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Product Injury & Defective Products Information

3 Types of Product Liability Claims

Defective products cause thousands of personal injuries each year, with some injuries resulting in death. When this happens, the victims or their loved ones may be able to file one of three types of product liability claims to obtain compensation. The… Read More

What You Need to Know About Indiana's Product Liability Act

Defective product lawsuits are governed by Indiana Code § 34-20-1-1, also known as the Indiana Product Liability Act. If you were injured or lost a loved because of a dangerous product and you want to file a defective product lawsuit, there are several… Read More

Jury Rules for Johnson & Johnson, Awards No Damages in Latest Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Last week, in an 11-1 decision, a jury in a St. Louis, Mo. court ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in a lawsuit filed by a 55-year-old woman from Tennessee who claimed that using J&J Baby Powder for more than 30 years caused her to develop ovarian… Read More

Jury Awards $70 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Late last month, a woman from California was awarded $70 million in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the company's Baby Powder product, which contains talcum powder. The woman claimed that using the product for many years caused her to develop… Read More

California Essure Ruling Opens Door for Additional Lawsuits

A California state court judge has refused to throw out lawsuits against Bayer, manufacturer of the permanent birth control device Essure that plaintiffs have alleged caused them harm. Bayer claimed that the plaintiffs were not allowed to sue under federal… Read More

New Law Prohibits Recalled Vehicles as Rentals

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), new legislation this month mandates rental car companies with fleets larger than 35 vehicles to remove any vehicles under recall until they are fully repaired. It is the first time the… Read More

Second Talcum Powder Lawsuit Verdict for Johnson & Johnson

This May, a St. Louis jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a plaintiff who suffered from ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder products. After using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene for nearly 40 years,… Read More

Could Seat Back Failure be Putting Your Child in Danger?

Once thought to be a safe spot for children when riding in a car, truck, or van, placing your kids in the back seat of your vehicle could actually be putting them in harm’s way. An experienced product liability attorney in South Bend can help defective… Read More

Talc Use Raises Ovarian Cancer Risk

Approximately 20,000 American women receive a diagnosis of ovarian cancer each year. New research suggests that the use of a common hygiene product is raising the risk of receiving this diagnosis; women who regularly use genital talcum powder are at a… Read More

FDA Takes Action to Inform Patients About the Risks in Using Essure

On Feb. 29, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a news release announcing it would be taking action to provide women with important information about the risks of using Essure, a form of permanent birth control. The FDA said the labeling for… Read More