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Brett Emison

Increasing Injuries, Deaths from Keyless Vehicles

After two decades of increasing injuries and deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by keyless-ignition vehicles, The New York Times has published an article that examines the risks of keyless cars and automakers’ failure to act.   Since 2006, more than […]

David Brose

Are Your RV Tires Safe? The Dangers of Goodyear RV Tires

Defective Goodyear tires installed on thousands of recreational vehicles (RVs) allegedly caused crashes that injured or killed nearly 100 people in the past two decades.   Lawsuits allege the G159 tires were designed for pickup and delivery trucks in commercial service […]

Mark Emison

Corporate Donations Linked to MO Bills That Would Protect Big Business, Limit Citizens’ Access to Justice

Missouri senators are rushing to pass numerous bills under the guise of “tort reform” that protect corporations from being sued by citizens who are injured or killed by their defective products. What’s driving senators to strip Missouri citizens of their individual rights and protect big business? Hefty campaign donations.

Mark Emison

Reclined Car Seats Can Be Deceptively Unsafe

Reclined seat attorneys taking a case to trial must prove that the reclined seat defect caused or worsened the plaintiff’s injuries. Often times, attorneys can show that out of several vehicle occupants, only the passenger in the reclined seat suffered serious injuries.

Mark Emison

Another Baby Product Recalled:  My First Doll and Its Dangers for Consumers

In the latest consumer product to hit news for being recalled, this week the toymaker John Lewis has issued the warning over four sets of the popular “My First Doll” toys.  Consumer advocates have warned for years that doll pieces […]

Mark Emison

The Hazards of Aftermarket Vehicles

Unlike OEM manufacturers, aftermarket vehicle manufacturers may not be required to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Langdon & Emison has successfully litigated aftermarket defect claims across the country.

Brett Emison

Trial Court: Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Will Proceed to Trial

In a critical victory for victims of Bair Hugger warming blanket infections, the trial judge presiding over thousands of hip and knee joint infection lawsuits ruled this week that the claims will continue against 3M over its Bair Hugger forced […]

Langdon & Emison

Hunting Season Hazards: The Dangers of Tree Stands

Many thousands of Americans take to the woods this time each fall; there are inherent dangers of hunting deer from elevated tree stands, a popular tool during deer season.

Brett Emison

“Anyone Can Legally Say, ‘Eat Sh!t, Bob!'” (Or Why Tort Victims Aren’t The Problem)

Bob Murray runs coal companies.  He also sues people.  Prolifically.  And unsuccessfully (at least seven cases dismissed). In June 2017, John Oliver’s HBO program, Last Week Tonight, featured reporting on the coal industry.  When Oliver reached out to Murray Energy in […]

David Brose

Tire Defects that Cause Serious Accidents

Tire failures, or what may often be referred to in accident reports as “blow-outs,” are a common cause of motor vehicle accidents that result in serious and often fatal injuries. Although it may be easy to determine that a tire […]