Product News and Recalls

Welding Rods

Twenty-one national manufacturers of welding products have been sued in a class action alleging that welding rods create harmful fumes that can lead to injuries such as Manganism and Parkinson’s disease.

When welding rods are used to weld together two pieces of metal fumes are created. Manganese is an element found in these fumes in toxic levels. Exposure to Manganese can damage the central nervous system and cause neurological problems such as Parkinson’s disease and Manganism.

Attorney James J. McHugh, Jr. is ...

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Maddux v. Einhorn

Jury Orders Einhorn to Pay $907 Million in Damages


Wednesday, July 28, 1999

PHILADELPHIA, July 28 — A Philadelphia jury on Wednesday levied $907 million in damages against former hippie guru Ira Einhorn for the 1977 murder of his girlfriend, Helen “Holly” Maddux.

The panel of five men, one woman and two male alternates deliberated for one and three quarter hours to reach the verdict after being instructed by the civil trial judge to assume Einhorn guilty of the 1977 slaying. The verdict ...

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