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  • More Controversy Surrounding Zetia
    Jan-13-08 New York, NY: When the makers of Zetia announced that they were changing the goals of a clinical trial of the drug, after the trial had already been started, the companies faced a great deal of criticism. According to an article in Forbes, the situation was actually more controversial than that. The reason is that, according to Forbes, when the compan...
  • Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall of Roman Shades, Roll-Up Blinds, and Roller Blinds
    Nov-10-10 Washington, DC Hanover Direct Inc., (also known as Domestications, The Company Store, and Company Kids) is recalling about 495,000 Roman shades and 28,500 roller/roll-up blinds (about 90,000 Roman shades were recalled in October 2009) following the report of a strangulation death of a child. Hazards: Roman Shades: Strangulations can occur when a chil...
  • Deaths prompt CPSC, FDA warning on infant sleep positioners
    Sep-29-10 Washington, DC The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to stop using infant sleep positioners. Over the past 13 years, CPSC and the FDA have received 12 reports of infants between the ages of 1 month and 4 four months who died when they suffocated in sleep positioners or...
  • And If You Lose, You Keep the Advance, Says Oasis
    Mar-15-11 Chicago, IL As a former trial attorney and for the last eight years the executive director of the most active lawsuit funding company in the US, Elizabeth Pekin genuinely believes in what Oasis Legal Finance (OLF) does. "As a trial attorney in Chicago, I used to meet face-to-face with people who were often at the lowest point in their lives," she says. "Al...
  • California Overtime: Hershey Job Title Versus Job Activities
    Mar-15-11 San Francisco, CA The Hershey Company is one of many corporations facing a California overtime class action. When will employers realize that your job title doesn't determine whether you are exempt from overtime? The Hershey suit, which was filed on behalf of a San Francisco woman in 2008, alleges that a group of sales representatives were misclassif...
  • "Stay Away from Chantix"
    Jun-28-08 Tempe, AZ Cindy B. had been smoking for 25 years when she decided it was time to quit. Unfortunately, she was given Chantix and suffered serious side effects. However, it was not until she read an article about Chantix that she realized her side effects were related to the smoking-cessation drug. Among Cindy's side effects were depression, sleeplessness...
  • Is the Community of Cathedral City Living with Asbestos?
    Jul-7-11 Cathedral City, CA Although the community of Cathedral City has yet to determine whether asbestos is the cause of their health problems, Jessica believes that the construction site nearby should be tested. "This company washes old building materials to make them 'new' again, but at what cost to residents—we are breathing toxic dust daily," she sa...
  • Cadera ASR DePuy deben encabezar la lista del propuesto Registro de implantes
    Mar-1-12 Washington, DC La legislación propuesta para un proyecto de ley de seguridad del paciente nuevo, no podría llegar muy pronto para alrededor de 93.000 personas (de acuerdo con DePuy) que han recibido un implante de cadera DePuy . La compañía hizo un recogido de su reemplazo de cadera defectuoso ASR XL Acetabular de en agosto d...
  • Title lX Doesn't Protect Against Bullying
    Aug-1-10 Detroit, MI It is hard to say what may happen in the future when it comes to litigating against bullying. "The law the way it is written doesn't provide a solution for every kind of harassment ," says attorney Richard Winslow. "The way the law is written it is quite narrow, but I think the issues are broader than Title lX, which is limited to sexual har...
  • Patient Says Fosamax Caused Multiple Fractures, Specialist Concurs
    May-20-11 Calgary, AB Fosamax is taking its toll, not only on those who have suffered debilitating Fosamax side effects, but it has also become a drain on the health care system. Take Shannon, for instance. A former nurse, she is now on disability benefits, unable to work. Her osteoporosis specialist blames her multiple bone fractures on Fosamax. "I was prescri...
  • Open Burn Pits: US Veteran Suffering Respiratory Problems and More…
    Sep-7-11 Canton, OH It's a sad state of affairs when a US veteran comes home from Afghanistan only to find himself unemployable due to respiratory problems as a result of breathing toxic fumes day after day at military open pit burn sites. David choked back his tears as he told this reporter how he has lost just about everything, including his will to live. So...
  • FDA Accuses Nestle of Falsely Advertising Children's Drinks
    Dec-25-09 Washington, DC Nestle SA has been sent warning letters from The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding claims the food giant made in marketing its Juicy Juice and Boost children's drinks. The FDA said the products are in violation for language on its label and website that are false or misleading —the drinks have been promoted as a "medical food...
  • Did Trasylol Put Husband on Dialysis?
    Jan-2-08 Miami, FL "My husband had a heart transplant in July 2003 and for the last four years, he has had a problem with fluid retention," says Myra H. Now, he is on a dialysis machine—for the rest of his life. "I was told that one of the transplant drugs damaged hid kidneys but after reading about Trasylol in the New York Times , I wonder if that drug wa...
  • He Killed His Own Son While on Paxil
    Oct-22-10 Huntsville, ON Anyone who ever felt that antidepressants are generally safe need only know the story of David Carmichael, a Canadian who lost his son to Paxil side effects . That's because Carmichael, while taking Paxil, strangled his 11-year-old son in a hotel room. It was 2004, and Carmichael was severely depressed and taking Paxil at the time. The...
  • Popcorn Lung Lawyer
    Sep-14-10 Independence, MO Chicago attorney Ken McClain says he doesn't mind at all if you refer to him as the Popcorn Lung Lawyer. "I don't mind if people say that," says McClain whose has been litigating against makers and suppliers of a butter flavoring product called diacetyl since 2002. "It's been very rewarding. We've done a lot of good and managed to get...
  • Unum Is Still a Pain in the Back
    Nov-28-11 Baton Rouge, LA Despite the thousands upon thousands of lawsuits that Unum was made to settle by the courts after its policy holders' denials were reversed, it would appear that the giant health provider is still denying policy holders with back injuries. Even though in 2008 the US Court of Appeals of the Second District found in favor of the plaintif...
  • Couple Awarded $1.3 Million in Stockbroker Arbitration Claim
    Jun-10-08 Dallas, TX Investors may think that a lawsuit is the only way to regain funds lost to an unethical stockbroker, but in actuality stockbroker arbitration can be an attractive alternative to a lawsuit. Some complainants are being awarded substantial amounts in their arbitration cases, without having to go through a lawsuit. In one example, an arbitration...
  • Open Pit Burning Linked to Intestinal Problems and More…
    May-28-11 San Antonio, TX Jessie was stationed in Iraq from 2004–2005, nine months of which he spent in Balad, home of the most notorious Open Pit Burning site. "We saw and tasted the smoke day and night, the pit plumes were huge in Balad," he says. Jessie believes his intestinal problems, chronic cough and sleep apnea are directly related to exposure to t...
  • Shoulder Pain Pump Ends Catering Career
    Jun-13-11 Sanford, FL Karen, a former caterer, hasn't been able to work since 2008 when she had shoulder surgery and was given a shoulder pain pump . "Ever since then I am in constant pain and my doctor said I can't lift anything over three pounds," says Karen. Not being able to lift or carry anything certainly limits any work opportunities. Karen, age 55, says...
  • Madre Joven Archiva Reclamo contra la píldora de Control de Natalidad Beyaz
    May-9-12 Chenoa, IL El control de la natalidad Beyaz es similar a los otros medicamentos conteniendo drospirenona (DRSP), a saber, Yasmin, Yaz y OCELLA: todos ellos están asociados con efectos secundarios graves, desde problemas de vesícula biliar a la embolia pulmonar. Y los fabricantes están involucrados en miles de demandas DRSP por lesi...
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