Product News and Recalls

Toxic Tort Litigation Provides Protection for Unassuming Public

Imagine if a population had been unknowingly exposed to harmful chemicals for years on end without any knowledge of what was happening. What legal recourse would be available to them to try to reclaim some semblance of their quality of life, or account for the steep medical bills they may suddenly incur?

Fortunately, toxic tort litigation can help these people through incredibly trying times. Toxic tort litigation focuses on the social wrongs committed when a person or people are injured because ...

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Dangerous Chemical Shows Highest Levels in New Jersey Water Supply

study shows dangerous chemical contaminants in new jersey waterA study issued by the Environmental Working Group appears to show that almost one out of every five New Jersey residents may be drinking water containing harmful levels of a chemical linked to various cancers and developmental disorders. The chemical is called perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA for short. And New Jersey water customers have more of it flowing through their taps than any other state ...

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Opiates vs. Opioids: The Differences and Why They Matter

opiates versus opioidsOver the last 20 years, the opioid crisis in the United States has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people and devastated the families of countless others. The drugs are highly addictive, and are frequently over-prescribed by physicians for everything from hernias to the pain women face after C-sections.

Some of the finer details involved in the epidemic are getting lost due to the drugs’ phonetic and alphabetic similarity to a ...

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Witness Tampering Allegations Swirl in DePuy Hip Implant Case

witness tampering accusations arise in DePuy hip implant trialWitness tampering is never taken lightly, and a federal judge presiding over a multidistrict litigation with numerous cases filed against Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Othopeodics unit is demonstrating just how seriously these allegations are taken when they come up. What was, at first, a federal bellwether trial to determine the direction and possible outcomes of thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits around the country is now the ...

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Tipped Ikea “Malm” Dresser Causes Eighth Known Toddler Death

eighth toddler dies from tipped over ikea malm dresserAnother toddler has died after being crushed by a tipped over Ikea “Malm” dresser. The design has been found to be unstable and has killed at least seven other toddlers.

The victims this time are two-year-old Jozef Dudek and his family. An attorney representing the Dudeks in their lawsuit against Ikea says that Jozef’s untimely death was “completely avoidable” and that Ikea’s recall has been “poorly ...

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2013 Hip Verdict Thrown Out as New Trial Ordered

new hip implant lawsuit trial ordered in 2013 caseOne of the pillars of the idea of a fair trial is that all those who have something relevant to say regarding the proceedings in front of a court should be heard. Plaintiffs and defendants have the right to call witnesses and experts to testify on their behalf and the accused has the right to face their accuser. It is a backbone of life in a civilization maintained ...

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