Michelin North America Inc. Vindicated In Texas Product Liability Case.

Whenever a company produces a product for consumer use, there will always be certain safety standards they are required to meet to make sure the product is safe. This is necessary for the public good. These standards may vary according to what the product is, what the product does, and who the product is designed for. But no matter what, if a company neglects to follow these standards and procedures, resulting in a product which causes harm to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. An expert product liability attorney at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm will be able to help guide you through this complicated litigation process so that you can begin to recover from your injuries.

A jury in a Weatherford, Texas district court found unanimously that Michelin North America Inc. is blameless with respect to a product liability lawsuit involving the failure of a BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A tire. The suit was filed on December 15, 2014, before the 43rd District Court of Parker County, Texas, and involved a vehicle crash in which two people were killed and several others injured. The BFGoodrich tire, according to the complaint, had a design and manufacturing defect. Michelin, however, was able to demonstrate that the particular tire had more than 80,000 miles of wear, as well as impact damage sustained before the fatal accident. This represents the third consecutive vindication Michelin has received in product liability cases since 2015.

Have you or a loved one of yours been injured due to the use of a defective product? If so, getting in contact with an experienced products liability attorney should be one of the first things you do to make sure your legal rights are protected. The team of personal injury lawyer specialists here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates are available 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at [email protected] to discuss what your potential legal remedies are.  Call today for a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Defective Airbags In Chevrolet Impala Found To Be Directly Responsible For Passenger’s Death.

As consumers, we have an expectation that the goods we buy from the store will be made in a way as to not harm the consumer while in use. What this means is that we believe that the products we buy won’t injure us if they are used properly. When products don’t meet these standards, and certain safety regulations are neglected and a company produces a product which causes harm to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to damages amounting to the pain and suffering that has been caused by the faulty product, in addition to all of your other out-of-pocket costs and other damages, such as disfigurement. 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.

General Motors has settled a product liability suit filed by the mother of a woman who died in a 2012 crash alleging that the death was the direct result of the car’s airbags failing to inflate. The suit was brought by Laconia, New Hampshire lawyer, A. Gerard O’Neil, Jr. Jenny Garneau of Laconia, New Hampshire sued General Motors and auto dealer Quirk GMC of Manchester, New Hampshire alleging that the 2012 Chevrolet Impala, in which her daughter was riding, had a defective ignition switch that could cause the car’s airbags to fail to inflate in the event of a crash.

Ms. Garneau brought the suit in 2015 as the administrator of her daughter, Paige Garneau’s, estate. Paige Garneau died in a single-car crash in the early hours of September 2, 2012 in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Paige Garneau’s boyfriend, Robert Pitts, the driver, was charged with negligent homicide in connection with the crash. Ms. Garneau, who was in the front passenger’s seat, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was thrown headlong into the car’s windshield. She was rushed to the Concord Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Has the use of a defective product caused you or someone you love to be injured? If so, contacting an experienced products liability attorney should be the first thing you do to make sure your rights are protected. The team of personal injury lawyer specialists here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm are available 24/7 by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at [email protected] to discuss what your potential legal remedies are.  Call today for a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $247 Million to Six New York Residents For Defective Hip Replacements.

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.

Have you or a loved one been injured because of a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for any pain and suffering, lost wages, and outstanding medical bills, so please contact one of our expert Massachusetts products liability lawyers here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm at 617-787-3700 or email us at [email protected] Call today for a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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