Product Liability

Nail Gun Injuries and Third-Party Construction Claims

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | March 20, 2019

There is no shortage of construction work going on in the metro Atlanta and North Georgia area.  Construction sites use a variety of tools and equipment, many of which can be dangerous if defective or not maintained properly.  Where there is construction work happening, there is always the risk of an accident, either to a […]

Apple Named in Lawsuit Related to Distracted Driving

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 20, 2017

Apple is at the center of a class-action lawsuit filed by a man who claims that the company was negligent in its failure to implement an anti-distracted driving safety feature that it had patented. The California man was involved in an accident in which he was rear-ended by a motorist, who was using her iPhone […]

Two Children Are Hurt Every Hour in Child Strollers

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 9, 2016

A new study finds that an average of two U.S. children every hour are injured when restrained in strollers or child carriers. Every parent uses strollers, child carriers and other forms of child restraints, trusting that these devices will carry their children safely and securely.  However, that often doesn’t happen. A new study reveals exactly […]

Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 16, 2014

For months now, the Takata airbag recall has been making headlines. So far, the faulty airbags have been responsible for five deaths and hundreds of injuries around the world. Currently over 20 million vehicles have been recalled worldwide, including over 11 million recalled in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has […]

2016 Trial Date Set for Deadly GM Defects: Faulty Ignition Switch the Culprit in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Suits

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | November 7, 2014

Some would say this has been a hard year for auto giant General Motors. Times have been even more difficult, however, for those consumers directly affected by the series of safety issues that have plagued the company, caused car accidents and prompted millions of recalls. The recalls affected several models, including Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions, […]

Product Liability Suit in Boating Death Results in $10.2 million Verdict for Widow

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | October 17, 2013

Five years ago everything changed for the wife and children of 45-year-old Chris Jones. After motoring his yacht to a Lake Lanier marina in Atlanta, Georgia for engine repairs, Jones made the fatal decision to spend the night on his boat and run the air conditioner using the generator – a practice his family had […]

E-Cigarettes Don’t Have the Nicotine, but Do Present a Risk: Product Liability Suit Likely

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 15, 2012

With recent campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of cigarette smoking, e-cigarettes have been touted as a reasonable, more “healthy” and non-addictive alternative. It’s an electronic device that creates a mist that can be inhaled. They run on batteries and use either heat or ultrasound to have an aerosol effect – giving users […]

After Being Associated with a Salmonella Outbreak, Taco Bell May be Liable in Possible Products Liability Cases

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | February 2, 2012

After weeks of anonymity as “Restaurant Chain A” in an investigation into a salmonella outbreak that infected dozens of people in ten states, Taco Bell has been identified as the “Mexican-style” restaurant chain linked to the dangerous infections. The salmonella outbreak, which occurred in October 2011, infected 68 people in total, mostly in Texas, and […]

Death of a New Born Baby Leads Wal-Mart to Pull Baby Formula from Shelves

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | December 27, 2011

The death of a new born child in Missouri has lead Wal-Mart stores to pull the brand of powdered bay formula that is possibly connected with the infant’s death from its shelves. Wal-Mart has pulled the formula from its shelves as a precautionary measure, and likely to avoid exposing itself to any possible products liability […]

Former Lawyer Uses Infamous “Hot Coffee” Case to Stir up

By Robert N. Katz, Esq. | July 5, 2011

Products liability attorneys know all about the “hot coffee” case. It has been heralded as the quintessential example of a frivolous lawsuit. In 1994, a 79 year-old Texas woman sued McDonald’s after she spilled the entire contents of a Styrofoam cup of joe onto her lap. The details of exactly what happened have been muddled […]