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What is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

May 14, 2019   |  
A mass tort lawsuit is a civil action lawsuit involving numerous plaintiffs against one or several defendants. Mass tort lawsuits may be held in state or federal court. Tort is a formal word for a “wrongful action” that causes injury. The word “mass” has several meanings when referring to mass...
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TVM Ban: FDA Prohibits Sale of Transvaginal Mesh

The FDA has banned the sale of all transvaginal mesh (TVM) products in the United States. In issuing the pelvic mesh ban on April 16, 2019, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health, said the decision was made after “we couldn’t assure women that...
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Salmonella and Listeria Found in Ice Cream Manufacturing Facilities

April 25, 2019   |  
IMPORTANT FOOD SAFETY ALERT: The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that harmful pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) have been found in 21 percent of the ice cream production facilities inspected in the last year. These facilities account for 16 percent of U.S. ice cream manufacturers registered with the FDA. Listeria...
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Fisher Price Recall: More Baby Sleeper Deaths Reported

URGENT UPDATE (April 12, 2019): The CPSC and Fisher-Price have announced a full recall on all Fisher-Price Rock n' Play baby sleepers after 30+ infant deaths reportedly linked. ***This story is evolving quickly. Please stay tuned to this blog, the Riddle & Brantley Facebook Page, the CPSC website and Mattel...
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Roundup Cancer Risk: Monsanto Faces More Than 11,000 Lawsuits

March 11, 2019   |  
NOTE: This is an update to our announcement concerning Roundup weed killer lawsuits in North Carolina Multiple studies have revealed Roundup cancer risk associated with the popular weed killer. More than 11,000 Roundup lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer, Monsanto, alleging that the company hid the dangers of Roundup...
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Baby Powder Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Is baby powder a cancer risk? Johnson & Johnson states that their baby powder is safe.  However, it is reported that cancer-causing asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder (often found near talc, the key ingredient in baby powder) has been a concern inside this company for decades.  Was Johnson...
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Defective 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Lawsuit Update

February 25, 2019   |  
NOTE: This is an update on our earlier announcement concerning 3M military earplugs lawsuits In July 2018, the United States Department of Justice announced that 3M had agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly sold Dual-Ended Combat Arms Earplugs (version 2), to the U.S. military without...
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Child Injured by Incorrectly Labeled Toys? What You Should Do Next.

December 3, 2018   |  
All parents know that what is appropriate for one child may not be suitable for another child. This is also true with respect to the toys kids play with. Age can determine what type of toys are safe for children. It is the toy manufacturers legal duty to ensure all...
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Ford Truck Recall 2018: What to Do If a Manufacturer Recalls Your Car

September 26, 2018   |  
In September of 2018, American vehicle manufacturer Ford issued a recall notice for more than two million of their F-150 pickup trucks due to a defective seat belt issue. The Ford F-150 is the most popular pickup truck in America, and the recall affects model years 2015-2018 trucks produced between...
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Roundup Lawsuit: Your Questions Answered

August 30, 2018   |  
The popular weed killer, Roundup, is receiving much attention from the media as of late. This is due to the recent trial held in San Francisco for a man who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer after years of using the popular herbicide. So why are people suing Monsanto, the manufacturer of...
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