Archive for December, 2014

National Law Firm, Parker Waichman LLP, Seeks Increased Transparency and Ethics from Medical Device Makers This Year

Filed December 31st, 2014 Cynthia Diaz-Shephard

In 2015, Parker Waichman LLP hopes for increased testing, safety, and efficacy in the processes and marketing used by the medical device industry so consumers may be assured of receiving safe, effective devices that underwent upright development, research, and promotion. Parker Waichman, a national law firm that has long dedicated its practice to assisting individuals […]

National Law Firm, Parker Waichman LLP, Seeks Increased Transparency and Ethics from the Pharmaceutical Industry in the New Year

Filed December 31st, 2014 Cynthia Diaz-Shephard

In the new year, Parker Waichman LLP hopes for increased testing, safety, and efficacy in the processes and promotions used by Big Pharma so that consumers may be confident that they are receiving safe and effective medications that were ethically developed, tested, and marketed. Parker Waichman, a national law firm that has long been an […]

Keurig Recalls More than 6 Million MINI Plus Brewing Systems Amid Burn Reports

Filed December 29th, 2014 Julie Ann Fidler

More than six million Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems are being recalled in the United States and more than 500,000 of the coffee makers are being recalled in Canada following burn reports. The recalls of the Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems were announced after Keurig Green Mountain received about 200 reports of hot water coming […]

Tainted Caramel Apples Kill Four, Sicken More than Two Dozen Others

Filed December 23rd, 2014 Julie Ann Fidler

Packaged caramel apples are being blamed for the deaths of four consumers and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the caramel apples sickened 28 people, including 26 who had to be hospitalized. Five of the individuals died. Listeriosis contributed to four of the […]

Federal Judge Refuses to Toss out Lawsuit Over Recalled Toddler Seats

Filed December 22nd, 2014 Julie Ann Fidler

Last week, a California federal judge refused to throw out a proposed class-action lawsuit against Graco Children’s Products Inc. over child seats with defective belt buckles, ruling that a recall and promises of a refund could not keep plaintiffs from pursuing cases. In February, Graco recalled 3.7 million forward-facing toddler seats. The company said the […]

Cell Phones Linked to Deadly Brain Cancer and a Host of Other Health Woes and the Worst may be yet to Come

Filed December 18th, 2014 Julie Ann Fidler

Brain tumors, sleep disturbances, and infertility are all potentially life-changing and even life-threatening costs of using cell phones. Cell phones have been linked to thyroid, breast, skin, pituitary, stem cell, oral and several other types of cancer, but the link between wireless devices and brain cancer is perhaps the most terrifying. The radiation emitted by […]

Consumers say Chrysler Leaves Jeep Owners in the Dark About Power Failure Problems

Filed December 17th, 2014 Julie Ann Fidler

Imagine driving on a busy turnpike at 75 miles per hour when the power suddenly shuts off in your vehicle. No lights, no heat, and you can’t even get a reading on your speedometer. This terrifying scenario has been playing out across the country for owners of Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Commanders, but the […]

Judge Rules GM Can’t Keep California Key Ignition Switch Cases out of State Court

Filed December 4th, 2014 Julie Ann Fidler

A New York federal judge sent a California district attorney’s suit against General Motors LLC (GM) back to state court, in agreement with the prosecutor that the case – related to defective key ignition switches in many of GM’s vehicles – was exempt from removal as a police-power action. GM fought to preserve the case […]

New Data Adds to Growing Mountain of Evidence that Cell Phone Use can Cause Brain Cancer

Filed December 2nd, 2014 Julie Ann Fidler

Extensive cell phone use may triple the risk of brain cancer, according to a new study. In a study published online in the peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Oncology, Swedish doctors wrote that people who used cell phones for more than a year were at 70 percent greater risk of brain cancer as compared to […]