Singulair Manufacturer Faces Lawsuits Over Side Effects

For years, the medication Singulair has been prescribed by doctors to treat asthma and other respiratory conditions, and in particular has been prescribed to children with severe asthma. However, recent evidence has come to light showing that Singulair may have much more severe side effects than was previously known. As a result, Merck, the medication’s manufacturer, is now facing litigation alleging a variety of harms caused by the use of Singulair.… Read the rest

Peloton Issues Recall for Treadmills

Peloton, a major manufacturer of exercise equipment and apparel, has agreed to issue a voluntary recall for its treadmills over safety concerns. The recall comes after reports of dozens of people being injured while using the treadmills, including one child who died of their injuries. Peloton has agreed, as part of an agreement with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to cease production on the recalled treadmills, and is offering full refunds to anyone who asks for them.… Read the rest

The Three Types of Product Liability Suits

Companies that manufacture and sell products to consumers are supposed to take reasonable steps to ensure their products are safe for people to use as intended. However, for a variety of reasons, some products turn out to be unsafe, and people get hurt as a result. This is known as a product liability case, of which there are three primary varieties:… Read the rest

Juul Sued by Over 100 School Districts for Allegedly Targeting Minors

Juul is the largest manufacturer of e-cigarettes in the world, and at its height in 2018, it held a market share of greater than 70%. However, it has faced criticism and litigation for hiding the dangers associated with its product, including obscuring the fact that its products contain nicotine. However, it now faces lawsuits from more than one hundred school districts over another troubling set of allegations: namely, that it has intentionally marketed its products towards minors who cannot legally purchase its products.… Read the rest

New Report Shows FDA Failed to Adequately Address Opioid Crisis

A new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to adequately address the opioid epidemic that has caused enormous suffering throughout the United States. The documents show the FDA failed to appropriately conduct oversight of the pharmaceutical industry and did not adequately train doctors to handle opioids and the associated risk of addiction. These failures contributed to the rise of opioid addiction in the United States, which kills around 72,000 people per year.… Read the rest

Juul Accused of Selling Tainted Vaping Pods

The vaping manufacturing company, Juul, has been sued for allegedly allowing as many as one million tainted vaping pods to be sold on the market. The suit was filed by Juul’s former vice president, Siddharth Breja, who claims he was fired for raising concerns about the contaminated pods, as well as additional concerns that the company was knowingly selling expired products. The suit adds to growing public concern about the safety of vaping amidst a growing number of injuries and illnesses linked to vaping products.… Read the rest

Amazon in Hot Water Over Combustible Hoverboards

Amazon, the popular online shopping company, recently lost a case in the United States Appeals Court for failure to appropriately notify customers about a known defect in a hoverboard it sold. As a result, it may be forced to pay damages to those harmed by the defective hoverboard, which Amazon knew sometimes could catch fire or explode, but failed to adequately notify those who already purchased the hoverboard.… Read the rest

You May Be Entitled to Damages in a Single-Vehicle Crash

car accident lawyer New York CityAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 more than half of the motor vehicle deaths involved a single-vehicle crash. In addition, in New York State there were almost 700 deaths as a result of a single-vehicle crash.… Read the rest

What You Should Know About Product Recalls

product liability lawyer New YorkWhat is a product recall?

A product recall is usually issued by a manufacturer informing customers that one or multiple products is unsafe as a result of a defect and can potentially cause death or serious injury to a consumer.  A product recall can occur as a result of testing by a manufacturer or as a result of prior incidents involving an injured consumer and their product. Commonly, product recalls can be issued in conjunction with a government agency, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).… Read the rest

Be Cautious When Shopping for Outdoor Water Toys and Pool Floats

swimming pool accident lawyer Long IslandHere are some safety tips for shopping for outdoor water toys and pool floats this summer:

Research an outdoor water toy before purchasing it.

It is important to always check Consumer Reports or recall announcements before purchasing a toy for your pool. In addition, do not purchase used pool toys, because they may not function properly. Furthermore, used outdoor toys such as water guns or pool floats may not be held to the same safety standards as new items. … Read the rest