A childless couple blames Allergan Inc. for ruining all of the progress that they had made with fertility treatments. Allergan is now named as a defendant in a civil suit concerning the alleged defective product that led to the woman's injuries. Although the injury did occur in a medical setting, the defective product was the cause of the injury and not medical professionals or the hospital, making a product liability claim the most appropriate course of action for those in Ohio who have suffered from a similar incident.
Ohio parents place an enormous amount of trust in the companies and manufacturers that produce products for their children. From toys to baby formula, most parents simply want what is best and safest for their child. After purchasing what may have initially appeared to be the most appropriate item, it can be devastating to learn that it has been recalled due to serious potential hazards. If injuries do occur because of the defect, it could result in product liability claims against the company.
Safe and reliable products may not seem like too much to ask for, but defective or dangerous products appear to still grace store shelves in Ohio, putting consumers at risk. Recently, the parent company of Gerber Legendary Blades, Fiskars Brands Inc., forked over millions in fines amid allegations that it did not inform the Consumer Product Safety Commission of a possible defective product in a timely manner. According to the company, the product in question -- an axe -- hit the shelves after company employees tested a few of the axes and concluded that they were safe. Some victims may find that a product liability claim can be an appropriate course of action.
Ohio consumers may not have to look too far to discover a dangerous product, or a story about how a family was affected by a recalled product. Take, for instance, the family that suffered the death of a baby fatally injured by his own baby monitor. Those who have been injured by a dangerous product and are pursuing a product liability claim might be surprised to learn how few recalls ever actually reach consumers.
Most people have heard the words product liability, but some may not understand everything those two simple words can encompass. Thousands of people are injured across the United States every year -- including residents of Ohio -- by dangerous or defective products. Gaining an understanding of what product liability is can help consumers know what rights and protections are guaranteed to them.
Ohio drivers should know about an important auto recall and the effects that it may have on one manufacturer. A dozen deaths have already been blamed on the issue, and some think that many more will be uncovered.
Marlyce's Butterballs are being recalled by L.M. Noodle Company because it did not declare milk, whey, wheat flour and soy flour allergy warnings on the packaging. If residents of Ohio have traveled to Colorado, Wyoming or Nebraska recently and bought a package of these butterballs, they need to check whether there is an allergy warning. Each plastic bag of 12 frozen butterballs has a white label with black lettering with a UPC of 094219-21708.
On Dec. 28, supermarket chain Giant Eagle released an allergy alert via the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website. The release pertained to Candy Place Chocolate Santas products sold in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland beginning on Oct. 1, 2013. Although Giant Eagle didn't produce the candies, the manufacturer, George J. Howe Company, also released a contact number for consumers with problems. In addition, the chain said that customers would receive complete refunds upon returning the candies to any Giant Eagle market.
Nissan owners in Ohio should be aware that Nissan North America is recalling its 2013 NV200s. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between February 6, 2013 and August 2, 2013. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that at least 2,529 vehicles are affected. The recall is expected to begin in mid-December.