Defective Products

Allergan Breast Implants Have Been Recalled for Causing Cancer

Allergan Breast Implants Have Been Recalled for Causing Cancer Allergan’s textured breast implants were just recalled due to their link to a rare and unusual cancer: Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. This cancer of the immune system develops in the tissue around the implant and if found early, can be cured by removing the implant and […]

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission

Lawsuit over GM’s Faulty Eight Speed Transmission General Motors (GM) is facing a new class action lawsuit because of its eight speed automatic transmission. When selecting a gear using the transmission, it violently shakes, jerks, or goes into a “hard shift.” Thirteen technical service bulletins have been filed about it, but none have fixed the […]

Doctrine of Strict Liability

In 1965, the American Law Institute published the second edition of Restatement of the Law of Torts and set into motion a special rule on strict liability, which states in Section 402A “One who sells any product in a defective condition unreasonably dangerous to the user or consumer or to his property is subject to liability to […]

Asbestos-contaminated Dental Tape Linked to Mesothelioma in Dentists

Asbestos-contaminated Dental Tape Linked to Mesothelioma in Dentists Occupational asbestos exposure is one of the biggest factors in those suffering from asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Steelworkers, chemical plant workers, tradesmen, and even those who worked in shipyards were most likely exposed to asbestos due to the nature of their work. Much […]

Progress In The Fight To Ban Asbestos

Progress In The Fight To Ban Asbestos The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward in accordance with the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act and naming asbestos, as well as nine other chemicals the first that will come under review for new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) legislation. In June 2016, President […]

Determining If There Is Asbestos In Your Home

Determining If There Is Asbestos In Your Home If your home was built before 1980, then your home may contain asbestos. Asbestos was commonly used throughout the 20th century in household building materials such as roofing, siding, insulation, flooring and much more.  As asbestos lawsuits accrued and the dangers of asbestos became known, the carcinogen ceased […]

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall On April 2, 2009, Grace Ellen Elliot, a 13-year-old resident of Knox, Pa., was on her way home with her grandmother, Esther Matthews, after visiting relatives. Less than a mile from their destination, the car unexpectedly swerved into the other lane. The head-on impact claimed […]

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall

GM’s bankruptcy terms challenged in the wake of recent recall On April 2, 2009, Grace Ellen Elliot, a 13-year-old resident of Knox, Pa., was on her way home with her grandmother, Esther Matthews, after visiting relatives. Less than a mile from their destination, the car unexpectedly swerved into the other lane. The head-on impact claimed […]

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