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Current Events and News, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | July 13, 2021

Onewheel Skateboard Injury Lawsuit Update

Injured Riders and Bereaved Families Are Suing the Manufacturer for Alleged Defects

Onewheel, the self-balancing motorized skateboard named for the single large wheel that propels it, has been among the hottest electric skateboards on the market since its arrival in 2015. Now, however, the hoverboard-inspired device has become the subject of multiple lawsuits arising out of injuries that riders allege were sustained due to a product defect.

Current Events and News, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | July 12, 2021

Zantac Lawsuit Update July 2021

 As Litigation Advances, Cancer Patients and Families Continue Filing New Claims

Zantac - NDMA Cancer linkFor the 1,300+ Zantac cancer lawsuits already filed in the United States, 2021 has been a busy year. While these Zantac claims are advancing toward a resolution, many more former users of the heartburn medication are filing new lawsuits.

If you’re on the fence about whether to move forward with a Zantac lawsuit claim, here

Current Events and News, Personal Injury | June 21, 2021

Beovu Update: No Recall Yet, But 3 Clinical Trials Have Been Terminated

TBeovu Linked to Vision Losshe intravitreal (eyeball) injection drug Beovu hasn’t even been on the market for two years, but its history has been eventful.

This medication was meant to help patients with an eye problem known as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)—specifically, to offer an option that would allow for less frequent treatments than existing drugs on the market. Shortly after it started clinical use, though, reports emerged that

Current Events and News, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 17, 2021

Philips CPAP Recall Breaking News Update

Sleep Apnea CPAP RecallCould Your CPAP Machine Be Putting You at Risk of Cancer?

Millions of Philips sleep apnea machines and ventilators are being recalled for an alarming reason: a potential risk of cancer or other health issues, according to Reuters.

Here’s what you need to know about the recall and what to do next.

Philips CPAP Recall 2021

On June 14, 2021, multinational health technology company Philips announced

Current Events and News, Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | May 26, 2021

Roundup Lawsuit May 2021 Update: Bayer Seeks Preliminary Approval of $2 Billion Settlement Deal for Future Claimants

More than five and a half years after the first Roundup lawsuits were filed, pharmaceutical company Bayer—which purchased Monsanto in 2018—is still in the process of resolving claims. On May 19, 2021, the company appeared before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco to request preliminary approval of a settlement deal with a total value of $2 billion.

The settlement would go to compensate plaintiffs in

Current Events and News | December 18, 2020

A Horse, a Holiday Donation, and a Therapy Program for Veterans

A Horse, a Holiday Donation, and a Therapy Program for Veterans

At Console & Associates, we believe the holiday season is a time for giving. This year, our law firm made a donation to Forgotten Angels Equine Rescue in Medford, NJ, to save the life of a retired racehorse.

Without help, this beautiful creature would have ended up at the slaughterhouse. Instead, he will be joining an Equine Therapy Program that will help veterans with PTSD cope with

Current Events and News | January 13, 2020

Lawyers and Lawsuits in the Public Eye

The times when you most need a lawyer – divorce, injury, custody, criminal charges – are usually undesirable events. It’s no wonder, then, that these past and potential negative events can cloud public opinion of lawyers and lawsuits. 

Legal matters are inevitable in life, but what people often forget is that attorneys are not the cause of your legal problems. Instead, they are the allies you have

Current Events and News | August 16, 2017

Washington University in St. Louis Student Wins Scholarship

Congratulations to Emily Brewster on being awarded the 2017 Console & Associates P.C. Legal Scholarship!

After receiving more than 150 applications from well-qualified students across the country, the law firm of Console & Associates P.C. has selected a winner to receive our Legal Scholarship: Emily Brewster of Matteson, Illinois.Emily Rae Brewster Scholarship Winner

A Winning Ambition

Life wasn’t easy when Emily Rae Brewster was growing up in South Chicago. In an

Accident Tips & Prevention, Current Events and News | June 30, 2017

Fireworks Should Be Fun, Not Dangerous

Avoid an Independence Day disaster with these Firework Safety Month tips.

With Independence Day on the horizon, it won’t be long until fireworks light up the night sky across the nation. There may be few things more American than watching the rockets’ red (and blue, green, and gold) glare, but remember that even the smallest sparklers are still explosive – and dangerous – pyrotechnics.

It doesn’t take

Current Events and News | August 8, 2016

Railing Collapse at South Jersey Concert Venue Leaves Dozens Hurt

On Friday, 42 concertgoers suffered injuries – some serious – at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion. Now the injured need answers.

When fans across South Jersey and beyond bought tickets to see Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa this past Friday, they had no idea they’d also witness a shocking accident.

A railing at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden Waterfront collapsed during the show. It sent dozens of concertgoers

Accident Tips & Prevention, Current Events and News | January 7, 2016

Use Elevators, Handrails, and Tunnels to Avoid Winter Slip and Falls

On any snowy day, think about your walking route. Can you take an elevator instead of potentially slippery steps? At any point on your path, do you have the option of using a tunnel instead of walking out in the open? If so, do – during winter storms, minimizing the risk of a slip and fall on ice the most important thing you can do.

When walking

Accident Tips & Prevention, Current Events and News | January 7, 2016

Walking on Ice? Take the Path More Traveled

Poet Robert Frost may have famously taken the road less traveled, but he probably didn’t do it during an ice storm. A snowy day is not the time to pioneer your own route – and trying could increase your risk of suffering a slip and fall on ice. In slippery weather conditions, the route you walk could make a big difference in your safety.

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Current Events and News | October 15, 2015

That’s Not the Flu: Are You at Risk for Deadly Legionnaires’ Disease?

Simply breathing in the wrong place could put you in danger of suffering a life-threatening lung infection.

Feeling ill? Your cough might be more than seasonal allergies or a nasty cold. Every year, early autumn sees an upsurge in cases of a severe form of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease, according to the New Jersey Herald. And if you’re like many Legionnaires’ disease patients, you never even realized

Accident Tips & Prevention, Current Events and News | June 23, 2015

You Won’t Believe How Many People Disappear on Cruise Ships

beautiful view of shoreline and cruise ship

Taking a cruise this summer? Here’s everything you need to know about cruise ship disappearances.

A man vanished during his honeymoon, never to be seen again. Investigators found bloodstains in his cabin and more streaks of blood down the side of the ship.

When a woman traveling with relatives didn’t return to the cabin as planned, her travel companions assumed she was out enjoying herself. Only as

Accident Tips & Prevention, Current Events and News | June 4, 2015

Lane Courtesy: Solving the Traffic Jam Mystery

This one bad driving habit is behind the most aggravating traffic jams clogging up your commute.

We’ve all been there – trapped in an ocean of glaring red brake lights, waiting for what seems like an eternity for the bumper-to-bumper traffic to clear. Yet when it does, there’s no obvious reason for traffic to have slowed to a crawl in the first place. No debris from an