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Almost £600m in Xarelto compensation settlements

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Xarelto compensation settlements have been agreed in the sum of $775m (which is almost £600m) for some 25,000 cases being pursued in the U.S.

The Injury Lawyers have been fighting for justice for UK users of the medication, that’s also known as Rivaroxaban. Although the settlement is for the U.S. only, we’re pleased to see it has happened.

The settlement has been agreed without any admission of liability from the two companies behind the drug, Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson. They reportedly maintain that the drug is fine for use and strongly deny the allegations that have been made against them. That includes previous allegations of a “cover-up” where important information was reportedly withheld from regulators.

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Dietary supplement dangers

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Do we know enough about dietary supplement dangers?

A recent study suggests not. Hundreds of dietary supplements reportedly contain potentially dangerous ingredients.

In an age where many are keen to look and feel good, dietary supplements are a common part of modern life. Many people use them specifically to avoid using drugs, but research has indicated some of them contain the very drugs people may be trying to avoid.

There are risks to using such ingredients, particularly when use of them isn’t being monitored. In cases of dietary supplement dangers that stem from a lack of monitoring, it can come down to people simply not knowing.

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Online retailers and dangerous electrical appliances

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According to a recent study, the online retail world is rife with fake items and dangerous electrical appliances. Consumers may be at risk of injury and property damage.

It’s thought that as many as one-in-three consumers may have bought a fake or counterfeit electrical item online. Popular sites like amazon and eBay are said to be full of them.

Third-party sellers who are out to dupe UK consumers appear to be getting away with it. Consumers are at risk of electric shock and fires caused by fake and dangerous electrical appliances bought online.

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Product Liability Compensation Claims – Specialist Lawyers Advice

I was thinking the other day about product liability claims in general as we have a lot of claims for personal injury caused by products.

The official definition to say whether you have a claim for product liability is when damage, loss, and/or injuries are suffered as a result of a manufacturing or design fault or failure to inform of a defect in a product. This means that the person responsible for the retail or production of the item in question both have the responsibility of informing the consumer of any instructions on how to use the product safely and avoid danger, any restrictions there may be with regards to age, weight or height etc. to prevent this from happening. And if any defects arise, they must inform all who have purchased the products that could cause fault to try and stop anyone from coming to harm.
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