The name “Johnson & Johnson” is synonymous with the idea of safe and gentle products most of us have used at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, the company name is now synonymous with cancer lawsuits. This summer, in Missouri, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to more than 20 women and their families. They allege that the company’s talcum baby power contained asbestos which caused or contributed to their ovarian cancer.
The women at the center of these cases say that they used baby powder on their inner thighs to prevent chafing,
Everyone tells you to make sure you get the other driver’s insurance information when you’re involved in a car accident. What happens when the other driver doesn’t have insurance? More importantly, what if the other driver is at fault and you suffer significant property damage or injury to your person as a result? How will you get the compensation you deserve? In California, an estimated 15 percent of drivers are uninsured, meaning it entirely possible that you could be involved in a collision with an uninsured motorist.
We purchase products expecting that they have been designed and made correctly. Unfortunately, sometimes companies will fail to make or design a product safely. When this happens, consumers get hurt.
A recent California Supreme Court opinion may make it easier for injured consumers to hold manufacturers responsible for product defects. In products liability cases, manufacturers are held strictly liable if their product is defectively designed and injures someone because of that defective design. Whether or not injured parties can introduce evidence of industry best practices adhered to by other manufacturers who produce similar products has been a subject of debate.
More and more, we keep hearing about disheartening and horrifying claims of sexual harassment and assault, including incidents in the workplace. One newly detailed incident has received an extraordinary amount of attention: Les Moonves was recently fired as CBS’s longtime Chairman and CEO, and is currently facing at least twelve accusations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault.
Background of the Les Moonves Case.
In August, an article published by the New Yorker revealed allegations by six women that Moonves had sexually harassed them.
Anyone who has had the misfortune of being forced to file a personal injury lawsuit can tell you that the process can tough. Many plaintiffs anticipate that the hardest part of their lawsuit will be convincing a jury to believe them, so they are often surprised when they are forced to turn over a large volume of personal information to the attorneys of the party they are suing. Hiring an attorney who is skilled in protecting your privacy during a lawsuit is something most people do not think about when looking for an attorney,
On the job injuries are far too common in California. While most people have heard of workers’ compensation, many people do not understand how it works or what it can do for them. If you are considering filing for a Workers’ Compensation case in California because of a work-related injury, there are several things you will want to think about and discuss with a skilled workers’ compensation attorney, like our talented attorneys at J&Y Law.
If You Truly Are Able to Go Back to Work, You Should.
Medicine is supposed to make us feel better, not worse. Unfortunately, it is far too common for people to suffer serious reactions to prescribed medications. Read on to learn more about how the skilled California personal injury attorneys at J&Y Law get justice for victims of injuries caused by medication.
Myth: It’s Your Body’s Fault If You Have a Serious Reaction
Many people mistakenly think that if they have a serious reaction to medication they cannot sue,
If you are injured in California, you have several options for getting the costs associated with your injury covered by insurance. At J&Y Law, we routinely are asked questions from our clients about whether insurance will cover their injuries or whether they will be forced to pay for the costs of their injury out of pocket. Read on to learn more about the many ways insurance can cover the costs associated with your injury.
What Are the Different Types of Insurance That Can Cover My Injury?
If you have ever brought a personal injury lawsuit, or if you are considering bringing a personal injury lawsuit, you may have faced criticism from others who argue that your lawsuit is “frivolous.” This term gets thrown around a lot when it comes to lawsuits, and it is understandable that there is some confusion about what is and is not a frivolous lawsuit. You should never let anyone discourage you from pursuing the justice you deserve for your injury, so read on to learn more about what a frivolous claim is—and is not.
Adults have the experience and capacity to appreciate the potential harm resulting from their actions, and if they choose to intentionally harm someone or put someone at risk with their actions they should be held accountable for that behavior. What happens, however, when your injury is caused by a minor? Many people are uncertain if they can sue in these situations, as well as who can be held liable for the minor’s behavior. Read on to learn about your options in these situations.
Can a Minor Ever be Held Accountable for Causing an Injury?