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March 10, 2017

A table saw with a collapsible table is convenient because it’s easier to move and store than its non-collapsible counterparts. However, it’s not very convenient when the table collapses unexpectedly; especially if the consumer is standing neaby. Sears, headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, is recalling about 46,000 table-saw tables because they are collapsing unexpectedly, causing injury. The saws are manufactured by Craftsman (a brand owned by Sears) and the tables are manufactured by Rexon Industrial Corporation.

Reports of injuries

Sears is recalling the tables because it has received:

  • 11 reports of...
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March 06, 2017

 

After seven hours of deliberation, a jury returned a defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in the fourth St. Louis talcum powder trial. Plaintiff Nora Daniels, a 55 year-old woman from Tennessee, had used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for over 35 years and was eventually diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013. Ms. Daniels, like more than one thousand other women across the country, alleged that their ovarian cancer was caused by their usage of J&J’s baby powder and that the company should have warned consumers about the link between talc and ovarian cancer.

This trial was the first win for J&J in...

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March 03, 2017

Nora Daniels is a 52-year-old Tennessee resident. Ms. Daniels was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013 after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for more than 30 years.  Ms. Daniels’ case has been tried over the past three weeks in St. Louis City Court in Missouri. This is the same court in which the three talcum powder trials occurred last year that ended with almost $200 million in verdicts.  This case is concluding, and there could be a verdict shortly.  We have included a day-by-day description of the testimony presented in this case.

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February 20, 2017

What happens when cases are consolidated into a multidistrict litigation?

On February 14, 2017, a Massachusetts plaintiff requested that the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidate the rising number of Stryker V40 lawsuits into a singular multidistrict litigation (MDL). When a large number of people are injured in a similar way by the same product the creation of an MDL can serve as a way to expedite pretrial processes. Since cases are only consolidated for pretrial purposes, each claim is able to maintain its individual status. This means that if a settlement is reached, the amount of money each individual...

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February 16, 2017

Mazda has issued a recall for 174,000 Mazda 3, Mazdaspeed 3, and Mazda 2. If you have been injured, call 877-544-1757 to learn how GoldenbergLaw can helpMazda has issued a recall for 174,000 vehicles due to a defect that allows the driver’s seat to detach from its frame. When detached, the driver’s seat of these vehicles will change angles, placing everyone in the vehicle – and anyone driving close by – at risk for...

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February 10, 2017

Most Americans drive or ride in a motor vehicle—car, bus, etc.—every single day. Now, we all know the roads are dangerous because other drivers speed, switch lanes without looking, and use their phones while driving. But did you know that your own vehicle could pose a risk to you, too? It can.

Defective Vehicles Can Be Extremely Dangerous

The most famous vehicle recall in recent years is the Takata airbag recall. Takata airbags have been recalled because in the event of a crash, the...

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February 06, 2017

In 2016, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and DePuy Orthopedics lost yet another lawsuit because of their Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. Now, J&J is appealing the judge’s ruling by asking for new trials and further reduced damages.

Pinnacle Hip Implants are Injuring People

Many patients were implanted with Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants in the early 2000s. Scientists have shown that Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants are dangerous for patients because they cause high metal levels, and ultimately require revision surgery. Unfortunately, this revelation came too late for patients who...

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February 03, 2017

People assume their ordinary household furniture is safe. However a failure to design and guard these products has resulted in serious injuries and even deaths. Here are a few recent examples.

Defective Dressers

Recently, IKEA settled three wrongful death lawsuits for 50 million dollars after its dressers were tipping over when the drawers were pulled out and killed three young children. Three other deaths have been reported as well. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 25,000 children and 15,000 adults are injured in defective furniture tip overs. In 2011, 49 children were killed in tip over...

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