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Dry Shampoos Recalled Over Benzene, Cancer Risk

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Several dry shampoo brands have voluntarily recalled their product after excessive levels of the cancer-causing substance, benzene was found. Benzene has been linked to leukemia and other disorders of the blood. At least one of the companies involved in the manufacture of these shampoos is being accused of having foreknowledge of the carcinogen prior… Read More »

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FedEx Sued After Tire Blowout Kills Father Of Two

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An Alabama family has filed a lawsuit against FedEx claiming that the company is responsible for the death of their father and husband. According to the lawsuit, the father slammed into the back of the delivery truck after it had blown out a tire. The family claims that FedEx’s use of faulty retread tires… Read More »

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Dietary Supplements Under Scrutiny After Kratom Deaths

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Georgia is one of the few states that allow kratom to be purchased at gas stations. However, several high-profile deaths are forcing legislators to take another look at the industry. Today, lawsuits against dietary supplement companies usually involve allegations of contamination. Most dietary supplements cannot cause acute toxicity that gives rise to an overdose… Read More »

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Trip And Fall Dismissed Against Royal Caribbean

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A woman had her slip and fall claim against Royal Caribbean dismissed after the court ruled that she failed to state a claim. In this case, the woman slipped and fell while disembarking from the ship. Royal Caribbean argued that the woman caused her own injury and failing that, did not state a claim… Read More »

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Infant Daughter Receives $6M After Father Killed In Traffic Accident

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The infant daughter of a 28-year-old man will receive $6 million after a settlement was reached with an ice cream company operating a box truck. According to the lawsuit, the ice cream truck attempted to illegally pass a tractor-trailer in a no-passing zone around a blind curve. The ensuing accident forced the plaintiff’s pickup… Read More »

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The Exactech-Truliant Knee Replacement Lawsuits

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

On August 31st, 2021, Exactech recalled 147,732 knee replacement devices that had already been installed in patients’ bodies. According to Exactech, the plastic in the knee replacements could wear out prematurely causing the failure of the device. The plastic acts as an artificial cartilage in the replacement joint. At this point, attorneys for the… Read More »

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Cleaning Products Recalled Due To Bacterial Risk

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You definitely don’t want your cleaning products to become contaminated with bacteria. Nonetheless, a New York company has issued a recall after its luxury cleaning products were found contaminated with several strains of common bacteria which can be dangerous to those with compromised immune systems. The bacteria can be commonly found in standing water…. Read More »

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Product Liability Suit Filed Against Popular Hair Relaxer

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A product liability lawsuit has been filed against a company that produces hair relaxers or hair straighteners, a hair care product typically marketed to Black women. The product contains chemicals that break down the protein structure of the hair so that it lays flatter. However, there is some evidence linking the chemicals to uterine… Read More »

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Goodyear Issues Recall On G159

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

In 1996, Goodyear introduced the G159, a tire that was marketed for urban delivery vehicles. Looking for a larger market, Goodyear decided to also market the tire to RV owners. The tire, when used on RVs, showed an extremely high failure rate, and as of 2018, was linked to 12 deaths and 95 injuries…. Read More »

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Seven Suicides Result In Lawsuits Against Social Media Giants

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Social media companies are facing lawsuits filed by watchdogs and the parents of 7 children who all died by suicide at a very young age. Many of these children reported anxiety and depression and would compulsively check their social media accounts keeping them up at all hours through the night. In some cases, their… Read More »

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