Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • 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.