ITC Deer Park Chemical Fire Investigation Reveals Startling Facts

On March 17, 2019, a huge fire erupted at the Intercontinental Terminals Co. (ITC) bulk liquid storage terminal which sent a large black cloud high over Deer Park and surrounding communities east of Houston, Texas.  The fire, which ultimately was allowed largely to burn out, spawned lawsuits from thousands of residents and Harris County for […]

Why Are Inclined Sleepers Being Recalled?

The CPSC Warning Regarding Inclined Baby Sleepers On Friday November 1st, 2019, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning that many thought was long over due: Stop using all inclined baby sleepers that allow an infant to sleep at a 10 degree incline or greater. This warning applies to all brands of sleepers. The […]

Where is Vaping Banned and Why?

Why is Vaping Being Banned? Across the United States there has been a movement to ban the sale and/or use of e-cigarettes in both public and private venues.  All this has followed after the Center for Disease Control has received numerous reports of lung injuries, illnesses and at least 24 confirmed deaths. The number of […]

Johnson & Johnson Settle Hip Implant Cases

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson promised tens of thousands of people that its cutting-edge Pinnacle artificial hips would give patients more active lives. However, for many, their lives got worse.  So, after years of litigation, J&J and its DuPuy subsidiary agreed to create a $1 billion settlement fund for victims. The settlement covers about two-thirds […]

ICU Medical Recalls ChemoLock Vial Spikes, 20mm Lot #3757712

A Class 1 Recall has been issued for a lot Chemolock Vial Spikes manufactured by ICU Medical on August 13, 2018 and distributed from August-September.  The lot number of this recall is 3757712.  Apparently, this particular lot contains a manufacturing defect which could potentially lead to serious injury or death. The Defect in Lot 3757712 […]

Update on C.R. Bard, Inc. IVC Filter Lawsuits

This April, the first bellwether trial against C.R. Bard, Inc. came to an end. An Arizona Federal Court jury returned a 3.6 million dollar verdict to a plaintiff who required open heart surgery to save her life after an IVC filter fractured and traveled to her heart. Product manufacturer, C.R. Bard was hit with $1.6 […]

Supreme Court Upholds Corporate Use of Individualized Arbitration, Barring Class Action

In a controversial 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court decided Monday that employers can use the arbitration clauses in employee contracts to restrict their workers from joining together in a class action suit. Forcing workers into individualized arbitration rather than letting them come together as a collective group makes protesting issues like wage concerns, employment discrimination […]

Hyundai Sonata and Kia Forte Airbag Failure to Deploy

Hyundai & Kia Air Bag Failure Attorneys The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating airbag failure to deploy during accidents for 2011 Hyundai Sonata and 2012-2013 Kia Forte automobiles. There have been reports of six front-end crashes with substantial property damage but no airbag deployment resulting in four deaths and six people […]

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

The highest-profile class actions lawsuits often involve drugs or medical devices such as breast implants that have harmed thousands or tens of thousands of people due to defective design, defective manufacture, or failure to warn patients of known risks. While that type of wrongful action on the part of a pharmaceutical company or medical device […]

Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

FDA Reports Certain Breast Implants Linked to Cancer According to a report released by the Federal Drug Agency (FDA), there is a rare T-cell lymphoma that can develop following breast implantation. The cancer is called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). It is considered rare, but women with breast implants involving textured implants particularly […]

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