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  • Baby strollers recalled because of dangers to children’s fingers

    July 09, 2012

    Kolcraft, one of the New Jersey’s and the nation’s largest manufacturers of baby cribs and strollers, has, along with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), now had approximately 36,000 strollers recalled. The strollers have been recalled due to fingertip amputation and laceration hazards presented when such strollers are used. No doubt the recall was prompted […]

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  • In face of lawsuits, manufacturer to quit making surgical mesh

    June 21, 2012

    We’ve previously written about pelvic mesh lawsuits that are being tried throughout the nation. Johnson & Johnson, one of the primary manufacturers of such surgical mesh, recently announced their plans to stop marketing and selling such products. The company recently sent a letter to judges in New Jersey and another state announcing this intention. These […]

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  • Woman suffers severe injuries after taking prescription medication

    June 04, 2012

    Residents of Rochelle Park are often required to depend upon drug manufacturers to provide them with medications that are safe when taken for particular conditions. However, manufacturers need to recognize that while many medications are beneficial in resolving certain symptoms, drugs can be riddled with numerous and dangerous side effects that may outweigh the medications […]

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  • Bayer birth control pills cause blood clots

    May 16, 2012

    Mass tort cases that had been filed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania concerning Bayer’s birth control pill have been settled for $110 million. As a part of this products liability suit Bayer agreed to pay each claimant $220,000 each due to the drug causing severe and potentially fatal blood clots among those that used the […]

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  • Bayer’s birth control pills alleged to be defective

    May 01, 2012

    Bayer AG, a drug manufacturer that sells its products in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the world, has now settled a series of products liability lawsuits concerning its birth control bills in the United States for more than $142 million. This averages out to something like $218,000 per case. It’s been suggested that […]

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  • Surgical implants may not have been tested for patient safety

    April 12, 2012

    According to Consumer Reports, most medical implants including transvaginal mesh for prolapsed repair and bladder support were never tested for safety. What this means is that many patients from New Jersey had no idea that the implants they’re carrying around in their bodies may be dangerous and defective. Consumer Reports claims that manufacturers of implants […]

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  • Energy drinks can be dangerous

    March 26, 2012

    There is as large a range of products liability suits as there are products on the New Jersey market. Recently, a 14-year old girl drank two 24-ounce energy drinks and then the next day went into cardiac arrest before dying six days later. Apparently there is such a thing as “caffeine toxicity” as this was […]

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  • Hazardous chemical used to strip paint linked to 13 deaths

    March 09, 2012

    Every day, contractors and homeowners around the country and in states like New Jersey, flock to home supply stores in search of products to help them carry-out home improvement projects. The potential health risks and hazards associated with some of these products, however, are not always completely realized until it’s too late. The U.S. Centers […]

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  • Drug Company misleads consumers about drug benefits

    March 02, 2012

    A lawsuit held in New Jersey federal court alleged that executives for a drug manufacturer withheld vital study information concerning a cholesterol lowering drugs out of fear that the release of such information would adversely affect sales. The medication was thought to be a defective product in that promises of the drug’s effectiveness was brought […]

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  • New Jersey chandeliers among recent product recalls

    February 16, 2012

    Of the many different defective products that are out there on the marketplace, probably nobody would suspect that chandeliers would present enough dangers that a manufacturer would feel the need to issue a recall. Yet Spectrum Home Furnishings, a New Jersey manufacturer has done just that because it was determined that mountings were insufficient to […]

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