It's good that London-based GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK), one of the world's largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, is awash in money, because the company is certainly spending it to settle criminal and civil investigations into illegal marketing and product liability matters.
A professor and traffic safety expert at one university calls the concept of accident-free cars "very hot" and says that the technology enabling them will be sufficiently advanced to allow such vehicles to begin operating on some roads and highways in the near foreseeable future.
We informed readers in a prior blog post (please see our October 23 entry) that we would keep them fully apprised of material developments unfolding regarding the nation's tragic meningitis outbreak that first surfaced last month.
Most people have heard recent news reports regarding a Salmonella outbreak caused by peanut butter now being sold in Trader Joe's stores throughout the nation and even right here in Bergen County. The supermarket chain has ordered a voluntary recall of the tainted peanut butter as a precautionary measure.
Crystal Springs Resort, the owner and managing operator of the Mountain Creek Waterpark in Vernon, is likely concerned with issues relating to both premises liability and product liability in the aftermath of an accident that occurred at the park in mid-summer.
Calling it a "landmark settlement," one state attorney general from among 35 other s pitted against New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) lauds the recent settlement between J&J and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which also includes the three dozen plaintiff states.
Multiple news sources are reporting that persons closely familiar with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) DePuy ASR hip implant litigation say that the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant has reached settlements with three plaintiffs in the first product liability lawsuits slated for trial in state court.
According to federal data, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-accident motor vehicle deaths among children younger than 14. In 2011, more than 30 children died of heatstroke after being left in a vehicle, and 2010 saw nearly 50 such deaths.
Four years after her long medical nightmare began, a woman has been awarded $5 million in her lawsuit against New Jersey-based C.R. Bard Inc., the manufacturer of the vaginal mesh device that has caused her significant pain and injury. The personal injury attorneys representing the hundreds of other injured women that have filed product liability lawsuits believe that it signals success for their clients in the pending consolidated cases against Bard, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific Corp. and others, which are scheduled to go to trial early next year.
About two years ago, New Jersey company Johnson & Johnson made the widely-publicized decision to recall the ASR artificial hip manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of J&J. The company set aside $3 billion to compensate people who had filed personal injury lawsuits in connection with the defective products, and seemed to acknowledge the danger of metal-on-metal artificial hips.