Blood clots are a serious medical condition that can cause a wide array of injuries and, in some instances, even death. Most doctors in California take quick action to treat their patients who are suffering from blood clots. Unfortunately, one of the commonly prescribed medications to treat blood clots and other blood-related issues might actually […]read more
It isn’t out of the ordinary for a product to make national news — not for how great or revolutionary it is, but for how broken and dangerous it is. The resulting defective product causes many people to suffer, and could even cause fatal harm. Maybe the worst part about this is that even when […]read more
Faulty Takata airbags have so far been linked to ten deaths and over 100 injuries. The airbag inflators, which rely on unstable ammonium nitrate, can over-pressurize and cause the metal casing to explode outward. This acts like shrapnel from a bomb, exploding inside the cab of the vehicle. As investigations and legal proceedings unfold, the […]read more
During the holidays, certain news stories do not receive as much attention as they would at other times of year. That may have been the reason why a fatal incident from late December largely went unnoticed until recently. Late last month, another American was killed in an accident involving an exploding Takata air bag. This […]read more
In recent years, one of the biggest medical device horror stories has been the problems caused by a product generically known as trans-vaginal mesh. About half-a-dozen companies manufactured and sold trans-vaginal mesh under various brand names, but all products were used for similar purposes: To alleviate and correct a medical condition called pelvic organ prolapse. […]read more
It is often difficult for patients who have been injured by a drug to prove that their injuries were caused by the drug itself. Many dangerous pharmaceuticals can lead to heart attacks, strokes and similarly serious medical conditions, but proving causation is typically a challenge for anyone pursuing a products liability lawsuit against a drug […]read more
Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays starts to din, children continue to wear the wheels off those Hotwheels or talk for ages with their imaginary friends on their brand new toy cellphone. If only we could keep them young forever! Well, we may not be able to stop the aging process but there […]read more
There have been many automotive recalls in recent decades, but the current Takata air bag recall stands out. Unlike most recalls, which involve just one car company, Takata air bags are found in vehicles made by at least a dozen major manufacturers. Therefore, the number of vehicles recalled is especially large, and effectively coordinating the […]read more
As a follow-up to posts we recently wrote about pharmaceutical company marketing practices, we also wanted to warn readers about the dietary supplement industry. Unlike prescription drugs, which are subject to FDA approval before they can go on the market, virtually any product labeled as a “dietary supplement” can be sold without FDA scrutiny. Supplements […]read more
We are continuing a discussion today that be began in our last post. Pharmaceutical companies in the United States have very deep pockets and enormous lobbying power – both of which are being utilized to weaken public-safety regulations. Specifically, drug companies are now seeking to assert their “right” to market prescription drugs for uses other […]read more
In a September post, we discussed the problem of prescription drug marketing in the United States. Pharmaceutical companies make invaluable contributions to society in the form of important drugs that can save lives and improve health. And they take on this important work not as a public service, but rather because it is highly lucrative. […]read more
Earlier this month, we wrote about the Food and Drug Administration’s questionable decision to approve opioid painkillers for patients as young as 11 years old. Although doctors have already been prescribing drugs to young patients at their own discretion, drug companies were not allowed to market drugs for these patients. So-called “off-label” prescribing is legal, […]read more
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