Elizabeth Bradley

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Lifelong consumer advocate. Pop culture nerd. Grammar evangelist. Wannabe organizer. Travel addict. Zombie fan.

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FDA Reports 10,000 Essure Injuries and 30 Deaths

The FDA has updated their ongoing safety review of Essure, a permanent sterilization implant made by Bayer. Essure is now linked to more than 10,000 reports of serious injuries and dozens of deaths.

/ April 21, 2017
FDA Warning for Codein and Tramadol in Kids

FDA Warning: Codeine Cough Syrup, Tramadol Can Kill Kids Under 12

The FDA is restricting the use of codeine or tramadol painkillers and cough syrup by children under 12 years old due to the risk of slowed breathing and death. These drugs also carry a risk for infants of breastfeeding mothers...

/ April 20, 2017
Benzene Exposure Lawsuit Filed in Illinois

Auto Mechanic With Cancer Files Benzene Lawsuit

An auto mechanic in Illinois has filed a lawsuit against BP, ExxonMobil, Rust-Oleum, and other defendants. He says he developed cancer from exposure to benzene and toxic chemicals in gasoline, solvents, parts washer, and paint.

/ April 19, 2017
Viking Gas Range Recall

Viking Pays $4 Million Fine for Gas Ranges That Turn On By Themselves

Viking waited 6 years to report over 170 complaints about gas ranges that turned on spontaneously and could not be turned off with the knobs. Several people were burned while attempting to pull out the plug.

/ April 18, 2017
Hip Replacement Lawyer

$2 Million Verdict in Zimmer Kinectiv Hip Implant Lawsuit

A judge in New Mexico has ordered Zimmer Inc. to pay $2 million to a man who was injured by a Zimmer Kinectiv hip implant system.

/ April 17, 2017
Mirena Brain Injury Lawsuit

Over 100 Mirena Brain Injury Lawsuits Centralized in New York

Federal judges picked one court in New York to centralize 117 lawsuits from women who accuse Bayer of failing to warn about the risk of developing brain injuries from the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD).

/ April 14, 2017
Metal on Metal Him Implant Side Effects

DePuy Knew of Metal Hip Implant Risks in 1995

Experts warned Johnson & Johnson about the dangers of metal-on-metal hip replacements in 1995 and told the company it would be unethical to continue selling the implants.

/ April 13, 2017
Fresh Express Salad Recall for Bat

Dead Bat Found in Walmart Fresh Express Salad

Two diners in Florida were eating a pre-packaged salad from Walmart when a they found parts of a dead bat. It was too rotten to determine if it had rabies, so both people are on treatment as a precaution.

/ April 10, 2017
Taxotere Baldness Lawsuit Numbers Hit 800

France Reports Taxotere Deaths as Hair Loss Lawsuits Hit 800

The top health agency in France is investigating the chemotherapy drug Taxotere (docetaxel) after five people died of neutropenic enterocolitis, or severe inflammation of the intestine and colon.

/ April 7, 2017
Wright Conserve Hip Implant Lawsuit Verdict Upheld

$2 Million Jury Award in Hip Implant Lawsuit Upheld

Judges upheld a $2.1 million jury payout to a Utah ski instructor who required revision surgery when her Wright Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant failed within 6 years.

/ April 6, 2017