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Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 27, 2022

Women Who Took Depakote During Pregnancy Increase Their Chances of Severe Birth Defects

Pregnant WomanJune 27, 2022 – Deciding to take any medication during pregnancy is a tough decision. Of course, expecting mothers trust their doctors only to prescribe medication that is safe to take during pregnancy. However, doctors rely on the warnings provided by drug companies when making these critical decisions. But what happens if a drug manufacturer fails to disclose all the risks associated with the medication? Doctors won’t

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 22, 2022

Gun Manufacturer Product Liability Claims

Gun Manufacturer Product Liability ClaimsJune 22, 2022 – In the wake of the tragedies in Uvalde, Texas, Buffalo, New York, and countless other cities across the United States, there has been a renewed interest in holding gun manufacturers liable for their role in enabling these heinous crimes. However, the issue of gun manufacturer liability is far from clear, as traditional theories of product liability do not apply with the same force

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 20, 2022

The U.S. Senate Voted to Pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act Last Week

Camp Lejeune Water ContamintionHere’s Why It Matters and What It Means for Families Exposed to Contaminated Drinking Water

June 20, 2022 – It’s been (at least) 35 years, but for Veterans and their families harmed by toxic drinking water on Camp Lejeune base, the wait is almost over. A recent vote on a bill in the United States Senate has brought the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 one big

Personal Injury | June 15, 2022

3M Forced to Pay Out More than $77 Million in Ear Plug Lawsuit

3M Combat EarplugsJune 15, 2022 – Service members face an incredible number of risks each day they get up and report for duty. While many of these dangers are immediate, others are much more long-term. For example, thousands of veterans and former service members have filed lawsuits and joined existing class action lawsuits against the manufacturing giant 3M based on claims that the company’s ear plugs failed to provide

Personal Injury | June 11, 2022

The 10 Worst Insurance Companies

The insurance industry in America makes a staggering $1,000,000,000,000 annually from premiums according to the American Association for Justice. Yes, that is a TRILLION dollars. The AAJ compiled a list of the worst insurance companies in the U.S. by examining thousands of records about the companies including court documents, FBI records, and testimony from former insurance employees. Their research resulted in identifying the companies that work

Personal Injury | June 10, 2022

Road Rage Accident Lawyer

car accident lawyer in new jerseyNearly all of us have witnessed an incident of road rage. It’s scary to see. Whether out of frustration, stress, or anger, road raging drivers lose their tempers and use their cars as a way to vent their emotions. They speed. They tailgate. They honk. They race. They flash their lights. They try to run other vehicles off the road.

Road rage is illegal, and its victims

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 3, 2022

Exactech Recalls More than 147,000 Knee and Ankle Devices Manufactured After 2004

June 3, 2022 – Recently, the medical device manufacturer Exactech recalled 147,732 knee and ankle implants. Patients with an Exactech knee or ankle implant manufactured after 2004 may experience bone loss and the need for corrective revision surgery as a result of the non-conforming packaging that exposed the device to oxygen.

Patients who had an Exactech knee and ankle devices implanted should take steps to protect

Auto Injury, Personal Injury | May 31, 2022

What Does It Mean If My X-rays Are Negative After an Injury?

If you go to a hospital or an urgent care facility after an accident, the first thing doctors are likely to do is order imaging tests called X-rays. Sometimes, X-ray imaging results can leave you stumped. Your X-rays may be “negative” or “inconclusive,” but you’re not imagining the symptoms you’re experiencing. 

Injury After Accident

What do you do next when you’re in pain after an accident but your X-rays are

Personal Injury | May 31, 2022

What Happens to a Lawsuit When the Defendant Dies? 

Resolving a personal injury lawsuit can take years, and in some instances, like motor vehicle collisions, the defendant may have suffered physical harm, too. It’s possible that the person you’re suing in an injury claim could pass away before the case settles or goes to trial—leaving you wondering what will happen to your case. 

Generally, the defendant in a personal injury lawsuit dying doesn’t eliminate the plaintiff’s

Auto Injury, Personal Injury | May 31, 2022

Can Text Messages Be Used in Court?

Many types of evidence can be brought before the judge and jury in a court case. As one very common way people communicate today, text messages are among the types of evidence that could, under certain conditions, make their way into a trial—including, potentially, a personal injury trial. 

Are Texts Used in Court

How Can Text Messages Serve as Evidence in a Personal Injury Case? 

Text messages often serve as evidence in

Personal Injury | May 18, 2022

Traffic Fatalities Keep Climbing, Hitting a 16-Year High

highway car accidentsNewly reported data shows that more Americans lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2021 than in any year since 2005—part of a worrying trend of American roadways becoming more dangerous.

In a recent statement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), United States Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called the situation “a  crisis on America’s roadways,” and NHTSA Deputy Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff said the

Personal Injury | May 1, 2022

Speeding is a Factor in at Least 25 Percent of Fatal Traffic Accidents

Car accident statisticsFatal traffic accidents on New Jersey roads kill between five and six hundred people every year, according to data from the New Jersey State Police. Speeding was involved in 26 percent of fatal traffic accidents in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Every fatal traffic accident causes profound grief and suffering. When the crash happened because someone made the reckless choice to

Personal Injury | April 14, 2022

How Much Could Your Dog Bite Case Be Worth?

Recent Dog Bite Settlements in New Jersey

For over 17 years, the New Jersey accident attorneys at Console & Associates Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. have seen just how serious dog bites can be. In addition to causing lacerations and broken bones, they also cause emotional wounds that are slow to heal. If you’ve been injured in a dog attack, speak with a New Jersey dog bite

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches, Personal Injury | April 14, 2022

Data Breach Alert: WellStar Health System

Data Breach AlertOn April 8, 2022, WellStar Health System filed notice of a data breach impacting the protected health information of certain patients. Evidently, the company was the target of an email phishing attack, resulting in two employees providing their login credentials to an unauthorized party.

It is essential those who receive a data breach notification from WellStar Health System understand what is at risk. The data breach lawyers

Personal Injury | April 7, 2022

What Are Your Chances of Winning a Car Accident Settlement?

What your car accident case is worth depends on a number of factors, some of which you have no control over. If you have damages, can prove that the other driver is liable, and retain an experienced attorney, your chances of winning your car accident claim are good. Remember, statistically speaking, 95 percent of personal injury claims settle out of court, and 57 percent of car