Product News and Recalls

Lasik Surgery Not Nearly as Foolproof as Most Believe

new attention being focused on side effects of lasik surgeryFor those among us with imperfect vision, the morning ritual of finding one’s glasses or putting in contact lenses is the physical embodiment of a necessary evil. It is something you neither want to do nor like to do, but it is something you must do in order to function throughout the day. Even without the risks to your personal safety that could come with a day of ...

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Ground-shaking Verdict Reached in J&J Talc Cancer Lawsuit

multi-billion dollar verdict ties asbestos and talc to ovarian cancerA St. Louis jury has reached a multi-billion-dollar verdict in a talc ovarian cancer lawsuit while simultaneously finding that it was asbestos in that talc that led to the onset of the plaintiffs’ cancer.

The verdict impacted the trading price of the world’s largest health care goods manufacturer, sending the stock down almost a full percentage point in the aftermath. The 22 plaintiffs in the case were awarded ...

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Talc Ovarian Cancer Claims Lead to Asbestos Settlement

talc ovarian cancer claim leads to asbestos settlement22 women suing Johnson & Johnson talc supplier Imerys over claims that its talc caused their ovarian cancer have settled an asbestos claim with the company before trial. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but the amount is known to be at least $5 million.

While some may be quick to see this as a significant step toward establishing evidence of the presence of the dangerous ...

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People are Forgetting to Turn Off their Cars – and It’s Killing Them

keyless car ignition systems are leading to carbon monoxide deathsIt wasn’t so long ago that it was pretty difficult to get away from your car without turning it off and taking your keys with you. Our keychains were the access centers of our lives. Without even thinking about it, we’d shift from our vehicles to our homes to our offices, and countless other stops in-between, with our keys at the ready each step of the way.

But ...

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Johnson & Johnson Talc Asbestos Case Ends in Mistrial

Johnson's baby powder asbestos case ends in mistrialThe Johnson & Johnson talc asbestos case filed by the family of Bertila Boyd-Bostic has ended in a mistrial as the jury in the case was unable to reach a unanimous decision.

The South Carolina case was filed by Boyd-Bostic’s family. Ms. Boyd-Bostic died at the age of just 30 after developing a rare form of mesothelioma which resulted in cancer of the lining of her heart. ...

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New Report Heightens Concerns Over Chemicals in Military Base Drinking Water

report heightens concerns over military base water contaminationA report issued by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concludes that so-called “safe” levels of chemicals found to be contaminating the water supplies around domestic military bases are one-tenth of the amount allowed by EPA guidelines. Concerns over the report’s conclusions were only amplified when it was revealed that; citing fears of a “PR nightmare,” the Trump White House and EPA took ...

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