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12/05/2012

The Serious Dangers of Metal Hip Implants

Metallosis is a health condition caused by the collection of metal particles within the soft tissues of the body. When a patient receives a metal-on-metal hip implant, the metal pieces rub together and cause these metal particles to be released into the body. Some health reports indicate that with every step, a metal hip impact produces between 100,000 and 1 million particles of debris. The immune system identifies them as foreign bodies and attacks. This causes inflammation... Read More
09/14/2012

Flushmate Recalls Flushmate® III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

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(From CPSC, edited) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Flushmate® III Pressure-Assist Flushing System Units: About 2,330,600 in the U.S. and 9,400 in Canada Manufacturer: Flushmate, of New Hudson, Mich., a division of Sloan Valve Company Hazard: The system can burst at or near... Read More
09/14/2012

Flushmate III Exploding Toilets

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The United States is recalling millions of faulty flushing mechanisms that have caused toilets to explode, creating “laceration risks” for toilet users. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning about the Flushmate III Pressure-Assisted Flushing System, which was sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores and to toilet manufacturers American Standard, Crane, Kohler, Eljer, Mansfield, St. Thomas and Gerber. Read more: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/16/news/la-exploding-toilets-prompt-recall-lawsuit-20120815 If you own one of these toilets, please contact the law firm of Audet & Partners, LLP - using the... Read More
08/24/2012

Websites Allegedly Use Kids as Marketers

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McDonald's, General Mills, Subway, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network could all be violating online privacy rules designed to protect children. On Wednesday, the Center for Digital Democracy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and other consumer, privacy and children's advocacy groups plan to file five separate complaints against the companies with the Federal Trade Commission. The organizations allege that the businesses are engaging in marketing practices clearly at odds with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The rules limit the... Read More
06/07/2012

da Vinci Surgical Robot Injuries

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According to published reports: "everal hospital burn lawsuits involving the “da Vinci Surgical Robot” claim that a number of patients have suffered serious burns. One New York father filed a wrongful death hospital burn lawsuit after his daughter died as a result of burns caused by the robot. The lawsuit claims that the da Vinci robot caused burns to an artery and intestines when his daughter was having a hysterectomy in a Bronx hospital in August 2010. She died two weeks... Read More
04/20/2012

About Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella (Drospirenone) Litigation

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Some of the newest birth control pills -- Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella -- are the subject of over 1,000 lawsuits that claim the medications increase the risk of blood clots and stroke and cause other health problems in women who take them. Litigation focuses on Bayer Healthcare's failure to disclose the risks of taking these fourth generation combination birth control pills. Recent research regarding Yaz and blood clots prompted the FDA to require Bayer to add warnings to the drug... Read More
04/20/2012

Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz, and Ocella Birth Control Pills

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Yasmin is the brand name for a birth control pill that is generically known as drospirenone.  It is also a treatment for moderate acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in women.  It is produced by Bayer Healthcare.  Bayer Healthcare also manufactures “Yaz” birth control pills. The main difference between Yaz and Yasmin is in the level of estrogen contained in each pill compared to the level of progestins. Yasmin has brought Bayer Healthcare $487 million in sales in the US alone with $1.5... Read More
03/29/2012

A Reminder About Employment Litigation / Employment Law

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Audet & Partners LLP has an Employment Litigation practice team that is ready to help those who may have suffered from discrimination in the work force. In fact, "employment litigation" is actually a very broad practice area, and encompasses employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, whistleblower/qui tam, and other employment-related torts. As you may know, employment law and litigation is the large body of law that governs the employer-employee relationship, including individual employment contracts, the... Read More
03/28/2012

Werner S2208 and S2210 Attic Ladder Investigation

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According to allegations in a recently filed class action complaint, certain Werner Attic Ladders may have dangerous defects. The attic ladders that are the subject of the class action are S2208 and S2210 pull-down attic ladders. According to the allegations in the complaint, these attic ladders are sold by Lowe's Home Centers. According to the complaint, Lowe's sold approximately 600,000 of these allegedly defective ladders, nationwide, up until 2008. Read... Read More
03/15/2012

Bank of America Home Loan Mortgage Modifications

Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating allegations of wrongdoing connected to Bank of America “home loan modifications.” Based on information and belief, we are investigating allegations that Bank of America is mishandling such home loan modifications to existing home mortgages. According to our investigation, applicants are allegedly told to let their home loan (mortgage) lapse for three months to qualify for the program. Then, when the applicants attempt to qualify for the loan mod, they are told that they do not... Read More
02/29/2012

Popular Latina Music Star Graciela Beltran Sues EMI Music, Inc. Over Royalties

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Popular Latina music star Graciela Beltran, by and through her attorneys at Audet & Partners, LLP, a San Francisco,California-based trial law firm, and the Law Offices of Lopez & Associates, has filed a class action complaint (Case # CV121002) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against EMI Music, Inc. The case arises out of the alleged failure of EMI to pay the full royalty rates to artists such as Ms. Beltran on revenue generated from the licensing of... Read More
02/27/2012

Audet & Partners, LLP Launches Auto Accident Injury Smart Phone Application

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Audet & Partners, LLP is proud to announce the release of our newest smart phone application. Audet Accident Law is a fast and free app that allows you to learn your legal rights as an auto accident victim. This simple application also contains news and information about our legal services, and links to an extensive selection of online resources for accident victims, drivers, passengers, and family members. The app also contains links to external resources about first aid, finding a lawyer, and... Read More
03/02/2011

How to Find and Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product or defective drug, one of the first things you should do (after getting medical treatment for the injury), is to contact an attorney. People who are harmed by defective products or defective drugs (or anything, for that matter) generally have certain legal rights, but those rights can sometimes be lost if the person who was harmed does not seek legal representation. Therefore, if you or a loved one was... Read More
06/22/2010

New Site: Propofol Lawsuit Information

We are proud to announce a new website that we have created.  It is called (not surprisingly) "Propofol Lawsuit Information" and is located here:http://www.propofol-lawyer.com/As you may know, Propofol / Diprivan has been in the news quite a bit recently, since it was allegedly involved in the death of Michael Jackson.  What you may not know is that there have been various other alleged problems with it.  Visit the site to learn... Read More
06/04/2010

William Audet Chosen As 2010 Super Lawyer

We are proud to announce that William Audet has again been chosen as a Super Lawyer, by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters Publication. The selection process is quite detailed, and not every lawyer who is nominated is chosen.  See http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html for details. We at the firm are proud that Mr. Audet has again been chosen for this great... Read More