Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Recall
Johnson & Johnson recently recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder after the FDA determined one bottle contained asbestos. The recall comes after years of claiming its products are asbestos-free and safe for consumers to use without risk of exposure to dangerous carcinogens. This is the first time the company has removed baby powder from […]
Vaping Risk Continues to Rise
Vaping, still considered a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, has caused nearly 1300 lung illnesses since June 2019. Twenty-six of these cases have proven fatal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released the latest numbers associated with vaping incidents, which includes data from 49 states, as well as Washington DC and the US […]
Employers that Fail to Notify Employees of COBRA Benefits Could Face Legal Action
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, usually referred to as COBRA, established that companies of a certain size must offer employees and qualifying family members continued health insurance coverage if they lose coverage due to certain events.
For instance, if a person is laid off from his or her job, COBRA benefits must be extended to that individual.
Panel Recommends FDA Evaluate Vaginal Mesh Based on Updated Criteria
Vaginal mesh has been causing problems for patients for some time now. Recently, a panel provided the FDA with suggestions for assessing the safety and efficacy of this commonly used medical product.
According to the panel, evaluations of surgical mesh products should focus on several factors. There are only three vaginal mesh products on the market today, including Coloplast’s Restorelle DiretFix Anterior, and Boston Scientific’s Uphold Lite and Xenform.
Uber Drivers Seek Compensation and Reclassification as Employees
Uber Technologies faces ongoing legal action linked to a number of issues. As a result, the company has been forced to pay millions of dollars in settlements to drivers and consumers.
In January 2017, Uber was ordered to pay $20 million to drivers after the company was accused of misclassifying them as independent contractors and paying them less than they’d promised.
Klumpke’s Palsy and Other Birth Injuries Trigger Legal Action
Klumpke’s palsy occurs when damage is done to the brachial plexus nerve. This is the nerve that runs through the shoulder and neck and when injured, can cause weakness or paralysis in the hand and/or forearm. These injuries often occur during delivery and birth.
Approximately one out of every 2000 births in the United States include a delivery complication that results in Klumpke’s palsy. Most frequently, the injury connected to Klumpke’s palsy is shoulder dystocia which happens when there is excessive pulling on the head or shoulders.
Ransomware Attacks on the Rise
Ransomware attacks are perpetrated by criminals intending to steal sensitive consumer information. These attacks cause serious problems, including interrupting the daily operations of the targeted company and putting their clients and customers at risk.
Though nothing is full-proof, businesses and organizations are responsible for doing everything possible to protect sensitive information and prevent ransomware attacks. If you are a victim of a ransomware attack that resulted in financial loss, the business or organization that was the subject of the attack could be held accountable.
Contrast Dyes and Gadolinium: What Patients Need to Know before Undergoing MRI and CT Scans
MRI scans are a common procedure in the medical world. For many, the process is safe and enables doctors to identify problems and diagnosis diseases. Unfortunately, though, some patients who undergo MRIs experience a reaction to the contrast dye used in the procedure. These dyes contain a substance called gadolinium which can produce an allergic reaction that can lead to severe and disabling injuries.
In one recent lawsuit, a Louisiana woman filed a claim against GE Healthcare, Bayer, Tyco Healthcare, and other defendants after an allergic reaction to a gadolinium dye injection during CT and MRI scans caused her “disabling and disfiguring injuries.”