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Complaints Suggest Monat Hair Products Cause Baldness and Scalp Injuries

Consumers from across the country are sharing how they experienced hair loss and scalp irritation after using hair products sold by Monat Global. Complaints suggest Monat hair products cause hair loss, thinning hair and scalp sores. Some complaints allege Monat hair loss is permanent. On its website, Monat Global claims its products provide “awesomely vibrant and healthy hair.” However, customers are claiming the opposite happened when they used Monat hair products. Some of the customers, many of whom are women, shared photographs on social media of the effects they experienced after using the products. Media outlets have also interviewed women who claim they suffered harm after using Monat products. According to one woman, the damage caused by Monat was so significant that she had to cut off her hair. Another woman in Indiana claimed her hair began to fall out in clumps. She alleges her children also suffered hair and…
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Hyundai and Kia Vehicles Under Investigation for Airbag Failures

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles after receiving reports that the airbags failed to deploy in six frontal collisions linked to four deaths and six injuries. The vehicles under investigation include 2011 Hyundai Sonatas, as well as 2012 and 2013 Kia Fortes. Investigators believe the issue could be caused by airbag control computers manufactured by ZF-TRW, which are used in the Hyundai vehicles. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation is looking into why the computers failed during these collisions and whether the Kia vehicles use the same or similar components. In addition, NHTSA investigators will determine whether these airbag computers are used in vehicles produced by other auto manufacturers. There is a possibility the investigation will expand beyond Kia and Hyundai vehicles. The computers used in the Hyundai vehicles can detect collisions, control the deployment of airbags and tighten seatbelts. In late February,…
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Takata Airbag Recalls Continue to Expand

An additional 3.3 million defective Takata airbag inflators are being recalled. Automakers affected by the recall include: Toyota, Honda, Ford, Tesla, Subaru, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda, BMW, Mitsubishi, Jaguar Land Rover, Audi and Daimler Vans. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, an estimated 37 million vehicles with Takata airbags are under currently recall. Millions of other vehicles will be added to the recall by 2019. Defective Takata airbags contain inflators that may explode when the airbags deploy. The inflators use the highly volatile chemical ammonium nitrate as a propellant. Ammonium nitrate burns too quickly after it has been exposed to humid and hot weather conditions for a long period. As a result, the inflators deploy with too much force. Vehicle occupants can be killed or injured by high-speed metal shrapnel from the inflator’s casing. There have been at least 21 deaths worldwide caused by defective Takata…
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Florida Keys Plane Crash Injures Four

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating a plane crash in the Florida Keys. A Piper PA-32 single-engine plane was taking off from Marathon Airport when it was caught in a strong gust of wind and blown into a nearby tree line. All four people onboard were injured. Two of the passengers and the pilot were taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The fourth person was treated by emergency personnel at the scene of the crash. Marathon Airport was temporarily closed as emergency personnel arrived on the scene. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was notified because the crashed plane had leaked almost 90 gallons of fuel. FAA officials said the Piper PA-32 is registered to All Pro Auto Parts, Inc. of Auburndale, Florida. According to the NTSB, the Piper PA-32 had struck multiple trees with its wings in Swainsboro,…
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Was an Entire Town Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?

Not too long ago, we talked to you about a revolutionary technology that could help plaintiffs prove that they were exposed to toxic chemicals. This advancement could help balance the scales when it comes to taking a toxic tort lawsuit to court, but you don’t always need new tech to prove toxic exposure. Take this latest toxic tort case for example… Why DuPont Settled a Lawsuit for $671 Million Parkersburg, West Virginia has a problem. It is right next to a Chemours/DuPont plant that seems to have a little leak. Experts say that the water supply near Parkersburg has been contaminated by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This chemical is used in the production of Teflon coated pans, waterproof jackets and microwave popcorn. There’s only one problem—it’s known for causing diseases like testicular cancer and kidney cancer. The people of Parkersburg were shocked when they heard about the contamination, and so they…
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What Options Do Victims Have If a Car Crashes into a Building?

What are people supposed to do when a car crashes into a building while they are there? Recently, several customers at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami were faced with that question after a car crashed into the donut shop. Per WTVJ-TV, the wreck happened on Flagler Street around 11 am on a Monday. Reportedly, six people inside the Dunkin’ Donuts were injured in the accident, which ended with the vehicle completely inside the building. All six of the people injured were customers. The driver, an older woman, was not hurt in the wreck. Witnesses reported that it appeared she hit the gas instead of the brake by mistake. However, as of this writing, authorities were still investigating the incident and it had not yet been determined if the driver would face charges for the crash. Should Car Crash Victims Speak to a Lawyer Regardless of Whether the Driver at Fault…
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