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Judge Schedules “Bellwether” IVC Filter Case for Trial in March 2018

By John Willis |

There are currently over 3,000 product liability lawsuits pending against the manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. IVC filters are metallic devices used to prevent blood clots from traveling from the lower body to the heart and lungs, i.e. causing a pulmonary embolism. While IVC filters were originally designed as permanent implants, the… Read More »

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PetSmart Pays $4.25 Million After Selling Defective Fishbowls

By John Willis |

Defective consumer products injure thousands of Tennessee residents every year. In many cases the defective product is not a complex item like an automobile or a product with known risks like prescription medication. Even a simple product–such as a fishbowl–can seriously injure a consumer. Retailer Cited for Failing to Comply With Recall Rules The… Read More »

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Can Online Retailers Be Held Accountable for Selling Dangerous Products?

By John Willis |

During the holiday season, many Knoxville residents turn to online retailers to purchase gifts for family members. While most Internet retail purchases are perfectly safe, there are cases where a dangerous or defective product is sold. When that happens, and a consumer or their gift recipient is injured, the retailer may be liable under… Read More »

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Are Retailers Liable Under Tennessee Law For Selling Defective Products?

By John Willis |

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that Best Buy Co., which operates over 1,600 retail stores in Tennessee and throughout the United States, agreed to pay a $3.8 million “civil penalty” to settle allegations that the company illegally sold multiple dangerous and defective products after they were placed under manufacturer’s recalls…. Read More »

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Tennessee Judge Says Contractor Not Liable for Defect in Army Helicopter

By John Willis |

Product liability is usually associated with events like car accidents, where a defect in the manufacturer’s design either causes or aggravates a victim’s injuries. But what about cases where a person is injured while operating a vehicle designed and manufactured for the government? A recent decision by a federal judge in Tennessee addressed such… Read More »

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Trek recalls nearly 1 million bicycles after rider paralyzed

By John Willis |

Tennessee bike riders should be aware that nearly one million Trek bicycles have been recalled in the United States and Canada due to concerns the bike’s front wheel can come loose, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. One rider was left paralyzed by such an incident. The recall involves all Trek bicycle models… Read More »

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Manufacturer settles federal Tylenol case

By John Willis |

Tennessee residents might be interested in learning more about a recent case involving the manufacturer of a children’s Tylenol product pleading guilty for an issue involving metal particles. On March 10, a subsidiary operating under Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges because the liquid Tylenol product was found to contain particles… Read More »

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FDA cites risks of powder caffeine supplement

By John Willis |

Tennessee residents should be warned that some legal products may still be dangerous, says the Food and Drug Administration. A commercially available product, purified powdered caffeine, has recently come under fire for its lethality in even small doses. Even though, as a supplement, the substance is not under jurisdiction of the FDA, some are… Read More »

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Faulty guardrails could be cause of several car accident deaths

By John Willis |

Recent fatal guardrail crashes in Tennessee could be the fault of a design change initiated without the approval of the Federal Highway Administration. A whistleblower reported that Trinity, the company that produces most guardrails on highways, modified the design specifications of their guardrails. This may have been the cause of a death in Campbell… Read More »

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Important facts about dangerous products in Tennessee

By John Willis |

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issues many recalls each year for the safety of the consumers. Thanks to this large number of recalls, many consumers experience “recall fatigue,” meaning that they simply pay no attention to any recalls any more. Most recalls originate with a consumer complaint or report of an injury caused by… Read More »

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