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    Fatal U.S. Self-driving Auto Accident Raises Novel Legal Questions

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said. Any litigation that arises from the accident, the first fatality involving […]

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    Asbestos Disease and Your Legal Rights

    Every year, mesothelioma – a form of cancer caused by breathing asbestos dust – claims the lives of 2,500 people.[*] Victims who have suffered serious injuries or illnesses from asbestos exposure should seek the advice of an attorney to understand their legal rights.  Family members or loved ones of those who have died from an asbestos […]

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    Smoking and Lawsuits: What did Big Tobacco know, and when did they know it?

    By Greg Webb

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    The Impact of Self-Driving Cars

    Technological changes in the auto industry have taken several giant leaps forward in the last decade, including lane change warning systems, emergency braking, and self-driving cars which may only be a year of two away from hitting the roads in huge numbers.  So what does that mean in terms of consumer safety and liability? The […]

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    Recent Study Links Vaping and E-Cigarette use to Several Health Risks?

    A recent study conducted at the Karolinska Institute, a medical university in Stockholm, has opened up the conversation about the relative safety of vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes. The Karolinska Institute recruited 15 volunteers who had never smoked e-cigarettes. After running a series of tests, they found that 30 minutes after vaping, the participants had experienced […]

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    FDA’s Regulations on E-cigarette Industry

    On July 28, 2017 the FDA announced a five-year extension of the deadline for product applications from manufacturers of vaping products. The announcement also lays out the FDA’s vision of lowering nicotine levels and establishing a regulatory framework for tobacco products. “To make certain that the FDA is striking an appropriate balance between regulation and […]

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    Ethicon Hernia Mesh Failure

    Some who were promised a solution in Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh, instead found themselves facing potential infections, hernia recurrence and more surgeries. Ethicon Hernia Mesh was first approved for use in hernia repair procedures in April 2010, but without FDA review or clinical trials to evaluate its safety before being placed […]

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    Lee Livingston Wins $1.8 Million Verdict

    Lee Livingston, Lisa Brook and Ellen Bognar won a suit against a Richmond plastic surgeon. 

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    NHTSA and FBI Offer Tips to Prevent Vehicle CyberHacking

    By Greg Webb, April 1, 2016 We already know the dangers of leaving a smartphone unattended, or using a computer connected to the internet without having a firewall or virus protection—now the FBI and NHTSA are telling us that our new, technology-savvy vehicles are just as vulnerable. The technology that allows us to use our […]

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    Takeaways from the DePuy Pinnacle Verdict in Texas

    March 22, 2016 — Late last week, after a two-month trial, there was a verdict in the Texas-based lawsuit against DePuy, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

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