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New Mexico Women Sue over Talcum Powder

It has now been reported in the Albuquerque Journal that seventeen women (two deceased) with ties to New Mexico have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson over their use of Talcum powder and its connection to their ovarian cancer.  You […]

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Second Talcum Powder Verdict

On May 2, a jury in the City of St. Louis Circuit Court awarded Plaintiff Gloria Ristesund $55 million in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging her ovarian cancer was caused by the company’s talcum powder products. Ms. Ristesund […]

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Talcum Powder History

Talc History What is Talc? Talc is a mineral that is composed of different elements, mainly magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is a mineral made of up various elements including magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talcum […]

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First Talcum Powder Verdict

On Feb. 22, 2016, a jury in City of St. Louis, Mo., Circuit Court found Johnson & Johnson liable for the development of Plaintiff Jacqueline Fox’s ovarian cancer and awarded her family a verdict of $72 million. Ms. Fox passed […]

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Products and Injuries

Product liability claims involve many types of products:  drugs, power tools, industrial equipment, guns, etc.  However, one of the most heavily litigated area of products liability is the automobile.  Product liability litigation involving automobiles has led to numerous changes in […]

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Products and Injuries

Many products cause injuries every year.  But, sometimes people are unaware they may have recourse for injuries caused by products.  What recourse?  In Alabama, there is the Extended Manufacturer’s Liability Doctrine (AEMLD).  Essentially, that doctrine says that a person injured […]

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Do I have a Food Poisoning Case in Alabama?

On AL.com today, I saw a story about nineteen people getting ill from food poisoning in Morgan County.  You may read the article here.  In my years of practicing law, I have been contacted by numerous prospective clients about potential […]

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Ford Motor Company Misstates Fuel Mileage

Here we go again.  Another large corporation makes a “mistake”.  Ford Motor Company “misstates” its fuel mileage and gets a slap on the wrist.  Here is the article. Instead of “misstates” or “voluntarily owned up to the ERROR”, what about […]

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Chinese Drywall Settlement

Pro Publica recently published an article on a settlement reached in a Georgia class action lawsuit with Lowes over alleged Chinese Drywall sold by Lowes.

I’m not involved in this case, but it is…

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Toyota Accelerator and The Various Claims

Most people have heard of the problems with Toyota’s accelerators by now. For those of you who have gone through the traumatizing experience of having your car accelerate against your will, the…