Domina Law Group pc llo Articles Product Liability Cases in the News

Product Liability Cases in the News

By Domina Law Group pc llo  Nov. 11, 2013 4:34p

Product liability is a legal term for the responsibility consumer product manufacturers owe the public to design and produce safe products. When a consumer product is defective in its design, manufacture, or marketing which causes harm to those who use it, the manufacturer or distributer may be held liable for damages connected to the injuries incurred. Recent cases involving product liability include a case in Colorado concerning Riddell, a football helmet maker and the mystery surrounding chicken jerky products leading to acute illness and death in dogs.

In the Riddell case, a jury in Colorado decided that the helmet manufacturer was at fault in the case of a 22 year-old man who suffered a head injury in 2008 while doing a football drill at school. The injury left him paralyzed on one side of his body. The jury found that Riddell had failed to provide adequate warnings to those who wear their helmets about the potential risk of concussions. The helmets were not, however, deemed to be defective. The plaintiff in the case was awarded $3.1 million in damages from the company.

In the matter of the chicken jerky products, the FDA has reported that more than 3,600 cases of illnesses and 580 deaths of dogs have occurred in association with being fed these products. The illnesses include gastrointestinal problems, kidney problems, convulsions, tremors, and skin problems which affect all breeds of dogs. The FDA has been investigating but as yet has not been able to determine what ingredient in the products is the cause.

Product Liability Firm in Omaha, Nebraska

Product liability cases can involve any type of consumer product, from food and drink to vehicles, auto parts, electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devises, household goods, and more. If you believe you have sustained injury or health damage due to an unsafe, defective, or dangerous product, you may have grounds for an injury claim seeking legal compensation to cover your medical costs, loss of income, pain, suffering, and more.

Domina Law Group, based in Omaha is a national litigation firm whose legal team are active trial lawyers. These attorneys have extensive experience handling trials and have honed their methods and courtroom skills through consistent practice. Because of its outstanding results, the firm has been featured in many news media, such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, 60 Minutes, CNN, and Forbes. The firm has obtained more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for its clients. To learn more or to get the legal assistance you need in product liability or any other type of personal injury matter, contact the firm for a free case consultation as soon as possible.

Other Recent Articles

Trucking Accident Facts

Trucking accidents are known to be deadly when they involve smaller passenger vehicles. According to statistics compiled by many agencies from such sources as the U.S. Department of Transportation, 98 ...
More Articles »

Commercial Litigation for Nebraska Car Accident Cases

The most common cause of personal injury claims and litigation are automobile collisions.
More Articles »

Nebraska Wrongful Death Law

Nebraska's wrongful death law statute allows for pecuniary losses only, which means losses of a monetary value.
More Articles »
(402) 858-9212
2425 South 144th Street
Omaha, NE 68144

Main Website:
View Website
Contact our office by email or phone instantly by clicking the options below:

Areas Served