Articles by Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

Covidien, LP Recalls Ventilators Due to Manufacturing Assembly Error

The Alleged Error and Potentially Related Effects of The Covidien Ventilators The Puritan Bennett 980 Series ventilators provide respiratory support to patients who struggle to breathe on their own. Covidien, LP manufactured and distributed these ventilators. Like other types of…

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Deaths and Injuries in Astroworld Crowd Surge Spark Lawsuits

The Parties: Travis Scott and Astroworld Travis Scott is a music performer and record producer. A Houston native, Scott released his third studio album “Astroworld” in 2018. Following the release of the album, Travis Scott announced the Astroworld Festival, which…

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Coppertone Aerosol Sunscreens Recalled Over Benzene Concerns

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) classifies benzene as a human carcinogen, according to the agency’s recall notice.  The Voluntary Recall The FDA released the recall notice on September 30, 2021, noting that the recall was a voluntary one…

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Updates to Faulty OSHA Standards May Impact Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Cases

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees a number of topics related to workplace safety. These include issues related to machine accidents, from the necessary signage and safety equipment to the due diligence required by employers to keep…

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Rule 26, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: A Disclosure Guide for Expert Witnesses

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure’s Rule 26 and the Duty to Disclose Overall, the Rules can provide information about proceedings that may help orient an expert witness to the process. Rule 26 covers a number of details related to the…

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3 Ways Attorneys Can Speed Up Their Case Timelines

Time is money, and few professionals are more aware of this than attorneys. For lawyers, time can affect the availability or quality of evidence and the ability to handle a case effectively. Several tools allow attorneys to reduce the time…

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Zoom Lawsuit Update: Company Agrees to $85 Million Settlement Over Data-Sharing Claims

Zoom recently agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that the company misrepresented its end-to-end encryption on video calls. According to the claim, the company shared user data with other entities, including Facebook and Google, without users’ consent. The…

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Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Duty to Defend Insureds Against BIPA Claims

The Facts of the Case The class action filed on behalf of the class by Klaudia Sekura was the underlying lawsuit. Sekura was a one-time member of Krishna Schaumburg Tan Inc., a tanning salon. Under the terms of the membership,…

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Novartis to Pay Nearly $178 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

The Case Between Novartis and Plexxikon In 2005, Plexxikon began developing compounds intended to slow the growth of cancer cells in some types of skin cancer. Plexxikon later applied for and was granted patents for the compounds. In partnership with…

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Jury Decides Walmart Must Pay Over $125 Million in Disability Discrimination Case

An eight-member Wisconsin jury recently decided Walmart should pay $125,150,000 in damages after finding company liable for three counts of disability discrimination. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the case. It alleged the company failed to provide reasonable…

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