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J&J to Pay $110 M in the Latest Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Claim

Last month Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $110 million to a Virginia woman over claims that she developed ovarian cancer as a result of decades of using Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The verdict, which came out of a state court in St. Louis, is the largest so far in… Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 300,000 Minivans for Airbag Flaw

Fiat Chrysler reported this week that it plans to recall approximately 300,000 minivans because the driver-side airbags may deploy inadvertently. This airbag malfunction has been linked to 13 minor injuries, although there have been no accidents. Fiat Chrysler has stated that it wants to get these vehicles repaired as soon as possible to avoid any… Read More »

FDA Requests Market Removal for Opioid Painkiller

Last week FDA for the first time requested that a pharmaceutical company take an opioid drug off the market due to allegations of abuse. FDA stated that it determined that the benefits of the drug – Opana ER made by Endo Pharmaceuticals – outweighed the risks. FDA stated in its announcement that Opana ER is… Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Recalls More Than 1 Million Over Airbags

Fiat Chrysler recalled in mid-May more than one million Ram pickup trucks in the US market and 200,000 in Canada due to a computer issue that could affect side airbags and seat belts. The automaker reported that there had been one death, two injuries and two accidents that could be related to the safety issues.… Read More »

Dirty Dining: Most Common Food Service Violations

We compiled a list of 2016 food service violations from major cities across the U.S. and looked at the average number of violations per business, the food served, and the types of infractions that most often occurred. Curious to see how common rodent infestations are in New York City, or how your favorite restaurants handled… Read More »

J&J Loses 3rd Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit Over Baby Talc

Johnson and Johnson has lost another lawsuit over its talcum powder that is alleged in some cases to cause cancer. A jury in St. Louis awarded $70 million to a woman in California who claimed that her ovarian cancer was due to many years of using a baby talc that was made by J&J. The… Read More »

$38 Million Depakote Birth Defect Lawsuit Upheld on Appeal

A judge in St. Louis, Missouri in May 2017 upheld a $38 million verdict for a 12 year-old girl who was severely disabled by birth defects caused by a popular anti-seizure drug called Depakote. The girl, Maddison Schmidt, was born in 2005 with serious birth defects after her mother was on Depakote when pregnant to… Read More »

Takata Airbag Recall Could Take 7 Years to Complete

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated December 9 that it could take until 2023 before all Takata airbags can be repaired or replaced. This is a full 15 years after the first airbag was recalled. The NHTSA is taking steps to speed up the recall of the Takata airbags that could explode and… Read More »

GM Airbags Failed to Deploy on 3.6 Million Vehicles

Have You Been Injured by an Airbag Failure? We can help. Complete the form to your right or call us today. General Motors recalled 3.6 million cars in the US in September 2016 for airbags that may fail to deploy in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the NHTSA,… Read More »

12 Million Takata Airbags Recalled

Have You Been Hurt by a Defective Airbag? Did it fail to deploy? We can help. Complete the form to your right or call us today. Eight auto manufacturers stated this week that they will recall more than 12 million US cars, trucks and SUVs to replace defective Takata airbags, which has greatly expanded the… Read More »

Celebrex and Bextra Class Action Lawsuit Comes Back to Life

A federal court panel has restarted a class action lawsuit involving Pfizer. It alleges that the international pharmaceutical company lied to shareholders by minimizing heart risks that are linked to its drugs Celebrex and Bextra. The class action suit specifically states that the company attempted to conceal data about clinical studies that suggested the use… Read More »

United States of Scam

Bogus debt collectors. Imposter IRS agents. Phony sweepstakes. These types of scams pose a threat to virtually every American – and savvy scammers use every trick in the book to gain trust, such as building rapport, using professional-looking websites, and even playing on emotions. But how prevalent are these deceptive practices? We wanted to find… Read More »

According To The FDA, Invokana Does Increase The Risk Of Osteoporosis

Canagliflozin, a drug that is sold under brand names Invokamet and Invokana, has been known to cause ketoacidosis, kidney damage and heart attacks. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a further warning, stating that it also increases the risk of losing bone density, a condition known as osteoporosis. “The U.S. Food… Read More »

Daytrana ADHD Patch May Cause Permanent Disfigurement

Daytrana, a brand name for methylphenidate, a patch used on children with ADHD, has recently come under scrutiny. The FDA released a Drug Safety Communication on the drug on June 24, 2015. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that permanent loss of skin color may occur with use of the Daytrana patch… Read More »

The DoJ Is Taking Note Of Complaints Against Endoscopy Devices

Endoscopy tools, including power morcellators, have come under investigation by the Department of Justice (DoJ). This is after various complaints have been received that have shown a link between medical scopes and infections. The DoJ has issued four subpoenas in total but more similar stories continue to emerge. “The widening problem is sure to ratchet… Read More »

Here’s Why Drug Prices Remain High Despite Generic Laws

Whenever a drug manufacturer creates a new drug, it is patented for a set period of time. Once that patent ends, other manufacturers can create the same drug, turning it into a generic product, effectively lowers the price of that particular medicine. At other times, however, manufacturers are able to find a loophole that prevents… Read More »

DuPont Gets Slammed In Teflon Chemical C8 Trial

DuPont, a chemical company, has recently been found liable for causing kidney cancer in an Ohio resident. Her case was the first of some 3,500 cases against the company, all claiming that the C8 chemicals used in Teflon, released in waters across Ohio and West Virginia, caused cancer. The cost of this and any subsequent… Read More »

What Are The Associated Risks With Generic Drugs?

A top doctor has revealed that the widespread usage of generic drugs is harming the health of people in this country. This is mainly due to the fact that drug factories all over the globe have widespread irregularities in their manufacturing processes. Eighty-six percent of drugs used in this country are generic drugs, and it… Read More »

Most Consumer Complaints: Mortgages And Debt Collectors

It seems that people in this country do not like to have debt. This is not just because people don’t like owing money, but also because of the associated problems. These include poor treatment from lenders and a lack of understanding of the terms and conditions of a loan. In 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection… Read More »