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  • Does Amazon Sell Dangerous Products?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 25-Feb-2020

    Many people prefer to shop online via retailers like Amazon, especially during the crowded holiday season. All consumers, however, should be aware that Amazon makes thousands of unsafe items available for purchase on its website. Included in the 4,100 dangerous products identified by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) are cosmetics, medications, motorcycle helmets, and items meant for babies and ...
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  • When Hurt by a Defective Product, Keep the Product & Packaging

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 20-Nov-2019

    When you’re hurt by a defective product, you might be tempted to call the manufacturer, complain, and demand a free replacement. This sort of response is understandable since this is exactly what product manufacturers tell you to do. However, you should always be wary of what a party that caused you harm through negligence tells you to do. Sending a defective product back to its manufacturer ...
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  • 4 Surprising Accidents That Can Lead to a Court Case

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Aug-2019

    A single accident or incident can change the course of a person’s life forever. If your actions or conduct are responsible for someone else’s injuries, you could be held legally accountable for their medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. When it comes to personal injury claims, most people tend to think of car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice incidents, ...
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  • Ford Faces Product Liability Claims for Faulty Transmissions

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-May-2019

    Motor vehicles play a fundamental role in our daily lives. Since the mass motorization of the 1930s, cars, trucks, and everything in between have dominated the transportation industry and influenced the development of our cities. Unfortunately, operating a motor vehicle can be extremely dangerous. When an accident occurs, it’s easy and almost instinctive to blame the “at-fault” ...
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  • Can Employer Negligence Cause Truck Accidents?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 10-Apr-2019

    Each year, an alarmingly high number of Texans are killed or injured in traffic collisions involving 18-wheeler vehicles. Many grieving families and accident survivors struggle to maintain their prior lifestyles in the aftermath of a collision because they’re burdened by medical debts, funeral expenses, and unexpected probate costs. Fortunately, these people may have grounds to pursue ...
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  • The 12 Injuries of Christmas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Dec-2018

    Each Christmas, families gather together to open presents and enjoy a delicious meal. While the Christmas spirit is associated with pleasant and merry connotations, there is, unfortunately, a reason emergency rooms remain a popular Christmas destination. To help you avoid any preventable hospital visits, our Austin personal injury lawyers have created a list of 12 common (and avoidable!) ...
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  • Christmas Toys & Product Liability Lawsuits

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Dec-2018

    Over the years, families tend to invent and enjoy unique Christmas traditions and customs. For example, some families enjoy holiday movie marathons, playing board games, baking sweets, or decorating the Christmas tree. But one element of this holiday is true for every parent: there is no greater joy than watching your child’s happiness as they open presents on Christmas morning. But what ...
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  • The Dangers of Prilosec

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Nov-2018

    Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor that is often prescribed to treat severe stomach acid-related conditions. When a patient has too much stomach acid, it can flow into the esophagus and cause severe medical complications. Prilosec treats this condition by shutting down the pumps that produce stomach acid. The problem is that patients also use Prilosec to treat occasional heartburn. In 2003, the ...
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  • Treating Thanksgiving Burn Injuries

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-Nov-2018

    The current cultural narrative of Thanksgiving paints a beautiful picture of families gathering together to feast and celebrate their blessings. However, it’s easy for an accident to happen when frantic families are hustling to cook a hearty meal. In fact, countless families race to local emergency rooms each year because of holiday-related burn injuries. According to the National Fire ...
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  • What's the Difference Between a Statute of Limitations & a Statute of Repose?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Oct-2018

    As legal terms, “personal injury,” “medical malpractice,” and “product liability” encompass a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional injuries that are intentionally or inadvertently perpetrated by a negligent party. Before injured plaintiffs can file their claims, they must first reach out to an experienced attorney who can determine if their case ...
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  • Do You Have a Product Liability Case?

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Dec-2017

    Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries every year. Whether they are caused by poor design, by defects during the manufacturing product, or by confusing or deceptive labeling that causes them to be used improperly, a defective product could lead to serious injuries and immense liability for anyone involved in the creation, distribution, and sales process. But, in order to ...
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  • Auto Defects & Car Accident Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Aug-2017

    Not all car accidents are caused by reckless drivers. Sometimes, car accidents are the result of factors beyond the control of the driver, such as when defective brakes unexpectedly fail or when a faulty ignition switch turns off the vehicle while the engine is operating. Vehicle defects can also cause serious harm after an accident, such as when an integral safety feature fails to protect the ...
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  • Defective Car Parts & Injury Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-May-2017

    Many of us are able to operate our cars safely and arrive at our destinations without concern or fear that it will cause us harm or injury. This is not always the case, however, and when accidents happen due to failing car parts or inherently unsafe designs, the results can be disastrous. If you have been injured due to defective car parts, you might have a product liability claim and have a right ...
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  • Takata Dropped as Honda's Airbag Supplier After Massive Recall

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 6-Nov-2015

    Honda Motor Company made the decision on Tuesday, November 3, to end its longtime business partnership with Takata, a Japan-based manufacturer, after airbag defects led to the recall of more than 30 million vehicles. Honda cited “misrepresentation and manipulation of test data” as the primary reason behind their decision to drop Takata as their airbag supplier. Takata is now facing a ...
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  • Kraft Initiates Recall of 36k Cases of Sliced American Cheese

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Aug-2015

    Kraft Heinz has released a public apology over its recall of 36,000 cases of cheese. The food giant said that it deeply regretted the need to institute the recall, and it apologized to the customers it let down, but the recall had to be initiated for safety reasons. Thousands of pasteurized cheese slices were recalled due to a choking risk. The defect related to the cheese's packaging. When a ...
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  • Representing Texans in Product Liability Claims

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 26-Jun-2015

    In product liability law, distributors, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers of consumer products are held liable for injuries caused by their products. The term "product" is broadly defined, but in this legal context it generally refers to items that can be considered as tangible personal property, like a motor vehicle, a child's toy, a piece of exercise equipment or some other ...
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  • Products Liability: Rachael Ray's Wet Cat Food Is Dangerous

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 19-Jun-2015

    Ainsworth Pet Nutrition recently announced the recall of its Rachael Ray Nutrish cat food. The wet cat food comes in a variety of flavors, and some of those flavors were deemed to contain toxically high levels of vitamin D that could make cats severely ill. According to the company, the overly high amounts of vitamin D are caused by fish-derived ingredients, which they included in the wet cat food ...
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  • Preventing Car Accident Injuries as a Teenage Driver in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 12-Jun-2015

    There are a few things that every teenage driver should practice when it comes to preventing car accident injuries. Keeping these safety tips in mind could mean the difference between life and death on the road. These vital safety considerations include avoiding distractions, driving the speed limit, not driving at night and always using a seat belt. Teens love their smartphones and they also love ...
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  • Automotive Defect Accident Litigation in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 5-Jun-2015

    Millions of automobiles have been recalled in recent years for dangerous defects. Although auto manufacturers offer to fix these defective cars for free, certain percentage of them will never get fixed, meaning that these defective cars will continue to endanger American consumers on Texas roadways. Defects in automobiles can affect virtually every part of a car, but the most dangerous defects are ...
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  • 1 Dead, 2 Injured in Texas Highway Car Crash

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 22-Jul-2014

    It was reported that a 53-year-old Texas man was killed in a car accident that occurred in Karnes County on the morning of July 14. Troopers with the Department of Public Safety stated that a truck heading north on the highway struck a guardrail. The impact of the collision caused the truck to swerve into the southbound lane and strike a pickup. The pickup was carrying three people. One of the ...
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  • GM Vehicles Recalled for Ignition Switch Problems

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 18-Feb-2014

    General Motors recently announced a recall that may affect Texas residents. The company is recalling Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compacts because of unsafe vehicle design. Six people have been killed as a result of at least 22 accidents in which faulty ignition switches in the vehicles played a role, according to the recall. The Cobalts were manufactured in the years 2005-2007. The G5s are ...
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  • Toyota Camry Hybrid Probed for Reported Brake Problems

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 31-Jan-2014

    Texas Toyota drivers may be interested to learn of a federal investigation into alleged braking problems with 2007-08 Toyota Camry Hybrid. After receiving several complaints from consumers regarding multiple incidents of loss of assisted braking, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation of the Camry Hybrid sedans. The agency says that it has received 59 complaints ...
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  • Texas Man Dies After Eating Chicken Strips

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 13-Jan-2014

    The widow of a man who died from a bacterial infection is suing the restaurant where she and her husband ate on the night of Nov. 27, 2012 before he became ill. She claims that the fried chicken strips they ordered were contaminated. According to the lawsuit, on Nov. 27, they went through the drive-through of a popular chicken strip joint on 38th Street. That night, the woman claims, the man ...
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  • Range Rover SUVs Recalled Because of Defective Airbags

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Jan-2014

    Austin residents who own a Range Rover SUV may want to know about a recent recall that was issued by the manufacturer. Land Rover has announced the recall of 2013 and 2014 Range Rover models because of malfunctioning airbags. According to reports, the recall affects 3,912 vehicles that were sold within the United States. Car owners who have one of the affected models may wish to contact their ...
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  • 344,000 Honda Odysseys Recalled Due to Braking Issue

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Jan-2014

    Certain Honda Odyssey minivans registered in Texas and elsewhere across the country are the subject of a recall. Honda has recalled 344,187 of the minivans built between Aug. 8, 2006 and Sept. 8, 2008. These Odysseys may be vulnerable to potential hard braking that occurs without warning. The software in the Vehicle Safety Assist System is apparently the issue. Thus far, no accidents or injuries ...
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