Is Child Car Seat Replacement Necessary Following a Car Crash?

Following any car crash, minor or severe, child car seat replacement will most likely be necessary. In some instances, after what the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers a minor accident, certain seats will meet the agency’s reuse criteria. However, mandatory replacement is required in most cases, after any accident, regardless of severity. The NHTSA’s criteria for a minor crash are broken down into five guidelines, ALL of which must be met before reuse. · The vehicle was able to be driven away · The vehicle door nearest the car seat was not damaged · None of the passengers sustained any injuries · The air [...]

By | 2018-05-24T19:11:10+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

Suit Claims Exposure to Roundup Caused Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Death

The family of an Illinois woman claims exposure to Roundup herbicide caused a fatal case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a recently filed wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative and heir of Stephanie Bare-Wheeler filed the complaint earlier this month, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against Monsanto Company, Bare-Wheelers death, in September 2016, was from complications associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The lawsuit alleges that the cancer was the result of regular exposure to Roundup beginning in 1996. Monsanto is accused in the lawsuit of providing false and misleading information for Bare-Wheeler and other consumers of the associated risks of using Roundup [...]

By | 2018-05-24T19:31:13+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

Monsanto “Secret” Documents Augment Round Up Safety Concerns

More questions regarding Monsanto’s integrity and business ethics were raised by the release of company emails and other court documents. The Monsanto “secret” documents suggest that Monsanto executives debated the safety of its leading herbicide Roundup, while simultaneously attempting to boost its reputation in the media. In an article published by the New York Times, the emails and other Monsanto “secret” documents are part of a case in Federal Court in San Francisco. Plaintiff’s lawyers, who claim Monsanto neglected to file a motion that would have kept the records sealed, released the documents. “Now the world gets to see these documents, that would have otherwise remained [...]

By | 2018-05-24T19:37:07+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

This Summer – Millions will Take to the Roads in Unrepaired Recalled Vehicles

Vacation season is here and a record number of drivers will take to the road as they seize the advantage of low gas prices. Among these cars are millions that are potentially injurious due to recall repairs that have never been completed. From 2013 to 2015, a record number of recalls have left a great number of recalled vehicles still operating on U.S roads and highways, according to J.D. Powers, the global marketing firm. During the recall period, the number of vehicles recalled totaled over 109 million. Forty percent of that number are still on the road without the necessary repairs being completed, resulting in 45 [...]

By | 2018-05-25T14:57:19+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

Defective Products Injure Thousands of Children Each Year

This week 447,000 Lil Frog toys, from Little Live Pets, by Moose Toys were recalled due to exploding batteries that caused several injures to children. No matter how careful parents are when buying products for children that caution is not always enough to see the hidden dangers. It is not only toys that can be hazardous but even products designed for the safety of children. An average of 25 products per month are recalled per Kidsafe.org, a website that lists recalled, defective products every month. These are not only the obvious, like toys with removable parts that create a choking hazard, but safety products like car [...]

By | 2018-05-25T19:19:29+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

What Damages Can My Product Liability Lawyer Recover?

If you suffer injury or loss due to product liability, you may be able to collect compensatory or even punitive damages. Product liability claims can be categorized in three different ways although the spectrum of products and injuries is broad. These three categories are: 1) Defective manufacturing: An example of defective manufacturing would a b a step ladder with poorly attached steps that come loose during normal use. 2) Defective design: Examples of defective design might be a reclining chair that tips over backwards when used properly 3) Failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions regarding the proper and intended use of the product: Drugs that [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:07:39+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

How Essure Birth Control Injured Thousands of Women

The Essure System was first submitted to the FDA in April of 2002 as a form of permanent birth control by Conceptus, which was subsequently bought by Bayer. The FDA gave the system approval in November of that same year. The Essure system consists of nickel-titanium and stainless steel coils, which are wrapped in polyethylene terephthalate and inserted into the fallopian tubes. The devices cause irritation to the area, developing fibrous scar tissue which creates a blockage, preventing the descent of eggs. The FDA imposed several requirements on the maker, including an adequate, physician training program and a warning label concerning information about failure and success [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:19:57+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

Essure Lawsuits Can Move Forward without Preemption California Judge Rules

Lawsuits totaling more than 900 have been filed in California against Bayer Healthcare for serious side effects caused by their contraceptive device Essure. Until early this month Bayer has successfully kept the door locked against more than 40,000 complaints related to Essure but a ruling by a judge in California may have smashed down that door. Judge Winifred Smith of the Superior Court in Alameda County granted a motion in the beginning of October to coordinate 55 cases filed against Bayer. At the same time, she sided with the plaintiffs against Bayer concerning pre-emption. Bayer contended that plaintiffs were not allowed to file suit under federal [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:21:36+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

Jury Awards $70 Million in Johnson & Johnson Talc Cancer Lawsuit

After a trial that began on Sept. 26 and ended on Oct. 27, a jury in St. Louis ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $70 million to a California woman, who claims that the company’s talc based products, which she used for feminine hygiene, caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The verdict was the third large award in a row that Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay this year. In May, the same court awarded $55 million in damages to a South Dakota woman who underwent a hysterectomy due to ovarian cancer, allegedly caused by lifelong use of the product. In February, the family of [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:25:21+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

Get the Roundup on Weed Killers and Cancer

California, also known as the Golden State, is also known as the land of golden opportunities. But, behind the glamour of glittering Hollywood, booming tech industry, and natural wonders, are the farmers, mostly in the San Joaquin Valley, who own more than 80,000 farms throughout the state. “California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts are grown in California.” In addition to California, farming is a country-wide industry and in 2012, there were “2,100,000 farms in the United States… American agricultural products are being exported around the world and in the [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:30:02+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

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