Category: Defective Products

Man suffered severe burns in flash fire

Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law filed suit today on behalf of Reveriano Duran, against CONAGRA FOODS, INC., and CONAGRA BRANDS, INC., makers of SYSCO Imperial All-Purpose Cooking Spray. The lawsuit alleges that Conagra manufactured cans of spray with “u-shaped vents on the domed bottom of the canister that were designed to open when the […]

man dies from a vape pen explosion

E-cigarettes still operate in an unusual space in the U.S. Many of the devices and liquids consumers use aren’t tightly regulated. Though there have been steps in the right direction over the last couple of years, these devices still pose a threat when something goes wrong, which is exactly what happened earlier this year in […]

The New Year was barely upon us before the number of recalled Takata air bags and their faulty inflators got noticeably larger. During the first two weeks of 2019, Ford recalled around 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. (950,000 worldwide) while Fiat-Chrysler recalled over 1.4 million Takata air bags in the U.S., along with an undisclosed […]

Defective 3M earplugs cause hearing loss

For more than a decade, the 3M Company manufactured earplugs – the Combat Arms Ear Plugs – that were sold to the U.S. military. Now, the company faces several lawsuits over the defectiveness of this product and the resulting hearing loss suffered by many service members. Not only did 3M make faulty earplugs that have […]

Dangerous Toys for Children 2018

Toys are designed to bring kids fun and entertainment, but, unfortunately, sometimes they bring danger instead. There were more than 174,000 toy-related emergency room visits and seven toy-related deaths in 2016, the most recent year for which national data is available, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) statistics. With the holidays on the […]

A $289 Million Verdict Shakes up Monsanto—Signals Good News for Roundup Victims

As consumers, we expect the everyday products we buy off store shelves to be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Thousands of people who bought the popular weed-killer Roundup believe that the product gave them cancer. And on August 10, a jury agreed with the first of the cancer victims to have their day […]

Bayer Stops Sales of Essure – but the Legal Fight Continues

Since the early 2000’s, hundreds of thousands of women have turned to a tiny, coiled device as a supposedly safe and effective method of birth control. As many as 750,000 women have chosen the Essure implant for sterilization, largely because they were told the device involved a gentle, non-surgical procedure with little risk of side […]

Is the Bar for Medical Device Approval Too Low?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with its plans to establish a new medical device approval process in early 2019 which is supposed to make new products available sooner. But a chorus of critics says this is a dangerous move for patients because it makes an already dubious approval system even […]

Vape Pen Explosion Causes First E-Cig-Related Death in U.S

Florida authorities are still investigating the death of a man whose body was found at his home on May 5, after a vape pen apparently exploded in his face. The exact cause of death remains undetermined. The victim, 35-year-old Tallmadge D’Elia, suffered multiple injuries to his face, officials said. Firefighters were summoned by a 911 […]

The Terrifying Story of the Exploding Washing Machine

A New Jersey federal judge ruled on May 21 that an oral settlement agreement reached in June 2017 in two class action lawsuits over allegedly defective Samsung washers should be enforced. This may finally bring to an end several years of conflict between consumers and Samsung over its “exploding” washing machines. The U.S. Consumer Product […]