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2018 | Page 2 of 43 | California Personal Injury Blog

J&J Has Known Its Baby Powder Contained Asbestos

By Brian Chase on December 18, 2018 - No comments

Los Angeles Jury Awards $40.3 Million to Woman Who Says Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder Caused Her Mesothelioma

Los Angeles Jury Awards $40.3 Million to Woman Who Says Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder Caused Her Mesothelioma

A news report by Reuters has generated shock waves in the pharmaceutical industry and it says that Johnson & Johnson has known since the 1970s that its popular talcum Baby Powder products contained asbestos. The report reveals that the company did not openly communicate the results and sometimes, deliberately concealed this information both from consumers and the Food and Drug Administration, the federal agency that regulates these types of products. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Government Scientists Conduct First Ever Study about Health Risks of Electric Scooters

By Brian Chase on December 17, 2018 - No comments

New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

In a first of its kind study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking into the health and safety risks posed by dockless electric scooters, which have become increasingly popular in Southern California’s beach cities and at tourist destinations around the country. These motorized scooters have soared in popularity especially because of their convenience, taking riders around crowded cities. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

Kotex Tampons Recalled After Unraveling Inside Women’s Bodies

By Brian Chase on December 17, 2018 - No comments

Kotex Tampons Recalled After Unraveling Inside Women's Bodies

Kotex Tampons Recalled After Unraveling Inside Women's Bodies

Some Kotex tampons have been recalled after reports that the feminine care product was unraveling and coming apart inside women’s bodies, sometimes leaving pieces inside their bodies. According to a report in The Washington Post, Kimberly-Clark, which manufacturers personal care products, announced that the regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek Tampons have been recalled in the United States and Canada because of a “quality-related defect” explaining that some consumers have had to seek medical attention to remove pieces of the tampons left in their bodies. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Defective Products

More People Sickened by Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

By Brian Chase on December 17, 2018 - No comments

More People Sickened by Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

More People Sickened by Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

More and more people are still turning up sick from eating romaine lettuce after a nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to the greens. According to a USA Today news report, the total number of people infected is now 52 across 15 states, with California and New Jersey with the most number of cases, each with 11 people sick. Illnesses involving contaminated romaine lettuce have been reported between Oct. 5 and Nov. 18. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

65,000 Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled for Takata Airbag Defects

By Brian Chase on December 17, 2018 - No comments

Toyota and Honda Recall More Than 6 Million Cars for Defective Airbags

Toyota and Honda Recall More Than 6 Million Cars for Defective Airbags

Toyota and Lexus have issued a new safety recall on vehicles that were already recalled because of issues with faulty Takata airbags. According to a report on Fortune.com, the replacement airbags, also made by Takata, use a propellant that might rupture the airbag, hurling shrapnel at drivers and passengers. About 65,000 vehicles in the United States are involved in this recall including Toyota Corolla (2003-2005), Toyota Sequoia (2002-2005), Toyota Tundra (2003-2005), and Lexus SC430 (2002-2005). …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Parents Identify 13-year-old Autistic Boy Who Died After Being Restrained in School

By Brian Chase on December 12, 2018 - 1 comment

Parents Identify 13-year-old Autistic Boy Who Died After Being Restrained in School

A 13-year-old autistic boy, who died after being restrained in a specialty school in Northern California last month, has been identified by family members as Max Benson. According to a KTLA news report, Benson died Nov. 28, days after he was hospitalized after losing consciousness while being restrained by a staff member on campus. A California Department of Education report stated that the use of restraint was in violation of a number of state laws and not in accordance with the teen’s behavior intervention plan. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Stay Away from Raw Cookie Dough This Holiday Season

By Brian Chase on December 12, 2018 - No comments

Stay Away from Raw Cookie Dough This Holiday Season

Stay Away from Raw Cookie Dough This Holiday Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging consumers to stay away from eating unbaked cookie dough because it can make them seriously sick. According to a Washington Post news report, health officials are saying that people should not even take a bite of raw cookie dough because of the high risk of food poisoning. This is because raw flour can become contaminated with Escherichia coli or E. coli and raw eggs, which are mixed into flour to make cookie dough, have been a known carrier of salmonella bacteria. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Food Poisoning

Avoid Drunk Driving and Stay Safe During the Holidays

By Brian Chase on December 12, 2018 - No comments

Ignition Interlock Device Law to Clamp Down on Drunk Driving

This is the time when roadways get extremely dangerous. With holiday gatherings and company Christmas parties, driving under the influence is at an all time high during this time of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol’s data from the San Joaquin Valley offices, there were 162 DUI arrests over the five-day Thanksgiving period. These numbers show that many are still making poor choices during the holidays. …Read the rest »

Posted in: DUI

VW Sold 6,700 Test Cars to That Weren’t Ready for the Road

By Brian Chase on December 12, 2018 - No comments

VW Sold 6,700 Test Cars to That Weren't Ready for the Road

VW Sold 6,700 Test Cars to That Weren't Ready for the Road

The automotive industry has always made sure that test cars don’t make their way to consumers. These pre-production cars, which are not safety-tested or ready for the road, are typically retained by the factory and crushed. However, according to a report on Autoblog.com, it appears that German automaker Volkswagen has been bending these rules and actually sold 6,700 test vehicles in the United States and Europe. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects

Mercedes Benz Recalls 104,000 Vehicles for Defective Airbag Warning Light

By Brian Chase on December 10, 2018 - No comments

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Vehicles for Issue with Semi Automated Driving Feature

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Vehicles for Issue with Semi Automated Driving Feature

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 104,663 of its 2018-2019 GLC SUVs and 2018 C-Class sedans, coupes and convertibles because of a faulty airbag indicator light. According to a Consumer Reports article, the passenger airbag indicator light may show that the airbag is on even if it is off. As a result, passengers may not be aware that their airbag is not working, raising the risk of injury to passengers. It is not known if any crashes or injuries related to this issue were reported. …Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Defects


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