EPA Moves to Ban Hartz Flea and Tick Collars Linked to Neurological Damage in Children
Fleas are the most common type of external parasite that affects cats. According to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the average cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) can significantly harm our four-legged friends, causing irritation, anemia, and even Lyme disease. Responsible pet owners know how important it is to protect dogs and cats from contracting […]
Judge Rules 3M Combat Earplug Lawsuits To Proceed
Earplug manufacturer 3M Company’s attempt to shield itself from personal injury lawsuits by declaring bankruptcy has been denied in court. This recent update in the ongoing battle to hold 3M liable for defective products linked to hearing loss is encouraging news for veterans and military service members across the United States. To date, there are […]
Was Your CPAP Machine Recalled?
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are designed to help those who suffer from sleep apnea breathe more freely through the night. These medical devices are prescribed by doctors and other medical professionals who help patients cope with breathing disorders that inhibit oxygen intake.
Federal Judge Rules Wrongful Death Claims Against Monsanto as Time-Barred
As Bayer announces wanting to keep Roundup on the market for the foreseeable future without adding a warning about the potential cancer risk, a judge in Georgia has ruled a wrongful death claim against Monsanto as time-barred. This ruling, along with Monsanto’s settlement, could affect future cases. To understand why, let’s start by taking a […]
Product Liability and Packaging Issues
When you make a purchase, whether you’re buying a toy for your child, a kitchen appliance, a gardening tool, or something else, you expect it to work, and you expect it to be safe to use. Dangerous products can cause serious injuries, and negligent manufacturers, distributors, and sellers should be held accountable for losses. While […]
Talc-Based Cosmetics and Asbestos Exposure
If you use any cosmetic products, you know just how many are on the market, and it can be hard to figure out which one’s you like and whether any will cause irritation. While skin irritation is something to be concerned about, there’s a worse health concern when it comes to talc-based cosmetics containing asbestos. […]
Baby Food Manufacturers Knowingly Sold Food Containing Heavy Metals
Four leading baby food manufacturers knowingly sold baby food that contained high levels of toxic metals. This information was found on internal company documents released in a congressional investigation.
11,000 Ice Cream Containers Recalled From Weis Markets
Weis Markets has issued a recall of more than 11,000 containers of ice cream after concerns about metal filings in the frozen treats. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shared the recall on January 10, 2021 after Weis announced the issue on January 8. The ice cream in question was sold at 197 Weis Markets […]
Product Liability Lawsuits Continuing to Rise in the United States
When a manufacturer creates a product, they are liable for any damage that their product causes. Legally, this is referred to as product liability. Consumers who experience injuries and other complications from medication, vehicles, and other products have the right to file a product liability lawsuit to recover compensation for the damages they incurred. Unfortunately, […]
FDA Requests Zantac Be Removed from Market
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the request for all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs to be pulled from the market immediately. This request came after an ongoing investigation determined the N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in Zantac has the potential to cause health problems.
Public Health Warning to Stop Vaping Issued by Kentucky Officials
Concerns regarding vaping are rising in Kentucky, as more residents are developing lung injuries after using e-cigs. State and government agencies are releasing data on the incidents as it’s discovered, but there is still so much we don’t know about the dangers of vaping. In response to the concerns and injuries, public health officials in […]
Vaping Causes Teenager’s Lungs to Become Completely Blocked
On July 26, 2019, 17-year-old Tryston Zohfeld’s previously healthy lungs suddenly failed. He says he woke up vomiting, and his heart was beating rapidly. The Texas teen was rushed to the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma while they ran tests to figure out the cause. […]
BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
In July 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration requested Allergan, a pharmaceutical company, voluntarily recall BIOCELL textured breast implants. This request was issued after findings that link the implants to a rare cancer, breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). If you’ve been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer and have breast implants, […]
Mother Saves Children from Electric Toy Car Before it Explodes
In August 2018, a mother in North Andover, Massachusetts saved her two children from an electric toy car before it burst into flames. Michelle Kline was nearby when her children’s toy car began to smoke. At the time, her 16-month-old and three-year-old were buckled in the toy car. After she got them out, it took […]
How Do Drug Recalls Work?
We expect our medicine to be safe and to help with the reasons why we’re taking it. Drugs are supposed to go through many steps before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves it to be on the market. But sometimes drugs can have something wrong with them or there is an issue with its […]