Products Liability

3 Types of Product Liability Claims

Product designers and manufacturers have a duty to minimize the chances of consumer injury due to defects and similar flaws. They must also ensure that consumers are made aware of any inherent risks involved in using their products. A consumer who is injured because of a defect or failure to warn may be able to… read more

Study Shows Connection Between Retinal Damage and Elmiron

Another study has been published that links Elmiron to retinal damage. The new study published in Retina (The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases) found that exposure to pentosan polysulfate sodium (PPS) or Elmiron could increase the risk of vision problems and vision loss. How Was the Retina Study Conducted? The researchers sent surveys to… read more

Studies Show Long Term Use of Elmiron Increases Risk of Serious Issues

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that labels for the prescription drug Elmiron warn prescribing physicians and patients of the dangers of taking the drug. The primary adverse reactions include changes in vision, alopecia, thrombosis, and hemorrhage. Studies show that the long-term use of Elmiron increases the risk of serious issues. For some, the… read more

Does Elmiron Really Cause Blindness?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 12% of women in the U.S. may have early symptoms of interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition that only gained the attention of medical researchers within the last several decades. The first population-based study on IC was pioneered in 1975. … read more

Understanding the Mirena Crash and Its Impact on Countless Women

Millions of women rely on birth control methods for family planning. There are several types of birth control available in the United States, including intrauterine devices (IUDs). A popular IUD used by many women is the Mirena IUD. However, the Mirena IUD has been linked to a serious side effect known as the Mirena Crash…. read more

Potential compensation for those injured by Roundup exposure

For the many farmworkers, landscapers, groundskeepers, and gardeners who used the herbicide ‘Roundup’ on a long-term basis, there may be an elevated risk of developing certain cancers. The idea of beginning a lawsuit against a major agrochemical company is a daunting prospect for those people in modest lines of work. Despite this apprehension, there are… read more

How do products recalls work?

Many New Yorkers who tune in to the news or who pay careful attention while shopping may have noticed announcements that a product has been recalled. Others may have actually received notices about recalls involving the products they own and have had to return them either for a refund, a replacement, or a repair. The… read more

Traces of asbestos found in talcum powder sample

Back in November, pharmaceutical and personal care product company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced a voluntary recall of one lot of its baby powder. The company did so after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found “sub-trace” levels of the carcinogen asbestos during testing. According to J&J, when conducting tests, the agency found a single… read more

Ranitidine (Zantac) recalled due to cancer risk

Zantac is one of the most popular heartburn medications in the United States. Millions of people use it frequently. That’s all due to change, as recent tests have revealed a cancer risk and major drugstores have started pulling the products. Here is what you need to know. Findings in September This is all very new,… read more

Dangers of Electronic Smoking Devices

Compact electronic smoking devices, widely known as e-cigs or vapes, have been linked with property damage and personal injury after malfunctions have caused them to catch fire or explode. Vape pen devices malfunctioning have been the root of hundreds of injuries ranging from second and third degree burns to fatal explosions. These explosions have happened… read more