Category Archives: Product Liability

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Could the Brakes on Your Ford Truck Fail Unexpectedly?

What would you do if you pressed the brakes while approaching an intersection and nothing happened? Even more frightening, imagine if there was cross traffic. This scenario isn’t from a movie. For some owners of 2015 and 2016-year model Ford F-150’s, situations like this have actually happened. Hundreds of F-150 owners have filed reports with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), yet Ford has done nothing. Why won’t the…
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What Have the Documents Revealed About Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder?

New information has been released that highlights the relationship between talc, heavy metals, asbestos and cancer. This news continues to circulate as more ovarian cancer victims use the legal system in order to question Johnson & Johnson about their talcum powder products and hold Johnson & Johnson accountable. These documents have provided more information on how extensive the amount of asbestos and heavy metals is in the talc used in…
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Does Talcum Powder Contain Asbestos?

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over its Shower to Shower and Baby Powder talcum powder products. Lawsuits have been filed across the country by women who claim they have developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. If used on the genital area, the powder, which contains talc as well as other harmful substances can increase the rise of ovarian cancer. Talc, a group of…
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Johnson & Johnson Held Liable for $4.69 Billion Verdict for Their Cancer-Causing Powder

Johnson & Johnson, the company found responsible for their talcum powder cancer-causing products, was held liable for $550 million in compensatory damages plus $4.14 billion in punitive damages by a St. Louis jury. In the latest trial over the link between talcum powder and cancer, the St. Louis Circuit Court jury handed down a verdict for 22 women against Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. The…
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How Consumer Complaints Help Identify Vehicle Safety Defects

The Safety Institute is an injury prevention nonprofit organization that compiles complaints on vehicles to help consumers identify potential safety defects.  The organization uses complaints sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Early Warning System to help identify potentially defective vehicles.  NHTSA created the Early Warning System (EWS) in the aftermath of the Firestone/Ford Explorer tire scandal in 2000. Seeking Compensation for Auto Defect Injuries and Deaths The…
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Are Goodyear G159 RV Tires Dangerous?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating claims that Goodyear’s G159 RV tires are responsible for 95 injuries or deaths over the past two decades. NHTSA’s investigation started last year after it obtained Goodyear internal documents that were previously sealed by court orders and settlement agreements. The investigation covers more than 40,000 G159 tires manufactured between 1996 and 2003. Goodyear stopped manufacturing G159 tires in 2003, but injury…
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Ford Recalls 350,000 SUVs and Trucks for Gear Shift Defect

Ford Motor Company is recalling almost 350,000 SUVs and trucks with defective gear shift cables. More than 290,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in the United States. According to Ford, a clip that locks the gear shift cable to the transmission can become unseated in the affected vehicles. Once the clip becomes unseated, the transmission can enter a different gear state than the one selected by a driver. Motorists…
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NHTSA to Investigate Airbag Failures in Hyundai and Kia Vehicles

An estimated 425,000 vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia may suffer from a defect that keeps the airbags from deploying during a head-on crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it will investigate six head-on crashes involving these vehicles where the airbags failed to deploy. As of mid-March, the auto defect was responsible for four deaths and six injuries. According to NHTSA, the investigation covers 2011 Hyundai Sonata…
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Can I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Last week’s blog answered common questions about talcum powder and cancer. However, the most important question of all deserves far more attention. Companies should face consequences for releasing defective consumer products onto the market. More importantly, victims of defective consumer products deserve justice. More than 4,500 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson by women who developed ovarian cancer or by their surviving family members. There are several reasons…
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Five Common Questions About Talcum Powder and Cancer

Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Both talcum powder products are linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer and other health problems. Talc is a naturally-occurring mineral that is composed of silicon, oxygen, magnesium and hydrogen. Johnson & Johnson’s products are commonly used to prevent chafing and other issues that cause physical discomfort. How does talcum powder cause…
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