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Cancer Victims Get More than $10 Billion from Bayer in Roundup Settlement

Popular Weedkiller Is Widely Blamed for Causing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Other Cancers In a financial victory for cancer victims and their families, Bayer will pay more than $10 billion in a Roundup settlement to resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits. The company recently made the announcement. The popular Roundup weedkiller[...]

Date: August 17, 2020 / Product Liability
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Despite FDA Ban, Lead Lingers in Hair-Coloring Products

On December 3, 2018, a ban on lead acetate in hair coloring products went into effect. Consumer Reports and several watchdog groups had filed a petition with the FDA earlier this year to put the ban in place. The FDA’s release about the ban reads in part: “The FDA reviewed the information and data submitted by the petitioner[...]

Date: January 14, 2019 / Product Liability / Safety Tips
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A $289 Million Verdict Shakes up Monsanto—Signals Good News for Roundup Victims

As consumers, we expect the everyday products we buy off store shelves to be safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Thousands of people who bought the popular weed-killer Roundup believe that the product gave them cancer. And on August 10, a jury agreed with the first of the cancer victims to have their day in court.[...]

Date: September 11, 2018 / Defective Products / Product Liability / Verdicts & Settlements
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Bayer Stops Sales of Essure – but the Legal Fight Continues

Since the early 2000’s, hundreds of thousands of women have turned to a tiny, coiled device as a supposedly safe and effective method of birth control. As many as 750,000 women have chosen the Essure implant for sterilization, largely because they were told the device involved a gentle, non-surgical procedure with little risk [...]

Date: August 2, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Vape Pen Explosion Causes First E-Cig-Related Death in U.S.

Florida authorities are still investigating the death of a man whose body was found at his home on May 5, after a vape pen apparently exploded in his face. The exact cause of death remains undetermined. The victim, 35-year-old Tallmadge D’Elia, suffered multiple injuries to his face, officials said. Firefighters were summoned [...]

Date: July 10, 2018 / Burn Injuries / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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The Terrifying Story of the Exploding Washing Machine

Samsung Exploding Washing Machine A New Jersey federal judge ruled on May 21 that an oral settlement agreement reached in June 2017 in two class action lawsuits over allegedly defective Samsung washers should be enforced. This may finally bring to an end several years of conflict between consumers and Samsung over its “explodi[...]

Date: June 19, 2018 / Defective Products / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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What Does the Romaine Lettuce Scare Tell Us About Food Safety?

The source of the fatal toxic strain of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce in the spring of 2018 continues to elude scientists and public health officials. So far, it has killed one person and sickened 172, in 32 states. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7, which has caused kidney failure in some patients, is the specific patho[...]

Date: June 7, 2018 / Personal Injury / Product Liability
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Furniture Tip-Overs

Just about any parent of a small child has either had to deal with a furniture tip-over which injured their youngster or has heard stories from their friends whose young kids caused a tip-over of a chest of drawers or giant television. These accidents can cause crush injuries that land children in the hospital – or worse. The[...]

Date: May 28, 2018 / Accident Attorney / Product Liability
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Actemra Linked to Several Adverse Health Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a painful condition that affects the quality of life of some 1.5 million Americans. The Arthritis Foundation says that women most often begin feeling the effects of the disease when they are between 30 and 60 years of age, while men tend to suffer from it later in life. RA is an autoimmune disease [...]

Date: March 8, 2018 / Drug Injury / Product Liability
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Essure and Possible Health Risks for Women

Women are constantly being offered new forms of birth control that are supposedly improvements on older, more traditional types of contraception. Unfortunately, many of these methods also come with risks for serious health complications. One of the most notorious examples of these birth control methods is the Essure device. Ess[...]

Date: July 12, 2017 / Defective Products / Product Liability