Will Weed Killer Give Me Cancer?

The following review takes a deep dive into glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup®️ Weed Killer. We’ll look at the latest legal trial timelines, human exposure, agricultural use, the science behind the product, genetically modified crops, the fight over glyphosate, its cancer risk as a carcinogen, as well as the research behind the formulations.… Read More »

Google Accused of Tracking Phone Users Regardless of Privacy Settings

Google is being accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking movements of millions of Android and iPhone even when they activate privacy settings to prevent tracking. The complaint filed last week states that Google provides false assurances that people will not be tracked if they turn off the Location History feature on their smartphones to… Read More »

Airbag Chemical Burns Can be Life Threatening

Airbags have been helpful over the years to protect passengers and drivers when there are car accidents. But they also have a record of causing serious or even fatal injuries. Even if an airbag deploys as intended, it can the victim with scars and permanent disfigurement. One of the most common types of injuries with… Read More »

What Causes An Airbag to Explode While Hardly Moving

Your car’s airbag system is one of the most important parts of the safety system for the vehicle. Proper inflation of the airbag at the right time may ensure that you and passengers survive an accident that could have caused serious injury or death. Airbags have saved thousands of lives through the years. The airbag… Read More »

The Great USA Opioid Epidemic with Expert Insight

Opioid Epidemic Overview In September 2017, the White House declared that the opioid drug crisis was a national emergency. This statement came on the heels of the release of a presidential commission report that described the opioid epidemic death rate as ‘September 11th every three weeks.’ After the declaration, the White House instructed federal authorities… Read More »

Consumer Group Sets New Rule Making it Possible for Groups to Sue Banks

A consumer group announced a new rule making it easier for groups of individuals to sue financial service providers for wrongdoing. In the past, banks and credit card companies were able to protect themselves against class action lawsuits by including arbitration clauses in contracts which blocked people from creating or joining group lawsuits. This means… Read More »

Did Lumosity Scam Consumers?

This question is still up for debate, but findings from a recent study show there was no more improvement in memory and reasoning (cognitive skills) in young adults who used commercial cognitive training offered by Lumosity over those who spent the same amount of time playing video games. According to results from the study, which… Read More »

Takeda Airbag Death Poll Climbing

According to reports, a Florida woman who died in a car crash on July 19 may be the 19th person that has died as a result of Takeda’s defective airbags. While the exact cause of her death is still unknown, the National Highway Safety Administration said her car was equipped with an original Takeda airbag… Read More »

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. to Pay $1.55 M for Marketing Fraud

Jessica Alba’s company Honest Co. agreed to pay $1.55 million to settle a nationwide marketing fraud lawsuit for allegedly making false claims that its products are all-natural, plant-based and chemical-free. Customers are entitled to recoup $2.50 for each product purchased. Customers with no proof of purchase can seek compensation for up to ten products. There… Read More »

How Billions of Consumers are Being Poisoned from the Friendly Skies

The airline industry likes to portray flying as the safest way to travel. However, some experts recently have issued dire warnings that airlines could be slowly poisoning passengers with contaminated air that they breathe during flight. The potential problem, these experts claim, is that jets require a regular supply of warm, compressed air for passengers… Read More »

Acid Reflux Drugs Should Carry Cancer Risk Argues ECAN

A cancer group asked makers of heartburn drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec to include a safety warning that long-term acid-reflux may lead to the development of esophageal cancer.. According to reports, esophageal cancer rates have increased 600 percent over the last 20 years, coinciding with use of antacid medications. While heartburn medications have not… Read More »

Nexium Dropped from Tricare’s Preferred Drug List

Effective today, Tricare will no longer list the gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) medication Nexium as a preferred drug. This means some 338,000 patients must switch to another heartburn/acid reflux medication as it will no longer be available via Tricare or in military hospitals and clinics. Removing Nexium from the preferred drug list will save approximately… Read More »

Takata Corp. Files for Bankruptcy After Airbag Recalls

Weighted down by airbag recalls and personal injury lawsuits, the Japanese airbag maker Takata Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection on June 26 in both the US and Tokyo. The airbag manufacturer stated that is was the only option it had for continuing to produce replacements for defective airbag inflators that caused the deaths of at… Read More »

J&J to Pay $110M 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

If you have been affected by the use of talcum powder or someone you know has been, contact us for a FREE case review your case and file a claim. There may be substantial compensation available. There is no charge or obligation attached to case reviews. Johnson and Johnson has lost another lawsuit over its talcum… 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 »