Some Montana residents may have heard about supplements that contains powdered caffeine, which a form of the drug some 80 percent of Americans reportedly consume each day with their coffee. Except that powdered caffeine does not occur naturally and is much more potent and volatile than coffee's caffeine, allegedly. Thus, the supplement's potential for abuse has provoked alarm among federal regulators, authorities reported on Dec. 29
Montana women might be interested to hear that C.R. Bard Inc., a corporation operating out of New Jersey, recently opted to settle hundreds of lawsuits purporting that the company's vaginal-mesh implants proved over time to be injurious to women. According to many claimants, the device is responsible for a litany of serious complications, including infections, organ damage and bleeding.
Montana consumers may purchase defective products unknowingly. If injury results, a consumer may recover some of the financial loss incurred as a result of the injury. Liability law is not governed by federal laws, and state statutes are used. Under the concept of strict liability, a consumer is obligated to prove they were harmed by the defective product without proving manufacturer negligence.
The death of an unborn child can be a painful and difficult experience for loved ones. A Montana patron who suffers an injury due to product liability may be angry and feel confused about his or her rights regarding the accident. An injured woman recently made the decision to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against a large national retailer for product liability in a situation that possibly took the life of her unborn baby.
In the last half of the year, three train explosions have taken place that could potentially be due to product liability of crude oil contained and mislabeled in tanker cars. Reports indicate that many people in Montana and across the nation have shown concern for the reliability and safe transport of oil via train. An oil and gas worker or train employee who experiences an injury from an accident during crude oil transport could seek compensation for pain and suffering caused by potential product liability.
When parents choose an infant carrier product to hold or support their child, they trust that the safety mechanisms are sound, and that it will perform as advertised. The Playtex Hip Hammock was discovered to be a defective product and was recalled by the manufacturer when clips and straps began to fail. A Montana parent who has experienced an infant injury due to this or a similar defective product may choose to seek legal action against the manufacturer.