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When Can I Sue for a Medical Device Error?

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If you suffered injuries from a medical device, then you may have a lawsuit if an error caused your injuries. The user of the medical device may have admitted the error during the incident. Other errors can be harder to detect, especially if the error is covered up by medical staff. Many internal device errors… Continue reading When Can I Sue for a Medical Device Error?

Johnson & Johnson Will Pay Over $100M Talcum Powder Settlement Bill

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The Fortune 500 Company Is Facing Thousands of Lawsuits Over Talc-Based Baby Powder With more than 20,000 lawsuits pending, Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle over 1,000 lawsuits filed by consumers in which they allege that the company’s talc-based baby powder led them to develop cancer. Johnson & Johnson will pay over $100 million… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Will Pay Over $100M Talcum Powder Settlement Bill

Genital Talcum Powder Usage Associated With Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

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Studies dating back to the 1990s revealed an association between the use of talcum powder on the genital region and an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Fast forward to 2013, when a study published by Cancer Prevention Research harmonized data from several talcum powder and ovarian cancer association studies. The analysis highlighted an increased risk in ovarian… Continue reading Genital Talcum Powder Usage Associated With Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S.

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Another life has been claimed by a faulty Takata airbag, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The news comes on the heels of a massive penalty issued by the NTHSA against the Japanese manufacturer last month. A 13-year-old boy was killed in a car accident on July 22 while driving in a relative’s 2001… Continue reading Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S.

Compensation from GM Issued to Pre-Bankruptcy Ignition Switch Victims

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Despite accepting complete responsibility for their failure to disclose awareness of defective ignition switches affecting millions of vehicles, General Motors Co. (GM) secured liability protection from related lawsuits involving crashes prior to their 2009 bankruptcy. This liability protection is allowing GM to avoid lawsuits related to crashes involving faulty ignition switches which took place before… Continue reading Compensation from GM Issued to Pre-Bankruptcy Ignition Switch Victims

Takata Ordered to Speed Up Airbag Recall, Fined $200 Million

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Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued the largest civil penalty in its history against Takata, maker of defective air bag inflators responsible for seven deaths and nearly 100 injuries. The penalty includes a $70 million fine due immediately, and an additional $130 million fine if they do… Continue reading Takata Ordered to Speed Up Airbag Recall, Fined $200 Million

GM Settles Federal Criminal Charges over Defective Ignition Switch for $900M

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The General Motors (GM) saga over a defective ignition switch is almost complete as the auto manufacturer has agreed to settle a federal criminal investigation for $900 million. Federal prosecutors charged GM with wire fraud and engaging in a plan to conceal a deadly safety defect. However, no specific GM employees have been charged criminally… Continue reading GM Settles Federal Criminal Charges over Defective Ignition Switch for $900M

More Auto Recalls, More Safety Concerns

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Categorized as Auto Accidents, Defective Products

The massive Takata Corp airbag recall has occupied headlines over the last couple of months as the crisis ballooned to become the largest and most complex auto recall in U.S. history. Unfortunately, the drama continued last week as all 33 million vehicles were finally submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and an… Continue reading More Auto Recalls, More Safety Concerns

Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects

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Categorized as Anti-depressants, Dangerous Drugs, Defective Products

New developments in a case against Pfizer Inc. show that the company may have known about the potential link between the popular anti-depressant Zoloft and birth defects. If your child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft during pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dangerous drug lawyers to discuss your claim.… Continue reading Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case

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Johnson & Johnson has lost a jury trial in California in regard to a plaintiff injured by the companies vaginal mesh inserts. The plaintiff, Coleen Perry, was awarded $5.7 million after she suffered from the companies Abbrevo sling implant. Her actual damages were only $700,000 but the jury found Johnson & Johnson’s antics so egregious… Continue reading Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case

GM Secretly Settles With Family of Woman Killed by Defective Ignition Switch

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The family of Brooke Melton, a young woman who died in 2010, has come to a settlement with auto giant, General Motors (GM). In 2010, Melton was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt on Georgia highway when the ignition switch turned from the on position to the accessory position. This turned off the airbags and when… Continue reading GM Secretly Settles With Family of Woman Killed by Defective Ignition Switch

Candied Apples & Food Recalls

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Jump to: Symptoms of Listeria Poisoning Listeria Injuries What Should I Do? Listeria Injury Lawyers Listeria monocytogenes (listeria) is a dangerous foodborne bacteria that can cause food poisoning and lead to a fatal infection called Listeriosis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a widespread,… Continue reading Candied Apples & Food Recalls

Takata Reformulates Chemical Compounds Used in Airbags

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An anonymous official at Takata Corporation, the airbag manufacturer at the center of a 14 million vehicle recall effort, has recently announced that the chemical compound used by the company in its airbag propellants has been altered. The official refused to admit that the change occurred because of the recalls and asserted that the upgrade… Continue reading Takata Reformulates Chemical Compounds Used in Airbags