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Category: Dangerous Products (Product Liability)

Resistance Exercise Bands Can Be Dangerous

Posted on May 17, 2017 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Resistance Exercise Band Injury

With today’s health crisis we are increasing aware of the need for regular strength training.  When it comes to simplicity, versatility and affordability, it is hard to beat resistance exercise bands.  The bands, which come in a variety of widths, are portable, and usually color-coded according to the level of resistance.  In addition to strength… read more

Video Demonstrating the Crashworthiness of Modern Vehicles is a Tribute to Modern Safety Engineering Impelled by Products Liability Litigation

Posted on January 27, 2016 Car Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Myth Debunker,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

The greater a vehicle’s crashworthiness, the more protection it provides to occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident.  The degree of crashworthiness depends on the vehicle’s ability to withstand and absorb extreme physical stresses during a collision. Fortunately, the crashworthiness of motor vehicles has increased dramatically since Ralph Nader wrote Unsafe at Any Speed, which… read more

Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants Can Cause Complications

Posted on January 23, 2015 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Uncategorized

Many patients have undergone surgery to install hip implants.  These procedures may entail a complete hip replacement or a hip resurfacing that preserves some natural bone.  Some patients have encountered serious problems with hip implants that employ a metal-on-metal design.  The United States Food and Drug Administration explained that in such implants, the metal ball… read more

Nissan Recalls Certain 2013 Nissan Altimas

Posted on October 21, 2014 Car Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Local News,Personal Injury,Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan North America, Inc. has announced a recall of 2013 Nissan Altima vehicles manufactured from March 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013.   These vehicles are potentially affected by a hood latch issue that may cause the hood to open unexpectedly during driving.  Such a feature could pose… read more

The Consumer Reports Website Provides Valuable Information For Used Car Buyers Who Are Concerned About Motor Vehicle Recalls

Posted on August 25, 2014 Car Accidents,Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,In The News,Myth Debunker

The Consumer Reports website, http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/repair/car-recalls/index.htm, has a simple pull-down search tool to find recalls for your vehicle or any used vehicle you are considering.  In addition to providing the exact recalls for the specific year, make and model entered into the search tool, the tool provides various recalls for similar vehicles for other years.  Before… read more

Frigidaire Professional Blenders Recalled Due To Laceration Hazard

Posted on October 7, 2013 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Local News

The United States Product Safety Commission announced on September 19, 2013 that Frigidaire has recalled professional blenders due to a laceration hazard.  The blender’s shaft assembly can break while the product is in use, causing the potential for injury.  More information from the commission is available by clicking here. A person injured by a dangerous… read more

Chinese Products Are Cheap, But They May Not Be Safe

Posted on August 20, 2013 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General,Hazardous Materials,In The News,Myth Debunker,That’s Outrageous!

A recent article from The New York Times Opinion Page highlights the true costs and risks involved in buying cheap items from China.  According to the article, China has a well-deserved reputation for producing inferior and dangerous products as diverse as lead-filled toys, sulfurous drywall, pet food spiked with melamine, and tainted drugs.  The article… read more

Wisconsin Consumer Protection Procedure For Complaints

Posted on April 15, 2013 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),General

Although Wisconsin has a long and earned reputation for favorable relations between businesses and consumers, occasionally ordinary consumers run into deceptive or unfair trade practices committed by businesses. Fortunately, the State of Wisconsin offers a procedure for consumers to register complaints. A complaint can be made to the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Persons who are… read more

Farm Accidents Can Affect Livelihood

Posted on December 12, 2012 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Farm Accidents,General,Personal Injury,Work Injury

An injury on your farm directly affects your livelihood. Bye, Goff & Rohde has over 140 years combined experience helping farm accident victims. In Wisconsin, farming is a family tradition and a source of pride for many residents: for generations, farmers have worked hard to provide for their families and communities. However, farms can be… read more

Can I sue if I am injured by a product at work?

Posted on July 25, 2012 Dangerous Products (Product Liability),Work Injury

It depends on how the injury occurred, and whether the product was defective and unreasonably dangerous. Usually, an employee injured at work may not sue their own employer, but instead may collect worker’s compensation benefits.  If an injury is caused by negligence of a party not connected with the employer, a claim may be brought… read more