Month: October 2016

IVC Filter Removal Surgery Success

IVC Filter Removed After Risky Surgery

A man from Canada who was told his broken IVC filter could not be removed because it punctured through his vein has successfully had surgery to get it out.

/ October 31, 2016

Tennessee Family Sues Amazon for $30M After Hoverboard Fire Destroys Home

A family from Nashville whose $1 million home was destroyed in a fire caused by an exploding hoverboard has filed a products liability lawsuit against Amazon.

/ October 31, 2016
Food Poisoning Outbreak Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due to Hepatitis A

After frozen strawberries from Egypt were linked to a massive outbreak of hepatitis A in Virginia, a recall was issued for some products that tested positive.

/ October 31, 2016
Hernia Mesh Study Risks

Hernia Mesh Benefits Offset by Long-Term Risks

Hernia mesh prevented hernias from re-opening and needing another surgery in "relatively few patients," but caused much higher rates of long-term complications, according to a new study.

/ October 28, 2016
Baby Powder St. Louis Trial Verdict

$70 Million Awarded in 3rd St. Louis Baby Powder Trial

A woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson's Baby Powder on her genitals for 45 years has been awarded $70 million by a jury in St. Louis Circuit Court.

/ October 28, 2016

Swine Flu Epidemic Linked to State Fair Pigs: CDC

Show pigs are responsible for an outbreak of swine flu that sickened at least 18 people -- 16 of them children -- who attended agricultural fairs in Michigan and Ohio, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

/ October 28, 2016
Mesothelioma Talcum Powder Lawsuit Settlement

$18 Million Awarded in Talcum Powder Mesothelioma Lawsuit

A jury in California has awarded over $18 million to a man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after exposure to talcum powder in cosmetic products.

/ October 27, 2016
Toxic Face Paint

Tests Find Toxic Metals in Halloween Makeup for Kids

Researchers analyzed dozens of Halloween face paint palettes for kids and found that nearly half contained toxic chemicals or heavy metals like lead.

/ October 27, 2016
takata-airbag

Defective Takata Airbags Linked to 11 Deaths

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that the car crash death of a 50-year-old woman in Riverside, California, was linked to a Takata airbag rupture.

/ October 27, 2016
VW Diesel Settlement

Court Approves $15 Billion VW Diesel Class Action Settlement

Volkswagen pays the largest consumer class action settlement in U.S. history for selling diesels that cheat emissions tests and emit high levels of smog on the road.

/ October 26, 2016