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Posts tagged "Products Liability"

Are trampolines dangerous?

Backyard trampolines are a great source of fun for kids in Texas. However, trampolines are well known amongst ER doctors, as they often lead to broken bones, lacerations, and many other injuries. Statistics show that a variety of trampoline injuries are quite common when kids take part.

What should you do if you think your car is defective?

If you are driving around Texas and notice a problem with your vehicle, you may assume that age or driving conditions caused the issue. While some car problems come from improper maintenance or typical wear and tear, others happen because of a mistake in the design or manufacturing process. Issues with the engine, brakes, safety components and steering system may all contribute to accidents. You may also increase your own risk of injury if you continue to drive a car that has a design defect.

What types of product defects incur liability?

When you purchase a product, there is generally an expectation that, provided you take the appropriate precautions and use it as directed, it is safe. Unfortunately, however, numerous people in Texas and elsewhere suffer injuries each year due to using dangerous or defective products. In some circumstances, the manufacturers or sellers of these items may be held financially responsible for the injuries they incur.

The connection between talcum powder and cancer

Talcum powder has long been a staple in many Texas homes. Known for its ability to absorb moisture and reduce friction, this product has been used for decades as a personal care item. However, recent findings have demonstrated a link between talcum powder and cancer. 

Can prescription drugs cause birth problems?

If you take prescription medication and are thinking of getting pregnant or are already pregnant, you should be aware of the potential health effect on your baby. Some drugs are known to cause serious health issues in unborn children, and these issues may lead to lasting complications and may even result in loss of life. March of Dimes offers the following information on prescription drugs and pregnancy, so you can take the proper steps to protect yourself and your child.

What makes a helmet safe?

Kids and adults who ride bicycles on the street must wear helmets to remain protected. However, knowing what makes a helmet safe is also important. Protective gear must be rigorously tested to ensure it can withstand an accident and knowing these standards will help you choose the right helmet for yourself or your child. The Cleveland Clinic offers the following information.

Who is liable for injuries due to prescriptions?

Prescription drugs are popular treatment options for many patients in Texas, but they are accompanied by a variety of side effects. Some drugs are also contraindicated for certain conditions or with other medications or supplements. When patients are injured in one way or the other, or if they have a bad reaction, due to a prescription is anyone liable? This depends on the specific situation and who was negligent in the process.

Are bounce houses safe?

If your child has a birthday coming up in Texas, you might be thinking about ways to make it a special occasion. Many parents opt for bounce house rental in this case, which are inflatable structures that allow kids to play inside. While fun, bounce houses aren’t always safe, as explained by HealthyChildren.org.

The impact of misuse on product liability claims

Whenever the use of a product results in an injury or illness suffered by you or a loved one, scrutiny will almost immediately fall on the product's manufacturer as to its safety. At least, that is the attitude that many have when they come to see us here at The Leigh Law Firm. We often must distinguish for them when a case might actually point toward product liability. You see, whether or not a product is at fault for your injury or illness (and by extension, whether its manufacturer is liable to you) depends largely on the unique circumstances of your case. 

The dangers of used car seats

An important duty of Texas parents is to find the right car seat for their young children. Until a child is old enough to be buckled into a standard car seat, young children require a separate child seat during car rides. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns that purchasing a car safety seat secondhand can present possible dangers for your child. There are a number of reasons why parents should stick to buying new child car seats.