Articles Tagged with product liability

Vaping has been advertised by manufacturers as a safe alternative to smoking. But there is growing evidence that the devices (also known as e-cigarettes) are not so safe after all. Vaporizers have been linked to a spate of deadly acute respiratory failure illnesses as well as serious burn injuries from explosions. Some 34 lung injury deaths and 1,600 illnesses – from Florida to California – this year are being blamed on vape usage, and more than 2,000 vape pen explosions from 2015 to 2017 resulting in burn injuries. Florida vape injury lawyer

Those injured and survivors of those have died have begun filing the first of what promises to be a flood of Florida product liability lawsuits against vape pen manufacturers over these incidents.

Our West Palm Beach product liability lawyers have read through a number of these accounts – and they are harrowing.

Vape Injuries Likened to Those of Industrial Accidents, Chemical Weapons and High-Speed Car Accidents

In one case out of Florida, a mother-of-three and CBD oil vape user suffered multiple organ failure and was forced to undergo a double leg amputation as a result of medical complications from respiratory failure. Others said they quickly became powerfully addicted to vaporizer products – only to come down with severe cases of pneumonia that landed them in the hospital for days or weeks. Continue reading

A product liability mass tort litigation is rapidly snowballing, alleging a government contractor distributed defective earplugs to active duty combat soldiers and those in training, resulting in profound and lasting hearing loss.

Our South Florida product liability attorneys have learned hundreds of veterans from across the U.S. (nearly 650 in all thusfar), are suing 3M Co., asserting they suffered substantial degrees of damage to their functional hearing because the earplugs didn’t provide the protection the company promised.
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The products in question were touted as combat-grade earplugs, but failed to protect their  inner ear organs from permanent damage.

Veterans with pending claims have suffered either partial or total hearing loss, many also with something called tinnitus, which is the perception of constant or near-constant “ringing” or “buzzing” in one’s ears. (Tinnitus isn’t a condition in and of itself, but it’s usually associated with hearing loss. Continue reading