Legal news and updates on battery fires, wildfire, talcum powder, asbestos and mesothelioma. From the lawyers at Levin Simes.

5 tips to avoid vape battery explosions (FDA)

Vuse Vibe Vape by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Recalled for Fire Risk

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company initiated a voluntary recall of Vuse Vibe power units, recalling the battery portion of all Vuse Vibe vape devices. The recall followed consumer complaints of power devices overheating which can create a risk for fire or injury. The recall covers all 2.6 million Vuse Vibe devices sold. Recall Instructions: Stop using your Vuse Vibe Unscrew… Read More

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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Mesothelioma – $117 Million Verdict

April 11, 2018: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and co-defendant Imerys were ordered to pay $117 million after losing a trial in New Jersey regarding asbestos contaminated baby powder and talcum powder products. The plaintiff was awarded $37 million in damages by the New Jersey jury. An additional $80 million in punitive damages was awarded today by… Read More

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Liquid Nitrogen Tank for Cryogenic Freezing

San Francisco Pacific Fertility Center Tank Failure Possibly Destroys Thousands of Eggs and Embryos

San Francisco, CA – A liquid nitrogen tank failure at Pacific Fertility Center fertility clinic in San Francisco occurred on March 4th, 2018.  The tanks require constant liquid nitrogen cooling or temperatures rise within the tank. The tank that failed contained “several thousand” eggs and embryos. As the temperature rises, embryos and eggs stored within crylocks can be… Read More

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Amy Eskin

Amy Eskin named Liaison Counsel for Northern California Wildfire Litigation

The Honorable Curtis E.A. Karnow of the San Francisco County Superior Court of California has named Levin Simes attorney Amy Eskin liaison counsel for California North Bay Fire Cases. Amy Eskin Amy Eskin is a trial lawyer successfully representing injured consumers nationally in personal injury, medical negligence, products liability and complex pharmaceutical and medical device cases for… Read More

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Xarelto Pill

New Study: Xarelto No Better Than Aspirin At Preventing Blood Clots

A new medical trial comparing low-dose aspirin with expensive Xarelto found that aspirin was just as effective at controlling proximal deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Johnson and Johnson is facing Xarelto lawsuits for uncontrolled bleeding following Xarelto administration, resulting in hypovolemic shocks, injury and death. The trial compared aspirin and rivaroxaban (brand name Xarelto) among 3,400 patients undergoing a… Read More

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