Defective Products | Scott Goodwin Law

Deployed airbags in a car dashboard.

Airbags have been a standard safety feature on new cars since the late 1990s and have been a common feature in cars for an even longer amount of time. According to the NHTSA, frontal airbags saved 50,457 lives between 1987 and 2017. However, for as long as airbags have been around, there have been concerns

A row of treadmills facing a window with a man running on one of them.

For millions of people, going to the gym, fitness center, or health club is part of their regular routine. But whether you hit the gym multiple times per week or only go every once in a while, you likely know that there can be a lot of ways to get hurt while working out, especially

Beakers and flasks on a table in a science lab.

Student safety is a key issue for parents, teachers, and school administrators to worry about these days. But one safety issue that shouldn’t be overlooked is defective/faulty equipment students use during the day. This could include the playground equipment kids use at recess, sports equipment used in gym class, or lab equipment used in science

Close-up view of blue water beads.

Kids love to play with things that are bright and colorful. Things that can roll around or be squished when touched can be pretty exciting to kids, too. Because of this, water beads might seem like a great toy for kids. But it’s important to understand that while water beads might be fun to play

Quality control check sheet with the

For millions of people in the United States who have sleep apnea, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can be a very beneficial tool. CPAP machines work to keep a person’s airways open so that they can rest more comfortably while reducing the risk of other health conditions like heart disease and high blood

Quality control checksheet with the 'failed' box marked.

For people who are dealing with issues such as back pain, muscle spasms, sciatica, one option they might consider trying is inversion therapy. Inversion therapy is a type of spinal traction where a person spends an amount of time either inverted at an angle or fully upside down. The concept behind this practice is that

Product Defects in Power Tools

Wednesday, 09 August 2023 by
Table saw in use.

In some cases, there are types of products that, even when manufactured exactly as they should be, are inherently going to involve some safety risks if not used correctly. Knives are a good example of this since they need to have sharp blades in order to be functional. Power tools also fall into this category

Gavel on a piece of paper that has

When someone gets injured by a defective product, it can feel very overwhelming to figure out where to begin. How do you hold someone accountable when you’re not dealing with a specific person? Defective product injury cases can be very complex and there are multiple parties who could be liable. Liability for defective products can

Views of an open dishwasher with the trays pulled out.

For many people, their dishwasher is an essential kitchen appliance. Not only are they very convenient to have around, they’re probably also not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of potentially dangerous things you have in your kitchen. But if a dishwasher is defective, it can be much more than an

Side view of a white bathtub with a towel on the edge.

It’s never convenient to realize that your water heater isn’t working as it should. Nobody ever wants to be stuck taking cold showers or not having the hot water they need to wash their dishes or clothes. But when a hot water heater isn’t working as it should, it can be more than an inconvenience.