While the chance that the lithium-ion battery in your mobile device will explode is relatively low, when these incidents occur they carry a serious risk of fire damage and injury, which is sometimes severe. Additionally, the problem has persisted despite manufacturer attempts at preventing batteries from overheating and potentially catching fire. Consumer Reports offers more information on exploding batteries and how the problem is currently being addressed.
At Webb & Taylor, LLC, in Georgia, we routinely see the news media reports on major manufacturer recalls for products such as airbags and medical devices. However, you should know that the list of defective and dangerous products is much, much longer. In fact, the dangers of some products are serious enough that the federal government publishes up-to-date information about them.
A preliminary study concludes that a drug that doctors commonly prescribe to treat angina and blood pressure might increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. A recent study looked at the risk factors behind cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body.
In some scenarios concerning product liability in Georgia, an individual suffers injury due to a defective product. The attorney for the injured party claims a defective design was the culprit and will argue that the company which made the product is liable because the company could have adopted a reasonable alternative design. It is helpful to understand what a reasonable alternative design is since it may conclusively show that a company was negligent in producing a defective product.