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How defective prescription drugs reach patients in Covington

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medication, and nearly 25 percent take three or more. Here in Convington, almost all of us either rely on prescription drugs to keep us healthy or have family members who do. We rely on the Food and Drug Administration to tell…

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Defective jack stands may lead to products liability claims

Individuals in Kentucky and elsewhere may be impacted by a recent product recall — the second of its kind by Harbor Freight in 2020. The product being recalled is a three-ton jack stand. Unfortunately, sometimes, defective products like these cause injuries to consumers, which is grounds for dangerous products liability claims. The jack stand that is being recalled was designed to help…

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Have you or a loved one used Roundup weedkiller?

Roundup, a widely-used weedkiller, has been linked to thousands of cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers. Hundreds of victims of the dangerous product are now suing Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto. The plaintiffs allege that exposure to the popular herbicide caused them or a loved one to develop cancer, and that Monsanto knew of the risks. If you or a loved…

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Lawsuits could follow candy recall for products liability

Kentucky consumers might assume that products on store shelves are labeled with appropriate allergy warnings. However, a recent candy recall demonstrates that this is not always true. Consumers may wish to follow this potential products liability case in the months to come. A dark chocolate made by GKI Foods has been recalled due to an omission it its product labeling. Though…

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Products liability cases may follow Fisher-Price recall

Kentucky parents may assume all the products they buy are well tested and proven safe for their children to enjoy. Sadly, however, a Fisher-Price product sold nationwide at several major stores and online was just recalled due a reported fire hazard. Parents who own this product will want to follow this products liability case closely in the weeks to come.…

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Products liability issue may affect The Home Depot shoppers

Kentucky consumers might assume that a product on the shelves of a big corporation would be properly tested. However, an outlet converter sold at The Home Depot through its stores across the country and online was recently recalled due to possible shock and fire hazards. Those consumers who have purchased this product will want to pay close attention to this…

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$57 million award made in products liability lawsuit

When patients in Kentucky choose to undergo surgery, they anticipate they will receive the best possible care and products used during and after an operation. Unfortunately, companies are not always aware of all the potential risks their products could pose to patients, or they may choose not to adequately inform patients of all potential risks. A jury in another state recently…

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Man awarded $18.5 millon in products liability lawsuit

When companies produce a product, they bear the responsibility of making consumers in Kentucky and across the country aware of any associated risks involved with the product’s use. Recently, a jury determined in a products liability lawsuit that the makers of a hunting tree stand did not properly alert consumers to potential risks of its product. The jury determined their…

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Nissan defendent in products liability lawsuit for brake issue

Car accidents occur in Kentucky on a regular basis and can result due to driver’s negligence, weather conditions or other outside factors. A mother and her two young children were killed in an automobile accident when a man veered into their lane and crashed into them. The driver was charged and determined as negligent, but evidence exists that there may…

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Products liability case results in $110 million for sick woman

Johnson & Johnson is a well-known company, especially for its baby products. Many consumers in Kentucky, along with others throughout the world, trust the brand due to its reputation. Several products liability lawsuits against J&J and the company that supplied some of its products have made people begin to question the safety of its talc-based products. One recent lawsuit against…

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Products liability lawsuits may follow E. coli outbreak

Federal agents have ordered the closure of the Dixie Diner’s Club SoyNut Butter factory in Kentucky. The Food and Drug Administration reported the facility to be the suspected source of an outbreak of E.coli. Reportedly, people in five states have contracted the disease, and the company will likely have to face multiple products liability claims before this is over. According…

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Products liability concern apparently growing inside child’s toy

Kentucky parents of infants are often diligent and cautious in their efforts to provide appropriate toys for their children. Especially during the teething phase of infancy, moms and dads may search for various types of products recommended to help ease gum discomfort and promote healthy tooth growth. A parent in another state, who also happens to be a pediatric dentist,…

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