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

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 who have been harmed by defective medical devices is asking the medical device industry to make some needed changes as we approach 2015. Specifically, Parker Waichman seeks improvements in the ways in which medical device makers develop, test, inspect, and market their products, as well as how they go about receiving approval for medical devices.

Among other issues, an increase in transparency is sought, as well as accountability from the medical device community, with the end result being that patient welfare becomes what it always should have been: The number one priority, above and beyond approval and marketing activities, and activities that lead to increased profits. Continue reading National Law Firm, Parker Waichman LLP, Seeks Increased Transparency and Ethics from Medical Device Makers This Year

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

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 advocate for victims of defective medications is urging the pharmaceutical industry, as we approach a new year, to step up the ways in which it develops, tests, inspects, and markets medications.

In the new year, Parker Waichman is seeking increased transparency and accountability from all drug makers, with the hope that patient welfare is made the key priority and placed before drug approval activities and profits. Continue reading National Law Firm, Parker Waichman LLP, Seeks Increased Transparency and Ethics from the Pharmaceutical Industry in the New Year

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

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 out of the brewer made by the Waterbury, Vermont, company. Ninety of those reports involved burn-related injuries, according to USA Today. Continue reading Keurig Recalls More than 6 Million MINI Plus Brewing Systems Amid Burn Reports

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

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 deaths; a fifth person who died had a strain of listeria linked to the apples, but health officials don’t believe listeriosis caused his death, according to the Associated Press (AP). Continue reading Tainted Caramel Apples Kill Four, Sicken More than Two Dozen Others

Federal Judge Refuses to Toss out Lawsuit Over Recalled Toddler Seats

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 buckles on the seats could become difficult to open if children spilled liquid on them. Graco agreed to replace the buckles on the affected seats, and to provide replacement buckles to consumers who own one of the 2.3 million child seats not included in the recall, according to The Detroit News. Continue reading Federal Judge Refuses to Toss out Lawsuit Over Recalled Toddler Seats

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

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 cell phones can cause gliomas and acoustic neuromas, two types of deadly brain tumors. Gliomas are malignant. They originate in the brain or spine and claim the lives of their victims within one to three years of diagnosis. Acoustic neuromas are non-malignant but are still deadly because they are intracranial tumors, according to Global Research. Continue reading Cell Phones Linked to Deadly Brain Cancer and a Host of Other Health Woes and the Worst may be yet to Come

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

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 auto maker is unwilling to call the problem a “defect.”

Sandy Busedu, of Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania, told The Morning Call that she experiences this very thing in her 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee about once a week. Power to the dashboard instruments and interior dome lights go out and so, too, does the heater and radio. It happened to Busedu on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last month as she was driving with her elderly parents to her brother’s house on Thanksgiving. Continue reading Consumers say Chrysler Leaves Jeep Owners in the Dark About Power Failure Problems

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

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 in federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), arguing it was subject to bankruptcy proceedings involving its predecessor, Old GM. The company had said that Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas could not take advantage the police-power exception to bankruptcy jurisdiction because the purpose of the suit was for financial gain, not preventing future violations, according to Law360.com. Continue reading Judge Rules GM Can’t Keep California Key Ignition Switch Cases out of State Court

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

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 those who used cell phones for a year or less. Cell phone users who used the devices for more than 25 years were found to be at a 300 percent higher risk for brain cancer than those who used cell phones for a year or less, according to BusinessTech. Continue reading New Data Adds to Growing Mountain of Evidence that Cell Phone Use can Cause Brain Cancer