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Exploring Exactech Recalls: What You Need to Know About Defective Medical Devices

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 11, 2023

The healthcare industry is built on the foundation of providing safe and effective medical devices to patients. However, there are instances when defective medical devices can cause harm and jeopardize the well-being of patients. One such company that has faced scrutiny for its defective medical devices is Exactech.

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Florida Family Awarded Millions in Kratom Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 22, 2023

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After two years of litigation in Florida’s court systems, the family of 39-year-old Krystal Talavera has been awarded $11.6 million as the result of a wrongful death lawsuit against a local manufacturer & distributor of kratom – a popular over-the-counter herbal supplement that purportedly provides temporary pain relief for common ailments.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Popular Aveeno and Neutrogena Sunscreens

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 15, 2021

In yet another devastating blow to pharmaceutical titan Johnson & Johnson, the company was forced to recall five of its popular sunscreen products Wednesday morning due to trace amounts of benzene – a well-known carcinogenic chemical which has the potential to cause cancer after prolonged usage.

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Paraquat Exposure Lawsuits on the Rise in the United States

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 27, 2021

Personal injury and product liability lawyers from all over the country are currently facing a concerning uptick in the amount of clients calling to inquire about paraquat exposure lawsuits, the correlation between paraquat and Parkinson’s disease, and the different avenues of legal action they can take against the corporate manufacturers who distributed the toxic and deadly herbicide for decades.

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Paraquat Lawsuits on the Rise as Toxic Exposure Victims Seek Justice

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on April 19, 2021

On March 25, 2021, one of the first in a long line of personal injury and product liability lawsuits to be brought against Switzerland-based Syngenta Group and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC was filed in the Northern District of California on behalf of former agricultural worker Paul Rakoczy who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2015 after he was “exposed to and absorbed, ingested and inhaled paraquat while applying the herbicide in Long Beach, California” between 2013-2017, the lawsuit states.

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Toxic Chemicals in AFFFs Allegedly Linked to Nearly 1000 Cancer Cases in Firefighters

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on March 9, 2021

AFFF Foam Lawsuits

As of January 19th, 2021, more than 950 product liability injury claims have been filed by current and former firefighters throughout the state of South Carolina against manufacturing giants 3M, Dupont, and Chemours, alleging that these particular companies were aware that their aqueous film-forming foams – a fire suppression system commonly used by firefighters and the United States military – contained extremely toxic, cancer-causing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, but still chose to produce the foams and continued to do so for decades.

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Hyundai Issues Another Round of Recalls for Their Popular Tucson SUV Model

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on January 10, 2021

The Hyundai Corporation is experiencing a rough start to their new year after announcing a recall over the weekend for over 471,000 of its well-known Hyundai Tucson model due to a dangerous electrical short in the SUV’s anti-lock brake system computer which can malfunction internally and cause a fire within the cab of the vehicle. Owners have been told to park outside until they’re able to have the defect repaired by a certified mechanic.

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GM Recalls Millions of Trucks and SUVs for Airbag Replacement

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 25, 2020

In a massive blow to consumer confidence, General Motors recently issued a massive recall of nearly 7 million pickup trucks and SUVs throughout the world. Reports from numerous agencies say that the recall was issued only after the automotive manufacturer was told directly by the U.S. government that the recall was needed.

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WATCH Releases Annual “10 Worst Toys of 2020” List

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 24, 2020

There is no doubt that this year the holidays will be a little different. With state governments and healthcare providers pleading with people to stay home, with hundreds of thousands of families mourning the loss of loved ones due to the pandemic, with a nation more vocally divided than at any point in recent history it can often feel as though there isn’t a shred of what was once thought of as “normal.” Thankfully, this is where the organization WATCH (World Against Toys Causing Harm) enters the picture, releasing, as always, its annual top 10 list of worst toys.

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GM Forced to Recall 7 Million Vehicles for Defective Takata Airbags

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on November 24, 2020

On November 23rd, 2020, in a ground-breaking decision by the United States Government, automotive industry giant General Motors (GM) was ordered by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall nearly 7 million pickup trucks and SUVs due to their ongoing issues with defective and deadly airbag inflators produced by Takata, a now-defunct Japanese car parts manufacturer.

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