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Tag Archives: Knoxville Product Liability Attorney

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Federal Audit Criticizes NHTSA’s Handling of Takata Airbag Recall

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

It seems like every week there’s a new headline about some dangerous or defective product subject to a government recall. Many people simply take it on faith that the recall will fix whatever problem exists. But the reality is that the recall process itself is far from perfect–and when we’re talking about products like… Read More »

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How Long Do I Have to File a Product Liability Claim in Tennessee?

By John Willis |

Product liability claims in Tennessee are subject to certain time limits. Specifically, Tennessee law states that a person who is harmed due to a defective product must bring a lawsuit within 6 years of the date of injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. But there is also a second deadline, known… Read More »

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Supreme Court Decision Jeopardizes Talcum Powder Lawsuits

By Brad Burnette |

In recent years, a growing body of evidence and court rulings have confirmed a link between the chronic use of talc-containing products, notably baby powder, and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson, the main U.S. supplier of talcum powder, has already faced several jury verdicts ordering it to pay millions of dollars in damages to… Read More »

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Defective Highway Guardrails Remain a Serious Risk for Tennessee Motorists

By Brad Burnette |

Car accidents are often the result of a dangerous or defective product, either something wrong with the vehicle itself or unsafe road conditions. For example, we recently discussed the known risks of defective guardrails to Tennessee motorists. As it turns out, the State of Tennessee recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit arising from one… Read More »

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Can I Seek Punitive Damages in a Product Liability Case?

By John Willis |

Product liability refers to consumer injuries caused by dangerous or defective products. A manufacturer or seller may be liable under Tennessee law for a defect in the design or manufacture of a product, or in failing to properly warn consumers about such defects. If successful, an injured consumer may recover monetary damages to compensate… Read More »

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Tennessee Judge Dismisses Product Liability Claim Against Gun Manufacturer

By John Willis |

In Tennessee, a product manufacturer can be held legally responsible for injuries caused by a defective product. The idea is that the manufacturer is in the “best position” to protect the public from any potential harm arising from the design or manufacture of its own products. But how does product liability work when the… Read More »

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Does Using Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

By Brad Burnette |

Millions of mothers use talcum powder—generally marketed under the label of “baby powder”—to treat diaper rash in their infant children. Talcum powder is also used by mothers on their own bodies, typically through application to undergarments and private parts, to cool down their groin area and mask vaginal odors. Manufacturers of talcum powder, notably… Read More »

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Was “Star Trek” Actor’s Death Caused by Defective Vehicle?

By Brad Burnette |

There has been a notable increase in the number of recalls issued by car manufacturers in recent years. Unfortunately, just because a recall is announced, that does not mean that defective vehicles are fixed right away. Even with strict oversight (and massive fines) from federal regulators, manufacturers continue to allow defective products on the… Read More »

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First Product Liability Lawsuits Filed in Massive Airbag Recall

By Brad Burnette |

Losing a child in a car accident is always tragic. But when you lose a child not because of the accident itself, but because the airbag that was supposed to keep her safe exploded instead, tragedy can turn to justified anger at the manufacturers who allowed a defective product to enter the market. That… Read More »

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FBI, NHTSA Warn Car Owners Over the Dangers of “Vehicle Hacking”

By John Willis |

Car accidents frequently occur due to defects in the design or manufacturing of a vehicle. While such product liability claims are usually associated with physical issues, such as a bad tire or an improperly designed braking system, anyone who has purchased a car within the past few years must also be aware of potential… Read More »

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