Why Samsung Is Going to Hate Product Liability Attorneys

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 31, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Anyone who follows tech news knows Samsung has received much negative attention recently.  With the manufacturer’s upcoming product release, product liability attorneys in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the country are prepared to step up should Samsung release another defective product. 

Background: Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In September 2016, Samsung made headlines when it announced a recall—first informally, and then formally—of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.  The recall was necessary because a manufacturing defect related to the phones’ batteries caused some devices to overheat and, in some cases, cause fires.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

How an Ohio Product Liability Attorney Evaluates Your Case

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

An award-winning product liability attorney like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s James Loweknows that every product liability case is different.  Defects in automobiles, appliances, industrial equipment, medical supplies.  These, or any other faulty product, can cause a wide range of serious personal injuries.

Evaluating a product liability case requires both legal and technical knowledge.  Unlike simpler claims, product liability lawsuits may involve investigating mechanical issues, supply chains, industry practices, and even conducting product tests. 

Clearly, these lawsuits can be complicated, and will be fact-specific.  The process of evaluating a product liability case, however, will be fairly similar from case to case.

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Topics: product liability

Spring Home Improvement Injuries: Who May Be Liable?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 31, 2016 7:00:00 PM

Defective Products Can Make Home Improvement Projects Dangerous

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Topics: product liability

ICYMI: IKEA Recalls Another 1 Million+ Dangerous Products

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Mar 12, 2016 9:00:00 PM

In January, a post appeared on this blog highlighting the numerous, high-volume recalls and consumer alerts issued by IKEA over the past year and a half. As if to emphasize the contention of that post—that IKEA has a frightening track record of selling dangerous products—IKEA issued yet another recall barely two weeks later.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

How Dangerous is Laminate Flooring? What Customers Need to Know

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 27, 2016 7:07:58 PM

Many readers will remember a widely-publicized story from March 2015 investigating the link between several incidences of cancer and laminate flooring sold by popular retailer Lumber Liquidators. That report exposed the risks created by Lumber Liquidators’ use and sale of Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring that contained dangerous levels of formaldehyde, a chemical the CDC has confirmed can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation in the short term, and cancer in the long term.

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Topics: product liability

CPSC: Every Hoverboard on the Market Today May Be Unsafe

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Feb 20, 2016 3:05:46 PM

When the media caught wind of the dangers of hoverboards last fall, safety advocates everywhere were hopeful that the national attention would protect at least a few consumers and families from personal injury and serious property damage. While some injuries may have been prevented, some alarming numbers from the Consumer Product Safety Commission make it difficult to be optimistic about how seriously the public has taken previous hoverboard warnings.

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Topics: product liability

Breville Pressure Cookers Cause Second Degree Burns, 35,000 Units Recalled

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jan 2, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Vigilant consumers may remember that December 2014 saw coffeemaker manufacturer Keurig recall several million of its home coffee brewers following complaints that the appliances had caused numerous burn injuries. Now, almost a year to the day, kitchen appliance manufacturer Breville has issued a recall for its Fast Slow Cooker, a home pressure cooker that has reportedly caused burn injuries to multiple users.

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Topics: product liability, personal injury, product recalls, burn injury

Are Hoverboards the Most Dangerous Gift of 2015?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 18, 2015 7:30:00 PM

What is a hoverboard?

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Topics: product liability

Ohio Product Liability Lawyer Alert: Massive Drill Recall, 6 Injuries Reported

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Dec 5, 2015 7:00:00 PM

This week Harbor Freight Tools recalled 1.7 million cordless drills after it was revealed that a defect in the devices can lead to overheating. The handheld devices have already been linked to six instances of burns and five reports of damage to property.

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Topics: product liability, product recalls

Ohio Product Recall News: Sanofi Recalls All Auvi-Q Injectors, Hundreds of Thousands at Risk

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Oct 31, 2015 9:47:04 PM

This week, French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis recalled hundreds of thousands of epinephrine auto-injectors due to a risk of incorrect dosing.  Readers are urged to alert friends and loved ones who may be in possession of an epinephrine injector to review the recall details and exchange their defective units. 

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