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Category: Product Liability

EPA Moves to Ban Hartz Flea and Tick Collars Linked to Neurological Damage in Children

Published on Oct 18, 2022 in Product Liability.

Fleas are the most common type of external parasite that affects cats. According to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the average cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) can significantly harm our four-legged friends, causing irritation, anemia, and even Lyme disease. Responsible pet owners know how important it is to protect dogs and cats from contracting […]

Judge Rules 3M Combat Earplug Lawsuits To Proceed

Published on Sep 2, 2022 in Product Liability.

Earplug manufacturer 3M Company’s attempt to shield itself from personal injury lawsuits by declaring bankruptcy has been denied in court. This recent update in the ongoing battle to hold 3M liable for defective products linked to hearing loss is encouraging news for veterans and military service members across the United States. To date, there are […]

Was Your CPAP Machine Recalled?

Published on Apr 6, 2022 in Product Liability.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are designed to help those who suffer from sleep apnea breathe more freely through the night. These medical devices are prescribed by doctors and other medical professionals who help patients cope with breathing disorders that inhibit oxygen intake.

Product Liability and Packaging Issues

Published on Jun 1, 2021 in Product Liability.

When you make a purchase, whether you’re buying a toy for your child, a kitchen appliance, a gardening tool, or something else, you expect it to work, and you expect it to be safe to use. Dangerous products can cause serious injuries, and negligent manufacturers, distributors, and sellers should be held accountable for losses. While […]

Talc-Based Cosmetics and Asbestos Exposure

Published on Apr 27, 2021 in Product Liability.

If you use any cosmetic products, you know just how many are on the market, and it can be hard to figure out which one’s you like and whether any will cause irritation. While skin irritation is something to be concerned about, there’s a worse health concern when it comes to talc-based cosmetics containing asbestos. […]

11,000 Ice Cream Containers Recalled From Weis Markets

Published on Jan 21, 2021 in Product Liability.

Weis Markets has issued a recall of more than 11,000 containers of ice cream after concerns about metal filings in the frozen treats. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shared the recall on January 10, 2021 after Weis announced the issue on January 8. The ice cream in question was sold at 197 Weis Markets […]

Product Liability Lawsuits Continuing to Rise in the United States

Published on Jul 23, 2020 in Product Liability.

When a manufacturer creates a product, they are liable for any damage that their product causes. Legally, this is referred to as product liability. Consumers who experience injuries and other complications from medication, vehicles, and other products have the right to file a product liability lawsuit to recover compensation for the damages they incurred. Unfortunately, […]

FDA Requests Zantac Be Removed from Market

Published on Apr 9, 2020 in Product Liability.

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the request for all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs to be pulled from the market immediately. This request came after an ongoing investigation determined the N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac has the potential to cause health problems.

BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Published on Jul 30, 2019 in Product Liability.

In July 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration requested Allergan, a pharmaceutical company, voluntarily recall BIOCELL textured breast implants. This request was issued after findings that link the implants to a rare cancer, breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). If you’ve been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and have breast implants, […]

How Do Drug Recalls Work?

Published on Feb 27, 2018 in Product Liability.

We expect our medicine to be safe and to help with the reasons why we’re taking it. Drugs are supposed to go through many steps before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves it to be on the market. But sometimes drugs can have something wrong with them or there is an issue with its […]

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After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

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How To File a Life Care Centers of America Lawsuit

Finding the right nursing home, rehabilitation center, or assisted living facility for your loved one can involve weeks or months of research and visits. When you think you’ve found the right one, it can feel like a weight lifting off your shoulders. Not every nursing home is what it appears to be at first, though. […]

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Nearly 2,000 Children Sexually Abused by Catholic Clergy in Illinois

Illinois Attorney General (AG) Kwame Raoul announced on May 23, 2023, that his office had completed an investigation that has identified at least 1,997 children abused by an estimated 451 male Catholic clergy during a 90-year period across six dioceses in our state. The multi-year investigation first got underway while the current Illinois AG’s predecessor […]

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How Soon Should a Tetanus Shot Be Given After an Injury?

From motor vehicle accidents to slips and falls and other dangerous property scenarios, and defective product situations, these are only a few examples of personal injury incidents that can seriously hurt someone. While it may be intuitive to seek medical attention if you suspect you’ve suffered harm after one of these accidents, would you also […]

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