Product News and Recalls

New Jersey Schools Settle Laptop Sex Abuse Case for $1 Million

When the family of a Camden County 12-year-old girl accepted a school-issued laptop for their daughter to complete work during the 2017-2018 school year, they assumed it would be locked down and configured to prevent access to sites that could potentially cause harm and risk to a child. Instead, the girl used the laptop to download Discord – a chat and messaging platform primarily used for communication within the gaming community.

It was on Discord that she met ...

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Land Rover Sued in Deadly Vehicle Rollaway

land rover sued over deadly gear shifter issues“She complained about it a lot,” said Michael Farhat in describing his late wife’s feelings toward the gear selector on her 2017 Range Rover. “I can’t tell when it’s in park, I can’t tell if it’s in reverse. I can’t tell if it’s in drive.” That inability to easily deduce what mode her 5100-pound SUV was in would eventually lead to her death after being pulled ...

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Elmiron Eye Damage Cases Lead to Multidistrict Litigation Preparations

elmiron lawsuits leading to MDL prepWhen a 2018 study appeared to show a link between Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ bladder infection drug Elmiron and certain types of eye damage, researchers started reviewing the data they had at their own disposal. Elmiron had been in use for decades and had been prescribed to hundreds of thousands of people across the country.

One particularly exhaustive study was conducted by three Kaiser Permanente ophthalmologists in California. The doctors analyzed ...

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Flurry of Activity in Late December Could Spell a Long 2021 for Opioid Industry

justice department sues walmart as tennessee enforces drug dealer law against opioid manufacturersA ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court makes it possible to sue opioid manufacturers under the state’s Drug Dealer Liability Act. The ruling clears the way for a lawsuit to proceed that had been filed on behalf of children that were born addicted to opioids. “If the Baby Doe plaintiffs prove their allegations at trial, a jury could reasonably conclude that ...

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Hundreds of Additional Veterans Join 3M Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuits

3M faces civil lawsuits after paltry settlement with US governmentWhen a whistleblower came forward to inform the US government that 3M was knowingly selling faulty earplugs to the military, one has to assume they were hoping for some matter of consequence to be enforced against the company. The constant barrage of noises encountered by servicemen and women caused by everything from loud engines to bomb explosions and gunfire can do great damage to their hearing ...

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Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Stroke Catheter Recalled

penumbra recalls catheterMedical device manufacturer Penumbra has issued an urgent voluntary recall of the Jet 7 Reperfusion Catheter with Xtra Flex Technology over reports of significant patient injuries, including death. The Jet 7 Xtra Flex catheter and the Jet 7Max configurations are included in the recall action, but the Jet 7 Reperfusion Catheter with Standard Tip is not.

In a release that corresponded with Penumbra’s recall, the Food and Drug Administration ...

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