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Philips Recalls CPAP Machines and Ventilators Due to Potential Cancer Risk

June 14, 2021   |  
Philips has issued a recall of certain CPAP ventilators due to foam material that can degrade, potentially causing cancer. Breathing devices impacted include Philips Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. The potential issue was first identified by the company in April...
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Man Charged After 4 Teens Killed in Greenville Car Accident

June 4, 2021   |  
A man was criminally charged Thursday after his box truck cross the median and hit a car head-on in Greenville, North Carolina, according to recent reports. Traveling in the other car were four teenagers, whose names have since been released by the police: Abby Foster, 18; Madison Wilson, 18; her...
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Supreme Court Denies Johnson & Johnson’s Appeal of $2 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

June 3, 2021   |  
The Supreme Court has declined to take up Johnson & Johnson’s appeal of a $2 billion verdict in talcum powder lawsuits. Johnson & Johnson had argued that it did not receive a fair trial. As is typical in rejecting appeals, the Supreme Court offered no explanation for its decision. Two...
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“Should I File for Divorce Before or After a Personal Injury Claim?”

June 1, 2021   |  
When someone is injured in an accident or because of someone else’s negligence, the process is almost never an easy one. Having to consider divorce while you’re going through that can make it even harder. If you’re in this situation, you may be wondering - what happens to any money...
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Sanofi Accused of Destroying Emails in Zantac Lawsuits

May 14, 2021   |  
Missing Zantac Emails Raise Troubling Questions Did one of the primary defendants in Zantac lawsuits destroy evidence on purpose? Sanofi, one of the primary manufacturers of brand-name Zantac, announced that thousands of emails related to ongoing Zantac lawsuits were “not preserved as intended.” The missing Zantac emails may significantly impact...
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VA Disability Now Available for Blue Water Navy Vets Exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam

May 14, 2021   |  
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that certain veterans who were previously denied for VA disability benefits related to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam may now qualify. At issue are cases of herbicide-related cancer that occurred following exposure to Agent Orange in the offshore waters of Vietnam. Certain Korean...
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Did Syngenta and Chevron Know Paraquat Causes Parkinson’s Disease?

May 13, 2021   |  
Plaintiffs' attorneys in a bellwether trial alleging that Paraquat weed killer causes Parkinson’s disease are expected to introduce potentially damning evidence against herbicide manufacturer Syngenta. Namely, plaintiff’s attorneys will introduce “internal company records showing Syngenta knew that its product causes Parkinson’s disease,” according to a recent report. Chevron, another manufacturer...
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Stay Safe: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 6, 2021   |  
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and at Riddle & Brantley, our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to ensuring the safety of motorcyclists and all drivers and passengers on North Carolina's roads. Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in 2019,...
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How to Pay for a Personal Injury Lawyer After Medical Bills Empty Your Wallet

May 4, 2021   |  
When you're injured due to someone else's negligence, it can put a dent in your bank account. You may have to miss work to receive treatment or take a pay cut because you can no longer work in the position that you used to. On top of work-related costs, you...
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3M Loses 1st “Bellwether” Earplug Trial

May 3, 2021   |  
3M was hit with more than $6,000,000 in punitive damages after a jury found the company’s defective earplugs caused hearing loss among military veterans. The loss in the first “bellwether” 3M earplug trial is a significant setback for the St. Paul-based company. 3M faces more than 200,000 claims alleging that...
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