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Surgeon, Medical Device Company Sued For Wrongful Death

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A family filed a wrongful death lawsuit after their loved one died during a lumbar procedure. According to the surgeon, who is named in the lawsuit, a defective fiber-optic cable prevented him from seeing a dural tear that ultimately cost the patient his life. The family has filed lawsuits against both the surgeon and… Read More »

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Family Sues After Veteran Falls At Treatment Center

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Treatment centers focusing on first-responders, former active-duty military, and law enforcement are a new and necessary service provided to our communities. The suicide rate among individuals who work as first responders is much higher than the general population. The same holds true for former military and U.S. police officers who deal with the worst… Read More »

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Product Liability: Nissan Sued After 3 Die In Rollover Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The families of three individuals who died in a rollover accident have filed a product liability lawsuit against Nissan claiming that defective design posed an unreasonable danger to drivers, passengers, and other commuters. The accident, which occurred in 2017, involves a 2004 Nissan Xterra SUV. According to the plaintiffs, the vehicle was not equipped… Read More »

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Merck Facing Lawsuits Over Gardasil Vaccine

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Merck & Co. is facing allegations that it misrepresented the efficacy and downplayed the side effects of its Gardasil vaccine. The vaccine was highly touted as a way to avoid cervical cancer and other complications related to the sexually transmitted disease, HPV (better known as genital warts). HPV comes in a variety of strains… Read More »

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Woman Injured During “Dancing With The Stars” Aboard Cruise Ship

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A woman sued Norwegian Cruise Lines after she suffered a traumatic brain injury while dancing with an NGL employee. Cruise ship injuries such as these are often filed under a theory of premises liability. Premises liability lawsuits require that the plaintiff prove negligence. In order to prove negligence, the plaintiff must establish that the… Read More »

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Man Awarded $63 Million After Electrocution

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A former utility lineman was awarded $63 million after a terrible electrocution accident led to him requiring both of his arms amputated. The worker came into contact with 14,000 volts of electricity. In this case, the company from which the lineman received his training was faulted for failing to properly train him safely. Specifically,… Read More »

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Exactech Knee Replacement Recalled For Safety Concerns

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Our Law Firm is Actively Investigating Exactech Knee and Ankle Replacement Injuries  Did you or your loved one receive a partial or total knee replacement with a device manufactured by Exactech, Inc? If so, you need to be aware of the risks and your legal rights. Two knee replacements from Exactech (OpteTrak and Truliant)… Read More »

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3M Loses $50M In Military Earplug Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

3M was paid by the U.S. military to provide earplugs to our soldiers. However, several soldiers have suffered deafness, tinnitus, hearing loss, and other issues after the earplugs allegedly failed. This resulted in the military filing lawsuits against the company along with individual veterans who sustained permanent ear damage while using the earplugs. To… Read More »

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Housekeeper Sues Chris Brown After Dog Attacks Sister

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Attorneys representing Chris Brown are asking the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the sister of a dog attack victim who was performing cleaning services at Brown’s residence. This is known as a witness bystander claim. Someone who witnesses a terrible event can file a lawsuit against the negligent party for trauma related… Read More »

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Earphones Targeted For Fire, Burn Injury Hazard

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

E-Filliate Inc. has recently been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging that its earphones are prone to overheating while they charge and this creates a fire hazard. The company has been on notice since the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received 4 dozen complaints concerning the earphones. Some complained that the earphones burst into… Read More »

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