The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said earlier this month that Hyundai Motor Company agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delaying the recall of 43,500 vehicles. The fine is the maximum allowed by law at the time of the violation. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the South Korean car manufacturer did not notify regulators that certain components of 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis sedans were at risk of corrosion. Reportedly, Hyundai came to know of the problem in 2012 but did not recall the vehicles until October 2013. The HNTSA said that General Motors vehicles had [...]
Personal Injury Lawsuits Due to Laser Hair Removal Injuries?
Becoming widely available in the mid-nineties, laser hair removal is a medical procedure whereupon unwanted body hair is destroyed by laser pulses aimed at follicles. In the dermatology community, laser hair removal has become an accepted and commonplace practice with kits available for consumers to perform the process in their homes themselves. However, despite its benign reputation, there are many examples of laser hair removal causing personal injury.
A quick Google image search reveals numerous and often graphic pictures of the burning and scarring that patients risk experiencing if a laser hair [...]
Product recalls and remedies: know your rights
While the boom in consumer culture over the last few decades has spearheaded the rise of many legal safety standards that manufacturers and retailers of products must follow, the reality is that most companies at some time or another are faced with a recall. Toyota’s most recent recall, issued October 17, 2013 and citing an electrical problem that could stop airbags from deploying in an accident, was just one among a string of recalls announced by the automobile company over the last two years. Other recalls affecting Toyota models included a September 2013 recall of Lexus and RAV4 models [...]
Q. I heard Skechers reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. What were the allegations against Skechers?
A. In May 2012, Skechers agreed to pay $40 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit that claimed the shoe company exaggerated the effectiveness of Shape-ups toning shoes. After conducting investigations in several states, the FTC found no evidence to support Skecher’s claims that Shape-ups improve muscle activation and tone. As a result of the settlement, consumers who purchased a pair of Shape-ups may be able to receive a refund.
Q. I filed a refund claim online. How much money can [...]
Skechers Shape-ups, which is a type of athletic shoe designed to create an unbalanced surface, has caused hundreds of consumers to suffer serious bone fracture injuries. Despite the public’s perception, a severe bone fracture, or broken bone as they are also called, can have serious long-term physical, emotional, and financial consequences.
Skechers Shape-ups Bone Fracture Injuries
The following is a list of the different types of bone fracture injuries caused by the use of Skechers Shape-ups toning shoes:
Other types of bone [...]
Individuals who have experienced a serious complication after receiving a Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft must not wait to seek the legal counsel of a dangerous product attorney at the law firm of Estey Bomberger. We have more than 70 years collective experience representing individuals harmed by a defective or dangerous product and can help victims injured by the INFUSE Bone Graft.
Waiting to contact one of our trusted attorneys could result in the denial of a claim and therefore, result in the victim being denied the chance to obtain compensation for injury-related damages. We are currently reviewing claims involving Medtronic [...]
Product liability laws exist to hold manufacturing companies accountable for the injuries and damages that result from a dangerously defective product. In the event of an injury, consumers are often eligible to file a product liability claim to seek compensation from the party at-fault. Due to California’s liberal product liability policies, many defective product cases are filed as a strict liability claim. According to the California law, strict liability holds that manufacturing companies are held liable for any accidents related to the defects in their products, regardless of whether or not the defects are “unreasonably dangerous.” For a successful [...]
If you having been injured by walking, jogging, or running in Skechers Shape-ups, and are considering legal action, keep in mind there is a statute of limitations applicable to your potential case. It is important to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, otherwise, your case will be thrown out regardless of how strong your case is. In California, the time limit pertaining to injury lawsuits is generally two years, but the actual time limit may differ depending on each case.
Determining When the Statute of Limitations Begins
There are two rules that are used when determining when the [...]
Q. What is the Medtronic Infuse bone graft?
A. The Medtronic Infuse bone graft is a medical device used to treat degenerative disc disease and in some cases, dental disorders. The Infuse bone graft uses a genetically engineered protein to fuse damaged vertebrae and help build bone tissue.
Q. When a procedure is referred to as “off-label,” what does that mean?
A. Use of a medical device for purposes not specified in the labeling approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often referred to as off-label use. It is not uncommon for medical practitioners to use a device for off-label [...]