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Sunscreens recalled after dangerous benzene levels detected

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced a voluntary recall on July 14 of five aerosol sunscreen products after independent tests discovered they were contaminated with cancer-causing benzene. While five products have been pulled from store shelves, the tests discovered dozens of sunscreens and after-sun skincare products containing detectable benzene levels. Products

Federal Jury Rules Roundup Weedkiller Partly Caused California Man’s Cancer

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a six-member San Francisco jury unanimously concluded that Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup, was a significant factor in a California man’s cancer. For 26 years, Hardeman used Roundup to counter the weeds and poison oak in his yard. In 2015, he learned that he developed non-Hodgkin’s

How Do I Know if I Have a Product Liability Case?

If you suffered an injury due to using a defective product, you may be entitled to pursue compensation against the product’s manufacturer, seller or designer. However, product liability claims can be complex and often require detailed proof that the product was defective in order to build a strong case. To

Takata Airbag Recall Expands Further, Adding 3.3 Million More Airbags

Last week, airbag manufacturer Takata Corporation expanded its defective airbag recall by adding approximately 3.3 million airbag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will not identify the specific vehicles affected by the new recall until later this month. If you were injured or lost a loved one because

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 issued in a talcum powder lawsuit

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 for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered. There are three

Latest Fatality Brings Takata US Airbag Death Toll to 11

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 happened in September in Riverside County, California, and the victim

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

$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