Product News and Recalls

Lawsuit Filed Over Possible Link Between Hair-straightening Chemicals and Uterine Cancer

lawsuits filed over link between cancer and hair straightening chemicalsA Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against cosmetics company L’Oreal and others alleging that her uterine cancer diagnosis was the result of her long-term exposure to the hair straightening chemicals that she’d used since childhood. According to a lawsuit filed in Illinois on her behalf, her attorneys assert that her cancer “was directly and proximately caused by her regular and prolonged exposure ...

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Acetaminophen Autism Cases Moved to Mass Tort Status

lawsuits filed over allegations that Tylenol can cause autism in children66 cases alleging that acetaminophen can cause autism in children if the mother takes it while pregnant have been consolidated and moved to multidistrict litigation. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation made the ruling over the objections of retailers of the drug who did not support the move. A lawyer for the plaintiffs praised the panel’s action saying that “we are pleased ...

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3M Continues Bankruptcy Play to Dodge Earplug Claims

3M moves ahead with bankruptcy shield play in defective earplug litigation“We have great respect for the brave men and women who protect us and remain committed to the military as an active partner and valued customer going forward.” This was the statement made by 3M chairman and chief executive Mike Roman when he announced that the company was moving forward with its plan to declare a subsidiary bankrupt to shield 3M from ...

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Virginia Hospital, Doctor Sued Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

Cumberland Hospital in New Kent County, Virginia, and its former medical director, Dr. Daniel Davidow, are facing a $147 million lawsuit over allegations that minor patients at the facility were abused both physically and sexually while under Davidow’s care.

Nine former patients of the hospital are listed as plaintiffs in the case. A male patient alleges that he was “strangled and choked out by a behavioral technician” at the facility. Eight female patients who were formerly under Davidow’s ...

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Philly Traffic Deaths Down in 2021, But Not By Enough

A new post on Axios continues the analysis of Philadelphia traffic deaths from year to year and finds that while the number of fatalities is down from its all-time high, it is still at unacceptably high levels.

Down from 2020’s all-time high of 152, the number of traffic-related deaths on Philadelphia streets dropped to 121 in 2021. This makes the city’s roadways the second most dangerous in the nation, trailing only Los Angeles – a city with over ...

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Keeping Kids Safe this Halloween

halloween safety tipsIn a world where screens and other aspects of digital life seem to take hold of children earlier and earlier, Halloween is one of those traditions that takes us back to a simpler time. It’s a night where kids can just be kids – roaming the neighborhood from door to door hoping to find the house that hands out full-size candy bars rather than a one-bite teaser. Costumes let them become their favorite heroes ...

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