From energy drinks to pills, caffeine is found in countless products in West Virginia and throughout the country. It is not uncommon for teens and young adults to use these "dietary supplements" and "energy boosters" in order to stay awake and cram for exams or to boost their performance on the sports field. Unfortunately, these drinks and pills could potentially contain excessive amounts of caffeine that could cause fatal injuries. Manufacturers are quick to dismiss the allegations that these types of products are dangerous, but a family from another state begs to differ after the alleged wrongful death of its son.
Losing a loved one, under any circumstances, is difficult. This is particularly true when the death could have been avoided. A wrongful death case outside the state of West Virginia alleges that a defectively manufactured trailer caused a fatal accident in 2014.
It isn't uncommon for men here in West Virginia to seek treatment methods that will raise their testosterone levels. However, individuals should be aware of a recent lawsuit that has come about in another state concerning an alleged dangerous product that is offered to raise testosterone levels. This product is AndroGel, and a female widow asserts that it killed her husband, which has prompted her wrongful death lawsuit against the makers of the product.
Caffeine is a legal, unregulated product that is used on daily basis by most people here in West Virginia and throughout the country. Therefore, people do not put much thought into the dangers that it can have on one's body, especially younger individuals. In severe cases, it may result in the wrongful death of an individual.
In the year 2011, almost 50 kids were killed nationwide due to a piece of furniture tipping over on top of them. To some here in West Virginia, this may not be very surprising. After all, statistics say that children are most vulnerable for injury and wrongful death when it comes to furniture tip-overs, which injure roughly 38,000 individuals every single year.
IKEA has made yet another recall of some of its products recently that may impact some of our West Virginia readers. IKEA has recalled almost 75,000 safety gates that have failed to keep children across the country safe and have the potential to result in a wrongful death of a child. Although death has not yet occurred, three children have been injured, but 18 total incidents have been reported.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has been a front runner for decades in the tire industry. Although it isn't common to hear about issues with vehicle tires in West Virginia and across the rest of the country, they can occur. Usually, these issues occur due to tire defects. Recently, an apparent defect in one of the company's tires caused a catastrophic accident and resulted in the possible wrongful death of several individuals.
When parents purchase products at a store or a garage sale in West Virginia, it is important to immediately check for any recent recalls. After all, not all product defects can be seen by the naked eye. In some cases, a wrongful death can occur as a result of a defective product being used. This has been the case for six families across the United States.
West Virginia residents may be interested in hearing about a huge automaker being sued for a girl's death. BMW is facing litigation initiated by a family after their daughter was trapped inside their 1997 BMW 328i with no way out. The out-of-state school district which she attended is also named in the lawsuit, as the family feels they were negligent in their actions surrounding the girl's death. The suit accuses BMW of warranty breach and product liability, and claims that the negligence of the school and BMW resulted in the girl's wrongful death.