Would it surprise anyone in Pennsylvania to learn that government regulatory efforts have some apparent holes in them? Add to the list controls that would seem to be called for to make sure that those unsafe automotive parts subject to recall would not make it from one wrecked vehicle into a salvaged one.
Craig Coleman, an associate of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been named the Best Lawyers 2015 Product Liability "Lawyer of the Year" in Pittsburgh. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
A products liability case has been filed in Pennsylvania where a mother sued the manufacturer of an infant carrier deemed defective and that allegedly cause her child's death. Defendants named in the complaint have included Infantino LLC, the manufacturer of the carrier, and Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart stores, managers, and other companies and subsidiaries.
In a products liability lawsuit filed here in Pennsylvania, individuals claim to have suffered liver damage as the result of taking Tylenol. The plaintiffs in this matter assert that the manufacturer of the Tylenol in question, McNeil PPC, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson, concealed information regarding liver toxicity risks and the potential for liver failure.
Ford SUVs, which are obviously sold in Pittsburgh, are being recalled because the gas pedals on some such vehicles can stick. Though company has recalled 421,000 Ford Escapes, many critics feel that the automobile giant has not done enough to prevent more automobile accidents from occurring.
Pittsburgh residents purchasing cosmetics should be aware that certain such consumer goods can present dangers and could be classified as defective products. There can be mercury in skin creams, lead in lipstick, various microbes in mascara, formaldehyde in various hair products, and particles in what are called "mineral" makeup that can be inhaled into the lungs.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a recall of gel fuels that are manufactured by nine companies-including Bird Brain, Inc. of Michigan, Real Flame of Wisconsin, Lamplight Farms, Inc. of Wisconsin and Luminosities, Inc. of Minnesota. The companies involved have all agreed to pull their products off of store shelves voluntarily.
Inspired in part by the increased focus on concussions in sports in recent years by the media and safety advocate groups, Virginia Tech researchers set out to test and rate helmets currently on the market for their ability to lessen the risk of concussions. When the results were recently released, only one helmet was given the highest possible rating, while one of the most popularly worn helmets among high school and college players received the lowest rating. It remains to be seen whether or not the manufactures of the lowest rated helmets will be held liable for these dangerous and possibly defective products.
Just over a week ago, while watching the University of Pittsburgh-University of South Florida football game, a Pennsylvania woman began to feel weak and woozy. She was sick to her stomach as her thoughts turned fuzzy. She realized she didn't feel well, but thought that maybe she had food poisoning. "I didn't think anything was really wrong," she said.