Product Liability | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog - Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
‘Tis the season for children to excitedly unwrap all their new toys and get to work playing with them. Unfortunately, it’s not always happy memories these toys bring. Many toys, regardless of whether or not they have been recalled, can pose certain risks to the children who play with them. Read the rest »
Millions of people in the United States and throughout Arizona use Ambien on a regular basis to help them cope with short-term insomnia. In fact, it’s one of the most widely purchased sleep aids on the market. Typically, people take Ambien before bed, and the medication is supposed to help them sleep through the night. However, there are a few side effects that range from mild to serious, especially if combined with activities such as driving or operating machinery. Read the rest »
Product recalls happen all the time in the United States. So what recalls has Arizona seen lately? And what can you do when a product you bought has been recalled? Read the rest »
Even if you’re the best driver on the road, things aren’t completely within your control when you get behind the wheel. Not only do you need to worry about the other drivers out there, but also about your own car, and the things that could go wrong with it.
To make sure your vehicle is as safe as possible, it’s advised that all drivers perform vehicle inspections. This can help prevent minor issues from becoming something more serious, and can alert you to problems you may not have known existed. Read the rest »
Samsung, the massive company based out of South Korea whose Android smartphones are a major player in the U.S. market, is having a massive product-related issue. The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission warns that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had a defective battery linked to multiple reports of burns, fires, and property damage. On September 2, 2016, Samsung announced a recall on the product, indicating concerns with the battery and offering to issue replacement units to all customers.
While using words such as “epic,” “historical,” and “unprecedented” to describe the Takata airbag recall might have been hyperbole before, it is beginning to look like the truth. If the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) gets its way, the auto parts maker could end up recalling 120 million defective airbags. Read the rest »
Every day you are surrounded by and rely on manufactured, man-made products to help you do your job, get around town and even take care of your family. Like most people, you put your life, your safety and your trust in the hands of the people who developed and manufactured the products you rely on. But it’s important to remember that no matter what products and objects you bring into your life and the lives of your family members, those products are made by people and that means that mistakes can happen.
Mistakes in the manufacturing process can make the products you use less safe, and in turn, puts your family in jeopardy. Defective products can be anywhere and it is important to recognize those products and begin making ourselves and our families safer. These products include automobiles, baby products, such as cribs and strollers, exercise and sports equipment, food products, shoes and anything else that is man-made.
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Getting older is a part of life and you can’t avoid it. That means there’s a possibility that you won’t be able to avoid some of the injuries that come along with age either. Some injuries result in a need for surgery, and as we get older, the need or surgical replacement of one or both of your hips may become a reality. But what happens when you have a hip replacement and it results in further pain, suffering or injuries? Read the rest »
There are many different major surgeries that may be necessary if you’ve had an injury. One of these major surgeries is a knee arthroplasty, more commonly referred to as a knee replacement. Unfortunately, these types of surgeries do not come without risks and if you receive a knee replacement there is some chance that you may suffer a serious injury or pain as a result of your surgery and new knee. Read the rest »
More and more people rely on electronics to communicate with loved ones, find information, and complete work projects every day.
From laptop computers to high-tech projectors, technology makes it easier to run a business, seek entertainment, and stay in touch with people on the other side of the world. But did you know that defective electronics also put you at risk for serious injuries? Read the rest »