Walsh, Knippen & Cetina Leading the Fight Against WanaBana

Pouches related to WanaBana Lawsuit concerning high lead levels

The attorneys at Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered are representing a family whose minor daughter was severely injured due to unsafe lead levels in WanaBana food.  After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated an ongoing investigation, WanaBana voluntarily recalled multiple products, including its apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, Schnucks applesauce pouches with cinnamon, and Weis cinnamon applesauce, due to dangerously high lead levels.  The investigation revealed WanaBana’s products contain lead levels over 2,000 times higher than recommended safety limits.  Ingesting even small amounts of lead can cause severe health …
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When a Seller Is Liable in an Injury Case

Illinois’ product liability law allows you to file a personal injury lawsuit against anyone involved in the distribution chain of the product that caused your injury. This can include the manufacturer of the product, the seller, and anyone who handled the product in between. The manufacturer ends up being the sole defendant in many cases. Illinois has a law, commonly called the seller’s exception, that instructs the courts to dismiss defendants that are not manufacturers of the product. However, there are exceptions to the seller’s exception that permit you to …
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Kia to Recall Thousands of Vehicles After Reports of Engine Fires

Vehicles go through multiple safety tests and crash simulations to make sure that they are safe for consumers to drive. The scary thing is, your vehicle could be a danger to you, not by failing to protect you from impacts in a collision, but because of the internal components in the vehicle itself. Recently, Kia Motors has issued recalls for around 68,000 motor vehicles because of reports that hundreds of those vehicles have caught fire. Company Voluntarily Recalls Vehicles for Inspection Despite Government Shutdown Kia Motors issued a recall plan …
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Top Reasons for Medical Device Failures Resulting in Patient Injuries

Advancements in medical devices over the past few decades are nothing short of astonishing. Many physical disabilities and injuries that once severely limited an individual’s quality of life can now be alleviated through innovative medical products, and surgeries have increased in effectiveness and efficiency because of upgrades to operating room equipment. Unfortunately, not every implementation of a medical device goes according to plan, and some products make a bad problem worse due to faulty design, production, or insufficient testing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recorded 5.4 million …
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Defective Products May Cause Electrical Burns

Our world practically revolves around electricity. It lights our homes, powers our tablets and computers, and even runs the stoplights that help us travel safely from one place to the next. Unfortunately, this powerful tool is also extremely dangerous. Even minimal contact can lead to burn injuries. In severe cases, those injuries can cause death. There are some important things you should about electrical burns caused by defective products, including how to determine if you may be owed compensation. Causes of Electrical Burns Electrical burns can be caused in many …
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Defective Automobiles and Vehicle Parts Still Safety Concerns

Most of us do not consider the risk we take every time we drive or ride in an automobile. Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are such an ordinary part of our lives that we forget just how powerful these machines are. The average car now weighs about 4000 lbs. and can reach or even surpass speeds of 100 mph. Even more impressive than motor vehicles’ size and power is their complexity. Estimates place the average number of constituent parts in a car at around 30,000. Each of these parts …
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Product Liability Lawsuits: The Basics

As consumers, we put our trust in manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies every day without even thinking about it. We assume the products that we and our children use are safe and will not cause harm. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Every year, thousands of products must be recalled because they have some type of defect or flaw which has the potential to cause harm. Even though companies often issue recalls, this does not prevent people from being injured in accidents involving defective products. If you or your …
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