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Johnson & Johnson Will Pay Over $100M Talcum Powder Settlement Bill Nov 23, 2020

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 ...

Genital Talcum Powder Usage Associated With Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer Dec 21, 2016

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 ...

Three Ways a Product Can Be Defective May 25, 2016

As consumers, we expect the products we purchase to work as intended and to be safe. At no point do we believe that something can go wrong and the product will cause an injury. Unfortunately, this is a real concern as manufacturers have released ...

Defective Takata Airbag Death Toll Rises to 8 in U.S. Dec 29, 2015

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 ...

Toy Safety During the Holidays Dec 18, 2015

As you are doing your last minute Christmas shopping, make sure that your favorite children receive safe toys that will not endanger them. Each year, thousands of toys are recalled after a dangerous defect is discovered. Parents that are worried ...

Compensation from GM Issued to Pre-Bankruptcy Ignition Switch Victims Dec 14, 2015

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 ...

Takata Ordered to Speed Up Airbag Recall, Fined $200 Million Nov 3, 2015

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 ...

GM Settles Federal Criminal Charges over Defective Ignition Switch for $900M Sep 22, 2015

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 ...

More Auto Recalls, More Safety Concerns Jun 22, 2015

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 ...

Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects Jun 12, 2015

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 ...

GM Secretly Settles With Family of Woman Killed by Defective Ignition Switch Mar 13, 2015

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 ...

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case Mar 6, 2015

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 ...

Candied Apples & Food Recalls Jan 7, 2015

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. ...

Takata Reformulates Chemical Compounds Used in Airbags Nov 13, 2014

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 ...

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