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The Fire-Suppressant Foam That Is Causing Health Fires

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When we use emergency tools like fire-suppressant foam, we expect them to be effective, safe for use, and capable of protecting us from harm. Unfortunately, consumers and legal experts are learning that this isn’t always the case. A certain type of firefighting foam has recently become the target of lawsuits for its serious potential health risks.

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Judge Orders Roundup Lawsuits to Continue

In a 68-page decision, US District Court Judge Vince Chhabria ordered that lawsuits against Monsanto, the manufacturer of weed killer and carcinogenic Roundup to move forward. Chhabria is presiding over more than 450 cases against Roundup maker Monsanto that are part of multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of California. The lawsuits against the agrochemicalContinue Reading

Feds to Investigate USC’s Handling of Dr. George Tyndall Complaints

The Feds are coming to the University of Southern California.  USC students who encountered former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall can meet with a representative from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights on Wednesday, June 20. The civil rights office staff will hold office hours from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. atContinue Reading

Dr. George Tyndall and the USC Class Action Lawsuit

In May 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported on sexual misconduct allegations made against Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist who was employed at the student health center at the University of Southern California (USC) for close to 30 years. Dr. Tyndall, who resigned from USC in June 2017, stands accused of routinely engaging in sexualContinue Reading

FDA Relaxes Regulations on Medical Devices in Spite of Spike in Recalls

The first quarter of 2018 witnessed the largest increase in medical device recalls in more than a decade.  In spite of this the FDA has decided to lessen restrictions on certain medical devices. Prior to the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016, industry experts had called on the regulatory agency toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Purdue Pharma Knew About Opioid Abuse Potential Over 20 Years Ago

As early as 1996 Purdue Pharma had information suggesting that OxyContin was being abused. Yet the company continued to market the long-acting drug as a less addictive type of prescription opioid. This news was recently uncovered in a 120-page internal Justice Department report obtained by the New York Times and comes as our country continuesContinue Reading

George Pell, Harvey Weinstein, #Metoo and Sexual Abuse Statutes of Limitations

Harvey Weinstein was arrested last week on sexual assault charges in an incident that took place more than a decade ago. These charges against Weinstein couldn’t have been brought in many states that still impose a statute of limitations in cases of rape and sexual assault. Less than a month prior, Vatican treasurer Cardinal GeorgeContinue Reading

“The Bleeding Edge”—New Documentary Exposes the Medical Device Industry’s Lack of Regulation

How can a country with the most technologically advanced healthcare system in the world approve the sale and use of medical devices that haven’t even been tested for safety? This is precisely the issue “The Bleeding Edge”—a new documentary about the U.S.’s failure to regulate the medical device industry—attempts to uncover. One of the mostContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Medical Device Recalls Are at an All-Time High

2018 has seen more medical device recalls than any previous period.  There have been 343 device recalls in the first three months of the year, an increase of 126 percent over the last quarter of 2017, according to the report from data company Stericycle Expert Solutions. The increase in recalls is not limited to medicalContinue Reading

Jury Awards $35 Million in Punitive Damages in Transvaginal Mesh Case

A New Jersey jury has awarded a women $35 million in punitive damages over and above the $33 million awarded to her and her husband as compensation for the defective transvaginal mesh device. Mary McGinnis, 70, had the company’s mesh models named Avaulta Solo and Align TO implanted March 12, 2009, during surgery to treatContinue Reading

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