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Los Angeles Jury Rules Against Johnson & Johnson, Awards $417M Verdict

A Los Angeles jury recently ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $417 million in damages to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer because she used J&J’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene for decades. This is the largest verdict to ever be… Read More

Types of Product Liability Cases You Can File

Every year, thousands of individuals are injured by defective products, from car parts and prescription medications to medical devices and implants. When these injuries occur, victims may be able to file product liability claims to obtain compensation… Read More

Latest Fatality Brings Takata Airbag Death Toll to 11 in US

On Oct. 20, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed another car accident death related to a ruptured Takata airbag. This is the 11th U.S. death from a ruptured Takata airbag and the 16th death worldwide.   The latest fatality… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall Expands and Becomes Largest in U.S. History

Takata Corp., the Japanese auto parts manufacturer responsible for making the dangerously defective airbags that have caused at least 11 fatalities, is now being ordered by federal regulators to expand its recall even further. New estimates released… Read More

$55 Million Verdict in another Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a woman $55 million in a Missouri court due to claims that Baby Powder caused her ovarian cancer and she was not warned of the product risks. After using Baby Powder for feminine hygiene for 40 years, the plaintiff… Read More

Extreme Muscle Pain Could Be Caused by Statins, New Research Suggests

Statins, a class of drugs commonly prescribed to control high cholesterol, have been found to cause painful muscle issues in some patients. Extreme muscle pain as well as rhabdomyolysis, a condition where muscle tissue is destroyed, have occurred in statin… Read More

Takata Airbag Fatalities Reach 11

With the death of a woman and teenager, the latest Takata airbag death toll has now reached 11 deaths in the United States. Just last week, a Jacksonville resident died after succumbing to fatal injuries caused by a defective airbag deploying in a slow… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Settles DePuy Pinnacle Cases for $500 Million

In a recent Texas hearing, healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay an estimated $500 million to people who were hurt by the company’s Pinnacle hip implants. Pinnacle hip implants are faulty because they regularly fall apart more often than… Read More

Another 5 Million Vehicles Recalled for New Airbag Problem

Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have found another safety issue with automotive airbags. This time, up to five million vehicles with Continental airbags are being recalled worldwide. The faulty airbags, made by Continental… Read More

GAO Report Finds Gaps in the FDA’s oversight of Drug Safety

The Government Accountability Office released a report last week that summarized a list of shortcomings in how the Food and Drug Administration tracks drug safety issues. In recent years, the FDA has sped up the process of approving many new drugs through… Read More