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Talcum Powder Cases Heading for Trial in St. Louis in 2018

Talcum Powder Cases

Over the next two years, St. Louis will be the place for numerous lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging the use of talcum-powder based products manufactured and sold by the company caused ovarian cancer.

Having St. Louis be a hub for these trials was in jeopardy after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June severely restricted jurisdiction in litigation, primarily to the states in which the defendants are based or where the injured parties lived.

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First Xarelto Trial Loss for J&J, Bayer Results in $28 Million Verdict

Xarelto Trial

December 5, 2017 – After winning three previous cases filed in federal court over the risks of Xarelto, a blood thinner, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG suffered their first trial loss.

The companies were ordered to pay $1.8 million in actual damages and $26 million in punitive damages for their failure to warn of the drug’s internal bleeding risks.

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High-Pressure Valve Dangers on the Job

High pressure valve

Industrial workers face significant hazards on the job, making their day-to-day work dangerous. Industrial jobs typically involve more manual labor, working with many types of machinery including heavy machinery and working outdoors.

Safety is a priority in these work environments; however, even when employees follow safety rules, accidents occur. One such industrial accident involves the failure of high-pressure valves.

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Holiday Safety

Holiday travel safety

Will you be on our Kansas City roads traveling this Thanksgiving holiday? It is one of the busiest traveling times of the year. In fact, the American Automobile Association projects an estimated 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home with 90% of those traveling by car.

Not only that, but cooking is the number one cause of home fires!

Here are a few tips and reminders to help keep you safe over the holidays.

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Texas Jury Awards $247 Million in Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Hip Trial

Hip Implant

November 16, 2017 – A Texas federal jury reached a unanimous verdict – finding against Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.  – awarding $247 million dollars to six hip replacement patients who suffered serious injuries from the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants.

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10 Years Selected to Super Lawyers Top List

Nash & Franciskato Super Lawyers

The Nash & Franciskato Law Firm congratulates Brian S. Franciskato and Randy W. James for making the 2017 Super Lawyer List, making it 10 years that they have received this honor.

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Consequences of Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving

Did you know …

  • About 100,000 crashes each year are caused by fatigued drivers?
  • 55% of drowsy driving crashes are caused by drivers less than 25 years old?
  • Being awake for 18 hours is equal to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, which is legally drunk and leaves you at equal risk for a crash?
Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. Click To Tweet

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Slip and Fall Accidents: Leading Cause of Injury & Death in Elderly

slip and fall accident

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time and any place. Sometimes it is just that, an accident plain and simple. Other times, it may be due to the negligence of another party. Whatever the cause, the elderly – those 65 and older – are at a greater risk to fall and suffer a serious, sometimes life-threatening, injury.

Elderly: 29 million falls. 800,000 hospitalizations. 28,000 deaths. Click To Tweet

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Periprosthetic Fractures Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Periprosthetic fractures

A serious complication following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a periprosthetic fracture. This involves the distal femur, proximal tibia or the patella, occurring more often in the supracondylar area of the distal femur.

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What is Happening with Abilify Lawsuits?

Abilify - compulsive urge disorder

If you take the drug Abilify or know someone who does, here is a brief summary of what has been happening with the litigation.

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