Carcinogen-Tainted Heart Drugs Could Lead to Lawsuits

Dozens of lawsuits are pending against pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers over several generic heart medications that are tainted with possible carcinogens. These are the first legal claims in what some legal experts expect could be a wave of lawsuits in the near future. Millions of patients in America have taken the generic heart drugs, which… Read More »

J&J Ordered to Pay $29 Million in Latest Talcum Cancer Verdict

Johnson & Johnson shares dropped this week after the company was told by a jury in California to pay $29 million to a woman who said the asbestos in J&J’s talcum powder-based products led to her cancer. (CNBC.com) This was the latest defeat for Johnson & Johnson. The healthcare giant is facing thousands of similar… Read More »

New Report Reveals Dangerous Substances in Your Food

CONSUMER ALERT According to the World Health Organization, Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are known as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, dementia, parkinsons, liver and kidney disease and more. These (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Cardiovascular diseases account for most of the (NCDs) deaths, or 17.9 million people annually, followed… Read More »

Top Mass Torts to Watch 2019

Mass torts are quite unique legal situations; there are many plaintiffs on one case, versus a single defendant. These lawsuits often are some of the most important that a law firm can take one, particularly in terms of the revenue. In 2019, there are several new or ongoing mass torts to keep an eye on… Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.6 Million Vehicles for Airbag Flaw

Fiat Chrysler has recalled more than 1.6 of its vehicles around the world to replace defective Takata front passenger airbag inflators that can be dangerous to passengers and drivers. Takata airbag inflators can explode with deadly force, causing deadly shrapnel into passengers and drivers. At least 23 people have died from the problem around the… Read More »

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 »