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December 2015 Archives

Dangerous property conditions may lead to liability claim

Getting injured on the property of another person's home in West Virginia can leave both physical and financial scars. An accident victim may require costly medical treatment, depending on the severity of the injuries suffered.Further, the injuries may also prevent the individual from being able to return to work for a time. If a homeowner's negligence resulted in dangerous property conditions that led to the individual's injuries, the homeowner may be held liable through the civil court system.

Defective household products are sometimes table saws

West Virginia residents don't expect that purchased products will pose a hazard to them if they use the product as instructed. However, if a product is not designed or manufactured properly, it could result in a defect that could potentially cause injury to a consumer. Defective household products come in many shapes and forms. In this particular case, it is a power tool just like those that many homeowners across the country own and use regularly.

Exploding bottles latest of dangerous or defective products

When West Virginia residents purchase bottles of beverages at the grocery store, they probably do not expect them to blow up after getting them home. However, that is exactly the premise of a recent recall. The dangerous or defective products involved are bottles of Trader Joe's Triple Ginger Brew.

Spinal cord injury patients might benefit from stem cell research

A person suffering a spinal cord injury in West Virginia may lose muscle control and, thus, the ability to manage movement. Fortunately, rehabilitation methods such as occupational therapy and physical therapy help to cope with these physical changes. Stem cell research, however, might serve as a brand new approach to managing patients with spinal cord injury.

Alleged dangerous property conditions at Best Buy cause fall

When a business property in West Virginia is not properly maintained, any hazards on the property may end up causing serious injuries to visitors. One man in another state recently said he injured himself at a Best Buy store when he fell on ice. He has filed a lawsuit against the store, alleging dangerous property conditions due to the business's carelessness.

Bean bag chairs recalled as dangerous or defective products

Bean bag chairs are very popular gifts for children at Christmas. For West Virginia residents who have purchased a bean bag for their child, grandchild or other child in their lives, it may time to check to see if it is part of a recall. Dangerous or defective products come in a number of forms, and right now, it includes bean bag chairs.

Defective medical devices being recalled by Boston Scientific

Medical patients in West Virginia take a risk when choosing where and from whom to seek medical care. Doctors and other medical staff are obligated to act according to the highest level of patient safety standards possible. However, defective medical devices sometimes cause injuries to patients no matter how careful and diligent medical staff members may be.

Auto defects impact Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru vehicles

Drivers in West Virginia may be impacted by a few recent vehicle recalls. One of the recalls involving serious auto defects impacts the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The others involve the Nissan Rouge, the Subaru Legacy and the Subaru Outback.

Defective medical devices by Boston Scientific Corp. recalled

Medical patients in West Virginia and other states trust that the medical devices doctors and hospitals use are always safe and effective. However, this is not always the case, and sometimes the medical products that are designed to help improve patients' health conditions actually make them worse or cause new health problems due to defects. One product that was recently recalled is a Chariot Guiding Sheath. These defective medical devices are being recalled following reports about parts of them breaking off and lodging inside some patients.

Some West Virginia homes may contain defective household products

West Virginia consumers are likely to have any number of tools and appliances in their homes. From kitchen equipment to lawn mowers and other power tools, daily life often involves using purchased products to complete chores and home-maintenance projects. Unfortunately, some homeowners have been severely injured or made ill because of defective household products. Many have suffered injuries while using common everyday items.

Defective products in leaf blowers, LED lamps

When products are not manufactured properly, the results can be life changing in a negative way for the consumers who use these products. A couple of products that West Virginia residents may have purchased were recently recalled. These defective products include leaf blowers and LED lamps.

Fiat Chrysler recalling Dodge Darts for auto defects in brakes

No matter what time of year it is, it seems that auto recalls are always occurring here in West Virginia and across the nation. The most recent of the recalls for auto defects is with Fiat Chrysler and its Dodge Dart cars. The affected models are 2013 and 2014 Dodge Darts with either the 2-liter or 2.4-liter engine.

Slip-and-fall accidents happen due to hazardous walking surfaces

When there is no traction between an individual's foot and a walking surface, a slip-and-fall accident can easily take place. Unfortunately, when slip-and-fall accidents occur in West Virginia, the injured parties may suffer serious injuries requiring costly medical care. They may also have to miss work, which can add salt to the wound from a financial perspective.

Lawsuit may be filed by those injured by defective products

Consumers expect the products they purchase not only to be in good working condition but also to be safe. Sometimes these products, however, end up being defective and thus cause serious injuries to the people using them. In these situations, the makers of the defective products can be held accountable through the civil court system in West Virginia.

DrillMaster drills latest of defective household products

West Virginia residents who are purchasing tools for their loved ones as Christmas gifts may want to double-check and ensure that they are not purchasing a faulty product. Some defective household products, such as tools, have recently come to light. One of these is a cordless drill from Harbor Freight.

Recall involves artery-clearing defective medical devices

The medical devices that are created to help patients sometimes end up making their health issues worse or even causing death. West Virginia patients may be impacted by the recent recall of the guide wires used in a medical device known as the Rotablator. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about these defective medical devices, which have also been voluntarily recalled by their manufacturer.

Home Depot may get sued for selling defective household products

Although products that are defective should never reach the homes of innocent consumers here in West Virginia, the fact of the matter is that they do. This is one reason why recalls are in place and should be announced immediately after a defect or risk has become apparent. However, what happens when a recall is not made and defective household products are purchased by and used by consumers who have no idea that they are at risk of an injury?

Alleged dangerous property conditions lead to suit against Subway

A seemingly minor slip-and-fall incident can end up causing major physical and financial problems in West Virginia. In one out-of-state case, a woman reportedly fell at a Subway Sandwiches and Salads restaurant inside a Walmart store. She has decided to file a lawsuit against both businesses, alleging that dangerous property conditions, for which both were responsible, led to her fall and subsequent injuries.

Defective products include blenders and pencil sharpeners

When products that are designed to help consumers end up causing them harm, injured consumers have the right to seek to hold the makers of these products accountable through the legal system. Multiple products that consumers in West Virginia may have purchased have been recalled. These defective products include blenders, trimmer tools and pencil sharpeners, among others.

Bard blood clot filters subject of defective medical devices suit

Blood clot filters are often placed in a patient's veins when there is a risk for a pulmonary embolism. These filters are typically only recommended for short-term use, as long-term use can lead to very dangerous complications, which could include death. A husband and wife from a state outside West Virginia have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of allegedly defective medical devices -- blood clot filters -- claiming that the devices caused past damage and will continue to cause future damage.

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