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$4.69 Billion Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Yesterday, a St. Louis jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for $4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages. The jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who alleged that the use of the company’s talcum powder products caused their ovarian cancer. On Thursday July 13, 2018, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury sided with 22 plaintiffs who…

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Advocacy Group Seeks More Ford Recalls

Advocacy Group Seeks More Ford Recalls A nonprofit auto safety group has requested that Ford CEO Jim Hackett sanction the recall of 1.35 million Explorer SUV’s due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments. Recent Claims The nonprofit advocacy group, known as The Center for Auto Safety, found 44 complaints regarding exhaust…

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Update on the Monsanto Lawsuit Over Alleged Connections Between Roundup and Cancer

Plaintiffs in several states have recently filed lawsuits against Monsanto, a major producer of herbicides. The claims allege that Monsanto’s most popular herbicide, Roundup, which contains glyphosate, may cause serious illnesses such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. The claims also allege that Monsanto was aware of the risks but kept the information…

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The Opioid Crisis by The Numbers

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Opioid Liability for Injury and Death

The opioid industry is facing unprecedented backlash from private citizens and government officials as more individuals fall victim to addiction, injury and even death related to opioid use. Here, the product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos discuss who may be held liable for injuries or death related to opioid use….

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Millions in Damages Over Talc-Based Mesothelioma

On Wednesday, April 11, jurors in New Brunswick, New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier—Imerys Talc America—to pay $117 million in damages to a man suffering from mesothelioma. This verdict was announced in the second of two trials so far alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products contain asbestos. The plaintiff, Mr….

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Ford Recalls 350,000 F-150s and Expeditions for Faulty Transmission Gears 

In what appears to be a worrying trend for Ford in 2018, the company has yet again initiated a large-scale recall of its vehicles. The recall affects nearly 350,000 vehicles which, according to reports, may have defective transmission gears. This defect could result in the vehicle moving after the driver has placed it in park…

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Ford Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles for Defective Steering Wheel

Only months after recalling 1.5 million cars due to a failure in designing and manufacturing safe door latches, a new potential defect has led Ford Motors to recall 1.38 million vehicles. The affected vehicles carry a risk that the steering wheels may loosen or detach entirely while operating. Initial reports surrounding the defective steering wheel…

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Electronic Cigarette Use

The product liability attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos are dedicated to providing consumers with information regarding the latest health safety notifications. According to a recent study conducted at George Washington University, there is now evidence that electronic cigarette use increases the risk of a heart attack, independent of the effect of smoking…

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Harley Davidson Recalls

Only months after recalling about 57,000 motorcycles due to a faulty oil line, Harley Davidson is recalling several hundred thousand more on account of a potential brake failure. Initial reports regarding the defective brakes surfaced in July 2016. The National Highway Safety Administration began investigating potential problems with the brakes after receiving 43 complaints, including…

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