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The role of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a recent topic of discussion for many. While some see AI as a next step in technological advancements, others fear it will replace many jobs and cause more problems. A recent case sparked controversy regarding the role of AI in the legal world, as it provided completely fabricated information that it believed was true. In this case, a lawyer had relied on ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence program, and filed a briefing without realizing the cases cited were made up. The lawyer was sanctioned and the case prompted a case order in Texas being filed against the use of AI in court filings, bringing up the issues of bias, prejudice, and lack of allegiance to the law and truth that these technological advancements may have. If you were harmed by a defective product, it is crucial to call the seasoned Chicago-based attorneys of Moll Law Group to discuss your legal options.

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A shift in the labor landscape due to technological advancements is not a new concept. Any new advancement, like the internet or robots that can perform factory work, brings unprecedented change. AI is different in this regard because it challenges professions that are knowledge based. It has the ability to generate responses that are complex, because of its ability to take large amounts of information from the internet, something that a human would not be able to do in a lifetime of reading or searching. 

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baby-g4098dae5f_1280-300x200There have been additional infant deaths on Boppy Newborn Loungers, despite the 2021 recall. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled Boppy Infant Loungers after a reported eight infant deaths due to suffocation. There were over 3.3 million products sold at mass merchandisers like Target, Walmart, and Amazon.com, which have since been taken off of shelves. However, the recalled product has still been sold on Facebook Marketplace, prompting pressure for the site to ban the sale of the dangerous product. If your infant was harmed or died from Boppy lounger use, you should consult the seasoned Chicago product liability attorneys of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved, and we represent plaintiffs around the country.

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Between December 2015 and June 2020, eight infants suffocated on a Boppy Company Newborn lounger. The infants were able to roll or move in a position that obstructed their breathing, such as an adult pillow. They were in a position on their back, stomach, or side. The lounger is not intended for sleeping, which the company acknowledges, but infants can fall asleep quickly which makes the product unsafe.

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Peloton has recalled over 2 million of their exercise bikes due to issues with the seat of the bike. After assembly, the seat may break during use, causing injuries to the user. Reports of injuries have included bruising and wrist fracture. The model being recalled is the Model PL01, which was sold between January 2018 to May 2023, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

If you or a loved one have been injured from using a Peloton exercise bike, or any Peloton exercise equipment, please contact Moll Law Group at 312.462.1700 or complete our form at molllawgroup.com.

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Altria Group Incorporated is a tobacco corporation that is based in the United States but operates worldwide. As a leader in the tobacco industry, Altria has faced scrutiny and lawsuits regarding the known health effects that tobacco products have. E-cigarettes have been no exception. Altria Group Inc. formerly invested in Juul Labs Incorporated– a company that is widely known for its e-cigarettes. However, Juul has been accused of marketing its products to teenage demographic groups and causing an epidemic of vaping among teens. Therefore, Altria’s investment in Juul has been a topic of discussion and concern. They have faced lawsuits for their involvement and have recently agreed to settle for $235 million. If you or a loved one were harmed by a vaping product associated with Juul Products or e-cigarettes, you should call the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group today.

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On Wednesday, May 10th, 2023, Altria Group Incorporated said they would pay to settle cases related to Juul and the teen vaping epidemic associated with the company. They have been said to have agreed to $235 million dollars to settle the cases related to Juul and teen vaping. They claim the settlement is to avoid the strain and expense of the legal process, but others say the settlement will provide great relief for the affected youth and parents involved. The lawsuits claim that Altria was involved in marketing sweet flavors that attracted the underage demographic. Juul has already settled cases regarding the adverse health effects and intentional branding the e-cigarettes have had on teenagers, but now Altria’s involvement and investment are also involved in the lawsuits. The deal is a pivotal step against Juul, which has faced litigation surrounding the issue of advertising and encouraging teen vaping.

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baby-g0c0b11dd5_640-e1662148257700On August 15, 2022, the manufacturer 4moms recalled MamaRoo Baby Swing, versions 1.0 through 4.0 and RockaRoo Baby Rockers. They announced that there is a hazard associated with the swings and rockers; when restraint straps hang below the seat and are not being used to secure an infant in the seat, a crawling infant can get tangled up and even strangled by the dangling straps. The recall affected 220,000 RockaRoo rockers, and 2 million MamaRoo swings. If your child was injured or died because of entanglement in a rocker or swing strap, you should give the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call.

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The MamaRoo baby swing and the RockaRoo baby rocker are intended to calm or occupy babies. The former provides several different motions, speeds and sounds. Only those MamaRoo models that have a 3 point harness, not a 5 point harness, were recalled. These are versions 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0. The rocker glides front to back and has control knobs to control the range of motion. The recalled model is 4M-012, which is printed on the bottom of the rocker.

Thorley Industries, LLC, d.b.a. 4 moms announced the recall of these rockers and swings due to entanglement hazards. The company has received two reports of infant entanglement in hanging straps. A ten-month old infant was asphyxiated and died. Another suffered bruising on his neck but was, fortunately, saved by his caregiver. While there have been no reports regarding the RockaRoo baby rockers, they also have hanging straps and therefore may pose a risk.

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ice-g77a4b3b5f_640-e1655157714382Thirteen models of Frigidaire refrigerators and an Electrolux model refrigerator have been recalled by the manufacturer. The recall was issued because the ice makers on the affected models present a choking hazard. If the ice maker in your refrigerator injured you or caused a loved one’s death and you suspect it’s because the ice maker was defective, you should call the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been obtained in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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Electrolux’s recall of its white and black stainless steel refrigerators involves their ice makers. The company has received 185 reports of the ice makers’ ice level detectors breaking. If an ice level detector arm in the ice maker breaks into pieces, it can fall into the ice bucket and present a choking hazard. One consumer reported injury involving gum lacerations.

The affected units are Frigidaire and Electrolux Side-by-Side, Top Freezer and Multi-door refrigerators. The refrigerator was sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and appliance stores nationwide and online at Frigidaire.com between April 2020 -March 2022 for $1,200 – $4,300.

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man-g4698b989e_640-e1655155803670A broad range of chronic conditions are treated with the Volara System, which provides continuous positive expiratory pressure (CPEP) to expand your lungs and airways, along with continuous high-frequency oscillation pulses to free mucus plugs and make it easier to cough and breathe less effortfully. However, if you use the Volara System, it’s important to be aware that its manufacturer, Baxter International Inc., issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction for the Volara System and then a recall. This is a home care system prescribed by doctors when a patient needs a ventilator in the home environment. Unfortunately, it’s been found that use of the system comes with a possible risk of oxygen desaturation, as well as the danger of overexpansion resulting in lung tissue damage. If you were injured or a loved one was killed due to the malfunctioning of the Volara System, you should give the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call. You may have grounds to sue for damages, and it is important to seek counsel.

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Baxter voluntarily issued the Urgent Medical Device Correction after receiving a report of a patient suffering from oxygen desaturation while using the device at home. The device was recalled in a class 1 recall because the device poses serious risks such as lung infection that restricts oxygen to the brain, brain injury such as hypoxia, death, and choking on mucus.

Initially caregivers and patients were warned to continue to use Volara therapy as prescribed, but were supposed to monitor for respiratory distress signs such as an increase in breathing rate, bluish color around the mouth or inside it, wheezing, or changes in alertness, when using it. Patients were told potential issues could occur when using the device with a ventilator and adaptor or the patient circuit kit oscillation and lung expansion therapy.

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bathrobe-g1099931c3_640Recently, Linum Home Textiles recalled those units of its children’s robes that failed to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear because they present the risk of burn injuries to children. The company is offering a refund. If your child suffered burn injuries due to robes or other clothing that didn’t meet flammability standards, you should call the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved.

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The manufacturer is recalling 100% combed Turkish cotton terry robes for kids. These are hooded robes with long sleeves that were sold in large, medium, and small sizes. Their colors are purple, gray, pink, navy, and white. Around 44,600 of the recalled robes have been sold. A refund is being offered for them.  Washing instructions are set forth on a side-seam label sewn into the robe. If your child has one of the recalled robes, you should take it away and get in touch with Linum Home Textiles, which should send you a pre-paid mailer and instructions on how to return the robe for a refund.

Some of the robes were bought directly from Linum Home Textiles. However, they were also sold online from July 2017 – April 2022 at Wayfair.com, JCPenney.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Kohls.com, Zulily.com, Houzz.com, QVC.com, Overstock.com, Amazon.com, Groupon.com, Boscovs.com, Linumtowels.com and TorreyCommerce.com.

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drinking-milk-gd45eea696_640It is important to be aware that specific powdered infant formulas such as Similac and Enfamil have been linked to causing necrotizing enterocolitis in premature babies. Manufacturer Abbott Laboratories, Inc. made a motion before the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to centralize the infant formula lawsuits pending against them in the District of Connecticut. In the cases to be transferred, the harmed plaintiffs contended that their infant formula, based on milk, causes necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) when given to premature babies. If you believe your premature baby suffered from necrotizing enterocolitis and was injured or died because of infant formula, you may have a claim that can be heard as part of multidistrict litigation (MDL). Give the seasoned product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group a call. Billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.

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The motion to transfer the lawsuits involving powdered infant formula to a district court in Illinois was supported by Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and Mead Johnson & Company, LLC. The plaintiffs agreed that it would be appropriate to centralize the 16 cases pending in 7 districts, along with 20 possibly-related lawsuits in 8 districts.

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Advancements in technology have made vast improvements in travel and transportation. Some of the biggest technological changes to how we get around are smartphones and other digital computer platforms. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for vehicles to be equipped with their own computer systems in the dashboard, which offer motorists a variety of assistance and luxury features. Now, developers are finding ways to put these technological advancements to use for driver safety.

A recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency (NHTSA) has identified some important questions regarding how smartphones and vehicles could interface in the future. The report could spur some smartphone makers to include vehicle safety technologies in their infotainment system applications. This feature would then lock out or prevent the driver from accessing certain features while he or she is operating the vehicle.

The NHTSA released another study in 2016 that discussed a safety proposal for smartphone manufacturers. It suggests that the smartphone operating systems be equipped with a Driver Mode that will prevent the driver from accessing certain features on the phone while in transit. Some of the features that would be off-limits during travel would be social media, video, web surfing, and manual text entry. The proposal also considered taking Driver Mode one step further and having it automatically activate if the driver has not engaged it prior to operating the vehicle or if the driver has not paired it with his or her vehicle.

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