Product Liability and What It Means for You
How responsible are companies for the products that they serve? That’s a question restaurants and consumers have been struggling with for decades. In particular, purveyors of hot coffee have found themselves the targets of lawsuits after their customers suffer severe burns.
But that’s not the only thing you can (or should) sue for. Read the rest »
Unfortunately, space heaters are a leading cause of fire accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Most of these incidents occur in the home, but they have been known to happen in the workplace as well. Faulty or defective space heaters can be responsible for a host of accidents, including burns, electrocutions, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
What are E-Cigarettes and Vaporizers?
An electronic cigarette is essentially a battery-powered vaporizer. The cigarette consists of a mouthpiece, a cartridge or tank, an atomizer, a microprocessor, a battery, and sometimes an LED light on the cigarette end. The atomizer is a heating element that vaporizes liquid in the cartridge or tank. The e-liquid heats up and creates a vapor the user inhales. The vapor is intended to have flavor and texture that is analogous to tobacco smoking. The power source, a rechargeable lithium battery, is often the source of burn and other injuries connected to e-cigarette smoking and vaporizer use. Read the rest »