Articles Posted in Products Liability

Miami Residents Pondering Plastic Surgery Beware. Wrongful death was the charge for a famous Brazilian plastic surgeon whose patient died of heart failure during a butt implant this past July. The practicing surgeon, AKA Dr. Bum Bum, has testified that the fatality was purely accidental, despite having performed the surgical procedure at home with the help of his mother, girlfriend, and maid; all of whom are also facing charges. Despite the doctor’s claims of having performed over 9000 successful butt implants, official reports state that Dr. Bum Bum, who isn’t even have a real doctor, used an outlawed synthetic resin that may have led to the death of his 46-year-old patient. According to investigative reports, this is not the first incident involving butt implants gone wrong on Miami residents. Though, plastic surgery accounts for a small number of deaths compared to other surgical procedures or everyday accidents, official reports show that there were 31 deaths and some 150 complicated cases over the past seven years. Nevertheless, the Florida Board of Medicine is keeping a close watch on surgeons and facilities to guarantee no fatalities occur during or after plastic surgery procedures in Miami.

If you, a family member or loved one has suffered personal injury or been the victim of Medical Malpractice in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation.


Warning: Watch What your Sniffing

Following a post by the FDA, a popular CVS nasal spray was recalled after its Florida based manufacturer warned of microbiological contamination. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which was detected in the nasal sinus spray in question, can lead to serious health problems to individuals, especially to those suffering from other illnesses. According to the Center for Disease Control, warning labels on sinus relief packaging and inserts clearly address the extended use of any nasal spray as being non-advisable, given the fact that they contain chemicals which enter the blood stream and can eventually damage weak immune systems. Consumers that have purchased nasal sprays from CVS drugstores should contact the manufacture to verify if it belongs to the recalled lot.  According to Federal Law, companies must guarantee that the products they manufacture and commercialize pose no potential health threats to consumers.

If you, a family member, or loved one has fallen-ill from consuming the above mentioned product, or have suffered  personal injury or loss from consuming intoxicated foods, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation. 

Man’s arm is severed by Makita Brand saw.

A district court judge allows for a miter saw to be thoroughly examined in an attempt to prove whether or not it led to the severing of a man’s arm. Home Depot and tool manufacturer Makita Inc. defense attorneys were given permission to have a miter saw taken apart to determine if it indeed was defective and caused personal injury to a Florida man, who is suing both companies under product liability litigation. Meanwhile, Home Depot and Makita Inc. lawyers claim that the man suffered his personal injuries because he either used the saw carelessly or tried to modify it in some way after buying it. A thorough examination of the saw was carried out by the case investigators, which includes nondestructive testing to see if any of the internal parts where indeed faulty or altered. The investigation led to findings that the saw was indeed tampered with after purchase. A verdict to determine the outcome of the case has yet to be reached.

If you, a family member, or loved one has suffered personal injury, damage, or loss from using a defective product or were the victim of third party negligence, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation.

Kraft-Heinz Dip into Possible Product Liability

Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Dip was removed from atop store shelves and from within storage rooms following reports of the threat of botulism, which is a rare but deadly toxin. Some seven-thousand cases of the popular Kraft Heinz product, in its 15-ounce jar, were recalled as a precautionary measure to prevent potential health hazards to consumers. Botulism is brought on by a toxin that wreaks-havoc on the body’s nervous system and can usually take up to 18 hours to make its presence felt. Symptoms make include blurred vision or speech, weakness, diarrhea, and more.  Despite no reports of anyone falling ill, the company wants to make-sure no consumers dip into their tainted Taco Bell Salsa Queso. 

If you, a family member, or loved one has fallen-ill from consuming the above mentioned product, or have suffered  personal injury or loss from consuming intoxicated foods, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to contact us Online or Call (786) LAWS-411 for a Free initial consultation.

Miami Lawyer Serving Product Liability Cases Involving Salmonella & Food Poisoning

Under Product Liability Law, product manufactures and Food Companies are compelled by law to guarantee that the goods or foods they produce, distribute, and commercialize pose no health threat to those that either use or consume them. That’s why, recent reports of whey powder contaminated with salmonella, a deadly bacteria that spreads through food, has the FDA and consumers on the alert. Though there are yet no reported cases of consumers getting sick from eating common household foods that contain whey powder, a massive recall of certain popular brands is set to take place immediately given the potential risk of illness or even death from salmonella intake.

If you, a family member, or loved one, show signs of bacterial infection through food intake, such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or any other food poising symptoms, the Perazzo Law Firm urges you to Contact Us online or Call (786) LAWS – 411 for your FREE initial consultation concerning your rights as a consumer.

By The Perazzo Law Firm
Typically injuries stemming from car accidents involve multiple vehicles and drivers. However,
a very narrow subset of injuries caused by car vehicles do not involve a collision at all. Modern vehicles are equipped with a variety of technological features that may not be properly tested before being integrated as common features across vehicle model lines. Some flaws with those features may not become apparent for years after becoming common in many different models. Moreover, vehicle manufacturers are reluctant to act on known defects for some time until adverse publicity and the sheer number of victims forces them to act to improve the safety of their vehicles. Unfortunately, by the time a vehicle manufacturer issues a recall, many people will have suffered gruesome injuries or worse.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Oftentimes the media covers car accidents involving multiple vehicles resulting in catastrophic injuries. However, a largely overlooked segment of car accidents may not involve multiple drivers and vehicles. Sometimes, a serious injury may result through no fault of the driver.

Not all car accidents resulting in personal injury involve multiple vehicles. Moreover, not all car accidents involve a careless driver. A motor vehicle can be involved in a collision resulting in serious injury through no fault of the operator of the vehicle. As many of us have seen, a failed brake may result in a vehicle unintentionally moving downhill and running over an innocent pedestrian or even the vehicle’s owner. A passenger chair may malfunction crushing an occupant of the vehicle who is unable to escape.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

In a typical car accident, involving more than one vehicle, it is easy to assign blame on the drivers. Oftentimes, vehicle operators cause car accidents by failing to observe the speed limit or distance with other vehicles. However, more than carelessness of drivers can contribute to an accident.

Another possible and contributing cause of car accidents can be defective manufacturing and negligent construction. A modern vehicle consists of a wide variety of parts and systems manufactured by a multitude of companies from around the world. A minor malfunction in any of the parts can contribute to a car accident. In vehicles equipped with automatic breaking a malfunction in the sensors detecting distance with other vehicles could contribute to an accident. An impact sensor could suffer a glitch and fail to inflate an air bag during a crash resulting in exacerbation of injuries.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

We are in the middle of the season of giving. Gifts are exchanged between family members, friends and co-workers. Some of the most popular presents for the holidays are technological gadgets meant to entertain us in our homes. Modern electronics consist of sophisticated parts manufactured by any number of companies. A defective electrical device can cause a fire and a serious personal injury. However, improper use or faulty installation can also play a part in the cause of the property damage or personal injury.

In cases of damage from a defective product several parties may share liability. Primarily, the liability may lie with the manufacturer of the product that malfunctioned. The theory of recovery in these cases would point to defective manufacturing process or defective design.

By The Perazzo Law Firm

Our homes tend to be our most valuable asset as a place to live as well as an investment for retirement. It is natural to want to insure your valuable asset. However, when a home suffers damage, most homeowners fail to report the loss to their insurance companies simply because they do not believe a loss may be covered. Some make a claim but fail to go any further when the insurance company rejects the claim. When your home suffers damage, it is important to consult a professional to find out your rights under the policy.

A large portion of homeowners dealing with damage fail to report it because they do not believed the loss is large enough or do not know it may be covered by the policy. Some homeowners attempt to make repairs themselves or hire a professional to make the repairs. When renewing your policy, the insurance company may want to inspect your property and may be less likely to renew the policy or may do so at a higher rate when previously unreported damage is discovered.