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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 888-WE-FIGHT to speak with an experienced member of our legal team about your situation.

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 888-WE-FIGHT.

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 888-WE-FIGHT so we can provide you with the legal representation you need and deserve.

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 888-WE-FIGHT 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 888-WE-FIGHT 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 888-WE-FIGHT to discuss your case with an attorney.

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 888-WE-FIGHT to learn more.

E-cigarette explodes, leaves man in critical condition

Twenty-nine-year-old Memphis, Tennessee resident and Colorado college student Codero Caples is currently confined in a hospital in Colorado Springs and is listed under critical condition after the electronic cigarette he had been smoking exploded in his face on Friday, November 20.

Caples, who is studying personal training and fitness in Colorado Springs and is aspiring to become a professional trainer someday, may be in danger of never walking again, according to his family. He reportedly broke his neck as well as several bones in his face, lost his front tooth, and sustained lacerations and burns to his mouth and lips when the incident occurred. Caples underwent a spinal surgery on the Sunday following the incident, according to local news reports.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers in Memphis, our product liability attorneys understand how devastating these types of accidents cane be, and we work to hold negligent manufacturers accountable for the products they create. Call our offices today at 888-WE-FIGHT to discuss your case today.

Over 100 women sue pharmaceutical company over packaging error

Over 100 women are filing a class action lawsuit against Qualitest Birth Control Pharmaceuticals, claiming that a packaging error led to surprise pregnancies. The error occurred after the packages were rotated 180 degrees during manufacturing causing the sugar placebo pills to be placed where the birth control pills were intended to be packaged.

This led to women taking the sugar pills when they believed they were taking proper contraception. The 113 women across 28 states are seeking millions in damages for their unplanned pregnancies and for the cost of raising a child through adulthood, including education. The recalled pills were manufactured in 2011 and, although the company claims it only affected a small number of packages, over 3.2 million units have been voluntarily recalled.

At John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers, our Memphis attorneys have experience in helping individuals hold responsible parties accountable for any suffering resulting from product defects, and we pride ourselves on the quality advice and representation we offer our clients. Call our offices today at (866) 537-1881 to learn more.

126,000 Mercedes Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Defect

Amid numerous automobile recalls, Mercedes Benz has just added several of their vehicles to the list. The automaker announced that it would be recalling 126,000 vehicles in the United States after reports were made of an airbag defect that either caused the device to deploy when no accident had occurred or caused the device’s failure to deploy during a collision.

In 2013, Mercedes found the same defect in a number of their vehicles across Europe, but fixed the problem promptly. However, last year, the same defect began to be reported in the United States. After an investigation by Mercedes, the automaker determined a malfunction in the control unit was causing the airbag to be defective and had affected cars in the United States.

The models included in the recall are the 2008 and 2009 C-300, C-350 and C-63 as well as the 2010 GLK 4-matic. Although Mercedes has not announced when the recall will officially begin, they have stated that no serious injuries have occurred as a result of the defect so far.

If you have been injured due to an automotive defect, the Memphis legal team at John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers is ready to aggressively pursue your case and get you the legal help you need.  Call our offices today at (866) 537-1881 to learn more.

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