From defective product cases to class action lawsuits, read summaries of notable cases we’ve handled below.
Paraplegic cases settled
Owens & Mulherin recently settled two cases involving spinal cord injuries with resulting paraplegia.
How Do You Pick Up Packages?
When you go to a grocery store or a big box retailer, like Wal-Mart, Sam’s, or Costco, and you see the plastic shrink wrapped packages of drinks, dog food, and other products, how do you pick up same? Most of the packages have a pair of holes in the sides of the packaging. The industry often refers to them as hand-holds. The drinks or cans of dog food or other products are placed into a cardboard box and then a sheet of plastic is wrapped around the package and shrink wrapped – heated to shrink around the packaging. This leaves the holes on the sides of the product. Typically, there is no warning that the product should be picked up by the bottom, where the cardboard is located, and not by the holes on the sides.
The Chinese Manufacture Everything and You Cannot Sue Them!
As everyone knows, from watching the news and reading the paper, China is now America’s manufacturer. They make the majority of low tech products used in America, while America makes more of the higher technology products. However, even when America makes higher technology products, portions of those products are made in China. These components are usually then shipped to Taiwan or America for final assembly with other components.
Deck Collapse / Railing Failure
Our firm has now handled two cases in which entire decks pulled away from houses, resulting in the deck falling sideways to the ground and severely injuring the occupants of the deck. In one case a large group of individuals were on a deck and were about to be served a low county boil, which was sitting over open flames, when the deck collapsed. This resulted in the boiling water and fire severely burning some of the individuals. We have also been involved in a number of cases in which the railing pulled away from the deck or otherwise broke.
Two Novel Legal Theories Work!
A large paper mill in South Georgia was sold to a Mexican corporation. At the time of the sale, much of the paper mill’s equipment was fifty years old and did not contain modern safety features, such as electronic eyes, trip rods, barrier guards or gates, or other similar equipment which keeps employees’ hands and legs out of moving machinery. Shortly after the sale, both arms of a black male, from the elbows down, were crushed in a machine. His arms were saved but today they have almost no function. Despite extensive surgery to save the limbs, to build in cosmetic muscles, to treat the skin like third degree burns with skin grafts, and to release the tendons in the fingers to try to regain some movement, our client has almost no use of his arms and has no ability to sweat or feel sensation in his skin below the elbows.
Is This Man a Supervisor?
Owens & Mulherin recently settled a class action lawsuit against the Chatham County School Board and the Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS) for 4.2 million dollars.
Savannah Attorneys Handling Takata Airbag Recall Cases
When you purchase a car, you expect that the safety measures are up-to-date and functioning. If the worst occurs and you get into an accident, the airbags are supposed to provide an extra layer of protection for you and your passengers. However, 10 vehicle manufacturers have recently issued recalls on more than 7.8 million vehicles equipped with defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corp.