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Johnson & Johnson Hit With $4.69 Billion Award in Damages

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $4.69 Award in Damages

I’m Ed Smith, a talcum powder injury lawyer. On July 12, a Missouri court ordered that Johnson & Johnson pay $4.69 billion to 22 women or their survivors. The case, Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson, cited the company’s refusal to warn consumers of the link between its talcum powder products and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson said the process was unfair and has plans to appeal the verdict.

New Laws Favor Federal Control Over Driverless Vehicle Safety

New Laws Favor Federal Control Over Driverless Vehicle Safety

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento self-driving car accident lawyer. Some lawmakers are concerned that if bills currently in the House of Representatives and Senate were to pass, states would be prevented from instituting regulations that are aimed at industry safety standards. If states are unable to institute their own rules, the driverless car industry would be able to move forward seamlessly. Some key legislators have weighed in on this new approach.

Fatal Redding Area Collision

Fatal Redding Area Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding personal injury lawyer. A man from Weaverville received serious injuries and tragically lost his life after he was involved in a car accident that took place on a rural area roadway. Redding area California Highway Patrol (CHP) personnel who responded to the accident reported that the crash occurred during the evening of Sunday, June 3, 2018.  My deep sympathy is with those who are now mourning the loss of their friend and family member after this terrible crash.

 Thigh Compartment Syndrome with a Femur Fracture

 Thigh Compartment Syndrome with a Femur Fracture

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. When someone sustains a severe injury, it is essential to know what to do next. Seeking professional medical care as quickly as possible is always a good idea because it can minimize the chances of a severe complication developing. One of the difficulties that can grow with the diagnosis of a femur fracture is called compartment syndrome. For those who don’t know, the femur is the thick leg bone that makes up the thigh. As with any severe injury, swelling at the site of the bone fracture can occur. When this swelling happens around the leg, it can start to choke off the blood, oxygen, and nutrients that the tissue needs to survive. Some of the symptoms of compartment syndrome that people should watch out for include:

Missed Spinal Cord Injuries

Missed Spinal Cord Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. The spinal cord plays a vital role in both the motor and sensory function of the human body. Running from the base of the skull to the top of the pelvis, the spinal cord sends out nerves to all parts of the body. These nerves carry motor commands from the brain to the limbs in addition to transmitting sensory signals in the opposite direction. Because nerves do not regenerate in the same way that other cells do, damage to the spinal cord can be severe. If there are worries that someone has sustained a spinal cord injury, there are several tests that might be performed. Some of the diagnostic procedures include:

Driveway Accidents

Driveway Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, an Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento. While many people focus on the attention-grabbing headlines of high-speed accidents, even low-speed collisions can have significant consequences. Furthermore, accidents in driveways can be particularly dangerous for many different reasons. Recently, a review article was published which details how dangerous driveway accidents can be.

Indications for Amputation

Indications for Amputation

I’m Ed Smith, an Amputation Attorney in Sacramento. When people hear that they are going to require amputation, they are often quite shocked. The idea of living without one or more of their limbs can be devastating. They usually have many questions, including:

NTSB Investigation of Fatal Tesla Accident

NTSB Investigation of Fatal Tesla Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Tesla accident lawyer in Sacramento. The driver of a Tesla model X died in a single vehicle accident in the morning hours of March 23, 2018, in Southern California. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating how the accident happened. According to the NTSB, it is uncertain if the autonomous control was active at the time of the crash. 

Suspected DUI Accident Near Merced County

Suspected DUI Accident Near Merced County

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced auto accident attorney. A woman was driving her vehicle in Merced County on the night of Thursday, March 22, 2018. Authorities suspect that the woman was driving under the influence (DUI) after an auto accident that resulted in her hospitalization.