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Gatorade Cape from lawsuit of Alton, Illinois Man Versus Gatorade

Alton, Illinois Man Versus Gatorade

Gatorade Cape from lawsuit of Alton, Illinois Man Versus GatoradeWWF&G recently obtained a settlement from Gatorade for an Alton, Illinois man.

Our client had purchased a bottle of Gatorade, when starting to drink it, noticed a foreign substance in the liquid resembling a thick gray cloud.

Fortunately, the client stopped ingesting the Gatorade and contacted WWF&G for assistance.

A claim was made against the manufacturer and an early settlement satisfactory to our client was achieved. If you encounter a foreign substance in your food or drink, it is advisable to preserve the product as evidence, as well as any other evidence to support your potential claim, such as a product receipt, packaging or photos of the evidence. If you feel ill as a result of consumption, you should seek medical attention promptly.

If you or your family or friends have had similar issues with food products, WWF&G is ready to assist @ 618-462-1077. Our firm has handled several similar cases, including the recent salmonella outbreak from Peter Pan, as well as numerous other food-borne illness cases.

Man asleep who was Injured by Stop Snoring Product in Granite City, Illinois

Granite City, Illinois Man Injured by Stop Snoring Product

Man asleep who was Injured by Stop Snoring Product  in Granite City, IllinoisA Granite City, Illinois man was injured using PureSleep’s stop snoring solution in July of 2008. The product is a dental device which is worn while sleeping, to prevent snoring.

The user puts the device in hot water so it is malleable to fit your teeth. Once this is done the device fits securely in the mouth.

Here, the problem arose when the device was removed the next morning, it carried away the man’s crown from a back molar. He now has to go to a dental specialist to undergo treatment to have a new crown put in—–costing significant dollars.

A claim has been made based on a product liability theory—-that the product was unsafe as normally used and there was a failure to warn that this could happen.

WWF&G will be presenting this claim to the maker and it is anticipated that numerous similar customers will want to pursue legal remedies. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact WWF&G at 618-462-1077 (for a free consultation).

Toyota Vehicle from case where Toyota Expands Recall on Top-Sellers, Honda Issues Voluntary Recall

Toyota Expands Recall on Top-Sellers, Honda Issues Voluntary Recall

Toyota Vehicle from case where Toyota Expands Recall on Top-Sellers, Honda Issues Voluntary RecallOver a week ago, Toyota raised concerns when it announced the recall of 2.3 million vehicles. These concerns were validated with the company’s announcement later in the week of a massive recall in China, culminating with the announcement Friday that it also intended to recall 1.8 million vehicles in Europe as a “preventative measure”. By this time, the company had also issued an order to halt production of the eight-best selling models in the U.S.

Citing problems with floor mat entrapment and sticky gas pedals that cause unexpected acceleration, Toyota’s recall numbers have jumped to almost 9.5 billion since late last year. Both consumers and dealers were affected when Toyota halted the sales of the 2009 and 2010 RAV4, 2009 and 2010 Corolla, 2009 and 2010 Matrix, 2005 to 2010 Avalon, 2010 Highlander, 2007 to 2010 Tundra and 2008 to 2010 Sequoia.

These actions drew the attention of Congress, prompting the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to schedule a hearing next week to investigate the government’s response to Toyota’s problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has an early warning system in place that provides statistical forecasting to identify trends and help signal problems such as the ones Toyota is experiencing. In this case, the system did not recognize the problem, causing the House to request extensive data reports from both the NHTSA and Toyota.

However, as Toyota’s situation worsened, Friday evening brought a new announcement: Honda issued a statement voluntarily recalling 646,000 of the Fit sub-compact model due to a fire hazard posed by a faulty window switch. Neither company has released hard numbers on the number of claims that have been filed, however, the House Committee maintains that there have been at least 19 deaths caused by unexpected acceleration in Toyotas over the past decade.

The car industry has not seen problems on this scale since the massive recalls executed by Ford in 2000 over claims that the Firestone tires used on its Explorer model had caused an abnormal number of roll-over incidents. While the debate still rages over which party is at fault, Ford or Firestone, there have been at least 270 deaths and 800 injuries filed attributed to the tires and their use with Explorers.

The law firm of WWF&G has significant experience handling cases involving product liability and auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident that may have been related to a faulty product, please contact our firm for a Free Consultation at 1-800-WWFGLAW or 618-462-1077.

tractor from lawsuit where John Deere Successfully Sued in Product Liability Case

John Deere Successfully Sued in Product Liability Case

tractor from lawsuit where John Deere Successfully Sued in Product Liability CaseA tree trimming service employee sued John Deere and ERB Equipment Company of Illinois, Inc. for unsafe design of a tractor.

The product liability suit, filed in June of 2006, followed a November 2002 injury in which a man was using a John Deere bobcat with a tree grappler attachment to remove trees and stumps. Holding a nearby handle, the plaintiff was standing on the grappler when the bobcat pitched forward. The man fell off the equipment and was run over.

The plaintiff alleged that John Deere was negligent in its design of the bobcat, which encouraged users to stand in a place that put them at risk for falling. Other employees had stood on the grappler, believing that the placement of a handle near the scoop meant they could safely stand there.

Represented by Michael Glisson from the law office of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson, the plaintiff received a settlement by mediation.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, plaintiffs received favorable outcomes in product liability lawsuits only 34% of the time from 2002 to 2003, as compared to 57% success in car accident cases.

As a result, products liability cases should be trusted with experts with a history of success. Having won countless favorable outcomes since 1972, WWF&G is a firm you can count on to push your case to the fullest extent. The partners are all in favor of holding manufacturers of faulty, dangerous products responsible for injuries they cause.

Thomas Falb and Michael Glisson are standing by to assist in your case. Both attorneys are certified to provide legal counsel in the states of Illinois and Missouri, and both offer free consultations for potential clients. WWF&G guarantees that clients will not need to pay any fee unless the attorneys make a recovery on your behalf.

sawmill from St. Louis Area Man Files Suit Against Employer After Losing Four Fingers

St. Louis Area Man Files Suit Against Employer After Losing Four Fingers

sawmill from St. Louis Area Man Files Suit Against Employer After Losing Four FingersA St. Louis area man who lost four fingers in a chop saw accident work has filed a personal injury and product liability suit against his employer and the product manufacturer.

The man, who had worked as a wood pallet delivery man, was using a chop saw to cut boards used to build wooden pallets. Due to negligent maintenance, the piece that was cut would occasionally become stuck on a roller beneath the blade. This circumstance required the employee to manually flick the wood into a box below.

The incident occurred when he flicked the wood, and the blade came out of its hood, catching his glove, and pulling his hand into the 22 inch blade. According to industry experts which WWF&G attorney Michael P. Glisson consulted for this case, the loss of his finger may have been prevented by providing more training for the employee, not requiring him to wear a glove, not using faulty machinery or fixing the chop blade’s setup.

Due to the small number of employees hired by the pallet-making company, the case is not eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. Trial is scheduled for summer 2011 in St. Charles County.

According to a study published by the U.S. Library of Medicine, circular saw hand injuries are usually more serious than other hand injuries and often take more time to treat. In addition, those injured by saws are more likely to receive disability pension than people with other hand injuries.

The law office of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson specializes in careful and thorough investigations of personal injury and product liability cases. As evidenced by this case, there are remedies to be found when injured on the job even when you are not eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim. Employers who carelessly fail to provide employees with sufficient safety training or to create a safe working environment are liable for damages.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to unsafe working conditions, we are here to help. Please contact us at your nearest convenience for a free consultation. We will be able to assess your individual situation and determine if you have a case.

pills from lawsuit in st clair county Illinois Pfizer lawsuit

St. Clair County Illinois Residents Join in Case Against Pfizer

pills from lawsuit in st clair county Illinois Pfizer lawsuit Residents from St. Clair County, Illinois have joined other plaintiffs from the states of New York and Louisiana in a product liability lawsuit against Pfizer, a New York City-based pharmaceutical company.

The St. Clair County plaintiff claimed that Pfizer’s anti-epilepsy drug, Dilantin, caused her son to develop a chronic skin disorder that led to a his death. The disorder is referred to as Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidural Necrolysis in an article by the St. Clair Record.

The disorder causes skin discoloration, the loss of hair and nails, sharply decreased eyesight and organ damage.

The plaintiffs complained that Pfizer knowingly continued to market and distribute its product despite the knowledge that Dilantin caused extreme adverse effects to a portion of its users. As a result of Pfizer’s negligence to inform the general public about the potentially deadly side effects, the St. Clair County, New York and Louisana plaintiffs have dealt with disability, disfigurement, pain and loss of love and affection in the cases of death.

Pfizer allegedly has violated marketing and health care liability laws and has paid billions of dollars in fines for civil and criminal lawsuits. According to a fact sheet compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Pfizer’s $2.3 billion settlement is the largest in the Justice Department’s history of handing health care fraud cases.

The Alton, Illinois-based attorneys of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson are here to represent you in product liability and pharmaceutical cases.

These types of cases are difficult and can be expensive in that one or multiple expert witnesses must be retained by the attorney for the injured party to testify that the product is unreasonably dangerous because of its manufacture, design or failure to warn or instruct. Only experienced law firms will be successful in prosecuting this type of case.

Fortunately, WWF&G is one such firm. Michael P. Glisson and Thomas O. Falb are available to aggressively prosecute product liability and pharmaceutical claims on your behalf.

Please visit our Results page for examples of cases where we made recoveries for our clients, as well as our Testimonials page to learn what sets us apart from other firms.