Man severely burned in home explosion caused by ignition of defective concrete sealer vapors by water heater pilot light.
Result: $10.9 Million Jury Verdict
Traditionally, sunscreens were made from zinc oxide – a thick, pasty, white product typically seen on surfers and lifeguards. Others would simply cover up, or stick to the shade. Now, however, we have nanoparticles. These particles, the smallest which human engineers can create, make our sunscreens clear and far more attractive to consumers. Nanoparticles are… Read More
This week, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced its withdrawal of approval for Avastin, a commonly-used breast cancer drug. Avastin, the trade name for the drug bevacizumab, is one of a class of drugs known as “biological therapy.” The drug is a product of Genentech, a biotechnology company based in San Francisco, California. Avastin… Read More
Recently, regulators in Great Britain issued a safety alert after finding packets of Nurofen Plus, an over-the-counter painkiller, containing the anti-psychotic prescription drug Seroquel XL instead. After additional packs were found, from other batches, containing both Seroquel XL and Neurontin, an anti-seizure prescription medication, the manufacturer issued a recall of all outstanding unsold packets of… Read More
In light of the recent, and ongoing, spate of recalls of food products, many have been left wondering: “How could this happen? How can contaminated food be allowed into stores and homes? Was there no one to speak out?” Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are well acquainted with how dangerous foods and products make their… Read More
Our top Chicago injury attorneys have previously written about the dangers of defective toys, particularly those imported from foreign countries. As the new year dawns on houses full of new toys, several new reports confirm our long-held beliefs regarding toy safety. Over the last ten years injuries caused by toys have increased by an astounding… Read More
Our top Chicago child injury attorneys have previously written about the dangers of drop-side cribs – and about our government and regulators’ inexcusable failure to act to eliminate this danger. Now, we are pleased to report that our efforts, and those of the many others who have voiced their support of stricter crib safety rules,… Read More
When it comes to toys, this year there’s the good news, and then there’s the bad news. Although our Chicago product liability attorneys are encouraged by some of the strides made in the United States this year in the area of toy safety, the latest research shows that there is still a long way to… Read More
With the rash of recalls in recent years: eggs, peanut butter, even spinach, it is difficult to feel confident in our nation’s food supply. Our top Chicago injury attorneys understand that under the current food safety regime, there is good reason to be nervous. And although lawsuits are a useful and valid tool after an… Read More
It is not often that individuals or businesses have the gall to ask our government to rollback or repeal legislation that cut children’s deaths in half. But that is exactly what is currently going on in Congress, as legislators consider requests from toymakers and retailers to undo key legislation regarding lead and other toxic substances… Read More
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