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February 2016 Archives

Walgreen's alleged dangerous property conditions cause fall

When stores do not maintain premises that are safe for the public to use, members of the public in West Virginia can end up getting injured and unfortunately rack up medical bills. One woman in another state said she was recently injured at a Walgreens due to negligence on the part of the store. She has filed a civil suit against the drug retailer, alleging dangerous property conditions.

2015 a major year for recalls due to auto defects

The year 2015 was a huge year for recalls in the automotive industry. Over 51 million vehicles throughout the United States, including in West Virginia, were affected by more than 860 separate recalls stemming from auto defects. This figure is an all-time high, and this is the second consecutive year that the figure has been so high.

Alleged dangerous property conditions lead to girl's injury

When a facility in West Virginia does not exercise care in keeping its premises safe, visitors there may unfortunately end up with major injuries. Dangerous property conditions were recently blamed for the injuries that one girl recently suffered at a school in another state. The mother of the girl has thus decided to file a liability lawsuit against the school system of which the school is a part.

Slip-and-fall accidents may cause bone fractures

When businesses in West Virginia fail to keep their premises free of debris, especially in the winter, pedestrians can easily slip and fall. Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents often send the victims to the hospital. Those injured must cope with their physical fall-related injuries and also cope with the accompanying financial stresses. One woman in another state recently claimed she suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident at a university.

Space heaters are defective products being recalled

West Virginia residents who are hurt by consumer products have the right to seek to hold the makers of these products accountable. Some defective products that have recently been recalled include space heaters. Specifically, these heaters were sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Auto defects involving air bags lead to vehicle recalls

Sometimes automobiles in West Virginia end up malfunctioning, thus putting consumers' health or even their lives at risk. One recent case involving auto defects that may impact some vehicle owners in West Virginia deals with auto air bags made by Continental Automotive Systems. The problem has led to the recalls of nearly five million vehicles.

Undeclared allergens can lead to dangerous or defective products

West Virginia residents may be interested in hearing that a company that produces ravioli and other pasta products has recently issued a massive recall of nearly 40,000 pounds of pasta. Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. has reportedly allowed various ravioli and pasta products to be sent to stores lacking a professional inspection by federal regulators. In addition, these dangerous or defective products may be misbranded in that they contain allergens that are not declared on the label.

Girl suffers dog bites after being attacked by pit bulls

Dog attacks in West Virginia unfortunately can cause not just physical suffering but also emotional distress to victims. One girl in a recent out-of-state case was transported to the hospital after suffering from dog bites. The incident occurred on a Monday.

Hair care products named in dangerous or defective products suit

West Virginia residents may be interested in hearing that over 100 men and women are currently among the numerous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the Just for Men hair care products. According to their allegations in a dangerous or defective products lawsuit, the defendants have designed, manufactured and sold hair dyes and hair care products since 1987. The plaintiffs claim that the company has known that its product was defective and could cause dangerous and negative side effects even when the product was used as directed.

Spinal cord injury research may lead to promising cures

Spinal cord injuries in West Virginia may drastically affect a person's life. Sadly, paralysis is an all too common result. Research is underway to find ways to restore a person's physical function following an accident leading to spinal cord injury. However, many unanswered questions remain.

Alleged dangerous property conditions led to woman's injuries

The carelessness of a company in West Virginia can cause serious injuries to an individual -- injuries whose effects may last a lifetime. One person in another state said she suffered injuries while on the property of a oil company. She has decided to file a lawsuit against the company due to its allegedly dangerous property conditions.

Air bag auto defects subject of yet another recall after death

Hundreds of thousands of Ford Ranger pickups are being recalled. This is due to auto defects related to the air bags and affects 2004, 2005 and 2006 model Rangers that were sold throughout the United States, including here in West Virginia. Apparently, the recall was prompted after a man from another state was killed in an accident. The crash itself occurred in December 2015 when a 52-year-old man was driving his 2006 Ranger and hit a cow and went on to strike a fence in the area.