Toy shopping safety tips for the holidays

Source: We can always count on children to remind us of the true joy associated with the holiday season. So it’s up to us – parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and family – to keep that spirit alive by selecting safe toys for the kids in our lives. Unfortunately, making a list andContinue Reading

Energy drinks may significantly increase heart contraction rates

On its website, CBS News (12/3, 3.87M) reports that research presented at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting suggests that “energy drinks may cause serious increases in heart contraction rates within an hour of” consuming them. The Huffington Post (12/3, 11.54M) reports that investigators “recruited 18 healthy people – 15 men and three women – with anContinue Reading

Encourage Congress to oppose H.R. 982

Source: This Thanksgiving, Big Asbestos really has something to be thankful for: the U.S. House of Representative is voting on H.R. 982, a bill which if enacted would violate asbestos victims’ privacy and allow Big Asbestos to delay and deny justice until asbestos victims die. Asbestos diseases is one of the longest-running public health epidemicsContinue Reading

C. J. Bard Settles Second of Thousands of Vaginal-Mesh Implant Cases

(Bloomberg) 8/21/2013 C.R. Bard Inc., a manufacturer of transvaginal-mesh implants settled the second of thousands of claims against it for its vaginal mesh product Avaulta. C.J. Bard (Bard) is based in Murray Hill, New Jersey;  Transvaginal-mesh products are used to treat pelvic organs prolapse (POP), and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The implants are alleged toContinue Reading

Two Courts Extend Liability for Distracted Driving

 This week a pair of courts significantly extended of liability for distracted driving. The most significant case involves potential liability for someone texting a driver that they know will be interacting with them who then causes an accident.  Perhaps these two cases will serve as a wake-up call  for those regularly carried on this hazardousContinue Reading