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  • I'll Have a Burger but hold the Salmonella Tomato
    Jun-9-08 Rockville, MD On June 9, 2008 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a nationwide warning that a salmonellosis outbreak has been linked to certain raw red plum, red Roma, and red round tomatoes , and products containing these three kinds of tomatoes. The FDA advises consumers, retailers and restaurateurs to only eat, sell and/or serve cherr...
  • Did Heparin Kill My Wife?
    Mar-31-08 Minneapolis, MN Harold's wife was a shining light in her local community. Vibrant, involved, she was loved by everyone. But in 2004 she received news that she had breast cancer. After several rounds of chemotherapy, she contracted a lethal blood infection, for which the doctors could not determine a cause. On February 29, 2008 she died, at home, with her h...
  • Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak Grows To 225 Illnesses in 44 States
    Feb-15-10 Houston, TX As the nationwide Salmonella Montevideo outbreak continues to grow, the salmonella lawyers at Simon & Luke have been busy fielding questions from hundreds of concerned citizens on our toll-free hotline (1-888-335-4901). Below is an update on the outbreak with answers to the most frequently asked questions. How many people are sick?...
  • Health Advocates Concerned as FDA Approves New Dosage Strength of Fosamax
    Jun-4-07 Washington, DC The FDA has approved a new dosage strength of Fosamax Plus D, despite an avalanche of lawsuits related to Fosamax and concerns among health advocates. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed related to Fosamax, Merck & Co.'s best-selling drug and one of the most prescribed drugs to increase bone density in patients with osteoporosis. "Th...
  • Topps E. coli Beef: Almost Two Million Pounds Still In Storage
    Jan-2-08 Elizabeth, NJ Topps Meat Co. may have closed October 5th, but there are still 1.8 million pounds of meat potentially contaminated with E. coli still languishing in the company's warehouses. What ultimately happens to that meat will hinge on the potential sale of the bankrupt company—its assets as well as trademarks—to a food company in New J...
  • What's With the Beef?
    Jul-25-07 Suffolk, VA In the first six months of 2007, the US Food Safety and Inspection Service recalled over seven million pounds of red meat. And the number of cases of people getting sick from contaminated beef is growing as fast as E. coli in an overcrowded cattle pen. What's up with our beef? Are we going to have a repeat of the ConAgra case? (In July 2...
  • Tainted Heparin Found to Contain Counterfeit Ingredient
    Mar-8-08 Washington, DC While the heparin recall by Baxter International reverberates through the medical community, the issue is becoming more and more complex, and further intensifies the concern over the propensity for drug companies to increasingly source their raw materials abroad, and especially China. In so doing, Americans are losing their faith in g...
  • Bactrim SJS: From the Epitome of Health to Near-Death
    Jun-14-09 Mobile, AL After three days on Bactrim for a mild infection, Myra was so sick that she wound up in the ER with a fever of 104 degrees. And she got worse because the doctor told her to continue taking the sulfa drug. Finally a dermatologist saw her and diagnosed SJS Bactrim: Myra almost died from a severe allergic reaction to Bactrim that caused Steven...
  • Baby Formula Producers encourage Mothers to Bottle feed Baby rather than Breastfeed
    Dec-13-05 The American Academy of Pediatrics states that "human milk is the preferred feeding for all infants...and the immunity factors in breast milk can help the baby fight off some infections." But only about 2...
  • Botox Adverse Effects Makes Looking Younger, Less Attractive
    May-24-08 New York, NY Botox is fast becoming a tale of two extremes, as sales figures increase and popularity soars, even though concern over serious, and potentially deadly adverse reactions continue to reverberate through medical journals and the media. The concern centers on the potential for Botox and Myobloc to migrate away from the original injection...
  • Salmonella St Paul: Did Tomatoes take the Heat for Jalapeno Peppers?
    Jul-25-08 Seattle, WA Now that tomatoes are safe to eat and jalapeno and Serrano peppers and avocadoes are possible culprits of the Salmonella St. Paul outbreak, some people may wonder—especially the victims-- if health officials at the FDA and CDC are grabbing at straws. Food litigation lawyer Bill Marler weighs in. "When someone eats food that is contaminate...
  • AMO Lens Solution Recall: Stock Drops, Outbreak Still a Mystery
    May-30-07 Santa Ana, CA Upon news Friday of the Advanced Medical Optics voluntary recall of AMO Complete MoisturePlus , stock in the company fell sharply, dropping in value by nearly 14 per cent. What's more, company officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta still have no idea what caused the outbreak of Acanthamoeba involving...
  • Defective Products: Warnings about ATV, CPSC Powerless
    Jun-12-07 Stafford, TX Lately, a plethora of defective products have been linked to China - everything from tainted wheat gluten showing up in pet food to diethylene glycol in kiddie toothpaste. (Diethylene glycol, by the way, is a toxic chemical used in the production of anti-freeze.) Given the responsibility manufacturers and marketers carry for the safet...
  • Salmonella Montevideo Outbreak Sickens 184 Nationwide - Italian Sausage Suspected as the Source
    Jan-24-10 The Centers for Disease Control ("CDC") is collaborating with public health officials in many states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections. Investigators are using DNA analysis of Salmonella ba...
  • Bayer Cropscience Faces More Lawsuits
    Sep-13-06 Little Rock, AR Bayer has been handed yet another lawsuit since the August 18th 2006, announcement by the U.S. Agriculture Department that LLRICE 601 , engineered by Bayer , had been found in long grain rice storage bins in Arkansas and Missouri. LLRICE601 has not been approved for human consumption. LLRICE 601 (also referred to as "Liberty R...
  • Canadian Attorney Files DePuy Class Action
    Jan-11-11 Toronto, Ontario In early December 2010, Colin Stevenson of Stevensons LLP, a Canadian law firm based in Toronto, filed a products liability class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary. Mr. Stevenson discusses the Canadian Depuy lawsuit with LawyersandSettlements. Q: (LawyersandSettlements) This Canadi...
  • FBI Now Involved in PCA Peanut Butter Salmonella
    Feb-10-09 Blakely, GA In what is fast becoming one of the most sensational food recall stories of all time, it has been reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided a manufacturing facility in Blakely, Georgia owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) fingered in the peanut butter salmonella case. The raid was likely conducted in concert with...
  • Interview with California Labor Lawyer Kim Anglin
    Nov-19-07 San Diego, CA California labor lawyer Kim Anglin discusses the creative ways that employers pass on their cost of doing business—to the detriment of their employees. First, Anglin explains that there are two sets of overtime laws--federal and state laws. Each state can enact their own law and some, like California labor laws , have even higher...
  • Bristol-Myers Slaps Black Box Warning On Coumadin
    Oct-11-06 Los Angeles, CA After a request by the FDA, Bristol-Myers Squibb slapped a black box warning on the label of the blood thinning drug Coumadin (generic warfarin), to alert the public about a potentially fatal risk of bleeding . The drug's previous prescribing information noted the risk, but the warning was not highlighted by a black box. Without...
  • Benzene Litigation Similar to Early Days of Asbestos and Tobacco
    Nov-1-06 Los Angeles, CA: Legal analysts say that the recent surge of benzene lawsuits is beginning to resemble the early days of asbestos and tobacco litigation. CFO Magazine reports that company CFOs and corporate attorneys "foresee a flood tide of benzene suits, including cases that have nothing to do with occupational exposure." CFO quotes Insurance Inf...
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