Fibers laced with flame-resistant fiberglass are the culprit to several consumer health issues. Individuals who have purchased the “Green Tea Mattress” have reported injuries that include scarring; and medical bills have exceeded $20,000 in damages per impacted family. In addition, the fiberglass does not necessarily reach the skin of an individual lying on an intact bed, but may be released by removing the top cover. The consumer may then unknowingly transfer the material to other rooms within a home. In response to the effects of the mattress, which is manufactured by the South Korean-based company, Zinus, several lawsuits have already been filed. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
As rescue and emergency workers continue to search for survivors in the rubble of the pancaked Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, the building’s condo association has received notice of a $5 million class action lawsuit related to the collapse. Filed by Brad Sohn Law Firm, the claim alleges that the condo association failed to address pertinent safety measures and neglected to act quickly to repair the structural issues that were previously identified. The lawsuit also focuses on the probability that if the condo association maintained ordinary care of the building, then the loss of life and property might have been prevented. Continue reading
Sometimes when you ignore the law, you may have to face the consequences. Due to the company’s negligence in a wildfire that took place in 2018, J-Spear Ranch in Paisley, Oregon is left to deal with a second lawsuit filed against them. While the first lawsuit was initiated by a timber company, this second swing at legal action is taken by the federal government. The lawsuits intend to hold J-Spear Ranch responsible for the Fremont-Winema National Forest’s Watson Creek Fire.
Homeowners in Midland County, Michigan are standing up to the Great Lake State’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Claiming the agency played a negligent part in a massive flood, four homeowners are seeking compensatory and punitive damages, a correction to the problem allegedly caused by the defendant, a ruling that the Department’s act was unconstitutional, and repayment of legal fees. The Edenville Dam is the structure in question, where on May 20 of this year, the weaknesses in the dam failed to partially prevent a flood from destroying homes and private property. Continue reading