Johnson & Johnson Files Bankruptcy for Subsidiary Handling Talc Liabilities

Personal products manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, after unloading talc liabilities onto a subsidiary, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for that subsidiary last week. It is anticipated that claimants who filed suit against the company will see lower payouts as a result. Lawyers representing talc claimants had tried to block the corporate restructuring; but in August,[…] Read More

What can Workers Do about a Job-Related Back Injury?

Workplace back injuries are more common than any other type of on-the-job injury. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 38.5 percent of the musculoskeletal workplace injuries impact the back. This is a significant threat, so you should understand how to protect yourself if you suffer a back injury at work. What Steps[…] Read More

Over Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled for Possible Fire Hazard

Dehumidifiers sold under several well-known appliance brand names are being recalled because they may catch fire. According to an advisory from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), manufacturing firm New Widetech, which built a wide variety of dehumidifiers sold under brand names Honeywell and Amana, among many other well-known household brand names, reports 107 known[…] Read More

What is Strict Products Liability?  

Strict liability is a legal doctrine that holds a person or company responsible for their actions for products that cause damage, regardless of their fault or negligence. The term is often used interchangeably with products liability, but they are not the same. There are multiple types of products liability. The most common form is strict[…] Read More

What Damages can I Receive in a Products Liability Suit?

Sustaining an injury or becoming ill due to a faulty product can cause significant and long-term harm to an individual. However, laws allow victims to seek compensation from the party responsible for the defective product. A victim is entitled to sue the individual or entity to obtain compensation that will recoup any financial losses the[…] Read More

How Does the Statute of Limitations Affect a Products Liability Claim?

Those who are injured by defective products may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Anyone involved in the construction and distribution of the product may be held liable in a products liability lawsuit, including the manufacturer, the wholesaler, the distributor, and the retail store owner. However, in order to recover damages, plaintiffs must comply[…] Read More