Blog Posts in July, 2016

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  • Mercedes Benz Under Investigation for Emissions

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 28-Jul-2016

    While Volkswagen is still in the throes of their emissions cheating scandal, it appears another major automaker could be headed in the same direction. The DOJ is investigating Mercedes Benz Daimler for possible inconsistencies regarding their own certifications for diesel emissions. The Department of Justice ordered Mercedes Benz to instigate an internal investigation in order to review the ...
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  • J & J and Talc-the Lies, the Truth, and the Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 25-Jul-2016

    The recent Johnson & Johnson (J & J) talcum powder verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs have left many women across the nation anxious and scared. In February, the family of an Alabama woman won their wrongful death claim against J & J. The pharmaceutical giant was ordered to pay the family $72 million – $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitive damages. Just ...
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  • J & J Faces Talc Lawsuit in Canada

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Jul-2016

    Close on the heels of two talcum powder jury verdicts in the United States against the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J & J), a Canadian class action has now been filed against J & J. The issue at hand is the potential link between baby powder with talc used for feminine hygiene and ovarian cancer, particularly in women who have used talcum powder for significant lengths of ...
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  • Huge Problem with the Way the FDA Handles Recalls

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 13-Jul-2016

    In 2015, the FDA sent 17,232 warning letters to manufacturers, had 2,789 recall events, and recalled 9,178 recalled products. While these statistics would seem to indicate the agency stays fairly busy, the Office of the Inspector General believes the FDA moves much too slowly on food recalls. The OIG reviewed 30 cases of food recalls by the FDA between 2012 and 2015 in order to determine just how ...
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  • Bill to Require Doctors to Report Medical Hazards

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 12-Jul-2016

    A new bill which would require doctors to report any potentially serious problem with medical devices to the FDA is expected to be introduced before Congress. The Medical Device Guardian’s Act is intended to raise awareness of the risks associated with some medical devices which could potentially cause serious harm to patients. The impetus for the bill came from a device known as a power ...
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  • Contaminated-Clothing Doctrine in Asbestos Cases Extended

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 11-Jul-2016

    The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that nonmarried couples or roommates who become ill after handling the asbestos-tainted clothing could be awarded the same damages as married couples. In the unanimous and precedent-setting decision, the court’s determination will impact corporate liability in certain toxic tort cases by extending who can seek damages from an employer. The court ...
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  • High Court Ruling Extends Toxic Exposure Liability

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 7-Jul-2016

    The New Jersey State Supreme Court has unanimously decided that liability for exposure to toxic substances in the workplace may extend beyond an affected employee’s spouse. According to NJ Spotlight, the decision expands the scope of a 10-year-old ruling involving the case of a Pennsylvania husband and his wife who was sickened from exposure to toxic substances. In the original case, the ...
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