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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, 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

Product Liability and Class Action News | May 19, 2022

Did You Consume Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune?

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

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.

Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

In 1982, the Marine Corps discovered volatile organic compounds in the groundwater provided by two of the eight water

Product Liability and Class Action News | March 28, 2022

PFAS Water Contamination Lawsuits

PFAS drinking water contamination lawsuitsIn 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.

Residents

Product Liability and Class Action News | March 8, 2022

Abbott Labs Recalls Similac Baby Formula Over Concerns of Life-Threatening Bacterial Infections

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

Injured by an “E-Shifter” Delivery Van?

Attorneys and the Federal Government Are Investigating Rollaway Mercedes Sprinter Van Issues

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

Are Those Living and Working Around B. Braun’s Allentown Facility at Risk Due to Ethylene Oxide?

Cancer patientRecently, 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

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | January 11, 2022

Philips CPAP Recall Update: Shocking Revelation From FDA Investigations and More

What is the latest with the CPAP lawsuits? As 2022 begins, the thoughts of sleep apnea patients and their families are, naturally, returning to the Philips CPAP machine recall 2021.

After all, these patients relied on these machines to treat their sleep apnea and help prevent the serious medical complications the condition can cause. It’s no surprise that these patients were alarmed when they found out

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

Can Heavy Metals Found in Baby Food Cause Autism? What Parents Need to Know About Toxic Baby Food Lawsuits

Dozens of baby food lawsuits have been filed by families of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Here’s what parents should know about the ongoing litigation.

What Causes Autism, and How Does Heavy Metals Toxic Exposure Affect ASD Risk?

Despite an increase in diagnoses, the precise cause of autism spectrum disorder remains mysterious. Researchers have studied many factors that are believed to have a causation or

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | November 23, 2021

Infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis: NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit Update 2021

Families Affected by Infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis Can Have Their Case Reviewed at No Cost

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious gastrointestinal emergency, particularly for the premature babies who are the individuals primarily at risk for this disease of the intestines. When NEC and the devastating effects it can have on a newborn and their family are caused by the baby formula given to the infant, parents may

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | November 17, 2021

3M Earplug Bellwether Trial Culminates in a $13 Million Payout – Attorneys Remind Veterans It’s Not Too Late to Sue

3M Combat EarplugsThe 3M earplug lawsuits keep moving forward. On November 15, 2021, the seventh bellwether trial in the ongoing 3M earplug injury litigation ended in a $13 million award in favor of the plaintiff. This jury award has other service members who sustained hearing loss wondering if they, too, could still move forward with a claim.

What to Know About the 3M Earplug Lawsuit Payout

The Florida trial

Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches, Product Liability and Class Action News | November 10, 2021

Certified Automotive Lease Corp. Data Breach Update

Man with Letter

What You Need to Know If You Believe Your Security Has Been Compromised

In late October 2021, Certified Automotive Lease Corp.—also known as CAL Automotive—reported a serious data breach. When data breaches occur, they can cause the individuals whose data was compromised to become victims of identity theft or to otherwise incur financial costs.

If you are a customer served by the leasing business, you might

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | November 1, 2021

Truvada Lawsuit Update

Truvada Side EffectsWhat You Need to Know About Kidney Damage and Bone Loss Claims

For individuals who either live with or are at risk of contracting HIV, a medication that provides both (partial) treatment of HIV symptoms and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against getting the disease in the first place can seem like the answer to all of your worries. With Gilead’s medication Truvada, taking one pill a day was