There are more product liability lawsuits filed against prescription drug manufacturers than against all other industries combined. Under strict product liability laws, drug manufacturers may be held liable for ANY serious injuries or deaths caused by their products regardless of the care they took to prevent defects.

Hazardous waste presents serious problems not only to humans but to the environment as well. Environmental law matters are particularly complex, not only due to the maze of federal, state and local laws involved but also because these laws are often highly technical in nature.

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Defective Children's Toys and Products


PLEASE NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list of FDA children's product recalls. For current information on Consumer Product Recalls please visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Database.

 

nursery room  product liability attorneyThe United States is the world's largest importer of goods from China, which manufactures more defective or deadly products than any other nation.

One of the most commonly recalled items throughout the entire world are children's toys. Children's toys that were manufactured in China have recently been in the public spotlight due to levels of lead contained in the paint; while this is a very serious and dangerous defect, it is by no means the only safety concern encountered when dealing with children's toys, furniture, clothing and other products specifically designed and marketed for children.

Possible choking hazards are a primary cause of many toy recalls. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that in 2011 there were some 262,300 toy-related injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. Seventy-four percent of the injuries were to children under 15 years of age and 35 percent were to children under five. In addition, the CPSC reports that in the period from 2009 - 2011 there were 49 reported toy related deaths in children aged 14 and younger.
The CPSC also reports an estimated 74,100 emergency room visits associated with nursery room products in 2011 alone; these products include cribs, strollers, playpens and high chairs.

Recent Children's Product Recalls From The Consumer Product Safety Commission:

 

dangerous polymer toy products product liability attorneyBe Amazing! Toys; Monster Science Growing Spider toy sets, Monster Science Colossal Water Balls and Super Star Science! Colossal Water Balls / Eco Novelty Corp. Cosmo Beads, Jumbo Size Colorful Water Balls and Jumbo Multipurpose Colorful Water Balls

These are polymer toy products that can absorb from 300 to 800 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size. The product can easily be mistaken as candy and if ingested may cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and even death. The toys do not show up on an x-ray and must be surgically removed from the body.


 

Nap Nanny product liability attorney.Nap Nanny Chill and Generation Infant Recliners

From 2009 to the present, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received at least 92 incident reports involving the Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill products, including the five infant deaths. CPSC has alleged that the products contain a design defect, their use presents a risk of injury to infants, and the instructions and warnings are inadequate. There have been five deaths and 92 reported incidents of babies hanging or falling out of the products. About 165,000 of the Nap Nanny and Chill products were sold between 2009 and 2012. The parent company, Baby Matters, is now out of business.


 

Buckyballs and Buckycubes product liability attorney.Maxfield & Oberton LLC Buckyballs and Buckycubes

The CPSC has reported that children are swallowing these magnets and sustaining serious injuries. If swallowed the powerful magnets attract to each in the stomach or intestines, causing internal damage that in many cases can only be repaired with surgery. About three million sets of Buckyballs and Buckycubes have been sold in the U.S. since 2010 and CPSC has received over 54 reports of children and teens ingesting this product, with 53 of these requiring medical interventions.

 

Holding Companies Liable:

Companies that manufacture or sell products to the public are legally responsible to ensure that they are safe. If their products cause injuries or illnesses to consumers, victims have legal recourse to obtain compensation for their damages by filing claims under the product liability law. This includes claims against pharmaceutical companies for dangerous drugs, drug recalls, and pharmaceutical injuries.

The US Government applies certain regulations on manufacturers to insure against defective products; but those regulations often go unenforced, and may lack the sufficient penalties to curb abuse.

As consumers, we trust that the products we purchase meet certain standards for safety. We also have to trust that the products used or prescribed by our physicians and those made available to us through the various businesses we use are safe and free defects or flaws that could inflict injury, illness, or death.
In most cases this trust is well founded, but unfortunately defective and dangerous products still do find their way into our homes, hospitals, offices and businesses.

Our government has specific agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) which are intended to monitor product safety, yet faulty products do occasionally reach the consumer market, placing the lives of the public in harm's way. Product manufacturer negligence can be associated with inefficient testing, contamination, the failure to maintain a premises, poor manufacturing, computer errors or human oversight. Product recalls and drug recalls help alert consumers to the potential risks of defective products that they may already own, but these announcements come too late for anybody who has already suffered injury or the family members of those who have been killed.

If you have sustained injuries or substantial property damage because of a product defect or recalled drug, you may have a product liability claim.

Product liability relates to any harm to consumers stemming from marketing misrepresentation, manufacturing defects, poor design, labeling errors, or the failure to warn of specific side effects or additional risks.
An experienced product liability attorney helps individuals in the prosecution of reckless or negligent manufacturers who distribute defective or mislabeled products. Product liability lawsuits are often the consumer's most effective weapon against unreasonably dangerous products. If you or a loved one have been injured by the failure of a dangerous or defective product, Houston, Texas based personal injury attorney Brent M. Cordell can inform you of your legal rights and options.

Hiring an attorney who practices personal injury law on a regular basis can ensure that your rights are protected.

Brent M. Cordell practices exclusively in the area of personal injury law. His number one focus is helping people with severe injuries get the legal representation they desire. Throughout his career, Mr. Cordell has helped thousands of injured people; if you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or by the prescription use of a dangerous drug Brent Cordell can help you get the just compensation you deserve.

 
If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a defective or dangerous product you have the right to hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries. If you have any questions as to whether a defective product is indeed to blame for your injury, Brent M. Cordell specializes in product liability and can help you review the facts of your case, complete the necessary paperwork, understand relevant laws, and ultimately receive the damages you deserve.
 

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