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Over the past year, our Florida product liability attorneys have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people calling us with potential product liability claims. Florida has strict liability laws for products that cause injuries to our resident. Our product injury lawyers can make claims on your behalf if you are injured as a result of a defective product. If you were injured by a product, call us at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation, or submit your question online.

Several different government agencies regulate products to help protect the public.

Consumer Products

According to their website, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Each year, many defective products are recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.001-224x300

Drugs, Medical Devices and Food

The Food and Drug Administration, according to its website, has a Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) which is responsible for regulating firms who manufacture, repackage, relabel, and/or import medical devices sold in the United States. In addition, CDRH also regulates radiation-emitting electronic products (medical and non-medical) such as lasers, x-ray systems, ultrasound equipment, microwave ovens and color televisions. The FDA also regulates food products, and also pharmaceutical drugs.

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RECALL ALERT – Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone may cause severe burns and fire damage

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones. There is a hazard where the lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazard to consumers. Samsung is offering to replace or refund consumers who have these phones. There are approximately 1.9 million impacted phones, according to the USCPSC. If you sustained any injury or property damage and live in Florida, call a Samsung injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation.

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Description of the recall from the US Consumer Produce Safety Commission

RECALL ALERT – McDonald’s Step It Activity Wristbands Causing Burn Injury

According to the US Consumer Protection Safety Agency, McDonald’s recently issued a Recalls on its “Step-iT” Activity Wristbands Due to Risk of Skin Irritation or Burns. The formal Recall date is August 23, 2016, under Recall number 16-247. According to the Recall, the hazard is stated as follows: The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children. Questions? Call a Florida product injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin at 800-337-7755.

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We are now investigating stroke injury claims against the makers of Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Nexium! Call us at 800-337-7755 if you or a loved one had a stroke and was taking Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid or Nexium.


imageCNN has now reported on a recent study investigating Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid and Nexium, and found a significant increased risk of stroke in patients taking these medications. If you or a loved one took Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid or Nexium and had a stroke, contact my office at 800-337-7755. We are investigating these claims for a possible civil lawsuit or civil claims against the manufacturers for damage. You could be entitled to money to help compensate for medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and much more.image

Increased risk of stroke found in recent study

Over the past year, the product liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin have been investigating several Power Pressure Cooker burn injury claims from pressure cookers produced by TriStar Products. Investigation revealed several alleged defects which may cause or contribute to significant injuries. If you were burned by an exploding TriStar power pressure cooker, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call us at 800-337-7755 today for a free consultation or submit your information online. Pressure Cooker Lawyer

TriStar power pressure cooker injuries seem to be on the rise. Our product liability lawyers have handled many claims on behalf of people who sustained severe burns after the contents exploded from their Tristar Power Pressure Cooker XL.

Common complaints about the TriStar pressure cooker

There are many factors to consider when trying to find the best wrongful death attorney in Florida to handle a fatal car accident case on behalf of the family whose loved one was killed following a motor vehicle accident. Some considerations may be their experience in handling fatal accident claims, negotiation skills, settlement history, professional memberships, attorneys fees, and overall passion for representing victims of fatal accidents to get answers for the victims family, and fight for justice.Taxi Accident

Find an attorney with experience a wrongful death claims

There are many attorneys who practice in the field of personal injury or accident law who have never handled a wrongful death case in Florida. In order to get the best attorney for your case in Florida, you should find an attorney who has handled many fatal car accident cases. These are very different cases than a typical car accident case. They may involve very complex legal issues, including Florida car accident law, Florida wrongful death law, Florida guardianship law, and Florida probate law.

A Special Master appointed by Federal Judge Moreno of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida overseeing the Takata defective airbag lawsuits recommended this week that Judge Moreno order BMW to search its complaint, claims, and lawsuit databases for documents relating to incidents of non-deployment in BMW’s recalled vehicles equipped with Takata airbags.

Honda airbag completely detached from steering wheel after explosion.

Honda airbag completely detached from steering wheel after explosion.

The question before the Special Master arose from a document discovery dispute over whether requests by the Plaintiffs were related to their claims, or whether they were likely to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence. As noted by the Special Master, the Plaintiffs claim that the airbags “have an unreasonably dangerous tendency to: (a) rupture and expel metal shrapnel that tears through the airbag and poses a threat of serious injury or death to occupants; (b) hyper-aggressively deploy and seriously injure occupants through contact with the airbag; and (c) fail to deploy altogether.”

image1.JPGA recent CBS News report revealed that Suburu is recalling certain 2016 and 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles over concerns that the steering could fail and they could lose control. According to the report, Suburu advises owners not to drive them out of concern for their safety. It also has told dealers to stop selling these vehicles until they’re repaired.

The report says that Suburu disclosed in government documents that steering columns may have been manufactured improperly by a parts supplier. The defect means that the steering wheel could rotate freely and the driver could lose control.

Suburu will likely replace these defective parts free of charge. If your vehicle was recalled, get it fixed as soon as possible.

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Just two weeks ago, a Fort Lauderdale man broke his jaw when the Takata airbag console in his 2001 Honda Accord literally exploded, detached from the steering wheel, and struck him in the face. My law firm has been retained to represent the victim.

For nearly 2 years, I have been advocating for a complete wipeout of all 2001-2004 Honda Civics and Honda Accords from operation unless their airbags are replaced. It is mind-boggling that we have not done so yet. A significant majority of the injury and death claims were in these vehicles, yet claims continue to come in.

Honda and Takata have access to many vehicle owners. Florida, for example, keeps a database. A simple request could provide Honda and Takata with the name and address of the vehicle registrants. They claim to mail notice letters, but those notice letters could get lost in the mail or inadvertently thrown out with other spam mail. In fact, many vehicle owners claimed to first receive a recall notice after their accident.

If a company puts a potentially deadly product in your car and knows it must be replaced or could kill or injure you, I don’t think a tv ad or mailing a letter is enough. At this point, I think it is prudent to take all affected vehicles off the road until they are deemed safe.

There is no reason Honda or Takata can’t start knocking on the doors of vehicle owners or try to find the affected vehicles and maybe put a giant red sticker on the window if they can, something apparent to let the operator know the vehicle is unsafe.

We already have laws in many states requiring vehicles to have a certain level of safety in order for it to be permitted to operate on our public roads. Look at these photos. Read the reports of injuries and death. At what point will we say enough is enough and make it unlawful to drive a vehicle with a recalled airbag. The operator is not just putting himself or herself in danger, but every occupant in their car.

I think it is time for an independent study to be sanctioned to see which vehicles are most susceptible to airbag rupture and make those a priority to get fixed or off the roads. Let’s stop focusing on geographic areas. Cars travel. Location may not be the best indicator. When we look at the vehicles, my suspicion is that a large percentage of airbag ruptures come from 2001-2004 Honda Civics and Accords. If so, I think we need to get everyone of these vehicles off the roads to prevent more people from getting hurt or killed.

Honda airbag completely detached from steering wheel after explosion.

How Do We Prevent Future Airbag Ruptures?

Over the last 2 years, I’ve been developing an airbag system capable of inspection prior to an accident. Imagine getting your oil changed and having your airbag inspected at the same time.

Many ruptured airbags we’ve seen showed signs of defect or post installation changes which could have been detected prior to the accident. For example, the canisters are often metal. If not adequately treated, or over time, the metal may rust. This rust may impact the integrity of the canister.

When moisture gets into the canister, it can contact the explosive. That contact can cause the explosive tablet to increase in size and push against the metal canister. Over time, the outside of the metal canister may show signs of expansion and could change size, almost like stretching the metal.

I think it is also time to mandate routine airbag inspections beyond just confirming that there is an airbag or that the airbag light is not on. Many major airbag components are already routinely inspected. Brake pads are inspected and repaired, tires are rotated and changed, oil is changed, belts get replaced, engines get serviced, and other parts get checked.

Will We Ever Have A Total Recall?

Some media have reported on the possibility of a total Takata airbag recall. The more Takata fights these airbag injury and warranty claims, the longer it may take to come to a solution.

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As deaths rise, so do chances of total Takata air bag recall

 

January 10, 2016 (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) – Several department stores are reportedly continuing to sell allegedly faulty pressure cookers which can explode during use, causing extensive property damage and burn injuries. Despite increasing claims of injuries, the Power Pressure Cooker XL, made by Tristar Products, remains on display in many department stores throughout the United States.

Pressure Cooker Lawyer“As one of the leading attorneys representing victims of pressure cooker injuries, our law firm has seen an exponential increase in injuries as a result of the Power Pressure Cooker XL,” said Jason Turchin, Esq., Victim’s Rights Attorney.

These pressure cookers appear to have several faulty parts or defects, including: a defective safety pin, a lid which can pop off during use, directional lettering on the valve which can melt off or disappear over time, a valve which can get stuck, 001and other possible defects.

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