E-Cigarette Burns

E-cigarettes are growing in popularity amongst young people everywhere, and so are the number of burns and product liability lawsuits associated with them. A growing number of people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been using e-cigarettes, or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), which has subsequently resulted in a rise in concern about the overall…

Proving older products are defective in a product liability case can be difficult. However, it is possible with the right arguments. The key to any such case is showing that the product was defective at the time it was designed or sold. Evidence that safer alternative designs were available when the product was designed, manufactured…

The personal injury firm of Mattiacci Law recently recovered $365,000 for a young child in a defective elevator case. A 3 year old child’s hand was caught by an elevator door and was cut open. The child sustained a serious laceration to her hand. Mattiacci Law aggressively pursued the case against the elevator installer and…

  • February 25, 2016
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Ford Motor Co. has issued a recall for the 2015 and 2016 model year Ford Transit Wagon due to defective rear seat belts. According to Ford, the rear seat belts can fail to latch properly if any heavy object is placed on top of them. Any seat belt failure can increase the risk of injury in…

  • October 27, 2014
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You can find a list of the vehicles affected by the recent airbag recall here. The list includes the following models: Note: The list below corrects the list that accompanied NHTSA’s Oct. 20 advisory, which incorrectly included certain vehicles. The numbers cited for potentially affected vehicles below are subject to change and adjustment because there may be…

  • July 08, 2014
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Ford is recalling 100,610 vehicles due to various manufacturing defects. The largest recall is for a defect that may allow the front right axle to disengage. The models affected by the axle defect include the 2013-2014 Ford Taurus, Flex, and Interceptor and the 2012-2014 Ford Edge. Also affected are the 2013-2014 Lincoln MKS and MKT models and the 2014 Lincoln…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that Ford Motor Company (Ford) has issued a recall for model year 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through April 10, 2014. According to the NHTSA, the Ford Escape recall was issued because these vehicles may have doors that are difficult to close or that may open…

Soft drink manufacturers Coca-cola and PepsiCo are working to remove the chemical ingredient BVO, brominated vegetable oil, from their soft drinks. BVO is patented as a flame retardant and is not approved for human consumption in other parts of the world, including in Europe and Japan. Excessive consumption of BVO has been linked to health issues such…

On May 2, 2014, the FDA warned that people should not use aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke unless that person has already had a heart attack or stroke.  According to the FDA’s warning, the FDA stated the evidence does not support the general use of aspirin for primary prevention of a heart attack or stroke for…

  • March 19, 2014
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Toyota must pay a $1.2 billion fine for concealing information about safety issues with Toyota vehicles and for misleading the federal government and consumers about the dangers of its vehicles.  Two safety issues caused a type of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. These safety issues have caused hundreds of accidents, including one that resulted in the death…