Abilify is a prescription medicine that is used by many Texas residents and others around the country in treatment of numerous mental illnesses, such as depression and schizophrenia. It is also prescribed to combat certain symptoms of autism. Unfortunately, the use of the drug led to various unexpected behaviors in some of its consumers. Some residents of another state recently filed a defective products lawsuit against Bristol-Myers, the manufacturer of Abilify, claiming that it did not disclose that certain behaviors may result from taking the drug.
Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday in Texas and elsewhere around the country. While many people attend organized fireworks events, more and more families are purchasing fireworks for their own individual displays. As sales for fireworks increase, accidents do as well. A man in another state filed a products liability lawsuit against a fireworks manufacturer after the company's apparently defective products caused a catastrophic injury.
There is a wide variety of uses for baby powder for consumers in Texas and around the country. While its name certainly associates the product with uses for babies, it is often utilized in health and beauty applications or other household situations. Unfortunately, problems can arise if the baby powder becomes contaminated. A major manufacturer recently lost a defective products lawsuit that claimed the product caused cancer after long-term usage.
All-terrain vehicles are utilized by many outdoor enthusiasts in Texas and all across the nation. These vehicles are widely used for recreational purposes as well as for work usage. However, certain models of one ATV manufacturer were known to catch fire. The manufacturer, Polaris Industries, is facing a potential class-action lawsuit for these defective products.
A trip in a motorhome to a major theme park sounds like a wonderful getaway for families in Texas or elsewhere in the country. Certainly, a traveler in this type of vehicle wants to reach the destination safely and return home without incident. However, this goal becomes harder to reach when there are potentially defective products involved. An official investigation may finally be coming after two decades of settlements and attempts by a major company to keep documentation confidential.
You would expect that a consumer could hold the manufacturer, distributor or seller of a product responsible for injuries that occur if the product is defective. You have likely seen the media coverage of igniting cellphone batteries, exploding airbags and toppling furniture. Consumers have the right to seek compensation when products cause them harm or take the lives of loved ones.
Children's products have some of the most stringent safety regulations surrounding them. Parents in Texas and elsewhere around the nation pay close attention when news come out about defective products they may be using for their children. When reports of malfunctions and accidents occur, companies are typically quick to recall the products until the situations are remedied. However, a major manufacturer of various childcare products has refused to issue a recall for one of its items, thus prompting a complaint from a government organization.
Residents of Texas have the right to expect any products they purchase to be free from safety risks or at least to come with reasonable warnings of any hazards. Far more important, perhaps, is ensuring that items manufactured specifically for use by children and easily available for purchase at the retail giant Target pose no danger. One would expect any defective products -- especially those that endanger children -- would be immediately pulled from store shelves.
From small kitchen appliances to large furniture to children's toys, Texas consumers rely on companies to create safe and effective products. Unfortunately, some manufacturers emphasize their bottom lines over the safety of their products. Savage Arms -- a gun manufacturer -- is currently under fire for a producing a rifle that allegedly explodes. While virtually all defective products can pose a risk for consumers, defective firearms might pose an even greater risk.
When you purchase a new product online or in a brick and mortar store, you have the right to expect the product to be safe when used as it is intended. Products can malfunction, but that's not always the fault of those who made or sold those items. In addition, some products, such as fireworks or industrial explosives are inherently dangerous. If you suffer injury because of a product defect, that's an entirely different matter and there may be one or more parties liable for your suffering.