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Rick Shapiro

FDA: Shoulder Implant Device Recalled Due to Fracture Risk

Over the past several years, there have been multiple recalls involving implant devices because of the dangerous risks they pose to patients. These recalls have included devices use for hip replacement and for knee replacements. Recently, the Food and Drug […]

Rick Shapiro

Talc and Asbestos: Why Common Talcum Powder May Exponentially Increase the Risk for Cancer

More than 2,500 lawsuits across the United States aim to answer the question of whether a case of ovarian cancer, mesothelioma or other form of genitourinary cancer can be linked to the plaintiff’s lifelong use of a product like Johnson […]

Edwin Booth

Britax Announces Recall of 700,000 Strollers Due to Fall Risks

Britax Child Safety Inc. has issued a recall for more than 700,000 of their strollers which have the Click & Go receiver mounts option because there is a risk of the car seat detaching from the stroller base and falling. […]

Rick Shapiro

The Importance of Persistence in Product Defect Wrongful Death Cases

I’ve been a Virginia trial attorney for 30 years now and I continue to be surprised at how unpredictable plaintiff’s personal injury law can be. I recently concluded a Virginia product defect wrongful death case involving a Chesapeake resident who […]

Rick Shapiro

Talc Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Did Gilda Radner, Madeline Kahn or Lauro Nyro Contract Ovarian Cancer from Talc Baby Powder Use?

Ovarian cancer has killed many notable women over the last several decades. Just how many of these women used baby powder containing talc? Only their loved ones and family members may know the answer. Take someone like Gilda Radner who […]

Rick Shapiro

Justice Affirmed – Court of Appeals Upholds $2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Defective Lawn Mower Wrongful Death Case

Justice for a family devastated by corporate indifference was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 23, 2016. A jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Ryobi Technologies, Inc. […]

Rick Shapiro

New Takata Airbag Danger: Transportation of the Removed Components

Last month, 67-year-old Lucila Robles was killed in Quemado, Texas when a tractor trailer failed to negotiate a curve and crashed near the dead woman’s home and exploded. The explosion caused the truck to become engulfed in flames, which spread […]

Rick Shapiro

Did State Farm Unfairly Influence a Judge’s Election to Avoid Paying Billions?

State Farm car insurance policyholders received a partial answer to their nearly two-decade-old, billion-dollar question over the insurance company’s responsibility for paying a class action judgment on Sept. 16, 2016. On that date, a federal judge in State Farm’s home […]

Rick Shapiro

New Cars Still Equipped With Recalled Takata Airbags

A just-published survey of automakers that sell vehicles in the United States shows that six have 2016 or 2017 models that feature the kinds of Takata airbags that are subject to a worldwide recall related to a fatal design flaw. […]

Rick Shapiro

Safety Advocates Call for Regulations on Self-Driving Vehicles Following Tragic Crash

Experts in the auto industry predict that by the year 2020, there will be 10 million self-driving cars on the road. Not only have automakers such as BMW, Mercedes, and Tesla already introduced or are currently developing vehicles that have […]