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U.S. Veterans File Lawsuit Against 3M Over Defective Combat Ear Plugs
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Monday, February 18, 2019.
A call to service is one of the most noble traits a person can possess, and there is no higher embodiment of this trait than seen in those who dedicate their life in service of protecting our country – the men and women of our military. It is a remarkable individual who chooses …
Dangerous Products & Product Liability
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Monday, October 1, 2018.
As consumers, we place a great deal of trust in the companies who provide us essential products and services that we need in order to live happy and healthy lives. Although many products found in stores are regulated to perform their intended functions while causing no harm and injury, the reality is there …
Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Polaris Industries, Inc. (“Polaris”) will pay a $27.25 million civil penalty. Companies Must Report When Their Product Cause an Unreasonable Risk of Serious Injury The Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 dictates that companies must follow certain safety standards to ensure …
$500,000 Settlement after Allergan Allegedly Sells Defective Lap-Bands
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
A Lap-Band is an inflatable silicone band which can be placed around a patient’s stomach during a surgical procedure. According to a defective product suit filed under the whistleblower provision of the False Claims Act, Lap-Band manufacturer, Allergan, knowingly sold defect products to health care professionals, after covering-up the presence of defective access …
Witness Testimony And Defective Products: What Experts Do You Need For Your Case?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Friday, April 20, 2018.
California product liability laws are pretty strict when it comes to punishing negligent or careless manufacturers and helping injured people recover damages. But in order to seek damages for your injuries, you will need to prove that the product was defective and that the manufacturer and other parties should be held liable. How …
Parties That Cannot Be Held Liable For Defective Products In California
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
If you have been injured as a result of using a defective product, there are certain parties that can be held responsible for your injuries and damages. However, it does not mean that you can sue everyone involved in the manufacturing process and the chain of distribution. California laws outline a list of …
E-Cigarettes, Exploding Batteries, and a Defective Product Lawsuit
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
As thousands of smokers move towards e-cigarettes in search of a less harmful way of indulging their vice, it appears that making the switch from tobacco to technology may not be as safe as you may think. While it is no secret that e-cigarettes are in their infancy and, as such, there is …
Legal Remedies For Defective Product: What to Do?
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
From a point of view of a consumer, everything seems quite straight-forward: you buy a product, the product turns out to be defective, you get injured as a result of using this dangerous product, and ultimately you get compensated for your injuries and damages by filing a product liability claim. If this was …
What if Your Holiday Gift is a Defective Product? A Not-So-Embarrassing Way to Return It
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Defective Products on Thursday, December 28, 2017.
Have you finished your holiday shopping or are you in the middle of your Christmas checklist? Christmas preparations can get rather hectic, but make sure they don’t turn into a disaster for you and loved ones on your holiday gift-giving list. Before you begin giving out holiday gifts, be warned that some of …