Those who live in the Galveston, Texas area might be interested in learning about a recent recall notice concerning the Hyundai Genesis. The company announced that it is recalling its cars from model years 2009 through 2012 because of issues with brakes. Those who own Genesis models built from April 1, 2008 through March 16, 2012 might expect to be notified by U.S. mail starting in November 2013.
On May 17 at approximately 6:30 a.m., three individuals were driving from Texas through Mississippi on their way to the Collegiate All Stars Water Ski Tournament when their car unexpectedly went off the road and rolled twice before landing on the roof. The car contained three athletes who had recently graduated from Texas A&M University.
It goes without saying, but small children are especially vulnerable to injury resulting from defective products. Manufacturers and distributors have an obligation to ensure that products meant for babies are safe, but too often marketed items pose a threat to small children's health.
Oral arguments were recently heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in a major pharmaceutical case that could affect injured parties in Texas and throughout the country. At issue is whether drug manufacturers can be held liable for injuries suffered by patients who were prescribed dangerous medications.
When we purchase a product, it is not unreasonable to expect it to work well and not cause us harm. However, a dangerous product can suddenly change a person's life by causing an accident, resulting in injury or costly medical bills. Texans who have been injured because of a defective product should know their legal rights and understand the options for seeking compensation for damages. With these issues in mind, readers in the Galveston area will be interested to know that Toyota has settled a wrongful death suit involving the sudden and unintended acceleration of its vehicles. This is thought to be one of the first of many lawsuits that will be settled over the vehicular defect.
When people purchase items, it is usually assumed that those products are safe and will work as intended. There are instances, however, when the products have defects or problems that can cause safety issues. Galveston County residents may be interested to learn about a stroller company that is recalling a potentially defective product.
Medical products are generally put through rigorous tests to determine their suitability for use before being placed on the market. Despite extensive testing, however, some products can still cause damage. When the use of any product causes injury, a products liability suit can be filed to seek compensation for damages that result from the product's use. This is the basis of claim in a recent lawsuit filed recently in a Texas court against the manufacturer of a hernia mesh material.
A knee replacement device that apparently became loose before it should have is the center of a lawsuit initiated by Texas woman after she needed additional surgeries. The product liability suit was filed on Oct. 12 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern Texas District.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention carefully monitors viral and bacterial outbreaks and attempts to track these back to their sources. When a dangerous product is identified, a recall may be issued and vendors may be forced to remove the offending product from the market. Those who have already taken or used the product may, however, already be at risk.
Defective products can cause severe personal injury and even death when components fail. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their materials and processes meet all required safety regulations and do not pose an undue hazard to consumers. When people are injured because of a faulty product, they have grounds to file a product liability claim.