Listeriosis Outbreak: Are My Caramel Apples Safe?

Sixteen brands of caramel apples have been recalled after two people reportedly died due to an outbreak of listeriosis. Additionally, as of last week, 32 people suffered illnesses because of the apples. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, 16 brands of Minnesota-produced caramel apples that acquired their fruit from a California company whose apples were allegedly contaminated are now the subject of …

Have Transvaginal Mesh Implants Been Linked to Incontinence?

Have you suffered pain because of a defective transvaginal mesh implant? Has your sex life been interrupted because an implant has made it difficult to have intercourse? Transvaginal mesh (TVM) implants have been linked to recurrent pelvic organ prolapse (POP), infection, bleeding, vaginal scarring, and painful sexual intercourse. Because of this, countless lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers, including Boston Scientific Corp, …

Has Daiichi Sankyo Been Accused of Benicar Kickbacks?

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that manufacturer Daiichi Sankyo agreed to settle a lawsuit for $39 million after it was accused of paying kickbacks to physicians to prescribe several of its drugs. The newspaper reported that the lawsuit was sparked by claims filed under whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act by a former sales rep. As part …

Should I Give My Child Tylenol?

We have reported several times over the last couple of months about the dangers of acetaminophen (Tylenol), which sends thousands of people to emergency rooms each year with injuries. Each year, some 80,000 people are treated in emergency rooms  due to injuries linked to Tylenol and some of these cases involve children. According to Forbes, a child experiences a medication mistake every eight …

Has There Been a Valeant Pharmaceuticals Medication Recall?

Has your child suffered issues due to a recalled drug? Injuries to children over defective drugs can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering, as some complications are irreversible. Valeant Pharmaceuticals recently announced the recall of an inhaled medication used to treat infants at the hospital over microbial contamination fears. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), …

Is Depakote Linked to Spina Bifida?

Taking Depakote while pregnant could potentially be dangerous. The drug has been linked to cognitive problems (such as decreased IQ scores, autism, and Asperger syndrome) and physical birth defects among babies, including: Spina bifida Atrial septal defect Cleft palate Hypospadias Extra fingers or toes Craniosynostosis If your child has suffered complications because of exposure to Depakote during pregnancy, you can speak …

Are Laparoscopic Power Morcellators Safe?

Laparoscopic power morcellators are devices  commonly used for procedures like hysterectomies and myomectomies, but they have recently been linked to uterine cancer. A recent MedScape article revealed 0.6 percent of women who underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy with power morcellation received diagnoses of uterine sarcoma. Researchers discovered the percentage after reviewing the medical records of 3,523 women. Are There Cancer Risks with Power Morcellation? While …

Have there Been Benicar Injury Lawsuits Filed in Ohio?

Have you suffered injuries due to Benicar use? Multiple cases have been filed, including several in Ohio and New Jersey, and they all allege patients were harmed after taking the drug Benicar.  On December 18, 2014, attorneys representing a group of Ohio plaintiffs filed a motion with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML). The motion asks the federal court …

Has There Been a Keurig Coffee Maker Recall?

Do you own a Keurig single cup coffee maker? Several reported burn incidents have led the maker of Keurig single cup coffee makers to initiate a massive product recall for units with certain serial numbers. According to NBC News, Keurig Green Mountain is recalling 6.6 million of the single cup homebrew machines. The Mini Plus Brewing Systems with model number …

Lawsuit Against Apple for Misrepresenting Storage

Does the Apple iPhone iOS 8 upgrade use too much of your storage?  Recently, a complaint  was filed by two iPhone users that alleges the upgrade to the iOS 8 operating system takes away up to 23.1 percent of their storage capacity.  The complaint filed in California federal court pursues a class action lawsuit for failing to inform the user …