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December 13, 2021
After CPAP Recall, Are Replacement Machines Safe?

After CPAP Recall, Are Replacement Machines Safe?

Earlier this year, Philips Respironics issued a voluntary – but urgent – recall of sleep apnea machines, citing that a breakdown of materials in the machine could be inhaled by users and cause serious health issues, such as cancer. Now, it appears that the replacement devices may also put consumers at risk, according to a […]

October 18, 2021
Talcum Powder Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Talcum Powder Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and other baby powder manufacturers are facing thousands of lawsuits with allegations that they knew their products could cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer and did nothing to warn consumers. To date, juries have awarded billions of dollars to plaintiffs in these cases. Reuters broke the news in 2018 that trace amounts […]

September 27, 2021
3M Earplug Lawsuits to Be Heard in State Courts

3M Earplug Lawsuits to Be Heard in State Courts

A Minnesota judge kicked back part of a class-action suit against 3M, claiming the court did not have jurisdiction over some cases, according to Reuters. Lawyers were attempting to file cases that originated in Florida in Minnesota. The Minnesota judge rejected 3M’s status as a military contractor, which would have given the company a defense […]

JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

JUUL Facing Legal Action in Multiple States

Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the e-cigarette company Juul Labs for targeting minors with its addictive and potentially carcinogenic vape pens. The manufacturer has already agreed to pay $40 million to the state of North Carolina in a recent settlement. And it isn’t just states that are suing. North Carolina filed a lawsuit in […]

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

Belviq Lawsuits: What you Need to Know

The prescription weight loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) has been pulled off the shelves at the request of the FDA due to a potential link to cancer, as reported by Drug Watch and other outlets. Belviq has been associated with increased rates of lung, pancreatic and colorectal cancer, and several lawsuits have been filed. Here’s what […]

Zantac Drug Maker Accused of Deleting Records

Zantac Drug Maker Accused of Deleting Records

One of the drug companies behind Zantac was recently accused of deleting company emails tied to the drug’s 2019 recall, according to an article in Fierce Pharma. The company, Sanofi, faces lawsuits which allege that they concealed cancer risks associated with this popular heartburn medication. Zantac contains a probable human carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is […]

UTI Drug Elmiron Causes Blindness

UTI Drug Elmiron Causes Blindness

A prescription drug to treat bladder pain syndrome had the unintended effect of causing vision loss, resulting in blindness for one woman in Texas, according to MedNews. The drug, sold under the brand name Elmiron, had no warning label; studies connecting the drug with eye damage had not yet been published. The patient started the […]

Kids and Dental Injuries

Kids and Dental Injuries

Young children’s teeth are prone to injury. Dental injuries can happen at any time: on the playground, at sports practice, even roughhousing with siblings at home. Since being prepared may help with the severity of the injury, parents should have a working knowledge of how to handle tooth trauma, according to a recent article in […]

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

OSHA Marks 50 Years of Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is marking half a century of workplace safety oversight, despite having fewer enforcement resources than in its 50-year history, according to a recent report. OSHA was created in 1970 with a law signed into effect by President Richard Nixon with a mission to protect workers from hazards on […]

December 7, 2020
Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

Appeals Court Rejects Gunmaker Protection

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled a federal law unconstitutional this fall, paving the way for gun manufacturers to be held accountable in Pennsylvania for gun injuries if their weapon is used in a crime, reported an article in Bloomberg Law. At issue is the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shields gunmakers […]