Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Conrad Gabriel

    There aren’t many young adults as mature and self-aware as Conrad Gabriel, a senior at Deering High School. When it comes to standing up for what he believes in, Conrad has been treading the path of activism for years. He works proactively to raise awareness about the issues he believes are at the root of today’s problems, and he approaches […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Riley Stevenson

    When it comes to motivating a community and making your voice heard, few people do it better than 17-year old Riley Stevenson. From raising awareness on climate change to protesting gun violence, to fiercely debating an important topic, there isn’t much that can slow this rising star down. Representing Youth Priorities Riley is fully aware of the threats facing America’s […]

  • Consumer Concerns from Taking Zantac

    Mid September saw the beginning of the FDA’s announcements regarding ranitidine medicines and their possible carcinogenic properties. Ranitidine is the active ingredient in the popular over the counter antacid medicine Zantac, causing widespread calls for pharmacies to pull the drug and generics from their shelves. The Known Risks of Zantac Due to the oral delivery of the drug, the largest […]

  • JUUL Lawsuits Seek Compensation for Deceptive Marketing, Addiction, Injury, and Death

    For decades, Americans have known about the dangers and risks of cigarette smoking. So, too, did the tobacco companies that deceived consumers and concealed the catastrophic health effects of their products. Many of these companies were ultimately held accountable and paid hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to those who suffered from the ravages of smoking. Now, e-cigarette manufacturers, […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Dominic Ferry

    Berman & Simmons is proud to honor Dominic Ferry as one of our firm’s inaugural Youth Leader Award recipients.   At 14 years old, Thornton Academy student Dominic Ferry is making efforts to protect the most vulnerable members of his community: children who are victims of domestic abuse. Dominic has been working to help other families for many years. Since […]

  • Patient Safety News: 3M to Pay $9.1 Million in Defective Earplug Settlement

    See related CBS news story: Veterans sue 3M, claiming defective earplugs​ As part of a False Claims Act settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the 3M Company agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly sold its dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (also known as CAEv2) to the U.S. military without disclosing the product had […]

  • Patient Safety News: Maine Awarded $1.4 Million in Defective Hip Implant Settlement

    Maine is one of 46 states to share a settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopedics unit for falsely marketing the longevity of its metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. Doctors in Maine and across the country saw complications in patients that received hip replacements with the ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet devices, requiring subsequent surgery when they failed prematurely. […]

  • Patient Safety News: Ohio Woman Suffers Serious Burns from Exploding Cooking Spray

    An Ohio woman was severely injured recently by an exploding can of cooking oil spray. She just remembers putting her fork in a pan before she was engulfed in flames. Read more about this tragic incident.

    Berman & Simmons attorneys Michael Bigos and Christopher Boots are handling claims involving consumers who have been harmed by cooking oil spray can explosions and fires.

  • Patient Safety News: Connecticut Woman Seeks Millions in Damages from ConAgra

    Faulty product design and failure to provide adequate warnings might have led to this and other recent cases filed against ConAgra, maker of PAM cooking spray. As this article attests, these and other cooking spray explosions can happen even when the cans aren’t near an ignition source.

    Berman & Simmons attorneys Michael Bigos and Christopher Boots are handling claims involving consumers who have been harmed by cooking oil spray can explosions and fires.

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