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Defective Products & Medications

Did You Suffer Hearing Loss Due to 3M Earplugs? Compensation May be Available

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 16, 2021 in Defective Products & Medications

The first bellwether trial in the 3M earplug multidistrict litigation began last month in Florida. Bellwether trials are used to help both sides determine the likely outcome of other similar cases. If the plaintiffs are successful, it could be a step toward a settlement of other cases. As of April 15, 2021, the 3M multidistrict […]

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Firefighters Exposed to AFFF Firefighting Foam May be Eligible for Compensation

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 23, 2021 in Defective Products & Medications

Schmidt Kramer is currently investigating defective product claims involving Aqueous Film Forming Foam, which is also known as AFFF firefighting foam. This substance has been linked to several types of cancer, including breast cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer. If you were regularly exposed to this substance – as many were while working […]

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Kia Recalls 294,756 Vehicles Because of Fire Risk with Engine Compartments

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 10, 2021 in Defective Products & Medications

Do you own a 2017, 2018 or 2019 Kia Sportage SUV or Cadenza? Your vehicle was just recalled by Kia Motors America. The company is urging owners to keep their vehicles parked outside away from other structures due to the risk of an engine fire. The Associated Press reports a defect in the hydraulic electronic […]

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Guide to Different Types of Defective Product Claims

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 01, 2017 in Defective Products & Medications

We use numerous products every day, from cars and cellphones to hair spray and hygiene products. We assume these things will be safe, but some products are defective and cause people to suffer injuries. If you were injured by a defective product, you may be able to file a legal claim to obtain compensation for […]

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Hoverboard Fire in Harrisburg Kills Three-Year-Old Girl

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 16, 2017 in Defective Products & Medications

A three-year-old girl died Saturday from a fire caused by a charging hoverboard scooter that exploded in her family’s three-story home in Harrisburg. This is the first death attributed to a fire caused by a hoverboard. The fire, which started shortly before 8 p.m. Friday night and was fueled by strong winds, had engulfed the […]

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New Legislation Protects Consumers from Defective Rental Cars

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 20, 2016 in Defective Products & Medications

New legislation took effect on Wednesday, June 1st that requires rental car companies to fix any vehicles in their fleets under recall by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) prior to renting them out to consumers. Rental companies with fleets larger than 35 vehicles must immediately remove vehicles under open recalls and cannot rent them […]

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Eight Automakers Add 12 Million Cars to Largest Takata Recall

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 02, 2016 in Defective Products & Medications

As part of the largest and most complex automotive recall in history, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced eight additional automakers are adding 12 million vehicles to the massive Takata airbag recall. Last month, an estimated 35 to 40 million vehicles were included in the Takata airbag scandal with repairs to be implemented […]

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $500 Million for Hip Implant Lawsuits

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 24, 2016 in Defective Products & Medications

In federal court on Thursday, Johnson & Johnson, and its medical device manufacturer DePuy, were ordered by a jury to pay $500 million to five Texas residents who claimed they were injured by the companies’ Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants. Following a lengthy trial, jurors deliberated for one week before determining that Pinnacle metal hip implants […]

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $72 Million for Talcum Powder Cancer Death

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 25, 2016 in Defective Products & Medications

In addition to its insulin pumps and hip implants, healthcare manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has made headlines once again for producing and distributing yet another product that may be harmful to consumers. Recently, a jury in Missouri determined that one of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products caused the cancer-related death of a local woman. […]

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2.2 Million More Hondas Recalled in Takata Airbag Recall

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 08, 2016 in Defective Products & Medications

The Takata airbag recall is still growing; Honda recently announced that it is recalling another 2.2 million vehicles to fix the airbag issue. That’s not all — Honda expects to recall another 341,000 vehicles due to an unrelated airbag malfunction. To date, Honda and their luxury brand, Acura, have recalled 8.51 million automobiles — more […]

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