Defective Products

Toyota Recalls 69,000 Tacoma Pickups for Suspension Problem

Toyota has issued a recall of 690,000 of its 2005-2011 Tacoma 4×4 and Pre-Runner pickup trucks to fix a problem with the rear suspension, USA Today reported.  According to the news release, Toyota notified the NHTSA that the trucks have rear leaf springs that could be subject to corrosion and could cause a fracture. In the event of a leaf spring fracture, the gas tank could be punctured, which could cause a fuel leak and resulting fire.

By |September 30th, 2014|Defective Products|

Hyundai Agrees to $17 Million Fine for Delayed Recall

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?

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

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 [...]

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers FTC Settlement

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 Can Cause Serious Bone Fracture Injuries

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:

Ankle fracture
Hip fracture
Skull fracture
Tibia fracture
Femur fracture
Pelvic fracture
Clavicle fracture
Wrist fracture
Stress fracture
Humerus fracture
Other types of bone [...]

By |September 25th, 2012|Defective Products|

Skechers Shape-ups Fall Related Injuries

Skechers Shape-ups toning shoes have been associated with many serious fall related injuries. The shoes rounded sole creates an unstable surface for the user to walk on and many people have lost their balance and fallen as a result of the shoes instability. Falling to the “same level” may not seem as dangerous as falling from a higher elevation, but millions of people sustain serious injuries in falls from the same level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 30 percent of people who sustain a trip and fall related injury suffer moderate to [...]

By |September 17th, 2012|Defective Products|

Time is of the Essence When Contacting a Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft Attorney

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 [...]

By |September 6th, 2012|Defective Products|

Product Liability Claims: Manufacturing Defects

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 [...]

Time Limits for Filing a Skechers Injury Claim

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 [...]