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.
At least one child has been injured by a stray piece of glass that was allegedly found in a jar of baby food. Beech-Nut Nutrition -- the manufacturer of the baby food in question -- issued a voluntary recall following the injury claim. However, that may be of little peace of mind to Ohio parents who might now be worried about hazardous materials in their children's baby food.
Despite safety measures set in motion by the FDA, there are still about four listeria outbreaks in America annually. These outbreaks are typically associated with food, many of which are common items in refrigerators across Ohio, and they sometimes prompt the need for product liability claims. The most recent listeria outbreak, which is the second this year, was caused by Sabra, a popular brand of hummus.
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.
No matter where you look these days, a myriad of products are considered to be health and/or safety risks. Known as hazardous materials, these items can cause a lot of problems if not used, transported or discarded properly. What actually qualifies as hazardous materials and what can Ohio residents do if they are injured or lose a loved one due to exposure to these materials?
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.
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.