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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

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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

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | October 18, 2021

What Would Johnson & Johnson Bankruptcy Mean for Talc Cancer Lawsuit Plaintiffs?

talc-powder-cancerIf you’re the plaintiff in a talc cancer lawsuit, the mid-October news headlines about talc powder product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson filing for bankruptcy are enough to make you worry. What could this move mean for the claim you’re pursuing to get the compensation your family needs?

Although it’s wise to be aware of what’s going on, plaintiffs don’t have to panic. The outstanding talc powder cancer

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | September 27, 2021

Medtronic Heart Valve Recall 2021 Update

Heart Valve RecallManufacturer Has Ceased Sales and Issued Urgent Letter Warning Physicians to “Stop Using” Unused Implants

Medtronic, the manufacturer of a medical implant that is alleged to have led to more than a dozen deaths, announced earlier in 2021 that it was halting sales of the product, according to the FDA. Further, Medtronic warned doctors against using unused implants that had already been sold and distributed.

The

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

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 22, 2021

3M Earplug Lawsuit Update 2021: $1.7M Award

Jury Awards Veteran WUnited States Army Solderith Hearing Loss $1.7 Million in Third Bellwether Trial

A Florida jury’s $1.7 million judgment in favor of the plaintiff on June 18, 2021, handed The 3M Company its second defeat in bellwether trials over hearing loss alleged to have resulted from the company’s earplugs.

That’s more bad news for 3M, which won the second bellwether trial, according to Bloomberg Industry Group,

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

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | June 7, 2021

Talc Lawsuit Update June 2021: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in $2 Billion Jury Award Against J&J

Talcum Powder Cancer Link LawsuitWith $2 billion on the line, the highest court in the nation has refused to hear an appeal that aimed to undo a jury award given to cancer patients and their families. On June 1, 2021, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the defendant, Johnson & Johnson, to overturn a judgment awarded in a talc powder lawsuit, the Associated Press reported.

The Original Trial and

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

Personal Injury, Product Liability and Class Action News | May 24, 2021

Are Pressure Cookers Safe?

Pressure Cooker SafetyPressure Cooker Explosions Prompt Ongoing Recalls and Lawsuits

A popular kitchen appliance could be an accident waiting to happen. Electric pressure cookers allow busy people to quickly cook meals using a combination of high pressure and high temperatures.

The problem is that this high-pressure internal environment could set the stage for an explosion if something goes wrong—which happens too often. Hundreds of people across the United States