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Cory Watson Attorneys Settle Wrongful-Death Defective Tire Case

Leila Watson was featured in Westlaw Journal: Automotive, September 9th, 2014, Volume 34 Issue 5, for her work in the wrongful death case of Hernandez v. Hankook Tire America Corp. The plaintiffs claimed Hankook’s DynaPro tire caused the death of Valente Santiago Garcia and serious debilitating injuries to Gregoria Hernandez. Garcia was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer on I-65 when the tread separated...

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Cory Watson Attorneys to Help Birmingham Hit-and-Run Victim

Attorneys at Cory Watson Attorneys are preparing a wrongful death case against Sylvester Corderyl Taylor for striking and killing Angela Marie McCall with his vehicle, and then fleeing the scene. The incident occurred around midnight in the 9500 block of Parkway East. A witness recalled honking the horn before passing Taylor. Taylor then sped around the witness, jumping the curb at...

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Continental Tire Recalls 170,000 Motorcycle Tires Worldwide

Continental Tire announced a product recall September 17, 2014. The tires were sold as original equipment on BMW, KTM, Brammo and Bimota. The defective tires were also sold as aftermarket parts. The recall covers approximately 9,000 motorcycle tires sold in the United States and 170,000 worldwide between 2007 and 2014. According to a Continental press release, “market feedback indicates that some...

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Benicar® Safety Concerns

There is growing concern over serious side effects related to the following prescription medications: Benicar®, Benicar HCT®, Tribenzor®, and Azor®. These medications are prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and contain the ingredient olmesartan medoxomil. Benciar®, Benicar HCT®, Tribenzor®, and Azor® are all brand name drugs which are manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., a Japanese corporation. Recent studies...

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Helmets Play an Important Role in Sports and Bicycle Safety

A new British study published in the Neurology journal revealed that even mild concussions can cause brain damage. Unfortunately, according to the American Academy of Neurology, 2 to 4 million people suffer concussions each year from sports activities. The Neurology study pool included 53 people from the ages of 16-68 years old who had reported to the emergency room with a concussion. Reportedly 44...

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What Happens When You’re Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Alabama?

Alabama requires all motor vehicle drivers to carry a minimum of $25,000 in liability insurance. Despite this requirement, an estimated 22% of all Alabama drivers are currently uninsured. This means that if someone causes you to be in an automobile accident in Alabama, there is a greater than 1 in 5 chance that the person does not have insurance...

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Vaginal Mesh Products Litigation Reaches $830 Million Settlement

Endo International, PLC reports that it has agreed to settle “a substantial majority” of lawsuits brought against its subsidiary, American Medical Systems Inc. (“AMS”), for producing allegedly harmful vaginal mesh products used to treat feminine stress urinary incontinence (“SUI”) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (“POP”). Endo’s settlements will resolve approximately 20,000 claims that have been filed against the company. Most of...

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FDA Addresses Cancer Concerns Related to Minimally Invasive Surgery for Fibroid Tumors

UPDATE 4/30/14: Johnson & Johnson has pulled its morcellators off of the market, and several hospitals have announced they will not use the devices pending further investigation. The FDA has issued a Safety Communication regarding cancer risk and the use of a medical device used during some laparoscopic surgeries for fibroid tumors. The device, called the power morcellator, can be...

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GM Recalls More than 750 Thousand Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 Vehicles

If you drive a 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt or a 2007 Pontiac G5, you may want to consider alternate transportation until you can visit the dealership that sold you the car. Feb. 13, 2014, General Motors announced a recall on 778,562 Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles in North America, model years 2005 through 2007. A malfunction with the ignition...

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Cory Watson Attorneys Nabs Top Spots in Best Law Firms 2014 Survey

The attorneys at Cory Watson Attorneys are proud to announce that they have received top acclaims in the US News-Best Lawyers® 2014 “Best Law Firms” survey. The firm was ranked in metropolitan tier for employment law and mass tort litigation/class actions; the firm is only one of two in the Birmingham area to be ranked in metro tier 1...

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