eNewsletter for Mike Love and Associates

Holding Companies Responsible for Defective Products

Defective product lawsuits cover a wide range of problems that consumers experience. An Alabama woman sued Apple a couple years ago after she purchased an iPhone 3G because of advertisements touting “twice as fast for half the price.” When the woman started using the phone, however, she found that her internet connection, e-mail, and text messages were slower than what she expected and what Apple advertised. She claimed that the iPhone connected to the 3G standard less than 25% of the time and it frequently dropped her calls. Defective product lawsuits are more common when a product causes injury. Earlier this year, a jury rendered a $16 million verdict against Ford on behalf of a woman was paralyzed in a car accident. The woman was a passenger in the back seat of a Ford Explorer when the driver of another car caused the accident. During the collision, the rear seat…
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Baby Birth Trauma and Their Consequences

Babies are particularly susceptible to life-changing injuries during the birthing process, and, unfortunately, any number of things can go wrong during this important moment. Medical professionals must closely monitor the mother and her baby in the time leading up to birth. A lack of oxygen during birth can cause brain damage in babies. Discuss your case with a Lufkin injury lawyer if your baby has suffered injuries during his or her birth. A British woman sued her health care providers in the past week for injuries her baby girl suffered during birth. The woman alleges that the doctors improperly allowed the pregnancy to continue too long because the baby was significantly undersized, and, as a result, she was born with no fluid around her. Doctors should have delivered the baby girl earlier, her mother claims, to avoid the problems that ensued. Baby Isabelle was born unconscious and only weighed 3…
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Dangerous Products and Injuries They Cause

The world’s third largest pharmaceutical company, the United Kingdom’s GlaxoSmithKline, had to pay $750 million in order to settle a lawsuit that an American whistleblower initiated in 2004 regarding the sale of defective drugs. The lawsuit accused Glaxo of selling misidentified drugs. The mix up affected popular prescription drugs like the antidepressant Paxil CR and the diabetes drug Avandamet. In investigating Glaxo, the Department of Justice found serious deficiencies in the quality assurance processes at a plant in Puerto Rico. Mixed up drugs led to misidentifications on the labels. Additionally, some pills split inappropriately, and others lacked an active ingredient. Texas, along with sixteen other states, joined in the original lawsuit out of fears that problems at the plant would harm patients. Fortunately, there are no reports thus far that the problems led to any injuries. The whistleblower who initiated the lawsuit received nearly $100 million of it under a…
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Delivery Drivers and Their Duties to Drive Safely

In Virginia, a pizza delivery man killed two 5-year-old girls when he struck their minivan during a delivery run. An employee of Chanello’s Pizza, the man received 60 days in jail, a 90-day driver’s license suspension, and a $250 fine. Witnesses to the accident said that the driver ran a red light while en route to making a pizza delivery. A judge convicted the driver only of reckless driving, as prosecutors concluded that there was not enough evidence to convict him of a more serious manslaughter charge. A UPS driver killed a newspaper editor and severely injured his 9-year-old daughter last fall in Washington D.C. when he ran a red light. Officials charged the driver with failure to stop at a red light, negligent driving, and failure to obey a traffic device. UPS officials immediately suspended and then, after an internal investigation, fired the driver. A Lufkin injury lawyer can…
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