June 2nd, 2014
When companies create a new product to release to the market, it must undergo a rigorous set of tests to ensure it is safe for use. Despite the testing and review process, sometimes products that are unsafe for consumers to use still make their way to the public’s hands. That is why it is important to recognize the three most common types of defective products, which include:
- Problems With Design- When engineers create plans for a product, they are not always identifying the potential issues that may arise. This was made evident when several companies attempted to market metal-on-metal hip implants that prematurely wore and caused patients serious injury. The products were later replaced with a more durable ceramic option.
- Manufacturing Problems- When the wrong materials are used in the creation of a product, the results can be devastating. The scandal surrounding the separation of Goodyear tires that were installed on Ford Explorer SUVs is a prime example of such a defect.
- Contamination- When dangerous germs make their way into a product, there is a potential for serious harm. The Listeria outbreak that was connected to cantaloupe from Colorado several years ago underscored these risks.
So what should you do if you have been harmed as the result of a product liability issue? The Norfolk personal injury attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley believe getting in touch with an attorney to discuss your legal rights should be the first step. We are available to speak anytime.
July 9th, 2010
July 1, 2010
A boy riding “The Extreme” at a Virginia Beach fair injured his shoulder, according to WVEC.
The ride was shut down and re-inspected by Virginia Beach officials, and it was deemed safe.
According to the ride superintendent, riders should make sure they’ve had a physical in the past year.
The injured boy is expected to be OK.
What concerns do you have about Virginia Beach carnival rides? Do you think Virginia Beach safety officials do enough to ensure that these rides are safe for everyone?
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia Beach defective product, the Virginia Beach lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.
June 8th, 2009
June 4, 2009
The Virginian-Pilot reported more than 2 million gallons of liquid fertilizer spilled as a result of a Virginia defective product in November 2008.
The liquid fertilizer was stored in a fertilizer tank at full capacity along Elizabeth River when the Virginia defective product collapsed and caused the spill.
Safety experts discovered defective welding was the cause for the collapse of the Virginia defective product.
Further inspections were made after the accident occurred with the Virginia defective product. Three other liquid fertilizer tanks were found with defective welding as well as numerous violations of state codes.
The defective product attorneys at Lowell Stanley can help if you were injured by a Virginia defective product. Call today for a free consultation.
November 27th, 2007
November 27, 2007
The Bristol Herald Courier reported that a company is voluntarily recalling gift baskets because the Virginia defective products include cheese that could be contaminated with dangerous bacteria.
The Virginia defective product was the company
November 9th, 2007
November 9, 2007
The Roanoke Times reported that parents need to be careful to avoid buying Virginia defective products with unsafe levels of lead this holiday shopping season. The millions of toy recalls recently have made parents with small children wary and unsure how to avoid bringing home defective products that may harm their kids.
A local woman used her lead-testing equipment to test the toys at an area elementary school, finding over 15 percent of the toys had unsafe levels of lead in them. Parents are encouraged to throw out old toys with chipped paint or deteriorating plastic.
More tips on how to avoid harmful Virginia defective products in the shopping season or clean them out of the house can be found in the article at the link below.