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Woman sues Zara, claims dead rodent was sewn into the dress she bought

New York resident Cailey Fiesel during the second week of November filed a lawsuit against Spanish clothing and accessories retailer Zara, claiming that a dead rodent was sewn into the dress that she bought from the store.

According to Fiesel’s lawsuit, Fiesel bought a $40 scoop neck dress from the Zara store in Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut when she found that the dress was filled with a rat’s remains.

New York-based Apparel Production Inc. factory owner Teddy Sadaka, who owns the manufacturing outlet in the United States that distributes the Zara brand, clothes designed by German fashion designer Karl Otto Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs, told the New York Post that the rat must have been the work of a disgruntled worker, noting, “I’m thinking it had to be done intentionally. It looks like a prank from a worker being paid a couple of cents and saying, ‘Take that, America!’”

If you have ever experienced being hurt in a personal injury accident, or has been inconvenienced by a defective product that you bought in the state of New York due to the negligent actions of other people or parties involved, do not hesitate to seek legal action against them with the help of our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP by calling our offices today at (212) 779-0057.


Star Trek Actor Killed, Possibly Due to Faulty Car

27 year old Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the new Star Trek film was killed at his home on Sunday. His death was caused by his Jeep Grand Cherokee, which rolled backwards and pinned him between the car and the gate to his home. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and fans.

After investigating the star’s death, it was found that the vehicle was left in neutral rather than park. Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled across the United States in April due to an issue with the gear shift that causes drivers to believe their car is in park, though it is not. The design flaw has caused hundreds of reported accidents and injuries across the country.

When purchasing a vehicle, buyers expect their new car to be safe. Unfortunately, vehicle recalls occur with astonishing frequency and are extremely dangerous.


Released Takata emails suggest systemic manipulation practices

The New York Times recently spent some time looking over the recently released Takata emails regarding the defective airbags which have caused eight deaths in America and been the cause of a massive auto recall across the country. In these emails, one airbag engineer for Takata, Bob Schubert, wrote that he had been “repeatedly exposed to the Japanese practice of altering data presented to the customer,” and noted that this type of behavior was “the way we do business in Japan.”

Schubert’s memo was one of the many documents released in relation to a personal injury lawsuit against Takata that suggests the company has an issue with systemic manipulation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Takata for not cooperating in its investigation of the automotive company’s defective airbag inflaters, which, according to the Times, was a response to the company manipulating data.

If you have been injured by a defective product, especially one as potentially dangerous as a vehicle or airbag, please contact the legal team of Hach & Rose, LLP, right away to begin discussing your legal options. Our attorneys will work with you as you pursue justice and compensation from the party responsible for you suffering.


Blood coagulant Eliquis is under attack in defective drug lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed in relation to Eliquis, a blood coagulant that allegedly contributed to the death of an individual due to bleeding, Market Watch reported on June 16.

The suit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York, claims that the defective drug is being promoted incorrectly as “one size fits all,” and it lacks a prominent warning that bleeding may be difficult to stop once it starts. Donald Herschell, 60, began taking the drug as prescribed by his doctor due to his atrial fibrillation. Subsequently, he developed gastrointestinal bleeding and succumbed to his condition in a hospital emergency room.

Eliquis, which acts as an anti-coagulant by stemming the bleeding and clotting in wounds, is distributed by two New York-based pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer Inc. and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, are knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to handling personal injury accident cases in New York such as those that include defective drugs, exposure to toxic substances, motor vehicular accidents, and more. If you are in need of legal advice or are looking for a lawyer to represent your personal injury case, call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to begin taking action.


Franklin Sports sued for $4.5M in defective toy case

The father of 5-year-old Staten Island resident Daniel Ducalo has filed a lawsuit seeking $4.5 million in damages in Brooklyn Federal Court against sporting gear manufacturer Franklin Sports Inc in relation to a defective toy that disfigured the child’s face, the New York Daily News reported on September 8.

According to the complaint, Ducalo’s brother was using the company’s Adjust-A-Hit T-Ball Set T-ball bat when it came apart, resulting in more than 300 stitches and leaving a deep laceration on the middle of the boy’s face between his eyes and down his nose.

The bat is built in two parts, one inside the other, and the user can adjust the length using a twist and lock device. According to the lawsuit, experts can attest that the injury would not have occurred if the bat had not been built that way.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the experienced attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, in New York may help you hold negligent manufacturers financially accountable. Call our offices at (212) 779-0057 today to learn about your legal options.


GM begins process on settling wrongful death, personal injury claims

According to the New York Times, Detroit-based automaker General Motors has begun the process of settling hundreds of wrongful death and personal injury claims linked to defective ignition switches; this forced the recall of over 2.6 million small compact cars manufactured by GM.

The ignition defect can shut off a moving car, disabling airbags as well as steering and braking capabilities. This flaw has proven to be a very large financial burden and public relations disaster for GM. All together, GM faces claims that add up to billions of dollars.

According to General Motors spokesman Greg Martin, “We’ve acknowledged that we have civic and legal obligations as they relate to injuries in accidents involving the recalled cars.”

If you have been harmed by a defective product like GM’s, our NYC legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP may be able to help you pursue legal action against the manufacturer.  Contact us at 866-LAWS-USA so we can discuss your situation.


UPSC and Backcountry Access recall Avalanche airbags

A nationwide product recall of Avalanche airbags due to dangers of them causing injuries or deaths was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Backcountry Access on Tuesday, November 26. According to the CPSC, the recall includes Avalanche airbag model floats 18, 22, 30, 32, 36, and Throttle.

The recall was made due to the airbags’ trigger assembly failure, which can lead to instances of the airbags not deploying, making it dangerous for people stuck in an avalanche as they are in risk of injury or even death.

For more information regarding the recall, consumers can get in touch with company officials at (800) 670-8735 between 8 a.m. and 5 pm. Monday through Friday or online at backcountryaccess.com.

Product manufacturers can be held accountable if their products, which should be safe for public use, have inflicted injuries or illnesses on consumers. Call our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, if you live in New York City and have suffered an injury due to a defective product. We can be reached at (212) 779-0057.


First Toyota’s “bellwether” sudden acceleration trial commences

The first “bellwether case,” filed against Toyota by the family of Noriko Uno, who died in August 2009, began on Monday, July 22, with the selection of jurors. The family is suing  Toyota for product liability and negligence and seeks general and punitive damages.

Toyota, however, has stated that Uno’s Camry was not malfunctioning, but rather blamed the crash on stuck accelerators, floor mats that trapped the gas pedal, and drivers’ lack of oversight, saying that “a brake override system would not have prevented this accident”.

Uno was killed when her car unexpectedly sped up to 100 miles per hour and crashed into a median, a telephone pole, and a tree.

If you too have been injured by a defective Toyota or other vehicle in New York, call the lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057. We are dedicated to helping victims of other people’s negligence get the compensation they need, and may be able to help you.


Bayer IUD cases consolidated and transferred to New York

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Washington ruled on Monday, April 8 that, due to overarching similarities in more than 40 personal injury lawsuits filed in several federal courts across the country against Bayer AG’s Mirena intrauterine contraceptive, consolidation of said cases will be granted.

Resistance of Bayer to the proposal of case consolidation was dismissed by the panel, with the U.S. district court in White Plains, New York being given full jurisdiction over the consolidated lawsuits. Bayer’s response to the case consolidation was that it would “vigorously defend itself against these claims regarding Mirena.”

Unfortunately, many defective pharmaceutical products, such as Bayer’s IUD, are released to unsuspecting consumers, causing them undue harm in the long-run. If this has happened to you, call (212) 779-0057. The lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you pursue civil litigation against the responsible manufacturer or distributor.


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