The Seasons Are Changing. Be Careful with Your Hope Chests
Author Elizabeth Spencer wrote that in Mississippi, “July heat is furious, but in August the heat has killed even itself and lies dead over us.” Since she’s a native to the Magnolia State, we’ll begrudgingly admit that she’s right. Heat has a different meaning down here in the Delta. But we feel that cool weather…Read More
Juul Labs Fighting with the FDA and Other Health Entities
Juul Labs was once the most popular e-cigarette company amongst young vapers. Now the company finds itself at the mercy of the Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A), as well as in opposition with major health organizations like the American Heart Association and American Lung Association. There have been recent debates as to whether Juul Labs’…Read More
Elmiron Linked to Retina Damage and Vision Loss
Elmiron, an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of interstitial cystitis, has been linked to permanent retinal damage and vision loss. At least 63 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures Elmiron. Those lawsuits have been consolidated and transferred to one federal district in New Jersey. More lawsuits are…Read More
Would You Know if Your Vehicle Was Recalled?
If you have been the owner of a car or two over in the last decade, it is likely that you have experienced at least one recall issue, if not several. Some of the recalls that have garnered the most attention have been because they resulted in devastating injuries and deaths. Do not let that…Read More
Holiday Safety: Which Children’s Products Have Been Recalled?
Pandemic or not, it is that time of year when everyone begins making out their lists for holiday gift shopping. If you have children, you want to be certain you buy them safe toys. Nothing sours the holidays more than a preventable trip to the emergency room. This year has seen numerous recalls on children’s…Read More
Thousands of Off-Road Vehicles Recalled by Honda Due to Crash Hazards
American Honda announced a large recall of its recreational off-road vehicles (ROV) due to crash hazards. The recall was announced in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in early June 2020. It encompasses at least 25,000 units. According to American Honda, the ROV can move or rollover even when it is in the…Read More
Sudden Airbag Deployments Force Honda to Recall 137,000 Sport Utility Vehicles
Reuters announced recently that Honda is recalling the 2019 CR-V following reports of several injuries due to the defective air bags. The airbags deployed even though the cars were not involved in crashes. The company will be replacing the “steering wheel wire harnesses and supplemental restraint system cable reels.” The recall covers 118,000 US vehicles…Read More
Britax Jogging Stroller Poses a Safety Risk to Children and Adults
Britax, manufacturer of popular – and pricey – children’s products, is facing a problem. The three-wheeled BOB jogging stroller poses a danger to the children who are in the strollers and the parents who push them. The danger is the that front wheel of the stroller tends to fall off. Already, there have been reports…Read More
Johnson & Johnson Knew There Was Asbestos in the Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson (J&) is defending thousands of lawsuits that claim the company knew its talc powder causes ovarian cancer, due to the presence of carcinogenic asbestos. These product liability, breach of warranty, and negligence cases claim that J&J kept damaging information about talc from the public and from government regulators. There are currently 11,700…Read More
Can Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained from Generic Drugs?
Generic drugs are often offered as an alternative to the name brand medication when consumers go to their pharmacists. Generics are drugs that are identical to the original drug but are offered at a much lower price. The lower price makes the generics much more acceptable to insurance companies than the name brand. Manufacturers don’t…Read More