, her family is bringing suit her behalf, claiming inadequate warnings, a dangerously long chord, and a general lack of measures against potential strangulation. The Mahe family is seeking damages for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, medical bills, and any punitive damages allowed under Utah law. The family is represented in this case by attorney Alan W. Mortensen of Dewsnup, King & Olson of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 one of our expert products liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us 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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Defective Product Design And Inadequate Warning Labels Result in $8.5 Million Award For Injured Man.

Because manufacturers understand the ins and outs of their products better than consumers, we expect that any potential dangers of a given product will be adequately pointed out via some kind of label containing a warning. When there is no warning, serious injury can result, particularly when using heavy machinery. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.

An asphalt worker by trade, Brian Goodrich runs Regal Seal Asphalt Services in Oxford, Massachusetts. One day, while working from his home, Mr. Goodrich was using a jack purchased from Garlock Equipment, Inc., when the jack he attached to a vehicle slipped and the vehicle fell on him. Mr. Goodrich suffered severe injuries, including permanent disfigurement to his face and skull, blindness in one eye, and significant loss of cognitive function. Mr. Goodrich subsequently brought a lawsuit against the company. He was represented by John T. Martin of KJC Law Firm, LLC of Boston, Massachusetts.

Although the jury noted that Mr. Goodrich was partially negligent himself in that he failed to use a safety pin, the lack of an adequate warning surrounding the potential for the jack to slip meant that the manufacturer was found to be more than 50% negligent. Mr. Martin also successfully argued that the company could have designed a jack without the need for a safety pin for the same price, thereby eliminating any danger in the first place.

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 one of our expert products liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential lawsuit. Call us 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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Portland, Oregon Woman Files Product Liability Suit After Finding “Foreign Object” In Her Soup.

Every day, millions of people buy store brand food products. We trust that these products were made carefully and attentively, such that we can enjoy our food without fear that it has been contaminated in some way. Failure by food companies to keep our food products safe and edible could result in serious harm. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury due to the negligence of a food company or product manufacturer, contact one of our expert product liability attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates, as you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation.

Maesel Dorn, a local woman in Portland, Oregon, got an unpleasant surprise when she noticed a foreign object in her roasted red pepper tomato soup that she purchased from Pacific Foods of Oregon, LLC. The night after the 72 year-old woman had her initial cup of soup, she experienced violent illness and mild hallucinations. It was not until several days later that she noticed a strange object, described as “mouse intestine-like”, in the box holding the soup. After several phone calls, Pacific Foods came to pick the object up for testing, but apparently the testing never took place. Dorn is now seeking $400,000 in injury damages from Pacific Foods for alleged negligence. Portland attorney Michael Fuller is representing Dorn.

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