Florida Product Liability Lawyers
In an unprecedented move in St. Louis, Missouri, a jury found Johnson & Johnson liable in a civil suit concerning many of their products containing talcum powder this past Monday. At the center of the case, a man from Birmingham, Alabama spoke out again the well-known maker of personal care products. The victim he was fighting for was his mother, a woman who, at the age of 62, passed away from ovarian cancer. The lawsuit alleged that her cancer was linked to the use of Johnson & Johnson products, which she had used for decades.
A Naples man was severely injured this past fall when an E-cigarette he had been using for approximately three months suddenly exploded in his face. The ‘Rig Mod V.2’ E-cigarette involved in the accident was purchased from a local Naples electronic cigarette supplier. According to the victim, the electronic cigarettes burst into flames one day in October, causing him to inhale the flames and the searing hot fumes. The 21-year-old was transported to the burn unit at Kendall Regional Medical Center where he underwent extensive treatment for his injuries.
In an extremely bizarre accident involving modern “vaping,” a man from Naples, Florida suffered significant burns and internal injuries after his e-cigarette exploded while he was using it. The e-cigarette, which vaporizes nicotine for inhalation using a heated liquid solution, malfunctioned and burst in the man’s mouth, causing his face, lungs, and throat to be severely burned.
A dump truck traveling southbound on Interstate 75 caused a multi-vehicle accident that killed one person and injured others in Pasco County. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the dump truck blew a tire just north of State Road 52. When the driver’s side front tire blew out, the driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle. The dump truck veered sharply right and hit a 1998 Ford Van that was traveling in the lane immediately left of the truck, before turning over and striking the median. Another dump truck that had been traveling behind the previous truck also slammed into the overturned dump truck.
A Florida man is in critical condition after a terrible explosion took place on Monday, October 27th. The man, Evan Spahlinger, from Naples, Florida, was smoking an e-cigarette when it suddenly exploded in his face, burning his face, neck, hands, and lungs. He was immediately taken to a local hospital, but due to the severity of his condition, was transported to the Burn Center at Kendall Regional Medical Center the same day.
The family of Hein Tran, the driver injured when her airbag deployed in a crash in late September, has filed a lawsuit against auto manufacturer Honda in connection with her death in early October. The lawsuit is the first of its kind in that it links a faulty airbag directly to the death of a vehicle occupant.
The US Government agency recently issued a recall of airbags that now affects over 8 million cars in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has warned of faulty airbags manufactured by Takata. The airbags can injure or kill the driver or passenger when it deploys during an accident. On Sept 29, an Orlando woman may have been the victim of one of these recalled airbags.
Late December brought important news for people who filed claims against Toyota Motor Corp. for accidents, injuries and deaths in connection with sudden, unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. Earlier this month, we blogged about a $17.35 million fine filed against Toyota by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration for reacting slowly to floor mat problems in some Lexus vehicles. That fine has now been dwarfed by a record $1 billion payout by Toyota to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by owners who said that the value of their Toyota vehicles plummeted after the automaker issued recalls to correct unintended acceleration problems. The settlement came as a surprise to James O. Cunningham and other Orlando Toyota recall accident attorneys, as it is unprecedented in its size. It is the largest in U.S. history that involves product liability in automobiles.