Elizabeth Bradley

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

Jury Awards $6.6 Million in Hospital Scope Infection Lawsuit

Jury Awards $6.6 Million in Hospital Scope Infection Lawsuit

A jury in Washington state has ordered Olympus Corp. to pay $6.6 million to a hospital in Seattle after a patient died of a "superbug" infection that he got from a contaminated TJF-Q180V duodenoscope.

/ July 26, 2017
Over 5,500 Risperdal Lawsuits Filed in Philadelphia

Over 5,500 Risperdal Lawsuits Filed in Philadelphia

There are now approximately 5,800 Risperdal lawsuits in Philadelphia accusing Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn about the risk of breast growth side effects in young boys.

/ July 18, 2017
Federal regulators are banning banks and credit card companies from using fine-print arbitration agreements to strip ordinary Americans of their right to join together into class action lawsuits.

U.S. Agency Allows Class Actions Against Banks

Federal regulators are banning banks and credit card companies from using fine-print arbitration agreements to strip ordinary Americans of their right to join together into class action lawsuits against financial institutions.

/ July 11, 2017
At least 5 people who visited Elvis Presley's Graceland Guest House have been diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease.

Legionnaire’s Outbreak Infects 5 at Elvis’s Graceland Hotel

At least 5 people who visited Elvis Presley's Graceland Guest House in Memphis, Tennessee have been diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease, a serious and sometimes deadly lung infection.

/ July 6, 2017
A jury in Florida awarded $4.7 million a man who was seriously injured after falling off a step-ladder from Home Depot. His lawyers called the ladder a "ticking time bomb in the form of a misplaced rivet."

Jury Awards $5 Million in Ladder Fall Injury Lawsuit

A jury in Florida awarded more than $4.7 million to a man who was seriously injured after falling off a step-ladder from Home Depot. His lawyers called the ladder a "ticking time bomb in the form of a misplaced rivet."

/ July 6, 2017
A new study shows that long-term use of prescription-strength heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec increases the risk of death.

Heartburn Drugs Linked to 50% Greater Risk of Death

A new study shows that long-term use of anti-heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec may increase the risk of death by up to 50% compared to antacids like Pepcid. Other studies have found significantly higher rates of kidney failure, stroke,...

/ July 5, 2017
X-Lite Guardrail Death Lawsuits in Tennessee

Lawsuits Filed Over X-Lite Guardrail Deaths in Tennessee

There are now at least 7 deaths in Tennessee, Missouri, and Virginia linked to an X-Lite guardrail. The manufacturer, Lindsay Corp., is facing a growing number of lawsuits on behalf of people who died in horrific car accidents where their...

/ July 3, 2017
Legionnaire's Linked to At Home Water Births

Water Births Infect 2 Babies With Legionnaires’ Disease

Two infants in Arizona who were born at home in birthing tubs were diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease in 2016, raising safety concerns about water births.

/ July 3, 2017

Vaccine Patch May Be Future of Flu Shots

Data from a Phase I clinical trial has shown promising results for a painless needle-free flu vaccine patch compared to a flu shot injection.

/ June 29, 2017
The Arkansas Plant Board has voted to immediately ban spraying of the weed-killing herbicide dicamba after nearly 250 complaints of crop damage as a result of "dicamba drift" away from nearby fields.

Arkansas Votes to Ban Dicamba Spraying After ‘Drift’ Crop Damage

The Arkansas Plant Board has voted to immediately ban spraying of the weed-killing herbicide dicamba after nearly 250 complaints of crop damage as a result of "dicamba drift" away from the field where it was sprayed — but are the...

/ June 29, 2017