Month: September 2016

3rd Baby Powder Cancer Trial Underway in St. Louis

Jury selection is underway in St. Louis for the 3rd trial involving a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson's baby powder.

/ September 30, 2016
Railroad Cancer Lawsuit

Railroad Worker With Cancer Awarded $7.5 Million

A jury in Illinois has awarded $7.5 million to a railroad worker who developed leukemia after being exposed to creosote and other toxic chemicals on the job without protective equipment.

/ September 29, 2016
Class action lawyer for Samsung washing machine explosion injuries.

Samsung Top-Loading Washing Machines Linked to Explosions

Samsung and U.S. safety regulators are warning that top-loading washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016 can explode and cause severe injuries and/or property damage.

/ September 28, 2016
ADHD drugs and Concerta linked to suicide

ADHD Drugs Linked to Suicide Risk

The FDA has received reports of suicidal behavior in patients on Concerta and other ADHD drugs. Last year, Health Canada updated all ADHD drug-labels with stronger, clearer warnings about suicide.

/ September 27, 2016
Physiomesh lawsuit goes to trial in 2018.

Physiomesh Lawsuit Goes to Trial in 2018

Physiomesh was pulled off the market after being linked to higher rates of hernias reopening and needing surgery. The first lawsuit goes to trial in January 2018.

/ September 26, 2016
Georgia man with severe burns files YoYo Sparkler lawsuit.

YoYo Sparkler Lawsuit Filed Against Jake’s Fireworks

Over half a million YoYo Sparklers were recalled last year after 12 people were seriously injured on the 4th of July, including a man from Georgia with 3rd-degree burns who filed a lawsuit.

/ September 23, 2016
Blue Bell recalls cookie dough ice cream for Listeria food poisoning risk.

Blue Bell Recalls Cookie Dough Ice Cream for Listeria Risk

Just days after returning to stores in three states, Blue Bell Creameries has recalled cookie dough ice cream yet again for Listeria contamination. No illnesses have been reported, but Listeria can cause deadly food poisoning and miscarriages.

/ September 22, 2016
Hepatitis A lawsuits filed against Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Virginia.

Hepatitis A Lawsuits Filed Against Tropical Smoothie Café

Tropical Smoothie Café is facing several lawsuits and a class action after strawberries from Egypt were linked to an outbreak of hepatitis A. Health officials have confirmed 102 illnesses in Virginia, plus dozens of cases in 7 other states.

/ September 21, 2016

Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles Recalled for Listeria Risk

Kellogg Co. recalled about 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles in 25 states after routine tests were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning.

/ September 20, 2016

INRatio Test Strips and Monitors Recalled

Alere Inc. has recalled the INRatio Monitor and Test Strips because they may produce erroneously low readings. This could result in a patient overdosing on blood-thinning medications and experiencing severe, life-threatening bleeding.

/ September 19, 2016