Blog Posts in August, 2017

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  • Do Smarter Cars Really Make for Safer Roads?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 31-Aug-2017

    Self-driving automobiles and “smart” cars with advanced systems are often advertised as the first step towards an accident-free America. All of these new features are meant to take responsibility out of the hands of the driver in order to stop car accidents caused by human error, such as driver distraction or intoxication. While it might be impossible to halt the forward march of ...
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  • How Much Will My Settlement Be Worth for My Mesothelioma Case?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 28-Aug-2017

    Successful case results for asbestos and mesothelioma claims have historically been quite significant for plaintiffs. However, past cases are standalone and guarantee nothing for future complaints. Since every single claim and case is based on individual circumstances and details, knowing just how much a successful settlement will be worth is impossible. For curiosity’s sake, though, there ...
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  • Statute of Limitations on Asbestos Claims in Pennsylvania

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 23-Aug-2017

    Every state has its own set of statutes of limitations for personal injury claims that will stop an injury claim being filed or upheld by the court once that statute expires. The statutes apply to any sort of injury claim, including those filed for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma claims. In Pennsylvania, there is a two-year statute of limitations on claims for personal injuries, product ...
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  • How Can I Prove a Chemical Exposure Injury is Worthy of a Lawsuit?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 21-Aug-2017

    For most injuries, it should be fairly obvious if the injury is real or not. For example, you know when someone has suffered a broken bone or laceration at a glance. But for injuries caused by chemical exposure, it is not always so clear that the injury exists, or that it was caused by the chemical exposure at all. When someone is exposed to a harsh chemical, the health consequences can vary ...
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  • Wells Fargo to Remediate Customers for Collateral Protection Insurance Policies

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 16-Aug-2017

    Banking giant, Wells Fargo, recently announced they would remedy auto loans made to customers who were financially harmed as a result of Collateral Protection Insurance policies. Collateral Protection Insurance insures any property which is offered as collateral for loans made by the bank. CPI protects the interests of the lender, since the borrower typically agrees to purchase and maintain ...
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  • Wells Fargo Still Fighting the Overdraft Case - Don't They Have Enough Problems!

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 9-Aug-2017

    Americans spend more money in bank overdraft fees than they do on clothes, eggs, books, newspapers and magazines combined! Banks make more than $14 billion – yes $14 billion – annually on overdraft fees. About one-third of that amount came from re-sequencing transactions from high to low so banks could make even more money. Financial institutions charge fees when a customer’s ...
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  • Does Actemra Have the Same Risks as Vioxx?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 8-Aug-2017

    Actemra is an injectable drug used for aduIts who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, and the resulting chronic inflammation. Actemra, granted FDA approval in 2010, and manufactured by Roche and its Genentech unit, is believed to work by blocking inflammatory agents in the body. Because the more than 1.5 million Americans who take traditional prescription drug treatments for rheumatoid arthritis ...
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  • Roundup Exposure Could Lead to Lymphoma

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 8-Aug-2017

    Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world and manufactured by Monsanto, now appears to significantly increase cancer risks. Monsanto, a St. Louis-based agribusiness giant, has faced numerous allegations through the years regarding Roundup, which has a primary ingredient of glyphosate—a “ probable human carcinogen.” In 2015, the International Agency for Research on ...
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  • Drugmakers Agree to $300M Settlement in MDL Over Hypertension Medication Benicar

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 2-Aug-2017

    Drugmakers Daiichi Sankyo and Forest Laboratories have agreed to a $300 million settlement of multidistrict litigation by users of hypertension drug Benicar who linked their cases of severe diarrhea to use of the drug. Read more here.
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