Product Liability Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – A pharmaceutical company has recalled medication that may include specks of glass. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall of a generic medication distributed by retail pharmacies of the drug Atorvastatin, a generic form of Lipitor, which fights cholesterol. However, the FDA has yet to formally instruct consumers to not take the drug if they already have it in their possession. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling 41 lots of 90 and 500-count bottles of manufactured Atorvastatin Calcium in the form of 10, 20 and 40-milligram tablets. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals has issued a simple […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) January 22, 2013 – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled infant recliners due to infant deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced a voluntary recall of 150,000 infant recliners under the brand name Nap Nanny. According to the CPSC, five infants have died while in the products, and dozens more have nearly fallen out. Reached for comment, Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz said, “Given the number of incidents reported with this product, it is good to see them being recalled. Consumer safety should be paramount for manufacturers, and that goes […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2013 – OSHA has cited a Chicago resident for violating lead exposure standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Chicago resident Waclaw Cilulko’s construction company, American Masonry Inc., for seven counts of willfully violating OSHA’s lead exposure standards. OSHA inspectors found that workers at a building in Chicago were exposed to unsafe levels of lead while conducting sandblasting operations. The agency has proposed a total of $196,000 in penalties. “Lead exposure is very dangerous, and construction companies need to take proper precautions to ensure workers remain safe, particularly when working […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) December 28, 2012 – The parent company of Banana Boat, a line of sun-care products, is recalling a half-million bottles of aerosol sunscreen. There are reports that the product may catch fire if users come into contact with an open flame shortly after applying it. “This is a frightening example of what can go wrong with a product most people would never imagine to be dangerous,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz. Energizer Holdings announced the recall of 23 products in their UltraMist sunscreen line, including UltraMist Sport, UltraMist Kids, and UltraMist Ultra […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 24, 2012 – There are two new large-scale cases of E. coli poisoning, Escherichia coli O157:H7, in the U.S. In late October, an E. coli outbreak sickened more than 100 attendees at the Cleveland County Fair in North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported that a two-year-old child died from the bacteria and a dozen other people that were affected required hospitalization. Officials are comparing the incident to one in 2011 at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, where 27 people were fell ill after spending time in […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2012 – Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has been hit with a $10.45 million verdict in a case of jawbone damage as a result of taking the drug Zometa. Washington, D.C. personal injury attorney David Lietz assisted the plaintiff’s attorneys on the case. “This verdict is a big win not just for the plaintiff, Ms. Davids, but for any patient injured by prescription medication,” Mr. Lietz said in a statement. “Drug manufacturers are on notice not to trifle with patients’ safety.” Zometa is a member of a class of drugs known as bisphosphonates. These drugs […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) December 20, 2012 – While many small business bakers and chefs wish they did not have to rent expensive commercial kitchens, food safety regulations stipulate stand-alone food preparation spaces. This requirement has changed. Georgia’s new cottage food regulations took effect September 2012, and allow individuals to prepare items considered “non-potentially hazardous” in their own kitchens. Home cooks can then sell their items directly to the consumer, but cannot distribute them via retailers. The loosening of licensing allows items that do not need refrigeration, including breads, cakes, cereals, pastries, nuts, vinegars and popcorn. No meat, dairy, […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 18, 2012 – A recent nationwide study points out the dangers of “bounce houses” – large inflatable playpens for children. “Wherever children gather to play, safety is paramount,” said Zephyrhills personal injury lawyer Robert Alston. “Manufacturers have a responsibility to meet safety standards, and anyone providing access to these toys has a responsibility to provide adequate supervision.” The study suggests that as many as 30 children per day visit emergency rooms nationwide due to injuries sustained in bounce houses, including sprains, concussions, and broken bones. Children may be tempted to crowd into bounce houses […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 7 , 2012 – The idea of transvaginal kits began as a good one. However, the concept was fatally flawed from the beginning. “While the idea of a transvaginal kit had some merit, it turns out that they were flawed before they even got out of the design stage. Consider the story of a Fort Lauderdale woman, implanted with a mesh in 2001. The procedure nearly killed her. Since then, she has been responsible for getting FDA warnings on the synthetic mesh, and has spent thousands of hours researching surgical mesh and advocating for […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 6, 2012 – Disturbing safety issues, including insects and corrosion were found at a drug plant. Federal inspectors looking for safety and quality issues at a drug-manufacturing facility run by a company currently being investigated for a deadly outbreak of meningitis found numerous issues, including insects and corrosion. “Individuals depend on drug manufacturers and compounders to observe all precautions and quality measures to ensure the safety and health of the end users is not threatened,” stated John Hale, Waxahachie personal injury attorney. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a report about the […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 9, 2012 – Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in numerous household products, including plastic water bottles and canned food linings. Researchers are increasingly concerned about the effect BPA has on human health and have long-suspected that BPA may be affecting hormone levels in children and pregnant women. A new study out of UC Berkeley appears to definitively show a clear link between BPA and thyroid hormone changes in infant boys and pregnant women, say researchers. “Researchers continue to study how BPA can affect the health of women and children,” cautions John Hale, […]


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Irvine, CA (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2012 – The law firm of Bond & Taylor is advising pregnant women today that taking antidepressant SSRI medications has been strongly associated with birth defects. Pregnant women taking SSRI antidepressant medications are strongly encouraged to talk to their doctor about the risks for birth defects associated with taking this medication while pregnant. SSRI antidepressants are numerous, and include the following brand names: Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft®, Celexa®, Lexapro®, Luvox®, and Viibryd®. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), expectant mothers are 1 to 2 times more at risk for delivering a […]


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Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2012 – Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) October 9, 2012 – The Charleston personal injury lawyers of Yarborough Applegate Law Firm have negotiated a $9.9 million settlement for a client who was injured on a ride last summer. David B. Yarborough Jr., William E. Applegate, IV and Douglas E. Jennings of the Yarborough Applegate firm, reached the settlement through mediation on August 24th. The deal included a partial confidentiality clause that prevents disclosure of any details about the case that could identify the defendant, or its location. Yarborough Applegate’s client, a 44-year-old mother […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 8, 2012 – Sunbeam Products, Inc. has announced a recall of over half a million Mr. Coffee brand coffee makers. The recall is in response to reports of a defect that has already caused injury to a number of users. “Product safety recalls are serious business,” said Zephyrhills personal injury attorney Robert Alston. “The media do a good job of getting the information out there, but consumers need to do the legwork of checking to see whether their specific product has been recalled.” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Sunbeam Products […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 27, 2012 – Women who suffered from DVT, blood clots or pulmonary embolism after using the NuvaRing contraceptive device have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer, and a federal judge has announced a trial date for the consolidated cases. “DVT and pulmonary embolism are quite serious conditions,” said Greg Grambor, an expert on DVT and president of VascularPRN, a distributor of DVT prevention devices. “An important preventative measure is the use of compression therapy, usually when a patient is confined to bed for three days or more.” Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, is blood clot […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2012 – A recent voluntary recall of pre-sliced apples potentially tainted with listertia has raised the issue of food safety in the news again. The food in question is pre-sliced apples, distributed through grocery and fast food chains in 36 states, including Burger King, McDonald’s, Wawa and Wegman’s stores, and sold packaged with ‘‘Ready Pac’’ and ‘‘Safeway Farms’’ labels. Ready Pac is one of the top four producers of widely sold, ready-to-eat, pre-packaged produce that includes fruits, vegetables and salads. Food processed by one company is routinely distributed under multiple labels and names […]


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Fort Mill, SC (Law Firm Newswire) August 20, 2012 – The South and North Carolina personal injury and criminal defense firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP employed three law student interns over the 2012 summer. Divided between the firm’s offices, the three are: Jamie White, Emory Law rising third year, in the Fort Mill office; Brice Peper, Charleston Law rising third year, in the new Charleston office; and Jessica, Charlotte Law rising second year, in the Charlotte office. Fort Mill intern White received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and, immediately after graduation, began his law school career at Emory. […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 18, 2012 – A national conference was held in Orlando, Florida, recently to bring together those involved in fighting the epidemic of abusing prescription drugs: medical professionals, lawmakers, and the law enforcement personnel who go after unscrupulous doctors and pill mills. “These efforts to shut down pill mills are an important part of the fight against pharmaceutical negligence,” said Tampa personal injury attorney Robert Joyce. “It is essential that we fight pill mills in every way possible,” said Joyce. “When a doctor prescribes a drug that causes catastrophic injury or death, that doctor may […]


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Brunswick, GA (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2012 – As summer kicks in, building owners are more likely to have constructions teams out doing property maintenance and even renovation projects. Warmer months outside the rainy season provide the greatest opportunity for owners and municipalities to get the most work done in the shortest amount of time. Those construction projects can create a hazard, though and work sites can be dangerous for pedestrians walking past or employees trying to get back and forth to work. Construction crews are obligated to put up warning signs and rope off dangerous areas to help […]


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Attorneys First to File Pradaxa® Lawsuits Not Surprised by Preliminary Results Comparing the New Drug to Warfarin Houston, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – Preliminary results from a large study comparing the new anticoagulant medication dabigatran (Pradaxa®) to warfarin (Coumadin®), a drug widely used since 1954, confirms safety concerns. Attorneys with Watts Guerra Craft, the first law firm to file Pradaxa lawsuits in the U.S., say the findings are not surprising. “This study in real-world settings is proving what we already believed to be true,” says attorney Ryan L. Thompson. “The new medication is not safe and should […]


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