Philadelphia 3M Company’s Defective Earplugs Plague Service Members – We’re Fighting Back
Hearing loss is the leading cause of disability among veterans. This condition makes life very difficult for sufferers, leading to impaired work capacity, an inability to sleep and a persistent, sometimes debilitating condition known as tinnitus. Sadly, many servicemembers are suffering from hearing loss because they trusted a device provided to them during their time serving our country. Between 2003 and 2015, 3M Compa...
Philadelphia How One Law Protects Negligent Manufacturers
Americans expect that government agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protect us from dangerous and defective products, but that doesn’t always happen. Unfortunately, there is a law that protects manufacturers of dangerous products and increases the chances of injury or even death for those who use them. Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act can protect manufacturers at the expense ...
Philadelphia Is the FDA Changing Its Ways on Medical Device Screenings?
When surgically implanted medical devices work well, they help make people’s lives better; but these devices can do serious damage when something goes wrong. Medical devices such as pacemakers, hip and knee replacements, breast implants, heart stents, transvaginal mesh, drug pumps, and metal rods that stabilize spines and broken bones can cause injuries and even death during an implant procedure, or problems may not ari...
Philadelphia Why the Recalled Rocking Sleepers are Potentially Deadly
Why is it still on the market? Consumer Reports asked this very important question when reporting the findings of its investigation of dozens of infant deaths related to Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play sleeper. On April 5, after Consumer Reports asked for comment about their then-ongoing investigation, the federal government and Fisher-Price issued only a warning about the sleep device, which was both designed and mar...
Philadelphia Food Poisoning at Pennsylvania Farmers Markets
Farmers markets offer food that is fresh and produced locally, but that food can give you a wicked case of food poisoning. In fact, a Penn State University study published Nov. 1 in Food Protection Trends evaluated how safely vendors handled food at more than 40 Pennsylvania farmers markets and found that many didn’t follow even basic sanitary practices to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses. How serious is food p...