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Common Types of Products in Defective Product Injury Cases

By Butler Prather LLP on January 20, 2024

In a recent year, over 12.7 million people received emergency room treatment due to injuries caused by defective products. Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure products are safe before releasing them to the public. Dangerous products must be recalled by the manufacturer as soon as they become aware of a defect.

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How do Product Recalls Work?

By Butler Prather LLP on December 17, 2022

Anytime it is discovered that a product is dangerous for consumers, it is likely that there will be a recall. This is particularly true if the issue that caused the defect is widespread. Here, we want to examine how product recalls work as well as what you can do if you discover that a product inside of your household or business has been recalled. What Happens to Cause a Recall? When we examine the government website that keeps track of current recalls, we can see that just about any product we use or consume on a regular basis could become…

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Dangers of Electronic Smoking Devices

By Butler Prather LLP on November 29, 2021

Electronic smoking devices, commonly referred to as electronic cigarettes or e-cigs, are incredibly popular. This is particularly true for teens and younger adults. Once touted as a way to help individuals stop smoking real tobacco cigarettes, we now have a more thorough understanding of the dangers of electronic smoking devices. Here, we want to examine some of the dangers associated with electronic cigarettes and other types of electronic smoking devices. Addiction Dangers of Electronic Cigarettes Electronic smoking devices, which regularly go by the term “vaping devices,” are battery-powered devices that individuals use to inhale aerosols that typically contain nicotine, flavoring,…

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Unsafe Gas Appliance Injuries

By Butler Prather LLP on August 9, 2021

The last thing any person expects is that they will sustain an injury caused by an appliance in their household. However, appliances that operate on any type of gas could malfunction and cause devastating injuries due to an explosion or fire. Here, we want to look at some of the most common injuries that individuals can sustain in the event an unsafe gas appliance malfunctions. Victims of these injuries are often able to recover compensation for their losses, and we will discuss the importance of having an attorney help you with these particular cases. Common Gas Appliances That Can Cause…

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What is Strict Product Liability?

By Butler Prather LLP on July 6, 2021

Defective products can lead to severe injuries or illnesses for consumers. In the aftermath of a product defect injury or illness, victims should be able to recover compensation for their losses. In general, securing compensation in these situations involves filing a lawsuit against the company or manufacturer who supplied the defective product. Here, we want to discuss strict product liability and how this applies to individuals who are seeking compensation after these incidents. What is Strict Liability? The theory of strict liability revolves around individuals or companies being held responsible for injuries caused by their actions. In these particular situations,…

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What Are the Consumer Protection Laws in Georgia?

By Butler Prather LLP on January 18, 2019

When you purchase a product or service in Georgia, you expect to receive what you pay for. While many businesses operate ethically, some companies engage in criminal practices. Georgia consumer protection laws help unsuspecting purchasers stay safe from defective products in the face of these unethical activities. Georgia Lemon Laws The term “lemon” refers to a new automobile that has numerous issues and requires multiple expensive repairs. Georgia enacted the lemon laws in order to protect consumers who are purchasing new vehicles, allowing for peace of mind when visiting a car dealership. The lemon laws protect consumers’ vehicle purchases for…

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What if Your Kid was Injured by a Toy that Displays the Wrong Age Range?

By Butler Prather LLP on June 12, 2018

Children’s toys should be just that – suitable for children. All parents know that what’s appropriate for one child might not be good for another child. Age and play behaviors can determine what type of toys are safe for a child. It is a toy manufacturer’s legal duty to ensure its products display the proper age range for the safety of consumers. Failure to do so is a marketing product defect that can make a toy unreasonably dangerous for kids. Parents of children injured this way have the right to file claims against manufacturers in these situations. So what should…

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What is Planned Obsolescence? Can You Sue for Negligence?

By Butler Prather LLP on April 24, 2018

Product manufacturers have an obligation to consumers to provide safe and effective products that perform as advertised. Although businesses evolve and markets demand new products over time, some companies use a tactic known as “planned obsolescence” to drive revenue. A company may design a product to fail after a certain amount of time, typically shortly after the warranty period expires. This encourages consumers to purchase a replacement or a newer model of the product. But could planned obsolescence be considered a breach of product liability, based on U.S. regulations? What are the Problems with this Practice? Planned obsolescence poses several…

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Exploding whipped cream cans and dangers of defective products

By Butler Prather LLP on June 26, 2017

Exploding whipped cream cans and dangers of defective products – blog – Butler Prather LLP

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