Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | October 26, 2022
Earlier this month, a woman filed a lawsuit against cosmetic giant L’Oréal based on allegations that the company’s hair straightening products caused her to develop uterine cancer. While this is the first lawsuit against L’Oréal based on the company’s hair straightening products, based on the number of people who reportedly use the product, it would appear that there may be many more similar lawsuits to come.
Product Liability and Class Action News | October 9, 2022
Anyone who was at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987 may have ingested toxic drinking water, which could be responsible for serious health problems, including cancer, leukemia, Parkinson’s, miscarriages, birth defects and many other illnesses.
In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered volatile organic compounds in the groundwater provided by two of the eight
Product Liability and Class Action News | August 17, 2022
August 17, 2022 – Kia Optima and Sportage owners have reported complaints about the power windows in their vehicles. Customers say that a potential window regulator defect causes the windows to become stuck fully open or semi-open. Although Kia has provided dealerships with service bulletins on how to fix the problem, the company has yet to issue a class-wide recall notice. As a result, many Kia owners
Product Liability and Class Action News | August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022 – Consumers who purchased electric ranges from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“Samsung”) have recently begun to report defects that allow the burner controls on their ranges to activate with minor, inadvertent contact. This unintentional activation presents a serious risk of fire or explosion, especially for those families with young children in the household. Although Samsung has acknowledged that their
Product Liability and Class Action News | August 10, 2022
August 8, 2022 – Ford Motor Company has begun receiving customer complaints regarding the automatic start-stop functions on Ford F-150 trucks. Although Ford has yet to acknowledge the defect, the law firm of Console & Associates P.C. is taking these consumer claims seriously and investigating vehicle owners’ rights and remedies. At Console & Associates, P.C., we understand your frustration and concern and want to ensure that your
Product Liability and Class Action News | August 5, 2022
August 5, 2022 – When you apply for a home mortgage, car loan, or any other loan product, you know that the lender will pull your credit. And, if you are like most people, you do everything possible to maintain a credit score as high as possible. However, according to a recent report, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the United States, Equifax, misreported
Product Liability and Class Action News | July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022 – The car manufacturers Jeep and Dodge have begun receiving reports of allegedly defective suspension systems on certain vehicles. More specifically, the issue involves the Active Level 4-Corner Air Suspension system on Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram 1500S trucks. Reports indicate that certain vehicles equipped with an Active Level 4-Corner Air Suspension system have experienced serious and dangerous problems, causing the suspension system
Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 27, 2022
June 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
June 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
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, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 3, 2022
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
Product Liability and Class Action News | March 28, 2022
In recent years, the bad news about toxic chemicals called PFAS has gotten worse on two fronts. Not only has contamination by these hazardous chemicals been determined to be widespread, but the evidence of PFAS posting serious health risks has been piling up in research studies. Simply put, drinking water contaminated by PFAS could potentially be harmful to your own health and that of your family.
Product Liability and Class Action News | March 8, 2022
Earlier this year, Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (“Abbott Labs”) announced a recall of certain baby food products based on reports that infants were developing serious bacterial infections. Through two rounds of recalls, Abbott Labs recalled certain lots of three of the company’s popular baby formulas: Similac, Alimentum, EleCare, and Similac PM 60/40. If you are a parent of a child who consumed baby formula manufactured by Abbott Labs,
Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | February 23, 2022
Delivery trucks are constantly on the road nowadays, ferrying packages to home and business addresses. This increased traffic can already raise the risk of car accidents, especially with the breakneck speed at which delivery drivers are expected to push through their routes—but in this unusual type of car accident injury, it may not be the
Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | February 22, 2022
Recently, the medical device manufacturer, B. Braun, is again in the news for the high levels of ethylene oxide that are allegedly being emitted from the company’s Allentown, PA manufacturing facility. According to a recent class action lawsuit, B. Braun’s ethylene oxide emissions put locals at a nearly 200 times greater risk of developing certain types of cancer. The lawsuit was filed by more than 30