A group of Southwest Airlines flight attendants filed suit against the airplane manufacturer Boeing this week. The eight plaintiffs argue that the aircraft giant deliberately concealed the 737 Max jet's design flaws and safety defects from both the public, the airline and its workers. They're seeking over $100 million in damages for Boeing's indiscretion.
All you have to do is look at the sticker or tags on an item you buy. If you do this, then you'll quickly realize that California has some of the strictest product warning labeling requirements of all states in the country. This information is supposed to provide consumers with as many details as possible to make informed decisions about the products that they're buying. These warnings, unfortunately, don't keep consumers completely safe. There are two primary standards on which individuals can file product liability claims.
Traveling across town in a chauffeured car or a helicopter to avoid California's deadlocked traffic is a reality for some of the busiest and wealthiest individuals. While these modes of transportation may make it easier for high profile people to get around town, the crash of the famed basketball player Kobe Bryant's helicopter on Jan. 26 caused many to question just how safe these types of aircraft are.
The Boeing 737 MAX airplane has been grounded for months as the aircraft manufacturer and government officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been working to assess the safety of the jumbo jet. This plane model was involved in two fatal crashes and many other close calls in the past two years. Plans are now in the works to get it back in the air flying once again.
If you have children, then they likely received many toys this holiday season. While you may assume that products have to meet certain safety standards to be released on the market, that's not the case.
We often hear about helicopter crashes happening as part of military exercises on the news. There are a significant number of civilian helicopters that crash here in California each year though as well. The reasons that these aviation accidents occur are varied.
Plane crashes are often catastrophic. It doesn't matter if they involve a single-engine prop plane or a jumbo jet, passengers and crew members are lucky to survive these types of incidents. If you ever see a plane following an accident, you'll often see a mangled mess. The fact that planes seldom remain intact and its occupants often are seriously injured or die makes it extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause of plane crashes.
On Oct. 3, 2019, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Johnson & Johnson gave a sworn deposition in a lawsuit involving a man who claims his daily use of the company's baby powder gave him cancer and firmly stated his belief in the product.
There are few hobbies available to California residents as rewarding and safe as aviation. The feeling of freedom, the exhilaration of take-off and landing and even the commitment to training and self-improvement attractive. To top it all off, most of the airborne activities available are relatively low in risk, despite what the adrenaline rush would suggest.
Like many Californians, you may feel anxious when you fly, knowing that your safety depends on the capability of the pilot and the rest of the flight crew, as well as all the mechanical parts of your plane being in working order. You may already feel as if you lack control in the best of situations. How helpless would you feel if you suffered a medical emergency in the middle of your flight? What does the crew do in situations like these?