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May 2016 - Simien & Simien, LLC

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 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after the announcement of the recall

Legislative Bill Addresses Louisiana’s Abandoned Oil Wells

A new set of bills, created to reform Louisiana’s cleanup of abandoned oil wells scattered among the state, has worked its way into the Legislature. The bill would identify orphan wells as hazardous and evoke a massive cleanup to minimize dangers posed to people and the environment. As of 2013,

$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 was diagnosed with

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 users. A recent study published in the Journal of the