Advertisements are created to sell products and services. But there are times when they're more than just a little embellished. Sometimes they falsely highlight the product or service in an over-the-top pitch to entice further purchases. However, the Competition Act...
Products liability in Canada: Metal-on-metal hip replacements
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Sep 7, 2017 | Products Liability
British researchers have found that metal-on-metal hip replacements are highly likely to fail. This paves the way for the launching of products liability suits by the tens of thousands of people over the world -- many of whom are in Canada -- who may be affected by...
Hydroxycut facing products liability suit in Canada
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Aug 15, 2017 | Products Liability
Health Canada is urging consumers not to use the product Hydroxycut because of the number of adverse reactions reported. Although not authorized for sale in Ontario or the rest of Canada, consumers can still purchase the product. A products liability suit...
Products liability claims may follow E.coli outbreak
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Jul 18, 2017 | Products Liability
Flour produced by Ardent Mills along with multiple related products have been linked to the E.coli outbreak that infected 30 people across Canada between last November and March of this year. Although no new cases of E.coli have been reported since April, more...
Talcum powder and its link to ovarian cancer
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Oct 25, 2016 | Products Liability
Talcum powder has been used for generations. People use it to keep their bodies dry and mothers use it help fight diaper rash. While it would seem that the use of talc is benign, there exists strong links to ovarian cancer in women who use these products on a regular,...
Defective defibrillators could drain batteries
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Oct 5, 2016 | Products Liability
A class action lawsuit has been brought against Medtronic of Canada Ltd. and Medtronic, Inc. over the defibrillators that the company sold. Though these are designed to help people with heart conditions, there have been serious concerns at almost every level, from...
Toyota provided cash or a Brake Override System
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Aug 5, 2016 | Products Liability
Toyota was in the news a lot a few years back for throttle issues with a number of vehicles specially centering around the electronic throttle control system or ETCS-i. In an effort to make it right, it provided consumers who have bought those possibly...
Zimmer hip joints could cause pain
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | May 23, 2016 | Products Liability
When you get a hip replacement, you want the new device to function perfectly. You want increased mobility and better overall movement. You want stability and reliability. What you don't want is severe, chronic pain. Unfortunately, that's what a number of people got...
Does the misuse of a product impact a liability case?
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Apr 1, 2016 | Products Liability
If you're injured while using a product, the manufacturer may claim that you were misusing it. How is this going to impact the case?The reason the manufacturer will take this route is that the company will try to prove you would not have been hurt if you had used it...
5 key components to a product liability case
On Behalf of Rochon Genova LLP | Mar 18, 2016 | Products Liability
When it comes to a product liability case in Ontario, there are five key components that have to be considered. They are as follows:1. A duty of care owed by the manufacturer to the plaintiff. The manufacturer is obligated to make a safe product that will not cause...
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