Pregnant Woman Served Caustic Chemical at Restaurant Causes Panic and Outrage

A six-months-pregnant Kentucky resident received a beverage cup full of degreasing agent when she went to grab a refreshment at First Watch restaurant. Instead of serving her the tea she had asked for, the bus person instead filled her cup with degreaser. The woman noticed a painful feeling and odd taste when she took a…

Microwave Fires Cause Worry Among Consumers

A Colorado family recently experienced the scare of a lifetime when not one, but two General Electric microwave ovens caught fire while being operated. The appliance was mounted inside of a cupboard designed to house microwave ovens, and when the first fire started—and was, luckily, quickly extinguished—the owner of the appliance got rid of the…

The Price We Pay for Convenience: Overheating Instant Pot Causes Alarm Among Consumers

For the past several decades, many kitchen and household gadgets have been invented and put on the market. While some of these products could be described as “faddish” at best, other have become common pathways to daily convenience and household staples many people feel they couldn’t live without. From slow cookers to fat-defying grills, technological…

Illness and Injury at a Wedding Reception: Who is Responsible?

With all the stress that a wedding can bring along with its joy, the last thing any newlywed couple wants is to hire a catering service that causes more than half of its guests to get violently sick with food poisoning. That is exactly what happened, however, in 2015 at a New York couple’s wedding…

Salmonella Scare Has California Consumers on Edge

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a massive recall of fresh-cut produce sold in chain stores across multiple states—and now, California has joined the list. Pre-cut melon products, including cantaloupe and honeydew as well as seedless watermelon chunks and spears, are being recalled over salmonella contamination fears. The CDC warns that this…

When Warning Is NOT Necessary, And Your Product Liability Claim Will Be Denied

The first thing every person who has been injured by a defective product does is check the warning labels and instructions to see if what just happened was something the manufacturer of the product warned about. And when the injured person sees no mention of the defect or danger, they think they are about to…

Class-Action Lawsuit Claims All Apple Watches Are Defective: Here’s How You Can Get Compensation

Do you have an Apple Watch from the Series 0, Series 1, Series 2, or Series 3? You may be entitled to financial compensation, as Apple is being sued over alleged defects in its smartwatches for over $5 million in damages. The new lawsuit against the tech giant, which was reported by AppleInsider, claims that…

Could Toyota Be Facing Defective Product Lawsuits Due to Prius Electrical Faults?

Despite a 2014 product recall which was intended to rectify electrical faults in Toyota Prius models, it has come to light once more that the cars are experiencing potentially hazardous issues with their electrics. More than 800 defective electrical components from Prius cars have been returned to Toyota dealers, over just a two-month period so…

Dangerous Drugs And Defective Product Liability: Can You Sue Pharmaceutical Manufacturers?

We all use drugs and medications throughout our lives. Some rely on prescription and over-the-counter drugs more than others, and drugs serve a very specific purpose: to make us feel better, to treat diseases and make us healthier, and relieve pain. And while we – as California consumers – may expect drugs that are approved…

Silent Recalls And Product Liability: Many Manufacturers Are Guilty Of This, And That’s Dangerous

You probably have no clue what a “silent recall” is, and there is a reason for that. In a nutshell, a silent recall occurs when a manufacturer repairs its defective product only when a customer complains about the defect. Meaning: the manufacturer directly offers repairs to consumers who complain about a defect, but it does…