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CA injury lawyerProduct liability claims involve people who have been injured as the result of defects or dangers that a manufacturer either should have known about or knew about and failed to pull the product or provide adequate warnings. A recent trial went underway in San Francisco recently concerning a common and well-known gardening product that is alleged to contain cancer-causing agents which have left many people suffering serious illnesses as a result.

Product Liability Trial Begins for California Man

A federal jury in San Francisco will hear testimony about how a California man developed cancer and how the weed killer Roundup may have been to blame. The lawsuit involving a 70-year-old man is one of the thousands of product liability cases filed throughout the country against agribusiness giant Monsanto, the maker of the weedkiller. The man’s case has the distinction of being the second to go to trial.

The man claims he contracted cancer after routinely using Roundup weedkiller for years under the assumption that it was safe. Critics of the product claim that the main ingredient glyphosate, a common herbicide, is responsible for a variety of cancer illnesses among users. Monsanto disputes this claim, stating that they have conducted numerous studies which have determined the chemical to be safe. Previously, a San Francisco jury awarded another Roundup litigant more than $289 million for damages he suffered as a result of using Roundup and later contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. That award was later reduced to $78 million by the judge and Monsanto is appealing the verdict.


CA injury lawyerDuring the winter months in northern California, it is not uncommon for people to rely on alternative heat sources to keep the cold, wet weather at bay. Unfortunately, doing so can end up increasing your risks for home fires resulting in serious property damages and potentially life-threatening personal injuries. Wood stoves and fireplaces require regular maintenance to avoid becoming a hazard while portable heaters can be dangerous if used improperly and are too often subject to product defects. After a recent fire in San Jose left one family homeless, we encourage you to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Mobile Home Fire Impacts Family in San Jose

Recently, a fire that broke out in a mobile home park in San Jose left a family of four displaced. Officials report that firefighters responded to a call for help from residents on Hermitage Drive shortly after midnight. When they arrived on the scene, they found the mobile home in flames. Fortunately, a smoke detector alerted the family of four to the fire in the early stages, allowing them to all evacuate safely. While there were no reported injuries, the structure itself sustained major damages and the family is currently staying with friends. Fire officials are continuing to investigate the blaze and have not determined a cause.

Foremost Insurance Group, an AARP approved mobile home insurance provider, states that these types of fires are common and that one of the most frequent causes is accidents involving home heating equipment. For people in the Bay area who often rely on alternative heat sources, such as fireplaces and wood stoves, regular cleaning and maintenance can help prevent sparks, flames, and dangerous fumes from impacting the home’s residents.


product liability cases, San Jose product liability attorneys, federal safety regulations, product recalls, dangerous productsBabies and small children require lots of gear. From nursery furnishings, strollers, highchairs, clothing, and car safety seats, to toys, videos, electronic devices, and other items designed to keep them busy and entertained, it is easy for a parent to go broke buying all the "stuff" children want or need.

Unfortunately, most parents are unaware of the potential dangers certain products might pose. Product liability cases involving children’s items seek to hold manufacturers and merchants accountable for knowingly producing or selling items that are unsafe, or for failing to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries.

Children’s Items and Product Liability


California accident attorney, California injury lawyerThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a drug safety communication in May regarding type 2 diabetes medication canagliflozin, also known as Invokana, Invokamet, and Invokamet XR. After the results of two large clinical trials, the FDA found that canagliflozin increases the risk of leg and foot amputations – an already significant issue for diabetes sufferers. The FDA found the increased risk so great as to warrant a Boxed Warning, which is the highest warning label for drugs.

Heightened Amputation Risk

Canagliflozin is a medication used in combination with diet and exercise to lower an individual’s blood sugar. It is a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor, which lowers blood sugar by causing the kidneys to take sugar from the body and dispose of it through the urine.







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