Medtronic Bone Drug Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer

According to information released at a conference of spinal surgeons this week, a popular bone growth product manufactured by Medtronic may increase the risk of cancer in patients, if used in high doses.

According to the New York Times, Medtronic provided the Food and Drug Administration data seeking approval to market a high-strength formulation of its Infuse bone growth product.  However, the data shows that the higher dose combination could increase cancer risks.  Based on this information, the Food and Drug Administration has rejected the high-growth formulation, which is called Amplify.

According to data that was released at the conference, there were a higher number of cancers in persons that were given the Amplify bone growth product, compared to another group of persons that was given a bone graft.  Both Amplify and Infuse have the same base ingredient, a bioengineered bone growth protein called rhBMP-2.

The increased cancer risks come from using Amplify, which is a higher-dose version of Infuse.  However, what really worries defective product attorneys is the fact that many doctors frequently use Infuse at higher-than-recommended dosage levels.  The dosage levels in Infuse, in some cases, can touch those found in Amplify.

The researchers are even more concerned about the possible risks of cancer in persons who received the higher-than-recommended doses of Infuse, and are already at a high risk of cancer.  These people include those who smoke, or suffer from any other health factors that increase their risk of cancer.  According to the findings presented at the conference, morphogenetic proteins are linked to a 2.5 times greater risk of developing cancer about one year after taking the product.  These persons also have a five times greater risk of developing cancer about three years after taking the product.

This is the first time that Infuse has been linked to health problems.  In June, the Spine Journal released a series of reports on complications involving Infuse use, including infections, bone dissolution, male sterility and leg and back pain.  Medtronic says that it is currently sponsoring research to study the safety of the Infuse bone growth product.  The results of the study will come out sometime in 2012.

What personal injury attorneys are really concerned is the widespread off-label use of Infuse.  Infuse has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as part of dental procedures and in spinal fusion surgery.  However, doctors have been using it for a variety of other purposes as well, which are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Defective Cell Phones May Cause Serious Injury

Cell phones continue to grow in popularity, as Americans increasingly rely on their cellular phone for personal and business calls. Although cell phone designs have seen advancements in past decade, some cell phones are still facing recalls for safety issues. The most common cause of cell phone injuries occur when cell phones explode or catch fire. The industry is not quick to take the blame for these defects, claiming that counterfeit batteries are the cause of cell phone explosions or fires. Others say that the problem is a result of trying to put too much power in such a small electronic device. Studies do show, however, that counterfeit batteries are less capable of preventing overheating in cell phones. This overheating leads to malfunctions and possible injury should the phone explode or catch fire.

In the incidences reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), injuries occurred on the neck, face, hip and legs of most victims. The CPSC is working to create higher cell phone battery standards so that these types of injuries can be decreased in the years to come. The agency is also pushing manufacturers to issue a warning to consumers that purchasing cheap counterfeit batteries may result in injury if the phone overheats. The battery of the phone may not be at fault. Many argue that the design of the phone may be causing the problem, not allowing proper ventilation of the battery. When overheating occurs, batteries may reach temperatures near 600 degrees. In many reports of cell phone explosions or fires, victims claim that their cell phone began to make strange ticking, or “ping” noise, just before it exploded into flames. In the event that your cell phone begins to make unusual noises, do not go near it. Use another phone to call the technical support number for your phone and follow all of their instructions in order to prevent injury.

In some cases, cell phones have exploded without the owner ever having changed the battery or altered the phone in any way. If a phone is kept in a place that does not allow for ventilation, an explosion may occur. Do not keep phones in tight cases or pockets since both of these may cause the phone to become overheated. Also, avoid allowing your cell phone to come in contact with other metals such as keys or coins. Some speculate that these metals may cause the phone to short circuit and explode. If you are injured by a defective cell phone or cell phone battery, you are eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Contacting an experienced product liability lawyer is the first step in filing a lawsuit for your injuries.

Faulty Product – Can I Claim Compensation?

Have you been injured as a result or a faulty product or has your house been damaged from a faulty product? If this is true then you have a legal and civil right to claim compensation against the manufacturer of the product.

Faulty products can be very serious, lets say you’ve bought your child a new doll of course you give it them and think nothing more of it as you would. But then your child starts choking, the eye has fell out and your child has swallowed it thinking it’s a sweetie. Eyes of dolls for children shouldn’t fall out of course they shouldn’t and so if they do the doll is faulty. A child choking on anything is serious, children have small windpipes and therefore the eye will easily get lodged in the windpipe and cause the child to choke.

It’s the same as if a kettle, toaster; microwave explodes in your home or at work. This accident could seriously burn or cause other injuries to you and others around you. Not only could you get hurt but it could also cause damage to the kitchen or area where it’s used and stored.

Claiming compensation for a faulty product may be daunting especially with large manufacturers but you shouldn’t be as The Consumer Protection Act 1987 protects consumers for incidents like this and helps bring a claim against the manufacturer for their faulty or defective product. Not only this but the Sales of Goods Act may also be helpful as it states that all products sold need to be fit for purpose, of a satisfactory quality and appear and work as they are described. So if your product is faulty or defective it isn’t a product that is in satisfactory quality and work as described.

Before you even begin to make a compensation claim contact the retailer where you bought the product and explain what’s happened, then contact trading standards who are able to offer you free advice. When you begin to make the compensation claim, make sure you still have the product in question as this serves as your evidence, also read the small print on the box or in the instructions to check that it doesn’t state this is something that may go wrong with the product. If it does state this you have very little chance of making a successful compensation claim. When you make a claim make sure you pin point exactly what happened with the product and the defect or faulty part of the product. This will help prove your claim that the product is faulty and caused you a personal injury or property damage.

If there were any witnesses of the accident whether it was a faulty product causing injury to yourself or causing property damage take names and addresses so they can be contacted later in the claim. If you took any photographs of the faulty product, your injuries the property damage this can be used as evidence. The more evidence you have the more likely your claim is to be successful. A final piece of evidence to help you make your compensation claim is to have a medical record of your injuries. You may have had to go to hospital with your injuries or just to the doctor whatever it may have been these medical records will be able to prove your injuries.

A point to remember, if the retailer or manufacturer offer you a replacement for the product that was faulty or defective that caused you injuries or your property some damage, the retailer or manufacturer will dismiss your compensation claim if you go ahead after you’ve accepted a replacement.

Jene Pedder is the Webmaster of Accident Consult who specialize in Personal Injury Compensation Claims.


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Defective and Dangerous Products-know your Rights as a Consumer

If you received a personal injury that has caused you any pain, suffering, or lingering injuries, from a product that carried no warning label for potential injury, you do have an option for action. You have full and complete right to compensation.

Do Not Become Further Victim to the Big Companies

All too often, when people are hurt using a company’s harmful products, the company decides that it is not their fault but rather the fault of the consumer for getting hurt. Don’t let the big companies push you around. A personal injury lawyer is there to look out for your concerns only. Get one, and avoid letting the big companies fool you. A licensed attorney will understand the law — and your rights — much better than you do, and they will fight to protect both your rights and you.

Sometimes big companies that are attempting to sidestep a personal injury lawsuit will offer you a small gift certificate or money. Be aware that if you accept such offers, you give up your right to file a lawsuit against the company. Should you receive a small “gift” from a large company in an attempt at compensation, decline it and have your lawyer note these facts.

The majority of people just don’t know how to handle this situation, and that accepting such a gift from the offending company can really hurt their case.

Know the Facts About Laws

Realize that there are laws in place to protect consumers like you from buying hazardous or harmful products. Product-liability laws are some of the most effective laws in use — they help keep dangerous and defective products off the market and the buying public safe. If you are injured from any product, make sure to file a complaint and follow up with a lawsuit if necessary. You want to see similar products pulled from shelves so they don’t harm anyone else.

Control Those Emotions

It is important to keep control of your emotions so you can make effective decisions. Don’t listen to people who say that your personal injury lawsuit is frivolous. The best way to determine if you have a legitimate claim is to discuss the circumstances with a personal injury layer. If the attorney deems the claim to be valid, the lawyer may decide to represent your interests and assist you in winning the lawsuit.

If a specific type or brand of product caused you personal injury do not be afraid to get a lawyer and tell them the facts. The best way to ensure you get what you are entitled to in terms of cash or other compensation is to obtain the services of a personal injury attorney.

In cases where there was no warning label on the harmful product, most lawyers will take on your case with no retainer, due to the probability of a win. This benefits you, because you only owe legal fees if you win your case. In most cases they will be paid out of the settlement you win, or even paid by the opposition.

Don’t let big companies push you around, try to intimidate you, or try to buy you off. Fight for just compensation for your own personal injury and help protect other consumers from potentially harmful products.

Cameron Bertalone, who lives in Southern California, is the author of this article and many others on consumer legal issues. She thinks that for a Orange County Personal injury lawyer, you should try the Law Offices of Paul Ralph. They handle Orange County personal injury attorney, dog bites, and product liability issues.

Filing a Paxil Lawsuit in Texas

Filing a lawsuit in Texas is not as hard as one may think it is. If you have been the victim of a Paxil side effect or a Paxil related illness, then you should contact a Paxil attorney who can help you determine if you have legitimate lawsuit against the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company, the maker and manufacturer of Paxil. However, in the state of Texas, there are a few things that you should know about the procedures for filing your lawsuit.

As with most courts in the United States, the state of Texas has a statute of limitations law. The statute of limitations is a law set forth which defines the time period in which you can legally file a lawsuit. The statute of limitation will vary in the state of Texas depending on the type of lawsuit. So, the first thing that you will want to ask about is what the statute of limitation is regarding your particular lawsuit claim.

The Paxil lawsuit in the state of Texas is considered to be a civil case. In a civil case, there are the Defendant and the Plaintiff. The person filing the lawsuit case is the plaintiff and the other party is the defendant. The plaintiff initiates the lawsuit by contacting an attorney and the attorney will file a complaint or a petition with the court to introduce the lawsuit.

The complaint will explain all of the information regarding the lawsuit. The court will then send the complaint to the defendant and request that they enter an answer to the complaint within a specific period of time. The defendant can either agree or disagree with the complaint. The defendant also has the right to place a counter claim, which is when the defendant opens a lawsuit against the plaintiff.

After the defendant’s answer is received, then both parties will prepare for a trial. At this point in the lawsuit, all of the information, evidence, and proof are gathered. Some parties can come to an agreement outside of court to avoid a trial.

However, if the lawsuit does go to trial, then the case will be presented to a third party such as a judge. The judge will then listen to both sides and determine who is guilty and who is innocent. The judge will also determine how much compensation should be offered in regards to the lawsuit.

This is the basic process of how lawsuits function in the state of Texas. Your Paxil attorney can explain the steps involved for filing and completing your lawsuit. Each lawsuit is unique and can change. Your Paxil lawyer can explain your particular case in more detail with you. If you believe that you have a Paxil lawsuit, contact a Paxil attorney today.

Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma and Nursing Home Abuse. Call 1-888-311-5522 today or visit

Fosamax Law Suit – What You Need to Know About Fosamax Law Suits!

This article focuses upon 4 key items related to Fosamax Law Suits:

Mechanism of Action Case Screening About the MDL State Court Litigation

Use Of Fosamax:
Bisphosphonate (others include, Zometa, Aredia, Actonel)
Used for Osteoporosis Bone Mass that is more than 2.5 std dev. Below normal.
(e.g. DEXA SCAN -2.5 or lower)
(and sometimes for Osteopenia).
Used for cancers where there is a concern of mesastisis to bones
Used for Hypercalcimia

Bone Dynamics
Structure of Bone – Think of a honey comb or an apartment complex. Hard chambers of calcium.
Bone is alive and has blood flow.
Two Processes, Three Types of Cells
Mature: Osteocyte (lives 150 days)
New: Osteoblast (an immature osteocyte)
Resorbing: Osteoclast (softens bone so old cell can be replaced)

Fosamax Do’s and Don’ts: Fosamax hardens Old Bone Fosamax does NOT make New Bone

Mechanism of Action
The Doors are Locked and Occupant is Dead
Osteoclast production inhibited
Body armor – cell chamber. Hardened Calcium
No way for dead cell to escape.
No way for new cell to enter
Blood Flow no longer supported
Bone Necrosis Occurs When a Trauma (e.g. dental work done)
Or micro can fracturing occur, since never replacing the cell walls.

ONJ – Dead Jaw: Osteneocrosis of the Jaw
Why the Jaw – Very Vascular Tissue.
Cells die inside bone & Haversion Canals Close off
Periostial Blood Flow Diminishes
Usually Trauma to Tissue on Tissue Around Bone Occurs (e.g. a routine dental procedure)
Or spontaneous ONJ – 27% of time no trauma involved!
Tissue can not get enough blood supply for nutrients to heal
Necrosis occurs and worsens problem

Spiral Fractures
Microfractures – Leading to Spiral Fracture of Femur
Small fracturing occurs naturally
Usually it is repaired by healthy living cells
In case where there are no new cells (Osteoblasts maturing into Osteocytes), there are no lives cells to repair the micro fractures
Microfractures accumulate
Resulting in a Spiral Fracture of the Femur
Studies not yet published on this

Michael Monheit, Esq. is a lawyer at Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman and Smalley – Fosamax Lawyers. His practice focuses upon complex pharmaceutical litigation, including Fosamax Law Suits.


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General Consumer Product Safety

More than 200,000 children go to the U.S. hospital emergency rooms annually with injuries associated with playground equipment (1).

• In 2005 over 40,000 people went to the U.S. hospital emergency room with injuries associated with riding scooters (1).

• Beware of non-CPSC complying rattles for children, often sold as party favors or as decorations, which may be small enough for a child to swallow or inhale (2).

• Strings, cords, necklaces, ribbons, and streamers can strangle infants and children (2).

• Drawstrings at the waist or bottom of jackets should extend no more than 3 inches to prevent catching in car and school bus doors or getting caught in playground equipment (2).

• If a child is under 12 months old, place the baby on his or her back and remove all soft bedding from the crib (2).

• Approximately 8,000 to 10,000 victims are treated annually in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with the tipover of furniture (2).

• About 6 people die each year from furniture tipovers (2).

• Each year there are 21,300 hospital emergency room treated injuries associated with baby walkers for children under 15 months of age – most of which were caused by falling down stairs (2).

• Since 1990, more than 800 deaths have occurred in spas and hot tubs. About one ¬fifth of those were drownings to children under age five. Consumers should keep a locked safety cover on the spa whenever it is not in use and keep children away unless there is constant adult supervision (2).

• Any ball with a diameter of 1.75 or less is banned for children younger than 3 years and must be labeled for children older than 3 years (2). Toys and games with small parts intended for use by children at least 3 years old but less than 6 years must be labeled (2).

• Any latex balloon, or toy or game containing a latex balloon, must be labeled (2).

• Approximately 188 people died from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning from consumer products in 2002 (4).

• During 2004 an estimated 9,600 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries in U.S. hospital emergency departments (4).

• In 2002 an estimated 369,000 unintentional, residential structure fires in the US. led to 2,280 civilian deaths, 12,870 civilian injuries, and $5.32 billion in property loss (4).

• Cooking equipment account for the largest percentage of fires, averaging about 29.5% of total fires (4).

• There were 16 toy-related deaths involving children younger than 15 years old in 2004 (4).

• CPSC estimated that 4,900 people went to U.S. hospital emergency rooms with injuries relating to inflatable amusement rides in 2004 (4).

Works Citied:

1. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (May 18, 2006). Recalls and Product Safety News. Retrieved May 23, 2006 from

2. First Gov For Consumers. (May 9,2006). Product Safety. Retrieved May 23, 2006 from

3. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (May 25,2006). Retrieved May 25, 2006 from

4. Consumer Product Safety Commission. (2006). Consumer Product Safety Review.

5. Retrieved May 25, 2006 from¬product-safety-review-winter.html

Sandra Worthington, Attorney at Law, obtained her law degree from Temple University in 1983. She is licensed by the Pennsylvania Bar and practices exclusively in the area of personal injury work. For more information go to The Worthington Law Group.

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Bextra, Stevens – Johnson Syndrome, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis – Is There A Connection?

Stevens – Johnson syndrome is a life-threatening disease that affects the skin, which causes skin peeling rashes, and blistering of the mucous membranes. The blistering is usually in areas such as the mouth, eyes, and vagina, and the rash can be patchy and in various areas. The other variation of SJS, which is TEN (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis), has some of the same effects as SJS, but with this variation the skin can start to peel off on a large scale. Both of these skin diseases cause massive misery, pain, anxiety, and can prove fatal.

SJS and TEN are almost always caused by a drug reaction, and Bextra is known to be a risk factor. Although the FDA and Pfizer directors were thought to be aware of the link between Bextra use and SJS/TEN it was approved and prescribed to millions. Moreover, it is only very recently that Pfizer have been ordered to add a black box warning – the strongest warning possible – to Bextra packaging providing information about the risks carried by the drug in relation to these skin diseases.

The warning comes far too late for some people, who obliviously took the drug and suffered the effects. Bextra is now under fire once again for a possible link with heart attacks, although this is still being investigated. The side effects caused by Bextra have already resulted in a number of lawsuits against Pfizer, and it is likely that these lawsuits will continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

Those that have taken or are still taking Bextra are urged to educate themselves on the symptoms and effects of SJS/TEN and other Bextra side effects. If you notice anything amiss you should seek medical assistance immediately. You may also be entitled to compensation if you have suffered the side effects of Bextra, and there are now many lawyers and law firms that specialize in drug litigation and Bextra lawsuits. If you feel that you may have grounds for compensation – or even if you are unsure as to whether you have a case – it is advisable to contact an experienced Bextra lawyer. You will then be informed whether you have a valid case, and your lawyer can look at putting together a solid case in order to claim compensation for your medical expenses, pain, and suffering.
Scott Montgomery, who represents the Montgomery Law Firm, LLC specializes in handling cases that deal primarily with Bextra and its harmful side effects to consumers.

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Lemon Law Basics

If you think you have a lemon car, or maybe you already know you do, then you need to know a few basic things regarding lemon laws. Your number one goal is to get your money back and these lemon law basics can help get you on the road to doing that.

Lemon laws do vary from state to state, but the they basically are designed to get you a refund or a replacement vehicle. State and federal laws offer a wide variety of ways consumers can get relief if they have bought a bad vehicle. One thing in the buyers favor is the recovery of attorney costs. This is an incentive for attorneys to represent you as they are getting paid by the seller if you win your case.

Some states stipulate a refund or a new car if the vehicles problems cannot be repaired within four tries, or if the car has been out of service for around a month within the first year or 12,000 miles driven.However,some states only provide you with the chance to make one attempt for significant safety related issues such as the brakes or steering.

Many states do not stop with just providing you with either a refund or a new car. Some of them will also let you recover any sort of attorney’s fees that you have to deal with when trying to get some satisfaction from your purchase of a lemon. This should make sense for you to take advantage of the lemon laws in your state and hire a professional attorney who deals with these issues on a daily basis.

Every state in America now has a Lemon Law that is built to protect consumers from dealerships. It allows the car buyer to exchange the messed up vehicle for a new one or to have the manufacturer buy it back from them.

In most states, the Lemon Law only applies to problems that pop up during the first year or 12,000 miles of ownership. You can obtain the rules and procedures if you need to make a claim under the Lemon Law in your state by calling the administrator of the state which you can find in the phone book.

Once you’ve established that the manufacturer is going to buy back your car, the battle will switch over and become about the vehicle’s value. You want the per-mile charge to be as little as possible so that you can get the most for your money on the return.

These are just a few lemon law basics. Again contact a good lemon law attorney and set down and review your case. If you legitimately have a claim to make then use the lemon laws in your state to your advantage.

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DuPont, Teflon and the potential impact of a class action lawsuit

In the 1930’s DuPont, a U.S. firm, invented and began to market a substance called Teflon. Teflon is used today primarily as a non-stick coating for pots, pans and other cookware, though Teflon also has applications as a coating for textile based products such as clothes, apparel, carpeting and furniture. When manufacturing Teflon a chemical called perfluorooctanioc acid, or PFOA is used, though Teflon and PFOA are not the same – PFOA is a chemical, Teflon is a name brand. This chemical, which some scientist have said is a likely human carcinogen, is the reason lawsuits have been filed.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency addresses PFOA, or “C8” as it is sometimes called, giving specific attention to its potential harmful effects. The EPA points out that they are unaware of any information that the general public is being exposed to PFOA through the routine use of non-stick cookware. The website also says that the EPA knows of no reason for consumers to stop using non-stick cookware. The EPA points out that Teflon is not PFOA, but that PFOA is used in the manufacture of Teflon.

DuPont also denies the claims that Teflon or the PFOA contained in the Teflon causes cancer, saying that their product is safe. However, in 2004, DuPont did agree to an out of court settlement in a class action suit brought on behalf of approximately 50,000 residents living near a DuPont plant in West Virginia. The basis of this class action was that DuPont had polluted the water in the Ohio River south of their plant with PFOA and that this had resulted in birth defects and other hazards, though DuPont admitted no liability in settling this suit. Given the resolution of this class action, it is not surprising that attention has now been focused on Teflon and the PFOA contained within it.

The main result has been that a number of lawsuits have been filed across the US alleging that DuPont failed to properly warn of the potential hazards of the exposure to PFOA in cookware. On May 12, 2006, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court located in Des Moines, Iowa.

The basis of the suit is the allegation that DuPont knew of the harm exposure to PFOA could cause and that the PFOA in Teflon could become toxic when the cookware reached certain temperatures that are easily attainable on a household stovetop. The lawsuit also alleges that in addition to having this knowledge, DuPont repeatedly lied to the public and government in saying that Teflon was safe. The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit are asking the Court to:

1. establish a fund to provide for the independent study of the harmful effects of Teflon
2. immediately cease the manufacture and distribution of Teflon
3. to replace or compensate the owner of any Teflon coated product, and
4. to provide warning labels indicating the potential harmful effects of Teflon.

However, despite the numerous allegations raised in the suit and the relief that has been requested, the lawsuit does not allege that anyone has become ill or that the PFOA in the Teflon has ever made anyone sick, the crux of the lawsuit is that the potential for injury may exist.

The lawsuit also alleges that DuPont has concealed documentation that addresses the harmful effects of the PFOA in Teflon. While the suit does not specify a specific dollar amount, it has been estimated that the suit, if successful, could cost DuPont in excess of $5 billion.

DuPont has long contended and continues to maintain the position that Teflon has a proven 40 year track record and that it is safe and non-harmful. DuPont will be filing an answer responding to the allegations contained in the complaint. As the suit has been filed as a class action, the Plaintiff’s will be arguing that it should be certified as a class [a class action cannot be maintained without judicial certification] thereby giving the attorneys in the case the ability to argue on behalf of potentially millions of consumers and to also argue and present evidence that they may have been harmed through their use of Teflon and Teflon coated products. DuPont has made it clear that they will fight certification as a class action for these lawsuits.

On DuPont’s website there is a long overview of Teflon and PFOA. On the website, DuPont has provided a basis for what will likely be the basis of any defense in the case in that they say that independent studies have repeatedly shown that no detectable levels of PFOA could be found in two independent studies. The website goes on to point out that when the United States Food and Drug Administration conducted testing that, under non-standard and abusive conditions, only minute levels of PFOA could be found. On their web page, DuPont even points out that the American Heart Association recommends cooking with non-stick cookware.

A quick search on Google for near any variation of “DuPont,” “lawsuit,” and “Teflon” provides more than 60,000 results. Many of the results are current news articles focused on not only the current lawsuit that has been filed seeking federal class action status for numerous plaintiffs, but also the prior DuPont lawsuit where the class settled over PFOA allegedly found in the Ohio River. As well, you will find a number of web sites put up by attorneys seeking to recruit members of the class and also a number of websites focused on DuPont’s alleged suppression of documentation showing that PFOA is harmful to the general public and that toxic exposure could happen as a result of exposure to the non-stick Teflon coated cookware. This case continues to gain interest as a result of its potential long reaching impact.

This case is quite interesting for a number of reasons. Clearly, DuPont, having paid many of millions of dollars to settle a suit related to PFOA exposure takes this matter quite seriously and recognizes the potential exposure by way of this lawsuit. The scope and potential impact of this case is perhaps one of the most far reaching of any class action ever filed in the United States. There have been class actions in the past that have had a far reaching impact based upon the members of the class; however, this Teflon case has the potential to reach even further – clearly into the majority of the homes in the United States.

Teflon, in its 40 year history has become a mainstay of cooking so much to the point that societies’ heart friendly approach to cooking and dieting frequently starts with an item of non-stick cookware. As a result of this homes in which there are an absence of non-stick cookware will be at a minimum. It is a result of this that legal experts speculate that if the lawsuit is successful and DuPont is required to replace or compensate the owners of Teflon coated non-stick cookware that the financial exposure could be upwards of $5 billion dollars. This suit will likely be ongoing for some time; however, there will be numerous opportunities for the case end. The first of these events will soon be occurring as the initial hearings in the matter will be focused on determine whether the plaintiffs will be granted class action status for their claims.

Sean Keefer is a staff writer for LawsuitSearch.Com. This original article can be found at: Teflon Health & Lawsuit Information


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