Nashville family sues Amazon for exploding hoverboard

A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, a brother and sister, had to jump from the second floor of their house in Nashville, Tennessee after a rising fire trapped them inside their home. The fire resulted from the explosion of a hoverboard they bought from Amazon back in January 2016.

After the accident, their parents, Brian and Meg Fox, filed a $30 million lawsuit against Amazon. They are also seeking damages for the six possessions they lost in the fire. The Foxes purchased the $274 hoverboard in November 2015 through Amazon’s third-party seller W-Deals.

Our personal injury attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, who provide legal services for our clients in Memphis and other areas in Tennessee, handle personal injury accident cases such as product liability and explosion accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (844) 275-8422 to speak with an experienced member of our legal team about your situation.



Personal injury lawsuit against Smith & Wesson dismissed

Judge Todd Campbell issued a decision on Friday, September 16, regarding a personal injury case in a Nashville, Tennessee. Judge Campbell ruled that Smith & Wesson, a firearms manufacturer, was not liable for an accidental discharge that occurred earlier this year.

According to the lawsuit, Randy McNeal was accidentally shot in the finger by a Bodyguard .380 pistol inside a gun store in Murfreesboro as he was trying to put the safeties on the pistol. He alleged that a loose screw on the built-in laser sight of the gun prevented the slide from locking in position. The accident resulted in him losing a finger.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to poor manufacturing, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact one of our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers by calling (844) 275-8422 today.



Airport takes note of new policy regarding Samsung Note 7 smartphones

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been banned from air travel within, from, and to the United States, including on a passenger’s person, in carry-on baggage, and in checked baggage. However, Memphis International Airport in Tennessee will allow passengers to store these devices in their vehicles on airport property. The devices were banned because of reports that they are prone to explosions.

Samsung stopped the sale and manufacture of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Tuesday, October 11. Passengers who try to smuggle a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in their checked baggage will find themselves facing criminal prosecution. As of last Wednesday, October 19, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport has yet to receive notice of an incident from the Transportation Security Administration. Memphis International public information officer Glen Thomas said: “If someone has the phone, they can give it to someone to take home, store it in their vehicle, or ship it through a ground carrier.”

If you are hurt in a serious personal injury accident and subject to physical and emotional trauma that otherwise would not have occurred, you can pursue financial compensation from negligent parties. Seek the legal help of our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers in Memphis by calling our offices today at (844) 275-8422.



CPSC releases warning after Samsung top-loading washing machines explode

On the morning of April 8, 2016, 32-year-old Georgia resident Melissa Thaxton said she was unloading some of her clothes from her Samsung top-loading washing machine when it exploded. “There were wires, nuts, the cover actually was laying on the floor.”

What was more disturbing about the whole thing was that her four-year-old son, Luke, had been playing nearby the running machine when the explosion happened. “I just remember covering my head and leaning towards my son and just screaming this scream that I didn’t even know I could scream.”

Thaxton and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Samsung in federal court in New Jersey. Jason Lichtman, the plaintiffs’ legal counsel, said a support rod in the washing machine cannot hold the tub in place and can come unfastened during the spin cycle. Lichtman noted, “The rod can slide right out. And that’s what causes the washing machine to blow apart.”

With this development, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning on Wednesday, September 28 regarding the washing machine units, which were manufactured by Samsung between March 2011 and April 2016.

If you have experienced a serious personal injury accident, then you were subjected to the physical and emotional trauma that such an ordeal can bring. Get in touch with our attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers in Memphis by calling our offices today at (844) 275-8422 so we can provide you with the legal representation you need and deserve.



E-Cigarette Injures Memphis Man

E-cigarettes allow their users to inhale vapor instead of smoke, which is supposed to have fewer health risks than traditional cigarette smoking. For 29 year old Cordero Caples of Memphis, an e-cigarette turned out to be just as harmful after it exploded in his face. Over 25 injuries have been reported as the result of the lithium batteries failing in e-cigarettes, causing dangerous explosions.

Caples suffered from broken teeth, mouth burns, fractured facial bones, and a broken neck. His neck injury requires constant care in order to prevent paralysis, and has lead to a series of surgeries. His particular e-cigarette was made by Kangertech, though various brands have been known to have similar faults.

When you buy a product, you expect it to be safe and well made. Unfortunately, products can be dangerous and cause death and injuries far too often. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a faulty or recalled product, contact the office of John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers as you may be eligible for compensation. Call us toll free at (844) 275-8422.



Senators question the safety of front seatbacks in vehicles

United States Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have been questioning automakers about how they are preventing injuries to backseat passengers when front seatbacks collapse during an accident.

The senators sent letters to seventeen automakers to ask about their safety standards and whether they have been sued for front seatback failure. Most automakers argued that they meet federal regulations, but Markey and Blumenthal argue that federal safety standards are outdated as they have not been significantly updated since 1967. The issue at hand occurs most often when a vehicle is rear-ended. The impact from behind can cause the backs of seats to move further backwards, which can cause injury to backseat passengers.

The attorneys at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers provide legal services for those who were injured due to the defectiveness of a supposedly safe product. Call us for a free consultation at (844) 275-8422 to discuss your legal options and see how we can hold negligent companies accountable.



Video of Man Urinating on Kellogg’s Conveyor Belt in Memphis Surfaces

Kellogg’s has confirmed that a viral video of a man urinating on a conveyor belt was taken in their Memphis, Tennessee factory in 2014.  The video was published by the website World Star Hip Hop and showed a man, who may have been an employee of Kellogg’s, urinating on the end of an assembly line and then panning over to a sign featuring the Kellogg’s logo. The company publicly stated that the video was taken in 2014 and that a criminal investigation has begun to find and charge the man featured.  Kellogg’s stated the products that may have been affected include Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies Treats Cereal, and puffed rice cake products.  However, all of these products would now be past their expiration dates.  No suspect has been charged in connection to the video yet.

Food contamination, such as in this case, can cause their consumers serious health issues.  If you or a loved one was affected by a toxic food product, contact the Memphis team at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers to begin building your case.  Call our offices at (844) 275-8422 today to learn more.



FDA confirms presence of Listeria in Dole salad products

The FDA recently confirmed that Listeria monocytogenes have been found in packages of Dole Salad and vegetables produced at their Vegetable Inc. plant in Springfield, Ohio. Fifteen people across the United States were infected with Listeriosis after consuming the product, and one patient has died, though the exact cause of death has yet to be confirmed.

Dole announced they were voluntarily recalling all salad and various vegetable packages with product codes that began with an “A” due to the possible threat of Listeria. After the contaminant was confirmed by the FDA, Dole warned consumers to throw out packages with the specific product code or to return the products for a full refund. In total, 23 states and some Canadian provinces were affected by the recall, including Tennessee. The Springfield plant has shut down operations.

Unfortunately, food defects such as these occur far too often. At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our Tennessee legal team is dedicated to fighting for victims of toxic food products and seeking compensation to help with the recovery process. If you or a loved one suffered due to a defective product, call our offices today at (844) 275-8422 to discuss your case with an attorney.



First ignition switch trial in New York dismissed

On January 12, a Manhattan, New York jury listened to arguments made by Texas personal injury attorney Robert Hilliard on behalf of Oklahoma resident Robert Scheuer, who blamed the critical injuries he sustained in a May 2014 crash on the defective ignition switch in his 2003 Saturn Ion, which he was driving the day of the accident.

Ten days later, the jury dismissed the trial due to allegations from General Motors that Mr. Scheuer lied on the stand in order to exaggerate the injuries he claimed to have sustained in the collision. It became apparent in the course of the trial that Mr. Scheuer had an extensive history of neck and back trouble, and GM argued that this medical past complicated the nature of his personal injury claim.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our legal team represents clients who have suffered at the hands of negligent individuals, be they auto manufacturers who failed to uphold safety standards during production or reckless drivers who cause car accidents on the road. We can work on your behalf to pursue claims against those who harmed you. Call us today at (844) 275-8422 to learn more.



Zatarain’s recalls products overs dairy issue

Zatarain’s is recalling boxes of their Red Beans and Rice Original meals after receiving reports that there may have been a production mistake that lead to these boxes containing undeclared dairy products. The eight ounce boxes marked as Red Beans and Rice, which does not contain dairy, may actually contain a mix for Creamy Parmesan Rice. If one of the millions of Americans with dairy sensitivity or allergies obtains a mislabeled box, he or she may suffer a reaction from the unmarked dairy.

The recall affects nineteen states and the company is urging customers to throw out packages or bring them to the store for a full refund. No illnesses have been reported relating to the mix-up yet.

If you have been affected by a product defect, such as the mislabeling of ingredients, the Memphis legal team at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers have the experience necessary to represent individuals against negligent manufacturers in order to hold the responsible party accountable. Call our offices today at (844) 275-8422 to learn more.



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