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GM Recalls 4.28 Million Cars Due to Airbag Software Defect

General Motors has announced a recall of 4.28 million vehicles to fix a software defect that has been linked to one reported fatality. The affected vehicles, 3.6 million of which are in the U.S., ...
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Baby Stroller Accidents Resulting in Head Injuries

You may have never thought about it before, but baby stroller/carrier accidents happen all the time. In fact, 50 children visit hospital emergency rooms each day, on average, because of accidents ...
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CBS Miami: "Burned by an E-Cig"

Evan Spahlinger was afraid that he was going to lose half of his face when the battery portion of his e-cigarette exploded like a pipe bomb while he was using it. Kept in a medically induced coma ...
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CBS Miami Reports on Spahlinger Case

Evan Spahlinger looks much better now than he did four months ago when his e-cigarette exploded like a pipe bomb in his face, causing him to inhale flame and battery acid and leaving him covered in ...
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Man Injured by E-Cig Explosion Seeks Compensation in Lawsuit

Kelley/Uustal is now representing 21-year-old Evan Spahlinger in a lawsuit targeting the companies that made and sold him the e-cigarette device that severely burned his lungs, throat, mouth, and face ...
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Naples Man "Inhaled Flames" After E-Cig Explosion

It was a morning like any other when Naples resident Evan Spahlinger went to use his e-cigarette, as he had many times before, when it suddenly exploded in his face. The explosion sent flames shooting ...
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Plaintiffs' Burden of Proof in Florida Defective Design Claims

The Florida Supreme Court recently decided to reinstate a $6.6 million jury verdict in Union Carbide v. Aubin, an asbestos case, while clarifying Florida law with respect to product liability and ...
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Florida Judge Grants Class Certification to Certain Ford Explorer Owners

Last week, Florida federal judge William P. Dimitrouleas agreed to certify a class of drivers who allege that a defective exhaust system present in Ford Motor Company vehicles exposes passengers to ...
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Federal Safety Officials Investigate Possible Defect in Nissan Versa Coil Springs

In a statement released earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it will be investigating the risks of coil springs breaking in Nissan Versa cars. ...
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Don't Ignore Auto Recalls

Takata Corporation - one of the world’s largest auto parts manufacturers - made headlines this week after admitting its airbags were defective and expanding its recall of U.S. vehicles to nearly ...
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Millions of Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Takata Airbags

Last year, Takata Corporation made headlines after it was discovered that airbags manufactured by the Japanese auto parts maker contained a serious defect. The defect - which can cause airbags to ...
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Kelley/Uustal Secures $13 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Tobacco Case

Last month, Kelley/Uustal was successful in securing a $13 million jury award on behalf of an Oakland Park widow whose husband died from lung cancer. The verdict - awarded by a Ft. Lauderdale jury - ...
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Tire Failure Causes Fatal Crash on I-75

An SUV rolled and crashed on Interstate-75 Wednesday morning when one of its tires separated from the tread, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and wreck. Emergency responders ...
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Five Recalled Children's Products & Toys to Avoid This Holiday Season

Toys and children's product recalls are all too common in the United States. This holiday season, stay alert for children's products, such as toys and strollers, that may be dangerous. Below, ...
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