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Product Liability Archives

Roundup Pledges Over $10 Billion to Pay Cancer Claims

On June 24, 2020, Bayer announced one of the largest settlements in U.S. Civil Litigation to resolve the lawsuits surrounding Roundup weed killer and its ties to Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018, after claims had already surfaced that one of the active ingredients in Roundup, glyphosate, was a probable carcinogenic to humans. Since then, three sizeable verdicts against Monsanto influenced them to avoid trial and seek an alternative dispute resolution for the thousands of pending lawsuits that remained. Bayer and the 25 lead law firms negotiated the settlement for months before coming to an agreement.

FDA Warns Against Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA due to the potential presence of the toxic chemical Methanol.

Polaris Recalls Nearly 30,000 of Its Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard

American manufacturer, Polaris Industries Inc., has issued a recall that affects nearly 30,000 of its off-road vehicles sold nationwide from November 2017 through March 2020.

Tesla Airbags and Seatbelts Faulted for Brain Injuries Sustained During Crash

On June 25, 2020, a Maryland woman who suffered traumatic brain injuries in a 2019 accident sued Tesla Inc. in California alleging it manufactured an unsafe Model 3 vehicle with airbags that didn't properly deploy. The suit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court in California where Tesla's headquarters is located.

Bayer Agrees to $10 Billion Settlement Over Roundup Claims

On June 24, 2020, it was announced that Bayer agreed to pay in excess of $10 billion to settle 95,000 claims regarding Roundup, the world's best-known weedkiller. The settlement also includes $1.25 billion to cover future claims. Bayer still faces at least 30,000 claims from plaintiffs who did not join the settlement.

Costway Recalls Baby Strollers Over Strangulation Concerns

A vital notice to parents. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled approximately 16,000 infant and child double strollers due to fall, entrapment, and strangulation risks. The affected batch of strollers are manufactured by California based Company, Costway, and were sold on Costway's website and Amazon between May 2016 and December 2019.

Pressure Cooker Causes Burn Injuries: Company Alleged to Have Misrepresented Safety

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been cooking and eating more meals at home. Some people have also been buying new cooking gadgets and appliances, including pressure cookers, to accommodate this new need to cook more at home.

Malfunctioning Tesla Touch Screens

With an increase of self-driving vehicles on the road, drivers are more reliant on the technology those cars offer. But like any other technology that consumers buy, there can be complications that arise as time goes on. Prominent electric car company Tesla is now facing the consequences of not keeping the technology in their older vehicles up to date, specifically the touch screen. The touch screen in a Tesla controls almost all functions of the car, from climate control to navigation, to even the safety monitors for autopilot.

FDA Issues Warning Regarding Hand Sanitizer

The Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has issued a warning about the use of several hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV due to the presence of a potentially dangerous chemical.

Bonnsu Recalls Miniware Teething Spoons Due to Choking Hazard

Bonsu, LLC d/b/a Miniware has recalled over 30,000 units of its teething spoons due to the ability of spoons breaking in a child's mouth when being used as a teether, posing a severe choking hazard to infants.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Fire and Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Personal Injury Large Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Personal Injury Plant Fire and Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Personal Injury Work Site Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million Auto Accident 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $30 Million Personal Injury Burn Victims

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $30 million.

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