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Be aware of asbestos in your home

As many residents of New York are aware, asbestos can be extremely dangerous. Exposure can lead to a number of serious illnesses including mesothelioma, cancer and lung complaints. While you might hope that you are not at risk from such a substance, as this article on personal injury explains, everyone is exposed to it to some extent. It is in the soil, in water and even in the air.

You deserve to feel safe using everyday products

Residents of New York are often on the move, traveling to work, taking children to school, going to fetch groceries, the list is endless. This means that when a product they need goes wrong, it can throw their entire day out. Furthermore, depending on the type and extent of the malfunction, they could even face serious injuries. For example, if your car has a critical error when you are driving it, you could find yourself embroiled in a serious crash.

Smith & Wesson faces product liability case over gun discharge

It is easy to forget how dangerous some of the products you use in your day-to-day life can be. When an item you are relying on malfunctions, it can be extremely frustrating. However, worse than that, it could end up injuring you or someone else. In New York, many people suffer injuries as the result of using faulty products, and the effects can last a lifetime. Companies should be held accountable when products they produce contain defects that cause dangerous malfunctions.

GM Recalls Expand to more vehicles

General Motors has announced that it has recalled 8.4 million more vehicles worldwide due to an ignition recalled.  This announcement came just after General Motors compensation expert unveiled a plan to pay victims of accidents involving the previously 2.6 million recalled vehicles.

Companies refuse product recall despite known flaws

When a product you are relying on doesn't function as it is supposed to, it can be frustrating at best. However, if the malfunction of that item affects your safety, the consequences can be far more severe. Manufacturers are responsible for the safety standards of their wares and can be held accountable for a defective product. Residents of New York should be prepared to take action if they find an item they have purchased to be sub-standard.

General Motors admits to earlier knowledge of dangerous defects

Not all products stand the test of time; yet when you purchase something, you expect it to adhere to a certain standard. A company has a responsibility to ensure that whatever it sells is fit for its purpose. It should be able to perform its required function and it should do so safely.

Merck agrees to $100 million NuvaRing settlement

It is the responsibility of drug manufacturing companies to thoroughly determine the risks and side effects of drugs that they put out on the market. Providing insufficient warning or failing to pull defective drugs from the market can result in product liability lawsuits against the company. As for the consumers, they might suffer from serious health diseases, such as heart and circulatory ailments.

Supreme Court makes big ruling in asbestos case

Cases involving product liability can be confusing. Boiled down into simple language, these cases involve a person claiming that a product was defective in some way, and as a result of this defect they were caused some type of injury. These cases can result in substantial awards to an injured party, including people in New York, if they can prove their case.

Manufacturer recalls defective Baby Jogger Strollers

Even the pickiest consumers get their share of defective products. Some product defects are not visible and it may be some time before they surface, possibly causing injuries. Those who sustain injuries due to a dangerous product may explore the possibility of product liability due to the maker's negligence and pursue the manufacturer for damages.

Defective product being recalled after injuring 61 people

In New York, consumers assume that the products they purchase have passed stringent quality checks. Because of this, Manhattan residents are convinced that the products they buy, especially baby products, are safe and user-friendly. However, this perception can sometimes be a critical mistake for consumers, and they may unknowingly purchase defective products that are harmful to them and their family.

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