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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.

Crafts are products, and you could be liable when selling them

The rise of online sales has opened the door up for the craft market. While craft shows do still exist, many people have turned to online sellers where they can list products, find customers all over the country -- or all over the world -- and then ship them out. This makes it easier to sell some niche products because the potential customer base is so much larger.

Product liability claims can come from design flaw injuries

In our last blog post, we discussed what is required by law to be present in consumer warranties. Those warranties are important to consumers, and they can play a part in product liability claims if a consumer is harmed by a product. That, however, is only one part of the puzzle when you decide to seek compensation.

What does federal law require in consumer warranties?

Companies providing services and products aren't legally required to provide warranty coverage. If they do offer a warranty, however, they have to follow federal guidelines spelled out in the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which was originally enacted in 1975.

Take action if you have been poisoned by lead

Prior to 1978, residential homes were often painted with lead paint. In 1978, the government banned the use of this type of paint in homes because it was determined that the lead in the paint posed a danger. That didn't mean that lead paint was removed from the homes and office buildings. Instead, it only meant that new lead paint couldn't be used when the buildings were repainted.

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