Ikea Furniture Continues to Put Young Children in Danger

Defective Ikea Furniture

In the United States, television and furniture tip-overs result in dozens of child injuries every day and nearly 40 deaths each year. Many consumer safety advocates feel companies are doing little to prevent these horrible accidents — most notably those caused by Ikea’s “Malm” line of dressers, which have already crushed and killed at least … Read moreIkea Furniture Continues to Put Young Children in Danger

Watch Out for Defective Products When Shopping for Holiday Gifts 

Defective Products

Finding the perfect gifts for your friends, family, and coworkers is one of the holiday season’s biggest challenges — so much so that people often overlook the potential hazards those gifts pose when standing in the check-out line or filling their online shopping cart.  

Before you swipe your credit card for another gift this year, read on and learn more about the dangers of defective products as well as how to check for recalls or other safety issues before making your purchase.  

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Atkins & Markoff Represents Clients Filing Roundup Suits Against Monsanto

Roundup Lawsuits

Roundup is a popular weed killer used by farmers, gardeners, and homeowners in more than 160 countries, including the United States. Monsanto initially developed Roundup, but Bayer now owns, creates, and distributes the chemical. Roundup is currently the most popular herbicide in the United States, and people around the world use roughly 1.4 billion pounds of Roundup every year.

The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and several other types of cancer. Because of this link, Monsanto is currently facing thousands of Roundup-related lawsuits across the United States.

If you or someone you love was exposed to Roundup and developed cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Monsanto and could potentially receive financial compensation. Keep reading to learn more about your rights and find out how the team at Atkins and Markoff can help.  

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Harmed by Talcum Powder? Understand Your Rights

Talcum Powder

Numerous studies have indicated a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer among women who use the powder in and around their genital area via products like sanitary napkins, condoms, and diaphragms.  

If you or a loved one has used a talcum powder product and developed cancer, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. Keep reading to learn more about your rights and find out how the team at Atkins and Markoff can help you. 

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Have You Been Injured From Hyoscyamine Prescription?

What is Hyoscyamine? Hyoscyamine is a drug that is prescribed by a doctor to treat problems such as, irritable bowl syndrome, bladder incontinence, ulcers, cystitis bladder and other related stomach and bladder problems. In addition, Hyoscyamine is used to treat people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, helps relieve asthma sufferers and aids in digestion and eases heart … Read moreHave You Been Injured From Hyoscyamine Prescription?

Dangers associated with Mirena IUDs


In 2001, Bayer Pharmaceuticals introduced Mirena to the American market, an intrauterine device (IUD) that promises to be 99% effective for 3 to 5 years. It is prescribed as birth control, as a treatment for heavy menstruation and as part of estrogen replacement therapy. Those using it as birth control, get it inserted into their … Read moreDangers associated with Mirena IUDs

Injured Due to a Defective Product?


People are injured in the United States every single day. One of the most common causes of injuries that many do not think about is defective products. In fact, defective products pose numerous potential threats to consumers, and they don’t even know it. There are several different types of product defects that all consumers should … Read moreInjured Due to a Defective Product?

The Most Dangerous Children’s Toys

Every single day in the United States we see cases of defective products that have posed life-threatening dangers to adults and children alike. Unfortunately, defective product cases are among the most common. When you buy a product, whether for yourself or your child, you expect that it is safe and will function as advertised. As … Read moreThe Most Dangerous Children’s Toys

Types of Defective Product Liability Claims


When you buy a product as a consumer, you assume it is safe, well-designed, and manufactured carefully. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. In some cases, the manufacturer fails to provide adequate instructions or warnings regarding how to use the product or does not give ample attention to the item’s design, causing the product to … Read moreTypes of Defective Product Liability Claims

An Update on the Takata Airbag Recall


As we reported back in October, airbags produced by the Japanese auto supplier Takata have been massively recalled, and the number of affected vehicles is only growing. The company began manufacturing airbags in 2000 and the recall was first issued in 2008 due to the discovery that the airbags were equipped with faulty inflator mechanisms … Read moreAn Update on the Takata Airbag Recall