Product Liability

Asbestos Insulation

Asbestos Insulation Before people knew about the dangers of asbestos, asbestos was known as this “miracle mineral,” used in a myriad of ways. From fire and sound proofing, to caulking and brake linings, the mineral’s heat resistant qualities, high tensile strength, and abundance made it a popular building material in the mid-20th century. Its numerous application […]

$417 Million Awarded in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

$417 Million Awarded in Talcum Powder Lawsuit A California woman suffering from ovarian cancer received the largest sum to date against health giant Johnson & Johnson when a jury awarded her $417 million in a lawsuit claiming her use of talcum powder for decades caused her cancer. Talcum powder, more commonly known as baby powder, […]

Asbestos in Factories – The Armley Asbestos Disaster

Asbestos in Factories – The Armley Asbestos Disaster The job of a factory worker encompasses many responsibilities – from machine operation to line production, workers take raw materials to create new products. Asbestos containing products manufactured in factories were also frequently used in: pipe covering for steam lines and hot water lines, block insulation, cement, […]

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What?

Takata Agrees To Billion Dollar Settlement, But Who Knew What? Earlier this month Japanese automotive supplier Takata pled guilty and agreed to a $1 billion settlement for its part in the largest automotive recall in United States history. The company’s malfunctioning airbags injured over 100 people and killed 16 worldwide since this crisis began in […]

Early Asbestos Litigation

Early Asbestos Litigation The use of asbestos dates back thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the mid-20th century that asbestos use become widespread. With production in steel mills, chemical plants, paper mills, power plants, etc., on the rise, asbestos-containing products and equipment became standard in the industry. Its heat resistance made it useful in the […]

More Lawsuits Regarding Talcum Powder Expected for 2017

More Lawsuits Regarding Talcum Powder Expected for 2017 Over the past year, hundreds have sued the health giant Johnson & Johnson claiming their talc/baby powder product, after decades of use, is tied to ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson has lost millions of dollars in these trials and 2017 may come to reveal that more lawsuits […]

Asbestos in Children’s Toys

Asbestos in Children’s Toys Decades ago, when one thought of asbestos, it was generally associated with its many uses and versatility. Asbestos was heavily used throughout the 20th century in America and around the world because of its unique fire resistant properties and its abundance that made it so affordable. Insulation, pipe covering, roof and floor […]

New Report Shows Defective Takata Air Bags Are Still Being Placed in New Cars

New Report Shows Defective Takata Air Bags Are Still Being Placed in New Cars The Takata Airbag recall is the largest automotive recall in history and is still growing.  A recent study shows that about 1 in 8 vehicles nationwide are potentially affected – mainly with the car brands Toyota, Honda, Nissan, General Motors, Mitsubishi, […]

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