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Mass torts claims hold medical device industry accountable

It seems as if medical procedures are becoming a matter of routine in Tennessee and across the country. It is almost a given that the time will come for one to have a hip or knee replaced or to undergo the implantation of some other medical device. Often these devices improve the quality of life for patients and allow them to return to normal activities that an illness or injury previously prevented. Unfortunately, another result of the increasing use of medical devices is the number of mass torts claims based on defects.

Will Facebook see more mass torts for spam violations?

Many websites use a two-factor authentication as a form of security for a user's private information. This means that in addition to a password, a Tennessee social media user may be required to enter a second piece of information, such as a phone number. Recently, Facebook has come under fire for abusing that two-factor authentication and using people's phone numbers to send them spam notifications. If investigations show that Facebook is deliberately exploiting people's information, analysts say the company may face more mass torts in the future.

Reviewing ERISA mass torts from the past year

While class action lawsuits are nothing new, those involving the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 seem to be becoming more prevalent. Pundits and analysts are reviewing the data from the past year and finding that mass torts surrounding the elements of ERISA enforcement reached record-breaking numbers. Employees in Tennessee may be interested in knowing how those lawsuits attempted to protect their rights.

Robocalls lead to mass torts

When the phone rings, one might expect the caller to be a friend or family member, a romantic interest or a Tennessee business associate. Too often, however, the caller is a telemarketer of some kind. While some telemarketers have legitimate sales pitches, others are scam artists, particularly robocallers. It is becoming more difficult to avoid them as their tricks grow more sophisticated, but some consumers find relief in mass torts that hold robocallers accountable for violating the law.

Mass torts for mesothelioma may include firefighters

One of the most terrifying diagnoses a Tennessee worker can receive is that of malignant mesothelioma. The deadly, slow-moving form of cancer is found in those who work in particular industries, such as shipyards, power plants and auto manufacturing. Many who learned they had the fatal illness sought financial compensation through mass torts. Recently, another industry has made the list of jobs at high-risk for asbestos exposure.

Mass torts bring relief to mesothelioma victims

Asbestos exposure has long been blamed for causing deadly cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Business owners and others who knowingly subjected workers to asbestos have been the subjects of mass torts for decades, winning victims in Tennessee and other states compensation for their pain and suffering. Recently, officials in another state were indicted for allowing the presence of asbestos to go unchecked, exposing many people to its harmful particles.

Limits on asbestos investigation may increase mass torts

For decades, advocates for health and safety have worked to gain the agreement of the federal government to enact legislation to protect many employees and the general public from toxins like asbestos. The steady stream of mass torts against companies using asbestos has brought its dangers to the public's attention. The U.S. Congress has been debating the testing of millions of tons of the toxic substance, and many hoped the review would result in a national ban of asbestos. However, President Donald Trump recently announced a limit to the scope of that investigation.

Mass torts: Facebook targets birthday messages

For decades, consumers have complained about junk mail, beginning with the flyers and mailers through the post office, and now with spam emails and text messages. Fortunately, laws such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and robotexting laws regulate the amount and kinds of contact solicitors and others can make with consumers. However, these laws do not always stop some companies from accosting people in Tennessee with unwanted communications, which may lead to mass torts claims.

Mass torts multiply as consumers learn of Equifax breach

By now, most people know to keep their credit card information, Social Security numbers and other personal information as private as possible to avoid cyberthieves getting hold of them. Countless consumers in Tennessee and across the world can attest to the nightmare of having to recover from identity theft and other unlawful activity that happens when someone obtains their confidential information. However, recent news from Equifax has millions across the country wondering if they are about to be living one of those nightmares, and many have already joined mass torts claims against Equifax.

Mass torts claim that baby powder caused ovarian cancer

Johnson & Johnson's baby powder has been around since the 1890s. Many people here in Tennessee and elsewhere use it on their babies' bottoms to keep them dry, and many women use it on themselves for the same reason. This widely used product has recently become the subject of numerous mass torts that claim this product, which is commonly used in numerous households, can cause ovarian cancer.

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