Practice Areas: Defective Products

Over One-Million Harbor Freight Jack Stands Recalled: May Disengage and Collapse Without Warning

Certain 3-ton and all 6-ton Pittsburgh branded jack stands recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents Safety Recall Report 20E-016 and Safety Recall Report 20E-027 reporting recalls on certain 3-ton and all 6-ton Pittsburgh branded jack stands. Approximately 1,708,000 total units are affected. 5% are estimated to have the defect. No injuries have […]

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Suit Against Lands’ End Over Delta Uniforms Moves Forward

On Monday, Wisconsin federal judge James D. Peterson denied Lands’ End’s motion to strike class action allegations raised in the first filed Wisconsin lawsuit that alleges the uniforms it made for Delta employees gave them serious health problems. That case, Gilbert, was also joined with our case as part of the Court’s ruling. This is […]

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Roundup Claims: Know the Signs of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

I’ve filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the maker of Roundup, Monsanto, alleging the popular weed killer caused my clients’ non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). My clients used Roundup to kill weeds in their yards over a period ranging from 10-40 years. They are living with NHL, a non-curable cancer, and the fear that it might […]

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What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a death caused by someone’s else negligence or recklessness, and, of course, when caused intentionally. In Florida, family members, as defined in the Florida Wrongful Death Act, may pursue a wrongful death claim to hold negligent parties accountable. A claim must, typically, be filed within two years from the date of a loved one’s […]

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FDA Tests Find Asbestos in Cosmetic Products with Talc

The FDA reports that after a year-long study asbestos-contaminated talc was found in nine of the 52 cosmetic products tested. The cosmetics with asbestos were recalled at various times throughout the past year when individual results were obtained and the public was notified.  FDA Cosmetics Recalls & Alerts The FDA announcement was labeled a Constituent Update and Final Report. […]

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Ikea Recalling 820,000 Kullen 3-Drawer Chests for Risk of Tipping Over

The recall states that Ikea Kullen dresser is not stable if not anchored to a wall, posing the risk of injury or death to children and are not in compliance with voluntary performance standards.  This recall is for the Kullen 3-drawer chest. It is 28 3/8 inches tall, sold in black-brown or birch colors, and […]

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Delta Flight Attendant: “Lands’ End Uniform is Toxic, Making me Sick”

She’s speaking out to help other sick co-workers. When my client, 54-year-old Dana Smith became an empty nester, she decided to get a job as a Delta flight attendant. Within six weeks after she took to the skies, Delta launched its new Passport Plum uniforms with much fanfare. That’s when Dana’s health problems began. She […]

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Investigating Defective Toys

While everyone expects a toy bought during the holiday season to bring joy to a child’s life, sometimes defective toys bring danger. Wayne Hogan recently highlighted those dangers in media appearances about this years “10 Worst Toys” list, compiled by the consumer group World Against Toys Causing Harm. Last year, 17 children died from toy-related […]

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Post-Crash Fire Risk Spurs Recall of Over 490,000 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew Trucks

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2017-19 Ford Super Duty SuperCrew vehicles with carpet flooring due to the risk of a post-crash interior fire. In affected vehicles, a front seat belt pretensioner that deploys during a crash can generate excessive sparks. In some cases, this could ignite the carpet or carpet insulation in the area […]

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