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Product Injury & Defective Products Information

Types of Defective Product Claims

Manufacturers, wholesalers, designers and retailers all owe the highest duty of care to consumers. If a defective product injures a consumer, he or she may be able to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.   If… Read More

How Well Do You Understand Product Liability?

As a consumer of products, you have certain rights when it comes to ensuring that a product being manufactured is safe to use. Luckily there are regulations to protect consumers from defective and dangerous products on the market. If you were injured… Read More

What Happens When a Product Is Recalled?

Property damage and personal injury caused by consumer product issues cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion every year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. When a product defect is discovered that poses a safety risk, recalls help prevent… Read More

J&J Ordered to Pay $417M in Latest Talcum Powder Verdict

In August, a Los Angeles jury awarded $417 million in the largest talcum powder verdict to date against Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuit was filed by a woman who claimed she contracted ovarian cancer because of her use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder… Read More

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