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Dogs' deaths could prompt products liability claims against IKEA

Pet owners in Georgia usually spend a great deal of time, money and effort on their beloved animals. Convenience is also a priority, and many owners opt for refilling water dishes, which can be a smart choice during hot summers. However, some water dispensers billed as "dog friendly" are actually quite dangerous. IKEA could soon face products liability claims after its popular water dish killed two dogs.

Beware of possible porducts liability situations!

Millions of people in Georgia and beyond shop online at Amazon. Many rely on customer reviews and product alerts to guide them toward the best deals and highest quality products. Sometimes consumers avoid potentially hazardous situations when they learn that a particular product has been recalled because it is defective. Sadly, sometimes they learn such products liability information too late.  

Jury awards over $12 million in products liability case

Georgia residents often undergo surgery as a means to alleviate medical problems. They are looking for relief from pain, removal of a concerning mass or other such benefit. With all of the medical precautions and procedures in place, it is generally assumed that the methods and products used within the operating room are safe and will do more good than harm to the individual. When this is not the case, there may be a products liability concern that should be addressed.

Children's nasal spray recalled due to products liability concern

As far as most Georgia parents are concerned, their children's health is of primary importance. When a child is sick, the concerned parent will give over-the-counter medication if the illness appears to be a minor one. Additionally, if the child suffers from allergies, doctors often recommend, and parents often give over-the-counter allergy medications to the child. These medications are generally assumed to be safe and free from products liability concerns.

Products liability claim: Can surgical device cause infection?

Operating rooms are designed to be a sterile environment. Georgia medical personnel go to great lengths to scrub and remove any possible contaminates from themselves and the tools they use. Numerous steps are taken to ensure that the room is clean and free of germs that can cause infections or other harm to the patient. Yet, there are now reports of a device being used in some surgical procedures that can lead to infection in an open wound, and a products liability lawsuit has been filed.

Products liability claim could result from product recall concern

Consumers expect the products they purchase to perform as advertised and to be safe to use. If either of these fails to happen, the Georgia consumer will likely be disappointed or worse. In the case of items not being safe to use, there could be a products liability issue to be considered.

Products liability claims can result from incorrect labeling

Rashes, hives, sinus problems, watery eyes, difficulty breathing - these are all symptoms associated with an allergic reaction. While some reactions present only minor problems, some Georgia allergy sufferers can have severe reactions to certain allergens. For this reason, the typical individual will go to great lengths to avoid products or environments that trigger such an attack. Environmental factors are usually fairly easy to spot; however, products require labeling to notify the consumer regarding specific items contained within the product. When this labeling is not accurate, the individual can suffer, and the product's company can face charges related to products liability.

Faulty highchairs could turn into products liability claims

Protecting their children is a preoccupation with many Georgia parents. They try to make sure that their homes are "baby-proofed," having toys do not present choking hazards and clothes that are flame retardant. Internet research and talking with other parents helps them choose products designed for safety. So what happens when a defective product leads to tragedy? Those parents whose children suffer injuries from these dangerous items may file products liability claims seeking restitution and justice.

Makers of Mary B's biscuits may face products liability claims

It seems as though there is always another food item being recalled due to some sort of contamination. Bacteria such a E. Coli, listeria and others find their way into all kinds of foods that can lead to serious health consequences and, in some cases, death. The contamination of yet another product sold here in Georgia could end up leading to products liability claims.

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