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The Glassman Law Firm, P.C.

225 S. Meramec Avenue
Suite 320-T
Clayton, Missouri 63105

Phone: 314.446.6000
Fax: 314.446.6005

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Product Liability FAQS

> A friend’s two year old son swallowed a piece of a well known toy that was marked “safe for children ages 2 and up.” The toy blocked the child’s airway and deprived his brain of oxygen for several minutes before it could be removed, resulting in brain damage. What advice can we give our friend?
> While on vacation, my husband dove into a hotel swimming pool, striking his head on the bottom and suffering a fractured skull and vertebrae. Can we sue the hotel?
> I purchased an inexpensive glass candlestick holder from a self service retailer. When I lit a candle and placed it in the holder, it exploded, and the broken glass cut a nerve in my hand. Can I sue the store or the manufacturer of the candlestick holder?
> Our daughter had a sleep over party with her girlfriends. Many of them used comforters to build tents and used reading lamps to light the inside of these tents. One of the comforters caught on fire, resulting in the inhalation of toxic fumes and burns to two of the girls. Was this just an accident that was our fault for not supervising closely, or should we contact a lawyer?

A friend’s two year old son swallowed a piece of a well known toy that was marked “safe for children ages 2 and up.” The toy blocked the child’s airway and deprived his brain of oxygen for several minutes before it could be removed, resulting in brain damage. What advice can we give our friend?

Thousands of children are injured annually by products that are small enough to obstruct an airway and be easily swallowed. A thorough investigation of the design and composition of the product is required to determine whether the manufacturer met minimum safety standards before placing this product on the market. The attorneys at The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. will conduct a thorough investigation involving any prior complaints, design changes, product recalls and appropriate testing standards in order to advise whether a product liability claim should be filed.

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While on vacation, my husband dove into a hotel swimming pool, striking his head on the bottom and suffering a fractured skull and vertebrae. Can we sue the hotel?

You may have a product liability claim against the hotel, as well as the swimming pool designer, depending upon the condition of the pool water and the labeling of pool depth. Although swimming pools are used by millions of Americans every summer, the failure to place clear depth warnings around the perimeter is a violation of safety standards which require adequate warning for divers. Contact the attorneys at The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. so that the appropriate investigation, review of standards and consultation with expert witnesses can be undertaken in order to determine if a valid claim exists.

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I purchased an inexpensive glass candlestick holder from a self service retailer. When I lit a candle and placed it in the holder, it exploded, and the broken glass cut a nerve in my hand. Can I sue the store or the manufacturer of the candlestick holder?

Probably. A manufacturer is responsible for placing a dangerously defective product onto the market. Many retailers knowingly purchase inexpensive products that are manufactured overseas, under conditions that do not meet American safety standards. You may therefore have claims against the manufacturer, distributor and retailer of this product. An experienced product liability attorney at The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. will help determine whether the appropriate standards have been met and assist you in making a claim.

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Our daughter had a sleep over party with her girlfriends. Many of them used comforters to build tents and used reading lamps to light the inside of these tents. One of the comforters caught on fire, resulting in the inhalation of toxic fumes and burns to two of the girls. Was this just an accident that was our fault for not supervising closely, or should we contact a lawyer?

Serious injuries such as these always merit investigation by an experienced product liability lawyer. Unfortunately, there are many dangerous poly-filled flammable products on the market which burn at unusually high temperatures or release toxic vapors that can result in serious injuries. This is not a matter that would be known to the average parent or one which could be avoided by closer supervision. The parent should contact a lawyer at The Glassman Law Firm, P.C. in order to determine whether the applicable safety standards were met and whether a claim for manufacturing defect can be successfully pursued.

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