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Sep 6, 2018

FDA Recalls Even More Drugs Which Use Valsartan, Citing Cancer Risk

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In July of 2018, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall notice for a number of drugs containing valsartan, a medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. The batches, which had been manufactured in China, contained traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) – a cancer-causing carcinogen. In early August, [...]

Aug 30, 2018

Jury Awards $289 Million in Lawsuit Claiming Monsanto’s Roundup Leads to Cancer

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A jury in San Francisco has awarded Dewayne Johnson $289 million in his lawsuit against Monsanto. Mr. Johnson is dying of cancer, which he claims was a result of using “Roundup weedkiller [sic] 20 to 30 times per year while working as a groundskeeper for a school district near San Francisco,” CNN reports. Monsanto is [...]

Aug 16, 2018

Life on The Bleeding Edge: How the FDA Won’t Help Keep You Safe

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On July 20, 2018, Bayer announced that it would finally stop selling Essure, a form of birth control that was supposed to cause permanent female sterilization, at the end of 2018. On July 27, 2018, Netflix released a documentary titled The Bleeding Edge, a film about the $400 billion medical device industry – and which [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Making a Claim for Compensation after an Injury at an Amusement Park

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One great way to beat the summer heat here in South Carolina is to hit some amusement parks, local fairs, or water parks. Whether you’re visiting South Carolina or a local looking to visit popular parks like Family Kingdom Amusement Park or O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park, theme and water parks are a fun option for [...]

Jul 18, 2018

One Million Chainsaws Recalled Due to Power Switch Problem

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Recently, Harbor Freight Tools announced a recall of approximately one million electric chainsaws because of a malfunctioning power switch. According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report, the power switch on the chainsaw can malfunction and allow the saw to continue running—even after the operator has put the switch in the “Off” position. This [...]

Jul 5, 2018

Dangerous Nipah Virus Poses Risk Worldwide

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Over the last 100+ years the world has grown smaller, mobility has accelerated, and whatever happens on the other side of the world can affect our lives within a matter of hours or even faster. This includes what happens with our health. For instance, mosquito borne diseases such as the West Nile virus have infected [...]

May 31, 2018

The E. Coli Poisoning Outbreak from Romaine Lettuce Has Led to Its First Fatality

By |May 31, 2018|Defective Products|0 Comments

E. coli is a form of bacteria that survives in the intestines. Certain types of E. coli can produce intestinal infection – E. coli O157:57 in particular. This strain and others causing intestinal sicknesses are referred to as Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC). Various symptoms can follow intestinal infection instigated by E. coli including [...]

May 17, 2018

What Injuries are Women Suffering After Having Essure Birth Control Implants?

By |May 17, 2018|Defective Products, Medical Devices|0 Comments

The Essure permanent birth control system was approved by the FDA as a sterilization option for women who wanted a less invasive option for sterilization than the traditional tubal ligation procedure. Essure is a pair of metal coils about the length of your little finger that are implanted into the Fallopian Tubes. The metal coils [...]

May 7, 2018

Essure Contraceptive Implants – Frequently Asked Questions About Injuries

By |May 7, 2018|Defective Products|0 Comments

Essure is a permanent birth control solution that was designed to give women a less invasive, non-surgical alternative to tubal ligation. Essure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002, and while about half a million women have had the device implanted, the FDA has received close to 12,000 adverse reports of [...]

May 1, 2018

FDA Has Restricted the Sale of Essure Birth Control Implants

By |May 1, 2018|Defective Products|0 Comments

On April 9th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restricted the sale and distribution of the Essure permanent birth control device. In its media release, the FDA reports that it was aware that some women have received the Essure birth control device without also receiving adequate information about the device's risks. Now, the FDA [...]

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