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NJ Jury Hits J & J With $117 Million Verdict Over Mesothelioma Linked to Baby Powder Use

In early April 2018, jurors in Brunswick, New Jersey (NJ), made legal history by finding for the first time that asbestos in talcum powder products sold by Johnson & Johnson caused a plaintiff’s mesothelioma. The jury ordered the personal care […]

Rick Shapiro

How Has GM Avoided the Massive Takata Defective Airbag Recalls?

Fourteen automakers have announced even more vehicle models to add to the already massive Takata defective airbag recall list. This comes a month after Takata added an additional 3 million more vehicles which have faulty airbag inflators. These latest recalls […]

Eric Washburn

When Knee Replacement Device Is Defective

Knee replacements have become one of the most common surgeries performed today in this country. But what has also become common is complications as a result of that surgery. If you have experienced complications or issues following a knee replacement, […]

Rick Shapiro

$150M AndroGel Heart Attack Award Bodes Well for Other People Suing Drug Maker

A federal jury in Chicago awarded a man who suffered a heart attack while using the testosterone replacement product AndroGel $150 million in punitive damages. With their July 24, 2017, decision, jurors found that AndroGel’s maker, AbbVie, misrepresented the risks […]

Rick Shapiro

Is Asbestos in Talcum Baby Powder the ‘Crime of the Century’?

Recent health and safety information has arisen with regard to asbestos contamination of common talc baby powder products, including talc products sold by Johnson & Johnson, and other talcum powder products still for sale throughout the United States. During 2016 […]

Rick Shapiro

Jury: Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn About Talcum Powder’s Ovarian Cancer Risks

A jury in St. Louis awarded $110.5 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products for more than 40 years. The civil defective and dangerous product lawsuit centered […]

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 […]