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The Seven Most Commonly Defective Car Parts

As drivers, we trust that the complex parts and systems in our cars will function as intended to get us safely to our destinations. However, when one of these parts does not work as designed, the result can be catastrophic. A defective car part could lead to a crash,  causing injury or even death. Car…

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Peloton Recalls After Numerous Injuries, Faces Class Action Lawsuits

After 72 reports of adult users, children, pets and/or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill, Peloton recalled their Tread+ treadmill on May 5, 2021. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the treadmill has been linked to injuries including second-and third- degree abrasions, broken bones, and lacerations. In addition, a 6-year-old…

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Proving a Defective Product Liability Claim

Proving a Defective Product Liability Claim  Consumers have a basic right to safety. This right protects consumers from injuries caused by products, specifically when a consumer is using a product as it’s meant to be  used. Manufacturers and companies that make products have a responsibility to ensure consumer safety, however sometimes they fail to uphold…

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3M Hit with $7.1M Verdict in Earplug MDL Bellwether Trial

3M was hit with a $7.1 million verdict by a Florida federal jury in the first bellwether trial of a multidistrict litigation consolidated trial involving 3M’s earplugs and their widespread impact on U.S. military personnel. The Verdict On April 30, three Army veterans were awarded $2.1 million each in punitive damages. The jury awarded another…

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More Suits Allege Herbicide Paraquat Causes Parkinson’s

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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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 Peter Angelos Law discuss recent updates to this serious event as well as your legal options if you have…

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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 Law 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 Law…

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