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Product Liability

Hunting Season Could Usher In a Rise in Missouri ATV Accidents

All terrain vehicle accidents

Hunters should be aware of all-terrain vehicle rollover risks
All-terrain vehicles offer Missouri hunters an easy way of getting to and from the hunting site. But it also means that increased ATV use could lead to a rise in accidents.

The ATV’s design, powerful motor and heavy body mean that rollovers are a risk – especially on sharp or sudden turns.  And some ATVs have been the subject…

McDonalds’ Coffee- Can you Handle the Truth?

The S.E. Farris Law Firm

Everytime someone wants to talk about changing our tort system, they mention the infamous “McDonalds’ Coffee Case” as evidence that the jury system is out of control. In order to boil (sorry) the facts down to a thirty second sound bite, many of the facts get omitted. This misinformation campaign by insurance companies and others isn’t designed to make coffee better. It is really focused on…

Defective Tires and Product Liability Lawsuits in Missouri

The S.E. Farris Law Firm

Blowouts, Defective Rims and Tread Separations Can All Lead to Car Accidents

For most drivers, flat tires are annoying. But a tire blowout or tread separation that occurs while driving 70-miles-per hour on a crowded highway is terrifying. And even the most safety conscious car owner who performs regular vehicle maintenance can’t prevent a blowout if the manufacturer defectively designs or…

What To Do After Being Hurt by a Product

How to Preserve Your Rights in a Defective Product Case

Appliances, technological devices, tools and machines are all part of our daily lives. We rely on our coffee maker to get our day going. Our laptops help us stay connected and productive while at work. Lawn mowers help make yard work quick at day’s end. And whether the product we’re using is fairly simple or incorporates the latest…

Crib Recall- over 2 Million Cribs Involved

Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft drop-side cribs with the Fisher-Price logo. The recall involves…

Lawsuit Caps Don’t Save Lives: A Doctor Speaks

Evidently, the entire medical community hasn’t bought the company line and drunk the Kool Aid- a doctor published on Salon Magazine had this to say about Malpractice lawsuit Caps:

“Tort reformers neglect the fact that malpractice reform won’t save one extra life. To make that difference, insurers, doctors and their lobbyists like the AMA need to find ways to improve patient safety. So for…

Toyota’s Idea of Safety: Hide Incriminating Documents?

A federal judge’s order sheds new light on what Toyota Motor Corporation is fighting to keep hidden, according to Todd Tracy, a Dallas vehicle safety legal expert. The documentation order issued by U.S. District Judge T. John Ward reveals that Toyota’s former in-house lawyer for rollover cases gave the judge a 40-page internal memorandum that is apparently so explosive that only the judge is…

Black and Decker Trimmers Cut More than Grass

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Black and Decker announced a voluntary recall of Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The trimmer/edger’s spool, spool cap and pieces of trimmer string can come loose during use and become airborne projectiles, posing a…

Another Digoxin Recall

Digoxin

As Medication Solutions, LLC announced that Digoxin, prescribed for patients suffering from heart failure or abnormal heart rhythms, showed up in different sizes which had a bearing on the dose. The variations in the sizes of the medications could create problems in either too little a dose or too much. Digoxin is a generic version of Digitek, and is marketed by Caraco Pharmaceutica…

Denture Cream Poisoning from Zinc

Poligrip

Approximately 35 million people use denture adhesives called denture creams, typically when they wake up and after they eat. Ingestion of denture cream is a known cause of zinc-induced copper deficiency resulting in neurological problems.  Zinc is very common and an important dietary requirement. Humans typically ingest between eight and eleven milligrams per day (often through red meat, nuts…

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