Traumatic brain injuries can have effects that last a lifetime. Teenagers who suffer sudden jolts, bumps, or blows that result in TBI may face a much longer road in overcoming the challenges set before them.
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Personal injury can occur when products, including edible products, are unsafe. This can include food items which contain unnatural dangerous items, such as broken glass, or when improper preparation of foods allow bacteria or viruses to grow, making someone sick when consumed.
When people think of purchasing toys during the holidays for the children in their lives, they might not think to consider that the toy they are about to purchase could somehow injure the child. Yet, according to statistics provided by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a child is injured by a toy every three minutes throughout the U.S.
Recently, The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Bed Handles, Inc. announced a second recall of 113,000 portable bed handles. The first recall issued in 2014 noted the safety hazards associated with the bed handles use. However, since then, four deaths and numerous injuries have resulted from use of the product, which can shift out of place if safety straps are not attached. All four deaths occurred due to entrapment between the mattress and bed handles.
Many new cars are equipped with keyless ignition systems. In fact, 70% of 2015 car models are equipped with the system. Drivers enjoy such systems for the convenience provided, however they are not without safety hazards. Recently, a class action lawsuit has been filed against ten of the world's largest car manufacturers alleging that the keyless ignition system with which they equip their automobiles poses a fatal hazard. The ten companies that have been named in the lawsuit include Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Volkswagen, Bentley, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, and Kia. The keyless ignition defect is most likely to affect hybrid cars with smooth running, quiet engines which are produced by these companies.
Recently, reports of poisonous beetles appearing in bagged salads have been making headlines in the U.S. and Canada. The beetle, which is colored black, yellow and red, is known as the Iron Cross Blister Beetle and is common to Arizona and California. Although consuming one would not necessarily be fatal, it would likely cause significant stomach pains and discomfort. In addition, the beetle causes skin to blister upon touch.
When a chicken "McNugget" snack turned into a trip to the emergency room, the customer decided to sue both McDonalds, the distributing company, and the franchise location at which he purchased the "McNuggets." The customer claims to have suffered severe injury when he swallowed bone shard fragments which had not been properly removed from the food. In his lawsuit, the customer alleged that the distributor was negligent in failing to properly inspect the chicken.
Purchasing a vehicle with an open recall is potentially life threatening. Last year, a record 63.9 million vehicles were recalled nationwide- twice as many as the previous record set in 2004.
McNeill PPC Incorporated, the maker of Tylenol and a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, recently pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor concerning the manufacturing and sale of contaminated children's medication. The case ended in a settlement with Johnson and Johnson paying out $25 million dollars in fines.