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Product Liability

Aug 22, 2023

Minor gravely injures right hand in machine: $3.25 million settlement

Action: Product liability Injuries alleged: Loss of portions of two fingers and other injuries to right hand and future significant medical needs Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Mediator: Kip Darwin Amount: $3.25 million Date: June 27, 2023 Most helpful expert: Attorneys: Cooper Wilson, John Hudson and Mullins McLeod of McLeod Law Group and Tara […]

Mar 20, 2023

3D printing: New frontier in potential product liability claims

By Mitchell R. Edwards, Timothy M. Zabbo & Mark D. Hochberg BridgeTower Media Newswires Companies employ 3D printing technology now more than ever, leveraging devices in pioneering ways. Its widespread usage helps businesses cut costs and manufacture products efficiently. At the same time, the legal landscape surrounding 3D printers is underdeveloped, so those who use […]

Mar 16, 2023

Failure of airbag to deploy results in $2.8M verdict 

On Feb. 3, a jury in Spartanburg, S.C., handed down a $2.8 million verdict on behalf of a plaintiff who was seriously injured in a car accident when her 2015 BMW 528i’s airbag failed to deploy.   According to one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, Kevin Dean, in June 2017, during what should have been a typical […]

Dec 21, 2021

Leaking radiator fluid leads to $4M settlement 

A man who sustained severe burns from radiator fluid that leaked onto his leg after he was involved in a car crash has reached a $4 million settlement in a product liability lawsuit, his attorneys report. Taylor Powell and Ellis Lesemann of Lesemann & Associates in Charleston and Ronnie Crosby and Austin Crosby of Peters, […]

Dec 9, 2021

Tire maker defeats multi-million-dollar products liability suit 

A Dorchester County jury has found a tire maker not liable for the injuries suffered by a couple that was seriously hurt in a 2017 motorcycle crash after one of their tires blew and was seeking at least $17 million in damages from the company. Ronald and Rose Nash were traveling on Highway 78 in […]

Mar 31, 2021

Worker sprayed by oil and ammonia settles claim for $4.1M

  A man who was almost blinded after a refrigeration system malfunctioned and sprayed fluids in his face has confidentially settled a claim against the system’s installer for $4.1 million, his attorneys report. Wayne Ridgeway and Hank Burriss of Burriss & Ridgeway in Columbia and Ronnie Crosby and Austin Crosby of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth […]

Aug 31, 2020

Man electrocuted by sander settles lawsuit for $2M

  A man who was shocked while using a floor sander has confidentially settled a lawsuit against the merchant that rented it to him for $2 million, his attorney reports. Billy Walker of Walker Morgan in Lexington reported that his client, whose name was withheld pursuant to a confidentiality agreement, was using the floor sander to […]

Jul 22, 2020

Truck driver who inhaled noxious fumes settles lawsuit for $2M

  A truck driver who developed severe breathing problems after she was exposed to nitric acid vapors that leaked out of a barrel she was hauling has confidentially settled a lawsuit against the company that packaged the chemical for $2 million, her attorneys report. Shannon Altamura and Matthew Altamura of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura […]

Dec 31, 2019

Mechanic who lost fingers settles lawsuits for $1M

A manufacturing plant mechanic who lost his fingers after a machine crushed and burned his hand has confidentially settled a lawsuit against the machine’s manufacturer for $1,000,000, his attorneys report. Douglas Jennings of Yarborough Applegate in Charleston said his client was working at a plant in the Pee Dee region in December 2013. While he […]

Sep 24, 2019

Fall down elevator shaft nets $1.8M settlement

  A woman who fell down an elevator shaft while on vacation at a South Carolina beach home has confidentially settled a lawsuit for $1.8 million, her attorney reports. Chris McCool of Joye Law Firm in Charleston reports that his client, whose name was withheld pursuant to a confidentiality agreement, was vacationing in a three-story […]

May 8, 2019

Machine maker pays $9.75M for role in workplace accident

  A Newberry man who suffered severe burns on 90 percent of his body when scalding-hot water splashed onto him in a workplace accident has settled with the company who made the dangerous machine that allegedly caused the accident for $9.75 million, his attorney reports. Dick Harpootlian of Columbia reports that his client, Cephus Glenn, […]

Jun 21, 2017

Tort/Negligence – Products Liability Suit Enjoined After Opt-Out Deadline Missed

Abella Owners’ Ass’n v. MI Windows & Doors Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-140-17, 17 pp.) (Niemeyer, J.) No. 16-1146, June 20, 2017; USDC at Charleston, S.C. (Norton, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: An owners’ association that did not opt out of multidistrict litigation in the District of South Carolina against a manufacturer of allegedly defective windows […]

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