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Mar
14

Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Lawyers: Bank’s Advisors Prey on Elderly

WCB Blog

How your bank’s “financial advisors” and “financial consultants” prey on the elderly Did you ever get a call from someone at your bank, identifying himself as “your financial advisor” or “consultant” and offering to help you “invest” money which is sitting in your bank account?   BEWARE! An elderly man I know recently received such a call.

Dec
30

Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyers: Lawsuit Claims Apple had the Technology to Prevent Distracted Driving

Product Liability Blog

A products liability lawsuit filed against Apple, Meador v. Apple, alleges that Apple had the patented technology to prevent a fatal distracted driving collision, but failed to implement it.  The action arises from a 2013 motor vehicle collision in Texas.  A 21-year-old driver, Ashley Kubiak, was texting on her iPhone while driving down the highway. 

Dec
03

New Jersey Mass Tort Lawyers: Bacterial Infections by Contaminated Syringes

Product Liability Blog

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and federal agencies are investigating a new crop of bacterial infections caused by contaminated syringes. The bacterial infection, Burkholderia Cepacia, stemmed from the use of contaminated saline flush syringes used to clear out intravenous lines. Over 50 different cases of the bacterial infection

Nov
28

Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyers Discuss Federal Auto Safety Regulators Issue Guidelines on Automated Vehicles

Product Liability Blog

With the September 2016 issuance of the first guidelines on self-driving cars, the US Department of Transportation is embracing automated driving. The Federal Autonomous Vehicle Policy uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technology.  In an effort to build a consistent national framework of laws to govern

Jun
28

Pennsylvania Product Liability Lawyers discuss Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder’s Ovarian Cancer Risk

Product Liability Blog

In two Missouri state court trials, juries awarded compensatory and punitive damages to women in the amounts of $55 million and $72 million, and found that Johnson & Johnson knew, and failed to warn women, that the talc powder they used as part of their daily hygiene routine caused them to develop ovarian cancer. J&J’s

May
12

Pennsylvania Product Liability Lawyers: Appellate Court Rejects Federal Preemption, and Affirms $3 Million Verdict for Birth Defects Due to use of Topamax

Product Liability Blog

Kelly Anderson experienced severe migraine headaches since childhood.  Her headaches were so disabling she was unable to finish high school and frequently missed work.  In 2006, her neurologist prescribed the drug Topamax manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.  During this time, Ms. Anderson was also trying to get pregnant. In 2007 she became pregnant. However, neither her

Mar
24

Pennsylvania Product Liability Lawyers: Pain Pump Problems Persist

Product Liability Blog

April marks one year that the FDA entered into a Consent Degree and issued an injunction and complaint alleging that Medtronic violated good manufacturing practices in its manufacture of the Synchromed Pain Pump II medical devices requiring Medtronic to stop manufacture and distribution of the devices. These “pain pumps” are implanted by physicians treating people

Jan
04

Why Don’t Product Liability Laws Apply to Firearm Manufacturers and Sellers?

Product Liability Blog

The United States has had a long history of protecting the public from unsafe products through research into the harmful effects of products and product liability lawsuits against manufacturers. Cars, airplanes, prescription drugs, and even children’s toys have been made safer because of lawsuits brought by injured people against manufacturers of dangerous products.  Yet the

Nov
13

FDA Clashing History Lessons: Thalidomide & Power Morcellators

Product Liability Blog

Two related stories in a Sunday issue of The Inquirer are worth talking about.  The first is the obituary of Frances Kelsey, who was only a month into her job at the FDA when she was asked to approve a drug called Thalidomide for morning sickness in pregnant women.  The drug company insisted the drug

Jun
02

Pharmaceuticals/Medical Devices – Insulin Pumps

Product Liability Blog

For diabetics with Type1 diabetes or those who have difficulty managing their glucose, insulin infusion pumps can be a Godsend. The pumps are designed to more closely simulate the way the human body makes use of insulin by continuously infusing at a fixed rate, augmented by manual doses self-delivered by the user based upon their

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