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FDA Warns STAR Ankle Implants May Need Repair or Replacement Sooner Than Expected

If you or a loved one had ankle replacement surgery and doctors used a Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) device, it could break or fail much sooner than expected. On March 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified patients and health care providers about a plastic component that may fail within just three or four years of implantation.…

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Paraquat Lawsuits May Provide Compensation for Victims with Parkinson’s Disease

Research has linked some of the chemicals in paraquat herbicide with severe side effects, including Parkinson’s Disease. If you are a farmer or agricultural worker and have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or other serious side effects after exposure to paraquat, you should consider talking to an experienced attorney. The Phoenix-based defective product…

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Penumbra Orders a Recall of JET 7 Catheters That Pose an Increased Risk of Death or Serious Injury

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has alerted consumers and health care providers to an urgent recall of all Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheters with Xtra Flex Technology. This product is being recalled from the market because of an increased risk of death or serious injury when the product is used to remove clots from patients who had a…

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Johnson & Johnson Decides to Stop Selling Baby Powder, Amid Thousands of Lawsuits

Earlier this week, Johnson & Johnson decided to discontinue the sale of Baby Powder in North America. U.S. and Canadian retailers can sell their existing stock of Baby Powder, and there will be no more after that. This is a major victory for public health, according to U.S. Congressional Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, who led Congress’ investigation. Johnson…

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Risk of E-Cigarettes and Vape Devices Exploding

Vaping is supposed to be a safer alternative to cigarette smoking. While the potential long-term health risks of inhaling the vapors of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been widely publicized lately, there are short-term risks that can result in serious injury or death. There were 2,035 e-cigarette injuries caused by explosions and burns between…

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Vaping, E-Cigarettes Tied to Stroke, Lung Disease and Heart Attack Risk

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that deliver a vapor, which provides users a similar sensation to inhaling tobacco smoke, but without the smoke. Using these devices is also called vaping. E-cigarettes were first marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes and tobacco. However, new studies, research and lawsuits…

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E-Cigarettes are More Dangerous Than People Realize and Have Led to Several Lawsuits

Since 2006, when electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) first hit the US market, sales have exploded. The worldwide e-cigarette market is worth more than $10 billion, with the U.S. market making up a large chunk of that. These products work by heating and vaporizing flavored oils to create a vapor that can be inhaled by the user. The sealed, single use,…

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What Forms of Compensation Can I Receive in a Product Liability Claim?

Defective products have the potential to cause serious injuries. If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be wondering about what compensation you can receive in a product liability claim. The type of compensation you may be eligible for will depend on the specifics of your case. Our Phoenix product liability attorneys at Phillips Law…

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How Defective Tires Can Lead to a Product Liability Claim

Defective tires can lead to claims of product liability when there is evidence of negligence or a breach in the duty of care owed by the manufacturer. When suffering from bodily harm in an accident caused by defective tires, Arizona product liability laws provide the right to initiate legal action against the liable party and allow you to seek monetary…

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The Fundamentals of a Product Liability Claim

Products are supposed to be safe for consumers to use. If a person is injured when using a product, state law affords the victim the opportunity to pursue legal action against the manufacturer, distributor or retailer for the damages he or she sustained. If you believe that your injury was caused by a defective product, contact an experienced Phoenix…

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