Product Liability

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New Roundup Verdict Issued for $80 Million

A federal jury has ordered herbicide manufacturer Monsanto to pay $80 million to a man diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after more than two decades of exposure to Roundup weed killer. A detailed article on the case and the verdict is available here. The Verdict Jurors in San Francisco awarded a 70-year-old California man over $80 […]

March 29th, 2019 Read More
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Vape Battery Starts Fire on Aircraft

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada recently completed an investigation into a fire that started in the baggage hold of a commercial airliner. A summary of the incident, which forced the plane to return to Calgary shortly after takeoff, is available here. A Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing. After rising above […]

March 11th, 2019 Read More
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Roundup Active Ingredient Found in Beer and Wine

A recent report issued by a public-advocacy group has uncovered trace amounts of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer—in several popular brands of beer and wine. A detailed article on the report and its finding is available here. The study, issued by the United States Public Research Group Education Fund, tested five brands […]

March 4th, 2019 Read More
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The Rundown on Roundup [infographic]

Roundup’s active ingredient, Glyphosate, has been associated with various cancers and other health concerns. This infographic illustrates Roundup’s negative effects and explains what consumers should be aware of before using. View the infographic here.  

February 13th, 2019 Read More
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The Harmful Side of Energy Drinks

While energy drinks are certainly popular, the World Health Organization and other organizations suggest that they may pose a danger to public health. In 2013, the worldwide market for energy drinks was $39 million. That market is predicted to reach $61 million by 2021. A detailed examination of the potential harms of energy drinks appears […]

January 7th, 2019 Read More
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Johnson & Johnson Knew Talcum Powder Contained Asbestos for Decades

A recent report issued by Reuters suggests executives and other officials within Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have known for decades that the talcum used to create the company’s signature baby powder products contained asbestos, and failed to notify federal regulators. An article summarizing the findings is available here. A History of Suppression After examining trial […]

December 19th, 2018 Read More
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Staying Up-to-Date on Product Safety Recalls

Every year, countless Americans are made ill or injured by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, or other defective products. While medical technology progresses at an incredible rate, the testing and studies required to prove these technologies are safe cannot always keep up. When companies that produce drugs and medical devices place greater emphasis on shareholder […]

October 17th, 2018 Read More

Years Later, Asbestos—and the Threat of Mesothelioma—Still a Problem

Decades after American manufacturers stopped using asbestos in building products, its legacy of harmful health complications remains. As a result, new cases of potentially fatal side effects—including Mesothelioma—are still being diagnosed. Mesothelioma is a potentially fatal respiratory disorder caused by exposure to asbestos found in tile, insulation, and other building products. In one major American […]

May 30th, 2018 Read More