$1,000,000 for Job Site ElectrocutionNovember 22, 2017

The estate of an electrician who died while performing maintenance on an office building agreed to a $1,000,000 settlement in a Middlesex County lawsuit. Peter Chamas of Gill & Chamas in Woodbridge, NJ represented his estate. The building manager requested that locks on various electrical components be replaced with new ones. The plaintiff worked with his …

Gill & Chamas named in U.S. News 2018 “Best Law Firms” ListNovember 7, 2017

  Gill & Chamas, L.L.C.  Regional rankings: New Jersey Tier 1 in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Tier 2 in Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Gill & Chamas, LLC was named in the U.S. News 2018 “Best Law Firms” list. Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included …

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic HandlesNovember 2, 2017

More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency. One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to a notice Thursday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall covers 134 models of …

Diono car seats under recallNovember 1, 2017

CAR SEAT RECALL ABC News reports that “More than 500,000 child car seats made by a company called Diono are being recalled because they may not adequately protect children in a crash.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted documents Thursday, which stated the children using the seats may have a higher chance to suffer a …

GM settles ignition switch lawsuit with state AGs for $120 millionOctober 31, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports General Motors will pay $120 million to 49 states and Washington, DC under a settlement with state attorneys general over the company’s faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 124 deaths. GM had known about the defect for more than a decade prior to recalling 2.6 million vehicles in early 2014. …

Study suggests e-cigarette use may increase risk of inflammatory diseases

The Daily Mail reported on research at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill which found that e-cigarette smokers are likely to develop dangerous proteins associated with COPD and cystic fibrosis. Based on observations of 15 e-cigarette users, 14 cigarette smokers, and 15 nonsmokers, the researchers found e-cigarette use was associated with “elevated levels of neutrophil-extracellular-trap (NET)-related …

Study finds arsenic in 65 percent of baby food products

USA Today  reports that an “alarming” study released Wednesday by the Clean Label Project “found many baby food products test positive for arsenic, including 80% of infant formulas.” The nonprofit advocacy group tested about 530 baby products, including food, “infant formulas, toddler drinks and snacks purchased within the past 5 months,” and “found 65% of products tested …

Lawsuit claims 3M device caused infections during surgery

Lawsuit claims 3M device caused infections during surgery The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that over 4,000 people are suing 3M Co., for having incurred “serious infections after joint surgery.” They blame 3M “for selling a warm-air blower that may have deposited infectious bacteria in their incisions during surgery.” As yet, none claims “definitive physical proof” 3M’s …

$6M Settlement: Animated Semi Crushes ElectricianOctober 18, 2017

A $6,000,000 settlement was obtained for the widow of an electrician who died after construction companies and engineers violated safety standards that would have protected him from being crushed under the wheels of a semi-tractor trailer. Dan Green was conscious after impact but died of massive traumatic injuries after being transported to the hospital. The …

$869,000 for Injured MotoristOctober 13, 2017

A motorist injured in an auto accident in Old Bridge settled claims against two of his insurers in his Middlesex County lawsuit. The total recovery was $868,831, according to his lawyer, Kevin Parsons of Gill & Chamas in Woodbridge, NJ. In November of 2013, the Plaintiff was driving his vehicle in Old Bridge when another …