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Three Kinds of Product Liability

Product liability is an area of law concerned with protecting consumers from inadequate or wreckless manufacturing practices, forcing companies to be extremely diligent when distributing a particular good. Product liability assumes “strict liability,” which means that the manufacturer is liable for injuries caused by a faulty product regardless of how careful the manufacturer acted in…

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Updates on Allergan Breast Implants Class Claim

In July 2019, pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan ordered a recall of its BIOCELL textured breast implants after reports that the implants were linked to a serious cancer affecting hundreds of patients. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos P.C. discuss recent updates to this serious event as well as your legal…

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Lawmakers Seek to Ban Paraquat Due to Links with Parkinson’s Disease

Peter Angelos Law is investigating potential claims related to Paraquat exposure and a subsequent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Studies have detected an association between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat dichloride (paraquat) is a chemical agent most commonly used as a herbicide by farmers, ranchers, herbicide applicators, groundskeepers, gardeners, municipal workers, as well as others….

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Johnson & Johnson Elmiron Lawsuit Update

In 2020, several lawsuits were filed against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals claiming that Elmiron–a drug prescribed to treat painful bladder syndrome–caused them to suffer severe vision complications such as retinal damage and macular degeneration. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys at Peter Angelos, P.C. provide an update on the lawsuits. Elmiron, a drug prescribed…

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Crock-Pot Recalls Almost One Million Pressure Cookers Due to Defective Lids

Because of the potential burn risk, the popular Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers have been pulled from the market, a decision made by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nearly one million devices in total were recalled. The products showed a high liability risk for consumers, which is why the team at Peter Angelos P.C….

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ParaGard IUD Lawsuit: Information Users Should Know

Since 2010, the Food and Drug Administration has received over 1,600 complaints regarding Paragard IUD breakage, with substantial instances deemed serious. These breakages can lead to a number of serious injuries that have life-altering effects. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos discuss the impact of the ParaGard breakages, and…

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Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam May Have Harmful Health Effects to High-Risk Groups

On September 24th, 2020, the FDA published a press release issuing updated recommendations regarding the potential risks of mercury-containing dental amalgam fillings to high-risk groups. The FDA is issuing these updates as a response to certain risks surrounding the dental fillings that may predominantly impact certain high-risk groups.    Dental Amalgam is a Substance Used…

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FDA News Release: Opdivo and Yervoy Combination Approved to Treat Mesothelioma

For the first time in 16 years, a drug combination and FDA-approved systemic therapy has been approved to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma that cannot be removed surgically. The first-line treatment for adults will include drug combination therapy using Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) to increase the chances of patient survival. Here, the pharmaceutical liability attorneys…

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Recent FDA News Release: Benzodiazepines Boxed Warning to Be Updated to Include Serious Risks

On September 23rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be requiring “class-wide labeling changes” for psychoactive drugs that fall under the class of Benzodiazepines. The label change to the Boxed Warning will include benzos’ risks of abuse, dependence, misuse, addiction and potential withdrawal symptoms.  The labeling update is a reaction…

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Injuries and Deaths from E-Scooter Incidents Have Increased

In recent years, we have experienced a rise in the dependence of automated scooters, such as e-scooters, both as a mode of transportation and as a hobby. From electronic rental scooters scattered around many cities, such as Baltimore, to motorized e-bikes that many are purchasing on their own, these devices are a modern go-to way…

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