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Chemotherapy and Permanent Baldness: Why Lawsuits are Emerging

Alopecia—hair loss—is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Permanent alopecia is not. Typically, a chemotherapy patient’s hair will fully regrow within 6 months of the end of treatment. In very rare circumstances (less than 1%), however, the intense drug regimen can permanently damage hair follicles, resulting in permanent baldness. But a new wave of lawsuits […]

IVC Filters: Case Screening

Blood clots are a common—and potentially fatal—condition associated with significant trauma and a variety of surgeries and medical treatments. Typically forming in the legs, clots have the ability to travel to your lungs, plugging vital vessels in those organs and resulting in a pulmonary embolism. One-third of people with untreated pulmonary embolisms do not survive.

Doctors […]

The Big Lie: Johnson & Johnson, Talc, and Ovarian Cancer

In the aftermath of verdicts of $72 million and $55 million on behalf of ovarian cancer victims, Johnson & Johnson is fighting back by releasing a public statement which misleads women about the connection between perineal use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Here, we dissect the pharmaceutical giant’s claims to bring […]

10 Essential Firework Safety Tips for a Safe & Fun July 4th Celebration

Fireworks are often a highlight of July 4th celebrations, adding a fun, dynamic element to many festivities. As captivating as fireworks can be, however, they can also come with some risks. In fact, at least 11 people were killed in fireworks accidents in 2014.1

Additionally, the latest findings about fireworks accidents in the U.S. indicate that, […]

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: 7 Things You Need to Know

The $72 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of the family of an ovarian cancer victim has raised numerous questions pertaining to the connection of the disease and exposure to talcum powder. Here are the answers to the seven most common questions we are receiving from clients.

  1. “How long has talcum powder […]

Jury Links Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder to Ovarian Cancer

A St. Louis, Missouri jury’s award of $72 million to the family of an ovarian cancer victim has brought new attention to safety concerns pertaining to the use of talcum powder.

The lawsuit, brought by the family of Jackie Fox, alleged that extended use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Power and Shower-to-Shower led to her […]

Check Your Vehicle VIN Twice a Year for Recalls, NHTSA Urges Vehicle Owners in New Safety Campaign

Safe Cars Save Lives, officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are reminding vehicle owners as part of a new national public awareness campaign. The goal of this new campaign is to urge vehicle owners to get into the habit of checking their vehicle’s (or vehicles’) VIN number(s) at least two […]

71,000 Britax Infant Car Seats Recalled due to Fall Hazards, NHTSA & CPSC Announce

Thousands of infant car seats made by Britax have recently been recalled by federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The problem with these recalled car seats, according to the recent recall announcement, lies in their potentially faulty handles, which can crack or […]

Investigation Underway into the Potential Risks & Dangers associated with Hoverboards, CPSC Announces

Hoverboard fever seems to have swept the nation, as these boards have provided a new, futuristic way for people to have fun and get around. While the hoverboard craze seems to be in full swing, however, regulators are taking a closer look at the potential risks and dangers associated with these boards.

In fact, according to […]

Top 7 Most Dangerous Toys for Children

Toy-related injuries sent about 251,800 American children to emergency rooms last year.1 While about 42 percent of these injuries involved cuts and/or bruising, about 44 percent impacted children’s heads, increasing the risk of longer-term complications, like traumatic brain injuries.

Looking to pinpoint just which toys are most often responsible for these injuries, researchers at […]