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Staten Island New York Personal Injury Lawyer > Personal Injury News (Page 2)

Juror Says $2B Award in Roundup Cancer Trial Was Intended to Have ‘Punch-in-the-Gut Effect’

Jurors awarded $2 billion in punitive damages Monday to a California couple who alleged that their longtime use of Roundup weed killer caused their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The case is the third time the maker of Roundup has been found liable for causing cancer, report the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the Recorder. The verdict is the largest so far. Juror Doug Olsen told reporters that the verdict was intended to have a “punch-in-the-gut effect” on the maker of Roundup, according to coverage by the Recorder. Bayer AG acquired Roundup maker Monsanto last year. Plaintiffs in the case are Alva and Alberta Pilliod, whose cancers are in remission....

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Johnson & Johnson Will Pay $1 Billion to Settle Hip Implant Lawsuits

In the mid 2000’s, metal-on-metal hip implants were introduced, and manufacturers claimed they were medical breakthroughs that would last much longer than traditional hip replacements and would allow patients to lead more active lives. Unlike prior implants that used hard plastic, ceramic, or stainless steel components, metal-on-metal implants used advanced metals including cobalt, chromium, and titanium for all major parts, and they would simply outperform all the implants that had come before them. This groundbreaking technology turned out to be more harmful than beneficial to many people because as the implant’s metal parts grind together under normal use, they produce tiny...

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Bartender Charged With Selling Liquor to Intoxicated Man Who Shot and Killed 8 People

A bartender in Plano, Texas, was arrested last week after she allegedly sold liquor to an intoxicated man before he shot and killed his estranged wife and seven other people attending a party at her home. Police charged Lindsey Glass with violating a law making it a misdemeanor to negligently sell alcohol to a “habitual drunkard or an intoxicated or insane person,” report the Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News, Fox 4, NBC News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Glass is accused of serving alcohol to Spencer Hight when Glass was bartending at the Local Public House in September 2017. Hight killed Meredith Hight and seven other people...

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Leaking Breast Implants Leave Women Fighting Infections, Insurers

Insurers can deny coverage for treatment related to infections caused by breast implants, causing a budding advocacy movement. “The insurers use the fact that there’s no true medical definition for breast implant illness as an opportunity to try not to pay for it,” said Scot Glasberg, a former president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Women who have suffered from breast implant illness are asking the FDA for help, but the agency can’t do much when it comes to insurance coverage. Leaking implants can cause a variety of illnesses, but women who need them removed face a series of obstacles from...

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After Hundreds of Crashes Britax Jogging Stroller Faced Recall

The crashes were brutal. With no warning, the front wheel on the three-wheeled BOB jogging strollers fell off, causing the carriages to careen and even flip over. Adults shattered bones. They tore ligaments. Children smashed their teeth. They gashed their faces. One child bled from his ear canal. Staff members at the Consumer Product Safety Commission collected 200 consumer-submitted reports from 2012 to 2018 of spontaneous failure of the stroller wheel, which is secured to a front fork by a quick-release lever, like on a bicycle. Nearly 100 adults and children were injured, according to the commission. The agency’s staff members...

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New State Rules Face Challenge in Curbing Illegal Dumping

The DEC now requires detailed tracking of construction and demolition debris leaving New York City in the wake of illegal dumping at Roberto Clemente Park. Spurred by illegal dumping at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, the state Department of Environmental Conservation enacted its first major overhaul of solid waste management regulations in more than 20 years. Since early 2018, most New York City construction and demolition debris — like the 40,000 tons of contaminated material dumped at Clemente — now requires enhanced analysis from the facilities that process and reuse it, and enhanced tracking of the trucks that take it away. Any load from...

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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ’n Play Sleeper Linked to Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price recalled all of its 4.7 million Rock ’n Play sleepers on Friday, days after a group of pediatricians urged its parent company, Mattel, to stop selling the product amid reports linking it to multiple infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers should stop using the sleeper immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or a voucher. Major retailers sell the product for $40 to $149, according to the agency. The voluntary move by Fisher-Price was a reversal for the company, which issued a joint safety warning with the product safety commission last week after the commission said it was aware of...

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Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State

There is concern from the Centers for Disease Control following an outbreak of a potentially deadly drug-resistant germ in area hospitals. More than 300 cases have been reported in New York. Candida auris, a yeast fungus, was only discovered in 2009 but has quickly spread globally. When it comes to the United States and here in our area, the CDC says New York has 309 confirmed cases, New Jersey has 104 confirmed cases and Connecticut has one. The CDC says Candida auris is a problem because: * It can cause bloodstream infections, wound infections, ear infections. * It can kill you. * It is often resistant to...

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Window Washer Hit, Killed by Falling Bricks in Manhattan

A 51-year-old window washer was killed Monday when bricks fell on top of his head on the east side of Manhattan, police said. Nelson Salinas was washing windows on the sixth floor of 311 East 50th St., near Second Avenue, at about 11:30 a.m. when the bricks came tumbling down, according to the NYPD. He was hit in the head with debris, police said, and taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. It wasn't immediately clear how long he had been working at that location. By Allison Fox [AMNY]...

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NY State Budget Cuts City Public Health Funding by $59M

The state's $175.5 billion budget includes a $59 million cut to public health funding for the city Health Department, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. The budget lowered the state's reimbursement for health services provided by the city to a minimum of 20%, compared with 36% for all other municipalities statewide. De Blasio said the funding is used for newborn home visits; clinics that treat STDs, HIV and tuberculosis; and public health response services that have been used for Legionnaires' disease, West Nile and Zika. It is also used to combat opioid addiction and test updated vaccines for diseases such as measles and...

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