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Allegedly Defective Car Wax Damages Hot Rod CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Allegedly Defective Car Wax Damages Hot Rod

This case involves damage to a plaintiff’s automobile due to allegedly defective car wax. The plaintiff purchased colored car wax for her classic hot rod, and began using it the following day. After three months of treatment, she began to notice that the …

Poisonous Sushi Causes Severe Respiratory Problems CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Poisonous Sushi Causes Severe Respiratory Problems

This case involves health-related problems resulting from eating bad sushi. The plaintiff went to an upscale sushi restaurant. While there, she had takifugu, or pufferfish, and shortly after consuming it, she began to experience trouble breathing. She exp …

Allegedly Defective Electrical Heater Causes Store to Burn Down CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves a store burning down due to an allegedly defective electrical heater. The plaintiffs owned a small clothing store and used an electrical heater placed in a window to warm their store. One day, the electrical heater overheated, and the w …

Unintentional Acceleration Leads to Serious Car Accident CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Unintentional Acceleration Leads to Serious Car Accident

This case involves an automobile that unintentionally accelerated, causing the vehicle to strike a tree and injure the driver, causing the driver to sue the car dealership and manufacturer under state-defined Lemon Laws. The plaintiff, a forty-three-year-o …

Ice Cream Company Alleges Warehouse Improperly Discarded Expired Strawberries CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

This case involves the storage of frozen strawberries. The plaintiff, a large ice cream manufacturer, stored frozen strawberries for their ice cream at a warehouse. While in the warehouse, the listed expiration date on the food packaging showed that the st …

Handle in Automobile Causes Large Laceration CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Handle in Automobile Causes Large Laceration

This case involves a possible hazard in a used automobile. The plaintiff, an eighteen-year-old male, purchased a used SUV. The following day, the plaintiff’s brother was exiting the SUV when the handle on the door, which was missing a hand guard, became  …

Water Heater Explodes Damaging Plaintiff’s House CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Water Heater Explodes Damaging Plaintiff’s House

This case involves a water heater exploding, causing significant damage to the plaintiff’s house. The plaintiff purchased a water heater from a large retailer and had it installed by a plumbing specialist into his home’s PEX piping system. Two weeks aft …

Gas Pump Overflows Causing Patron to Slip and Fall CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Gas Pump Overflows Causing Patron to Slip and Fall

This case involves a plaintiff who was injured while pumping gas. The plaintiff, a male, was pumping gas at a gas station. As he was pumping, he disengaged the trigger, but the gas continued to flow from the pump. Gas started to leak onto the ground, but t …

Fall from Ladder Seriously Injures Woman CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Fall from Ladder Seriously Injures Woman

This case involves a woman falling from a ladder possibly due to a deformity in the ladder. The plaintiff was fixing a deck and had the ladder propped up against the floor of her deck, which stood twelve feet above the ground. The ladder was thirteen feet …

Rope Failure Causes Parasailing Death CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY Expert Case

Rope Failure Causes Parasailing Death

This case involves a parasailing accident where the parasailing participant received a broken arm and a concussion. The plaintiff parasailed in California, and used the defendant’s equipment. While he was parasailing, the line broke and the wind dragged th …