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Cannabis industry needs to be ready for product liability claims

Right now, there's a lot of excitement in some states, including New Jersey, over new laws that make medical marijuana legal. However, that excitement may fade somewhat as growers and the makers of marijuana "edibles" start facing one of the same problems that every other drug manufacturer has to face: the product liability claim.

New Jersey's statute of limitations and delayed discovery

New Jersey's top court reinstated a $25 million verdict against the makers of Accutane, an acne medication. The drug was found responsible for the inflammatory bowel disease that led to an Alabama man's multiple surgeries and permanent changes in his overall health and well-being.

Who is liable when a lithium ion battery explodes?

Lithium-ion batteries are tiny miracles of science—unlike expensive disposable batteries, lithium-ion batteries are virtually endlessly rechargeable. They're also lightweight and fairly powerful. Unfortunately, they also have a nasty habit of catching fire when they're overcharged or short circuit.

Even crafts can lead to person injury cases

In our previous blog post, we discussed how crafts can sometimes be a liability for the person who is selling them. That brings up the important point regarding goods that aren't mass made -- these products can be dangerous for the people who use them. Even in these cases, a product liability lawsuit might be in order.

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