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Woman Blames Vaping Products for Double Amputation

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A Virgin Islands woman is alleging that vaping products led to respiratory failure which, in turn, led to her having both of her legs amputated. While little is known about the uptick in vapor-product-related lawsuits, it appears that at least some of the deaths can be attributed to a tainted batch of THC cartridges… Read More »

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Pam Cooking Spray Cans Explode, Causing Injury

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Pam Cooking Spray and the company that manufactures it, Conagra Brands, has been hit with 17 lawsuits alleging that the cans exploded causing severe injuries. These include severe burn injuries. Also named as a defendant is the company responsible for manufacturing the cans. These allegations are similar to six other lawsuits that were filed… Read More »

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Two-Year-Old Crashes Tesla Model X into Pregnant Mother

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Tesla is being hit with yet another lawsuit related to its Model X, a semi-autonomous vehicle. By semi-autonomous, we mean that the Model X can drive itself but requires the oversight of a human passenger. The car has been in the crosshairs of several lawsuits both foreign and domestic. Some of these were related… Read More »

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Plaintiffs Claim Heart Med Was Tainted with Carcinogens

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In what is shaping up to be a major class-action lawsuit, dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. According to plaintiffs, a tainted batch of the heart medication, valsartan, is responsible for at least 27 cases of cancer. The lawyer who is litigating the case expects there to be at… Read More »

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Defective Pressure Cooker Results in $26 Million Settlement

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A five-year-old girl suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of a defective pressure cooker that blew its cover. According to the lawsuit, the pressure cooker’s lid blew open. The young girl suffered burns over the majority of her body. This, in turn, required doctors to amputate one of her legs and fingers on both… Read More »

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Goodyear Accused of Legal Misconduct over Defective Tires

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

It’s a tactic that’s become all too familiar for auto industry giants who are accused of creating defective products. First, they claim that their product is safe. Second, they settle lawsuits quietly and under seal. Third, they continue to produce the product with tragic consequences. Such was the with the defective Takata airbags that… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Stimulators Injuring Patients

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In the midst of the opioid crisis, doctors are hoping to find alternative pain-management solutions that do not result in addiction. Among those are spinal cord stimulators. The spinal cord stimulators are surgically implanted in the patients where they “cloak” the pain. While they do not repair the damaged nerves, they can help those… Read More »

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Tesla Targeted in Autonomous Car Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In a recent lawsuit, a Florida resident was doing 80 mph on a highway when a stopped vehicle “suddenly appeared” in his lane. The man crashed into the back of the vehicle and proceed to sue Tesla for a failure of their autonomous driving AI. The car had stalled in the lane that he… Read More »

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Class Action Takes on E-Scooter Companies

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

You can’t sue a company for a product that annoys a great segment of the population, but, you can sue a company for creating an unsafe product that creates foreseeable injuries or deploying the product in an unsafe way. That is precisely what California attorneys are attempting to do as they take on the… Read More »

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Birth Control Device Linked to Serious Injuries

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The birth-control device Mirena is the target of a number of lawsuits. The most recent one is being filed in New York. A Tennessee woman claims that she experienced intracranial pressure as a result of having the device installed and suffered various injuries as a result of that pressure. The device, manufactured by Bayer,… Read More »

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