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  • Beovu Vision Problems May Be Linked To Delayed Hypersensitivity Reaction, Case Report SuggestsNov, 25 2020
    A case study warns Beovu vision loss may be linked to a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in certain patients.… The post Beovu Vision Problems May Be Linked To Delayed Hypersensitivity Reaction, Case Report Suggests appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Medtronic MiniMed 670G Pump Failure Resulted in Hypoglycemic Episode and Fall, Lawsuit AllegesNov, 25 2020
    According to allegations raised in a recently filed product liability lawsuit, the failure of a Medtronic MiniMed 670G pump caused a Pennsylvania woman to lose consciousness and fall, after the device delivered inappropriate levels of insulin that resulted in a hypoglycemic event. The complaint (PDF) was filed by Carol Sheldon in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on November 18, indicating that Medtronic manufactured an unreasonably dangerous and defective insulin pump, which has since been the subject of a massive recall. Sheldon is a Type 1 Diabetic, who began using a Medtronic MiniMed Model 670G insulin… The post Medtronic MiniMed 670G Pump Failure Resulted in Hypoglycemic Episode and Fall, Lawsuit Alleges appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Magnet Ingestion Injuries Among Children Increased After CPSC Lifted Rules Against Use In Toys: StudyNov, 25 2020
    Injuries caused by high-powered toy magnets continue to result in an alarming number of visits to emergency rooms throughout the country, after children accidentally ingest the magnets. However, many of these problems could be prevented if industry regulations were re-implemented, according to a new study. Rare earth neodymium magnets began to appear in a number of desk toys in about 2009, featuring sets of the small high-powered magnets that can be easily formed into various shapes. However, introduction of products like Zen Magnets, Bucky Balls and other similar toys also resulted in a rise of serious injuries among children who… The post Magnet Ingestion Injuries Among Children Increased After CPSC Lifted Rules Against Use In Toys: Study appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Crock-Pot Recall Issued Due To Problems With Pressurized Multi-Cooker Exploding, Causing Serious BurnsNov, 25 2020
    Following more than 100 reports of problems where the lids detached from pressurized Crock-Pot Multi-Cookers, resulting in dozens of severe burn injuries, federal safety officials have announced a recall that impacts nearly 1 million products sold by Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers throughout the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Sunbeam Crock-Pot recall on November 24, impacting 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers that can be used in either pressure cooker mode or for slow cooking. The action was taken days before the Thanksgiving holiday, following at least 119 consumer reports of the lids detaching during… The post Crock-Pot Recall Issued Due To Problems With Pressurized Multi-Cooker Exploding, Causing Serious Burns appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Paragard Copper IUD Risk of Fracturing During Removal Not Adequately Disclosed By Manufacturers: LawsuitNov, 24 2020
    A North Carolina woman has filed a product liability lawsuit against the makers of Paragard, alleging that the popular copper IUD fractured when her doctors attempted to remove the birth control implant, leaving her with painful and permanent injuries. The complaint (PDF) was filed by Heather Lynde in the U.S. District Court of North Carolina on November 18, indicating that the manufacturers failed to disclose the risk that the Paragard IUD arms may break upon removal, potentially leaving women with irreversible damage to their reproductive health. ParaGard is a copper IUD birth control implant, involving a T-shaped plastic frame wrapped… The post Paragard Copper IUD Risk of Fracturing During Removal Not Adequately Disclosed By Manufacturers: Lawsuit appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Exposure to Air Pollution Late in Life Linked To Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: StudyNov, 24 2020
    Older adults who are exposed to air pollution may experience brain shrinkage consistent with Alzheimer’s disease, even when the exposure is at levels that are generally considered “safe”, according to the findings of a new study that highlights the importance of taking steps to modify the risk factor. A report published this month in the medical journal Neurology indicates that individuals over the age of 70 who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have increased gray matter atrophy in their brain, which is similar to what is found among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. As a result of… The post Exposure to Air Pollution Late in Life Linked To Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease: Study appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • NHTSA Forces GM Recall for 7M Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet Pickup Trucks and SUVs Due to Takata AirbagsNov, 24 2020
    Federal highway safety officials are requiring a massive recall that impacts about seven million Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche vehicles, as well as Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra and Yukon vehicles from the 2007 through 2014 model years, due to a dangerous and defective airbag inflator that may be prone to rupture and explode in certain circumstances. Although GM has been working to avoid taking this action for years, arguing that the vehicles are safe, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered the Takata airbag recall on Monday, which is expected to cost the company… The post NHTSA Forces GM Recall for 7M Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet Pickup Trucks and SUVs Due to Takata Airbags appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Judge Awards $120 Million in Damages for Cancer from Johnson’s Baby PowderNov, 23 2020
    A New York judge indicates that Johnson & Johnson must pay $125 million to a woman diagnosed with cancer from Johnson's Baby Powder.… The post Judge Awards $120 Million in Damages for Cancer from Johnson’s Baby Powder appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Cottonelle Wipes Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Bacterial Infection, Illness RisksNov, 23 2020
    Following a massive recall issued last month for Cottonelle flushable wipes, a class action lawsuit alleges that consumers have developed serious bacterial infections and illnesses that resulted from contaminated products distributed this year. The complaint (PDF) was filed by Dawn Rothfeld in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on November 19, indicating that Kimberly-Clark Corporation negligently manufactured and sold the wipes without following proper sanitary protocols, which caused products to become contaminated with Pluralibacter gergovaie, which is an opportunistic pathogen capable of causing potentially harmful infections in humans. Kimberly-Clark issued a recall of Cottonelle Flushable… The post Cottonelle Wipes Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Bacterial Infection, Illness Risks appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.
  • Covidien ProGrip Mesh Lawsuit Filed Over Injuries Following Hernia RepairNov, 19 2020
    An Alabama woman has filed a Covidien ProGrip lawsuit, alleging the hernia mesh is defective and caused her to suffer pain and permanent injury, and will likely result in additional surgeries.… The post Covidien ProGrip Mesh Lawsuit Filed Over Injuries Following Hernia Repair appeared first on AboutLawsuits.com.