Fire Up a New Claim

Fried

The efficiency and convenience of a relatively new small appliance may not outweigh the potential hazards it poses. First invented in 2010, air fryers have hit the market as a popular item for weekly meal preparations in kitchens across the US and Canada. In addition, consumers have enjoyed the healthier benefits to air frying their food over cooking in oil. Allegedly, consumers may intake fewer calories and fat. The potential downside to cooking with an air fryer is the possibility for the appliance to overheat and cause burn and fire risks. Read more

Brewing Up a Solution

Coffee conundrum

Following an incident that involved a customer suffering from a dizzy spell, nausea, incessant coughing, and a burning sensation in the mouth and stomach, Starbucks may be liable to pay a $75,000 claim. The lawsuit, which was filed this month in Connecticut District Court, details the August 2021 injury and the punitive damages sought by the plaintiff. In addition to the physical injuries sustained, the Starbucks customer alleges that the ordeal triggered a prior diagnosis of PTSD, depression, and anxiety. He has also pointed out the failure of the company to properly handle prior instances of chemical ingestion and claims appropriate measures were not set in place to prevent similar circumstances from occurring. Read more

Bye Baby Products

Infant recall

Within the past month, consumers of infant products have been warned of the dangers of using certain types of powdered formula and baby loungers. The US Food and Drug Administration has urged parents to review their purchased Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare containers for specific lot numbers and expiration dates, which fall under the Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility voluntary recall. In addition, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has warned parents to stop using Leachco, Inc. items that include the Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie, and Podster Playtime (the “Podsters”) infant loungers. Read more

Full Courthouse Block

Media halted

Following the tragic death of a sitcom and comedic legend, the family of Bob Saget has filed a lawsuit to stop the public release of the investigation records. Since his passing, which was confirmed on January 9, 2022, it has been revealed that the late actor, 65, died from head trauma. According to the chief medical examiners for Orange and Osceola counties in Florida, the cause of death was an accident and there were no signs of foul play or drug use. Hours before his death, Saget performed a comedy show at Ponte Vedra. Read more

Intoxicating Legal Issues

Crash on red

Garrett Hedlund is facing more than the devastation of separating from his partner and mother of his baby, Emma Roberts. Hedlund must also come to grips with the consequences of his actions that caused a January 2020 car accident, which left a mother and daughter extremely injured. According to records, which indicate that Hedlund slammed into another car at a red light, the actor’s blood level was elevated four times beyond the legal limit at .36. The victims in the accident have since filed a negligence lawsuit, claiming that Hedlund should have been educated on the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Read more