Defective Appliances Can Cause House Fires

It sounds like a scene out of Maximum Overdrive. You hear noise in the kitchen, and when you go to investigate, the microwave has turned on all on its own, electricity arcing inside until it cracks the turntable and scorches the bottom of the oven. But it’s not fiction. According to Consumer Reports, that is […]

Airbag Injuries

Airbags save thousands of lives each year, but they can also cause very serious injuries. Although it rarely happens, airbags have killed children and adults. Older airbags were more dangerous, but even today’s improved airbags can cause very serious injuries. If you have suffered airbag injuries, it can make your auto accident claim more complicated. […]

Would You Know if Your Vehicle Was Subject to a Safety Recall?

We hear about vehicle recalls in the news almost every day. Some of the recalls involve defects that have already caused numerous accidents and death. But the majority of safety recalls don’t make the headlines, and owners, especially those who bought their vehicles used, are left driving around completely unaware of the dangers. offers […]

Christmas Tree Fires

More than 200 home fires start with Christmas trees each year. Real trees are more likely to catch on fire than artificial trees, but artificial trees can also cause fires. When real trees are properly maintained and kept moist they do not burn easily. That may explain why more Christmas tree fires start after the […]

Drug Injuries Caused by Dangerous and Defective Drugs

Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are supposed to improve your health, and many can save your life. But the pharmaceutical industry is known for putting profits ahead of safety, and too many medications are dangerous and defective. If you have been harmed by a defective drug or if you have lost a loved one to […]

Medication Errors

Medication errors are frighteningly common. They often go unnoticed, and do not always cause harm, but medication errors can be fatal. For survivors, the consequences can include permanent harm and impairment, or a shorter life expectancy. Medication errors fall under medical malpractice, and a very small number also involve product liability. Examples of Medication Error […]

Defective BBQ Grill Accidents

Using common sense and basic safety precautions are imperative to preventing barbeque grill accidents and injuries, but even the most careful cook cannot predict or prevent accidents caused by grill defects. A defective grill can result in a fire or explosion causing severe burns and other injuries, and even catching your house on fire. If […]

Evenflo Car Seat Recall

You may remember the Graco car seat recall issued in February, in which the company recalled front-facing seats, but refused to recall rear-facing car seats with the same defect. Well, Evenflo has issued a similar recall, for the same buckle defect, and has also rejected the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request to recall […]

Deadly Pet Treats Back in Stores

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that as of September 2013, it had received reports of about 3,600 dogs sickened by jerky treats made in China, and nearly 600 who died from eating the treats, since 2007. By January, 2014 the number of reports of sickened animals had risen to 4,500. […]