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Defective Products and Products Liability

Defective Products and Products Liability lawsuits involve injuries from the use of a defective or dangerous product. This could arise in the case of a defect in a car which causes an accident, a burn sustained from using a beauty product, or even food poisoning. The manufacturer or seller is held liable to any party who foreseeably could have been injured by the product. There are several types of defects, including defect in the manufacturing, defect in the design, defect in the warning (improper labeling) and marketing defects (insufficient instructions).

Usually, a products liability lawsuit is not easy and involves testimony from experts. Since the law of products liability varies from state-to-state, similar cases in different states might not yield the same results.

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When we think of wheelchairs, we may think about the added mobility and freedom they can provide to injured and disabled people. We don’t tend to consider the estimated 300,000 serious wheelchair-related accidents each year.

When these tragic accidents occur, it can be hard to figure out who is responsible.

Anti-aging treatments are often too good to be true. This seems to be the case with many low testosterone treatments for men.

In recent years, the safety of so-called low-T treatments, including Androgel, has been called into question, and many, many men have filed testosterone therapy lawsuits. So where do these lawsuits stand today, and what do you need to know?

The last thing you want to malfunction is your gun.

Imagine that hunk of metal exploding in your hands at about eye level, blasting shrapnel and bullets near your hands, arms, and face. Guns can malfunction in many ways. Often, the malfunction is a simple misfire. The trigger is pulled and nothing happens. Other times, the malfunction could be catastrophic.

Here are three common dangerous gun malfunctions to watch out for:

In April, Pepsi announced it would remove aspartame from its formula for Diet Pepsi, which led many to wonder if the move was due to health risks associated with the artificial sweetener. But Pepsi also said Diet Pepsi with aspartame would remain available online, and Diet Coke will continue using aspartame.

So, are aspartame and other natural sweeteners dangerous to consumers? Or is Pepsi just bowing to Internet rumors and public (mis)perception?

The news hit the Internet like a Grande Caramel Ribbon Crunch Creme Frappuccino Blended Creme: Starbucks is now offering its cold brewed coffee nationwide. (And they’re also raising their prices again, even though the cost of raw coffee beans is dropping.)

This will be welcome news to some who have been burned, literally, by hot coffee in the past. With more chill options available this summer, let’s reminisce on some of the most (in)famous hot coffee lawsuits:

A Fourth of July celebration without fireworks is practically unpatriotic. However, many Americans are so eager to express their love of country, they completely ignore basic safety precautions when handling fireworks.

Every year thousands of people injure themselves. Some people suffer severe burns or lose limbs and testicles. One man even blew off his own head.

If you’re injured by fireworks this July 4th, can you sue?

Lawn Mower Injuries: Can You Sue?

Summer is here. Grass is growing. Time to break out the lawn mower — but be careful!

Every year, more people are getting injured by lawn mowers. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 83,291 people were injured by lawn mowers in 2011. Of those people injured, 3,780 were children under the age of 14.

If you’re injured by a lawn mower, can you sue?

Grilling Safety 101

Summertime grilling is one of life's great joys. The sunshine, the charred aroma, the grill marks -- everything tastes better off the grill.

But as with anything fun, it can also be dangerous -- often because you are too busy having fun to be careful. Whether you're tailgating, or in the back yard, here are some tips to keep you safe while grilling out this summer:

"If you or a loved one has been injured by a metal on metal hip replacement, you may be owed millions of dollars. Call now for a free consultation!"

We've all seen the commercials on daytime television. They tell you that there are class action lawsuits for defective medical devices, and claimants are getting million dollar settlements. Most of the time we drown them out or switch to another channel. However, these medical device defects do hurt thousands of people each year, and many people are involved -- or should be -- in class action suits against medical device manufacturers.

Here are three medical device lawsuits you should know about:

We normally think of exercise equipment as inherently healthy, but a CEO's recent death has many wondering about the health risks of using treadmills.

Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died last week after falling and striking his head while using a treadmill. Goldberg's death was a shock to Silicon Valley and a wake-up call to the 50 million Americans who use them that treadmills may be dangerous.