You expect the things you buy to be safe when you and your family use them. However, this is not always the case. Whether an item in your home was defective before you bought it or it became unsafe after repeated use, it is important for you and other Connecticut residents to know how to check for product hazards.
Over the last couple of decades, online companies have radically changed the way consumers purchased products. Amazon, the internet retail giant, is one the biggest companies providing countless products of nearly every type to people across the globe. Residents of Connecticut and elsewhere may wonder who is liable for injuries resulting from a product that was purchased on Amazon. A recent appeals court decision may challenge the way these unique cases are handled.
Consumers in Connecticut and elsewhere expect the products they buy to be safe for their families. This is especially true when it comes to products meant for babies. Almost nothing is more devastating for parents than when a child is seriously injured or worse. Unfortunately, dangerous products regularly pose a danger to infants and children. If consumers are not made aware of the dangers through recalls and news alerts, their families may be put at risk.
When you buy medicine from a Connecticut pharmacy, whether over-the-counter medicine or a prescription drug, you want that medicine to improve your state of health. However, some medicines have the potential to degrade a person's health or cause death due to defects. Sometimes the producers of a medication discover problems with their products. When this occurs, the manufacturer will issue a recall of the drug. There are a number of reasons why drugs may be recalled.
These days, consumers across Connecticut purchase baby powder for any number of different reasons, and if you are among them, you may, like many other women, use the powder to absorb moisture or prevent friction or rashes. You may be endangering yourself by doing so, however, as a recent investigation revealed what many consumers and safety advocates have feared for quite some time: that baby powder contains cancer-causing substances. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we understand that the manufacturer of the product had knowledge of its risks, and we have helped many people who suffered hardship because of defective or dangerous products pursue appropriate recourse.
There is almost no greater joy for children than opening presents on Christmas morning – and no greater joy for parents than watching their kids enjoy their gifts. However, as we at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., are aware, not all toys are safe. Some are dangerous even when you and other Connecticut parents are careful about purchasing children’s products that are marketed as safe and age-appropriate.
Connecticut residents love their gadgets, from ATVs to multicookers, electric blankets and smartphones. If the design of your favorite new tech product is defective, it can cause severe or even fatal injuries. At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we have experience representing consumers injured as a result of a defect or dangerous products.
Some hospitals have pulled the plug on this legal and ethical dilemma.
Energy drinks have replaced soda in the marketplace and sales rose 17% last year. Energy drinks are becoming more and more popular in Connecticut and nationwide; however, they have also been under scrutiny since being linked to an increased risk of heart-attack. Monster Energy Drink, known for its high doses of caffeine has been cited in 5 deaths and 1 non-fatal heart attack according to recent reports.