Monday, 22 May 2017 12:51

Fiat Chrysler Lawsuit

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Fiat Chrysler is at the center of the latest emissions scandal after researchers in both Europe and the U.S. found that Fiat Chrysler’s diesel vehicles produced curiously higher pollution levels during normal driving than during emissions tests. Research suggests that there is significant evidence that the company employed a defeat device, often used to help a vehicle pass emissions tests.

Fiat Chrysler is currently in talks with the U.S. Justice Department to settle the lawsuit, and it has agreed to modify 100,000 vehicles to appease the EPA and the Justice Department.

Affected models are 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles.

It is currently unclear whether the settlement will reach Volkswagen-level damages, but it is thought that the settlement will be significant, given the number of vehicles affected.

If you own one of the affected vehicles and want to pursue a depreciation claim, please email us at ggreen@gGreen.com.

Law Offices of Gary Green is currently investigating claims against Roundup (glyphosate), a weed and grass killer declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “probable human carcinogen.”

Multiple studies have suggested a link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Other reported complications include:

  • birth defects
  • kidney disease
  • leukemia
  • other cancers

Farmers and landscapers may be especially at risk.

Glyphosate, which is the main active ingredient in Roundup and many other products, is the most widely used chemical in agriculture. It has been found in urine, breastmilk, and blood samples, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture doesn’t test for it among the pesticides it monitors in food supplies.

Glyphosate is also used to quicken the drying process on wheat and oats. Other affected crops may include lentils, peas, corn, potatoes, sunflowers, and soybeans.

Monsanto, who in 2015 earned $4.8 billion in Roundup sales alone, is currently being sued for claiming glyphosate isn’t harmful to people or pets.

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Friday, 20 January 2017 14:37

Heater-Cooler Device Lawsuits

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Offices of Gary Green is currently investigating claims against heater-cooler devices, used to warm or cool a patient during certain open heart surgeries. These devices have been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). The most common of these devices is the Stockert 3T, although there are others on the market.

Surgeries that may call for a heater-cooler device include:

  • Heart transplant

  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

  • Lung transplant

  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implant

  • Heart valve replacement

  • Pulmonary artery banding

  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

NTM infections are very slow-growing, and it is possible to develop symptoms months or years after surgery. Symptoms of a current NTM infection may include:

  • Night sweats

  • Muscle aches

  • Weight loss

  • Fatigue

  • Unexplained fever

These devices use water tanks to control the temperature of heating and cooling blankets placed on the patient. Due to a design flaw, the cleaning, disinfecting, and drying processes of these devices can lead to contaminated water, which can reach the patient and other surfaces when released via the device’s exhaust vent.

FDA reports show that Sorin, the manufacturer of the Stockert 3T, was aware of the potential risk of severe infections as early as 2014, yet failed to implement design changes that would correct this flaw.

NTM infections caused by heater-cooler devices can be severe, so it is important to contact your primary care doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms following an open-heart surgery.

To discuss your heater-cooler lawsuit, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Thursday, 22 December 2016 20:07

Potential Recall of Chrysler Vehicles

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Law Office of Gary Green is investigating claims involving rollaway incidents occurring in newer model Jeep Cherokee and other Dodge vehicles.

It has been alleged that these Chrysler vehicles have been designed with a faulty electronic rotary shifter that allows the vehicle to begin rolling after being placed into the parked position.

Complainants claim that the faulty rotary shifters have caused dozens of injures and over 121 accidents across the country since 2013.

During December, 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a new investigation of upwards to 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles. This current investigation is focused on Dodge Ram 1500 pickups produced between 2013 to 2016, as well as 2014 to 2016 Dodge Durangos.

The rollaway complaints involving Dodge are similar to those that resulted in the recall of 1.1 million Jeep Grand Cherokees earlier in 2016. Public interest in the defective rotary shifters increased after the death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin, who is best known for his role in the Star Trek movies. Yelchin’s death was caused when his parked Jeep Cherokee suddenly rolled forward and pinned him against the gate of his home.

The critics of the new electronic rotary shifters have claimed that the new shifters are malfunctioning and causing injuries, as well as confusing drivers who are accustomed to the conventional, mechanical method.

The NHTSA investigation into newer model Dodge trucks and SUVs has not been upgraded to a product recall, though the implementation of such investigations is a typical precursor to a formal recall.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollaway incident involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Chrysler-Dodge vehicle, please call Law Offices of Gary Green at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

Attorney Gary Green was recently on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas to discuss what you should do when you get pulled over by the police. CLICK HERE or on the image below to watch the segment.

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Monday, 5 January 2015 15:44

Attorney Alliance

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

Need an attorney in another jurisdiction? Call Law Offices of Gary Green.

Tell us the kind of case and the city and state where you need an attorney, and we’ll send you contact information. Email us at ggreen@gGreen.com or call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN.