Inadequate Employee Training on Equipment

Employees who work with equipment or machinery capable of causing serious injury or death need to be adequately trained to properly use and handle the equipment as well on safety precautions and practices. The employer should ensure employees are qualified to handle the machinery and if not then receive the necessary training. Those who become […]

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DePuy Recalls Jawbone Medical Device due to Risk of Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued DePuy’s Synthes device with a Class I label, its most serious warning, after the company reported 15 injuries associated with its jaw implant. A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy, has recently recalled its Synthes Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Distraction System due to risks that most severely affect children and […]

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, an estimated 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. Ovarian cancer is known as the “silent killer” because the symptoms are often so subtle they are mistaken […]

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Has Your Smoke Detector Been Recalled??

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled more than one million Kidde smoke detectors. According to the recall, the alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a carbon monoxide incident following a power outage. The smoke detectors were recalled on September 11th. The following models have been recalled: Model i […]

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Boston Scientific Transvaginal Lawsuit $73.4 Million Settlement

A Dallas jury has awarded a $73.4 million settlement against Boston Scientific Corp’s Obtryx transvaginal sling personal injury and defective products lawsuit. Boston Scientific was found liable for leaving a woman in severe pain following a vaginal mesh implant procedure. The Texas jury awarded Martha Salazar $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in […]

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Cymbalta Users Sue Drugmaker Over Withdrawal Side Effects

Almost two-dozen consumers who suffered moderate to severe side effects when they tried to stop using the antidepressant Cymbalta have recently sued drug maker, Eli Lilly & Company. The plaintiffs claim the company knew the drug caused withdrawal symptoms in almost half of those who discontinued use of the drug, but significantly downplayed the risks […]

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Ford Recalls More than 7,000 SUVs for Coolant Pump Problems

Ford is recalling over 70,000 of its hybrid electric vehicles due to an issue with the coolant pumps. The recall affects model year 2005-2008 Ford Escapes made between October 13, 2003 and June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariners made between June 10, 2005 and June 20, 2008. According to documents posted on the National […]

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Colgate’s Total Toothpaste Still Under Scrutiny for Cancer Link

Colgate Palmolive’s Total Toothpaste, which contains the antibacterial agent triclosan, a chemical linked to cancer, is facing new questions over how the product was FDA approved in 1997. Colgate Palmolive uses triclosan in Colgate Total to prevent gum disease, however, triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators have been […]

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Dad Files $4.5 Million Lawsuit Against T-Ball Bat Maker

A Staten Island, New York father of a 5-year-old boy has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against the makers of a plastic T-ball bat that allegedly caused severe facial injuries and permanent scarring to his son. The lawsuit claims that the Adjust-A-Hit T-Ball set was defectively designed, reports the New York Daily News. Daniel Ducalo […]

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Risperdal’s Alleged Overuse in Nursing Homes

Federal prosecutors have alleged that two California nursing homes inappropriately administered Risperdal and other medications to their patients. According to a lawsuit filed late last month in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, a number of elderly residents at two nursing home facilities were allegedly treated with antipsychotic, psychotropic, and/or narcotic medications without […]

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