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Category: Product Liability

NJ Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit Continues Against Manufacturer Stryker

Posted May 9, 2017 | Product Liability

Dozens of New Jersey plaintiffs, alleging that faulty hip implants manufactured by Stryker caused serious injuries, have asked the state’s Multicounty Litigation Center to allow their cases to be consolidated before one judge in Bergen County Superior Court. All 85 of the cases involve the same defective medical device – Stryker-manufactured LFIT Anatomic Cobalt Chromium… read more

Did You or Your Son Develop Gynecomastia After Using Risperdal? Compensation May Be Available

Posted April 10, 2017 | Product Liability

Risperdal is the brand name for risperidone, a prescription antipsychotic medication for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, autism, or bipolar disorder.  While Risperdal can be effective, it can also produce undesirable effects, including gynecomastia, a condition in which hormonal imbalances cause male breast tissue to swell.  While not physically dangerous, the swollen tissue can feel painful… read more

How Safe is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Posted January 9, 2017 | Product Liability

Low testosterone, which is also called “low T”, is common in the United States.  According to a recent report by ABC News, as many as one in four American males over the age of 30 may have low testosterone, which can result in fatigue, depression, anemia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, and other negative effects…. read more

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $1 Billion in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

Posted December 30, 2016 | Product Liability

Lately, Johnson & Johnson has been in the news for their talcum powder products, which recent lawsuits have alleged cause ovarian cancer to develop in otherwise healthy women.  Yet baby powder isn’t the only dangerous and defective Johnson & Johnson product to lead to litigation in recent years.  In a product liability case earlier this… read more

How Does the Bair Hugger Increase Your Risk of Knee or Hip Implant Infection?

Posted November 10, 2016 | Product Liability

The Bair Hugger Warming Unit is a small medical device which blows hot air through a detachable hose.  The air flows through the hose into a surgical blanket, which is used to warm patients while they undergo surgery.  Unfortunately, the Bair Hugger blankets may increase the patient’s risk of developing a hip or knee infection…. read more

Jury Awards Plaintiff $70M in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

Posted November 8, 2016 | Product Liability

A $70 million verdict awarded on October 27 to a California plaintiff by a St. Louis court marks the latest legal victory for victims who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.  If you, your mother, your daughter, or your spouse developed ovarian cancer from J&J baby powder,… read more

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson Expands to Over 1,200 Cancer Victims

Posted September 13, 2016 | Product Liability

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is currently fighting more than 1,200 lawsuits brought by women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson brand talcum powder.  The lawsuits began with Deane Berg, who in 2007 became the first plaintiff to sue Johnson & Johnson in connection with ovarian cancer.  Talcum powder lawsuit attorney Brent… read more

How Does Using Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Posted August 24, 2016 | Product Liability

The Wieand Law blog has already covered the recent talcum powder lawsuits against Johson & Johnson, but if you haven’t been following the story, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: two juries have returned verdicts against J&J for its sale of talcum powder.  The product, which is sold and marketed to consumers… read more

Talcum Powder Use Linked to Ovarian Cancer Risk in 1982 Study

Posted August 22, 2016 | Product Liability

If you’ve been following the news recently, you may already be aware of the recent Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuit.  Plaintiffs alleged that genital-area use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, or baby powder, led to the development of ovarian cancer.  Johnson & Johnson was aware of the risk involved with the use of… read more

Can You Get Compensated if You Are Injured While Using Your Lawnmower in Pennsylvania?

Posted June 24, 2016 | Personal Injury,Product Liability

The ability to maintain a beautiful, lush front lawn is a point of pride for millions of Americans.  But while mowing the lawn is usually a mundane or relaxing activity, deadly accidents can occur with frightening ease when a mower or one of its components is defective.  If you live in Pennsylvania and were injured… read more