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  • $110+ Million Verdict Awarded in J&J Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 9-May-2017

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last week, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri awarded $110.5 million in compensation to a Virginia woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after long-term use of talcum powder products marketed by Johnson & Johnson. The jury award is the largest verdict to date in lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson talc-based products that have been associated with increased risks of ...
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  • Star Trek Actor's Death May Have Been Caused by Defective Jeep Design

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel On June 19, 2016, Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway and pinned him against a brick mailbox and a security fence in front of his house. Yelchin died later the same day. Early this year, his Jeep SUV vehicle had been the subject of a recall notice due to the vehicle’s gear selector design, which confused consumers about ...
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  • CSCS Now Investigating Ovarian Cancer Cases Linked to Talcum Powder

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-May-2016

    Johnson & Johnson is currently facing lawsuits from all over the country for failing to warn consumers that use of talcum powder on or near the genitals substantially increases a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. is now reviewing claims on behalf of women who were diagnosed with cancer associated with use of Johnson & ...
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  • GM Agrees to Major Settlement in Faulty Ignition Switch Cases and Criminal Fines

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Oct-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last month, General Motors reached an agreement to settle up to 1,380 individual death and personal injury claims arising from the faulty ignition switch that had been installed in its vehicles. It is estimated that the 1,380 plaintiffs account for about 60% of the personal injury lawsuits it is facing. It is believed that at least 370 injury victims and families of 84 ...
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  • Common Blood Thinner Poses Real Danger in Nursing Homes

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 30-Jul-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel The popular blood thinning drug, Coumadin, and its generic version warfarin, have been revealed to pose a serious danger to nursing home residents in the United States. The drug, often given to individuals to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots, can have very serious side effects if not properly administered. Use of the drug requires a very careful balancing ...
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  • $663 Million Judgment Issued Against Manufacturer of Defective Guardrails

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 17-Jun-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Last week, a Texas federal judge issued a $663.4 million judgment against Trinity Industries for changing the design of its guardrails without permission of the federal government and selling defective guardrails that have been associated with multiple injuries and deaths. The False Claims Act lawsuit was filed by a whistleblower who stepped forward to expose the wrongdoings of ...
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  • Takata Finally Expands Recall Nationwide

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 28-May-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel After fighting with the Department of Transportation for the last year, Takata has finally agreed to expand its recall of airbag inflators to all 50 states. It is also going to expand its recall to include more vehicles, recalling defective airbags in almost 34 million vehicles. Takata and the 10 affected automakers have yet to find a definitive cause for the defect that causes ...
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  • Sixth Person Killed as a Result of Defective Airbags

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Mar-2015

    By: Joseph Smith In January of this year, a sixth person was killed by a defective Takata airbag. The victim, a father of two, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord, when he was involved in a low-impact crash. When the air bag deployed, pieces of the air bag inflator were ejected and stuck him in the neck, severing his jugular and killing him before emergency personnel arrived. The family has brought a ...
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  • Could This Safety Device Kill You?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Dec-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Transportation authorities across the country are taking inventory of the safety devices on their guardrails to find a defective end piece. Whistleblower Joshua Harman made national news on October 20, 2014 when a federal jury found that Trinity Highway Products made false statements regarding its ET-Plus, a yellow and black rectangular block that is placed at the end of the ...
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  • Are You Safe From Auto Recalls?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Nov-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel If you watch the news or keep up with the headlines, it's likely you have seen reports of vehicles being recalled for one reason or another. While recalls happen all the time, this year has seen more auto recalls than ever before – an estimated record-setting 50 - 60+ million vehicles in the United States. That's on pace for more than three times the amount of ...
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  • By: Allan M. Siegel In the past year and a half, automakers have recalled millions of vehicles due to problems with airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation, an automotive parts company headquartered in Japan. As the problem continues to grow and more manufacturers issue recalls, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stepped forward to issue a consumer advisory. The ...
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  • GM Raises the Official Death Count to 19 as a Result of its Ignition Switch Defect

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 24-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel GM released a significant update when it raised the official death count from 13 to 19. These deaths occurred as a result of GM's defective ignition switches cutting power to the airbags and the power steering causing drivers to lose control and crash. This update is significant because it took lawyers for injured parties over a decade of numerous legal battles just to get ...
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  • More Lawsuits Filed Against Johnson & Johnson for Knowingly Marketing Defective Mesh

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 10-Oct-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Johnson & Johnson is facing 16 new lawsuits this month from plaintiffs who suffered harm and losses after using a medical device known as Prolene® Mesh. Prolene mesh is a synthetic material used during hernia surgery and as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. According to the latest series of lawsuits filed in New Jersey at ...
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  • GM Victim Dany Dubuc-Marquis

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Jul-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel On June 22, 2013, Dany Dubuc-Marquis was driving a Chevrolet Cobalt, like many of the other GM victims whose stories we have brought to you on our blog. His car was a 2007 model. He was driving on Highway 139 in the dark pre-dawn hours near Rotox Pond, in Quebec, Canada. He was approximately twenty minutes from home when he began traveling along a curve in the roadway. He ...
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  • Who Are the Victims of the GM Cover Up?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 23-Jun-2014

    Over the next few weeks, we would like to bring you the stories of GM's victims. They range from teenagers to grandmothers, and each story is as unique and heartbreaking as the next. Through understanding the story of each victim, we will have a clearer picture of the scope of GM's cover up. We will start with Shara Lynn Towne. She was a 37 year old mother of five. In July 2004 Shara was ...
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  • FDA Proposes Stricter Safety Requirements for Pelvic Mesh

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 19-May-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel In recent years, pelvic mesh products have been found to pose significant risks to patients who have had them implanted. This includes transvaginal mesh and hernia mesh. In response to reports of adverse side effects experienced by patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued official warnings about pelvic mesh in 2008 and 2011. Just last month, the FDA proposed ...
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  • Tire Defects & Victims' Rights

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-May-2014

    By: Allan M. Siegel Tire defects cause thousands of preventable auto accidents, injuries, and deaths each year. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the rights of consumers who have been harmed as the result of others' negligence, including the negligence of auto part manufacturers and retailers. In a recent case, we represented a family that ...
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  • General Motors has ordered a recall of 38,000 of its Pontiac G8 Sedans, following recent crash-tests of the vehicles. GM discovered that, when the front passenger seat is moved forward, close to the dashboard, to accommodate a passenger approximately the size of a woman 4' 11" in height, the position of the seat triggered a fault in the deployment of the passenger-side airbag. This fault caused ...
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  • Injured victims of negligence by drug manufacturers and manufacturers of other products attempt to stop lawsuits by individuals injured as a result of a defective component of the product or the failure to advise the public of defects in a product by asserting a Federal "Preemption" Doctrine. For instance, manufacturers of breast implants, orthopedic devices and numerous other products ...
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    Posted By chaikinandsherman || 22-Feb-2010

    Toyota has recalled 8.5 million Lexus and Toyota vehicles, since October 2009 for problems with braking, accelerators and floor-mats. Many drivers have reported losing control of their vehicles and crashing as a result of sudden acceleration or when the accelerator has gotten stuck beneath carpet plastic floor mats. In addition, there have been incidents where the braking systems in Toyota's best ...
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