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A new wave of occupational litigation - Flavor & Fragrance Lawsuits

A new wave of flavor and fragrance (Diacetyl) litigation is now emerging against the manufactures and suppliers of food flavorings for a chronic lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), and other illnesses, resulting from worker exposures. 

Plaintiffs' Law Firm Jon L. Gelman Ranked a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

Jon Gelman, a plaintiffs' litigation firm for over 4 decades, announces today that U.S. News & World Report has named the firm to its 2016 Best Law Firms.

Jon Gelman Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

Jon Gelman has been listed again to Best Lawyers in America®. This recognition has been bestowed upon him for almost 2 decades. 

The recent recall of Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh.

  Ethicon Physiomesh® Flexible Composite hernia mesh, instead found themselves facing potential infections, hernia recurrence and more surgeries.

Talc-Cancer Lawsuits Mount Against Johnson & Johnson

A recent $72 Million verdict awarded to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer and  had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder containing talc has resulted in over 1,000 lawsuits against the company.

Takata Air Bag Inflators Defective: Recalls and Lawsuits

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that at the Department’s insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.

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Jon L. Gelman on the Super Lawyers List for 2016

Jon L. Gelman has been named to the 2016 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers. Each year, only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Jon L Gelman Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance

 The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has elected Jon L. Gelman as a distinguished new member.

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed orders to address the health risks associated with surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). 

Knee Replacement Medical Device Recalled

The US Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) has notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve, a manufactured medical device used in human knee replacement surgery.

Jon L. Gelman is accepting cases in which recipients of transvaginal mesh/sling products have suffered from complications. Transvaginal meshes are implanted through surgery. According to the FDA, contributing factors to complications potentially include the patient’s health, mesh material, the size and shape of the mesh, surgical procedures and estrogen levels.

Spine Epidurals: Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine).

Jon Gelman Rated "Superb" by Avvo

 Jon L. Gelman has received the top rating of "Superb" from Avvo. The rating indicated a perfect score in: experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.

California Attorney General Announces Settlement Requiring Honest Advertising over Brazilian Blowout Products

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a settlement with the manufacturer of Brazilian Blowout products that will require the company to warn consumers and hair stylists that two of its most popular hair smoothing products emit formaldehyde gas. 

Napa Firepot Lawsuits:  Explosions and Burns

Jon Gelman  is reviewing potential cases involving people who sustained serious and even life-threatening injuries after ceramic gel firepots (also called FireLites, fireburners and gel pots) exploded, splattering them with highly flammable gel fuel and causing second and third degree burns.

 

Hip Implants Recalled Due to Failure

 Johnson and Johnson has recalled 2 Hip Implants because of failure. The two implants were made by the DePuy Orthopaedics unit of Johnson & Johnson

  A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island found defendants Davol, Inc. and C.R. Bard, Inc. liable for injuries suffered by plaintiffs Christopher and Laure Thorpe as a result of the negligent design of the Composix® Kugel® Mesh hernia repair patch and the failure to warn of the dangers associated with the patch.

More Cribs Recalled for Potential Hazards

 Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” Drop Side Crib Brands Recalled; Three Infant Deaths Reported.

Toyota Motor Corp Recalls Millions of Autos

 Toyota recalls almost 5 Million vehicles for a defect allegedly causing it to accelerate unexpectedly.

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