3M Agrees To $9.1 Million Settlement for Defective Combat Arms Earplugs

3M Combat Arms earplugs were standard-issued to thousands of service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003 to 2015. However, the manufacturer was sued by the U.S. government and competitor Moldex-Metric Inc. when defects were discovered that could cause tinnitus ringing in the ears and hearing impairment. The Veterans Benefits Administration treats over a…

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Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer?

Juries say Yes and J&J has known since the 1970’s putting millions of women at risk for ovarian cancer. Scientists originally discovered talc particles in ovarian tumors in the early 1970’s and subsequent studies have showed a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. To date J&J continues to claim that their baby powder is…

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Personal Injury Law – Motor Vehicle Accidents and Wrongful Death Claims

We represent clients in areas of personal injury law like motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death claims. There are more than 127,000 car, truck, and motorcycle collisions each year in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation’s 2017 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Report, noted that traffic deaths rose for the third straight year in 2017, climbing…

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Lessons for physicians from ‘The Bleeding Edge’: If you see something, say something

As a neurosurgeon who focuses mainly on spine surgery, I sometimes use medical devices like pedicle screws and intervertebral cages to treat spinal instability. Watching the Netflix documentary “The Bleeding Edge” made me wonder what the misuse of medical technology means for patients and for doctors. According to the video’s teaser, “This eye-opening look at…

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