01232018Headline:

Chicago-Land, Illinois

HomeIllinoisChicago-Land

Eric Terry

FDA Warns Parents Not to Use Popular Teething Tablets and Gels

Popular homeopathic teething tablets and gels have been linked to the deaths of 10 children and 400 adverse reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to caregivers to stop using the products. The deaths and adverse […]

Joe Kramer

FDA Reclassifies Mesh as “High Risk Device”

Earlier today, January 4, 2016, the FDA issued two final orders that can only be interpreted as a response to cries for help from woman injured by transvaginally placed polypropelene mesh products. Today, the agency has reclassified mesh products designed […]

Jessica Hoerman

E-Cigarettes Proven to Contain Potentially Dangerous Molecules

According to a Science Daily report, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) produce highly reactive molecules that are associated with cell damage and cancer. The molecules, known as free radicals, may pose a health risk to users, according to researchers at Penn State […]

Kenneth Brennan

JPML Considering Consolidation of 350 Volkswagen Class Action Lawsuits

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear arguments today in New Orleans concerning whether to consolidate approximately 350 class action lawsuits filed against the automaker Volkswagen. It is the job of the JPML to determine whether civil actions […]

Steven Davis

FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process One Focus of Morcellator Lawsuits

Approximately 28 morcellator lawsuits have been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidation. The lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) involve power morcellators, currently one of the most […]

Eric Terry

Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.7 Million in Landmark Asbestos Case

The estate of a deceased factory worker and his wife were recently awarded $1.7 million by a Philadelphia jury in the first asbestos case successfully tried against an employer. The award, $1 million to Doris A. Busbey and $700,000 to […]

Jessica Hoerman

Next Set of Arguments in Bair Hugger Litigation Next Week

Plaintiffs hoping to consolidate 14 Bair Hugger warming blanket lawsuits against 3M before Judge Donovan W. Frank in the District of Minnesota will get another chance to make their case when the next scheduled arguments are heard on December 3. […]

Jessica Hoerman

Poll Says Most Americans Believe E-Cigarettes are Harmful to Health

Although electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have only been around since 2004, too little time for researchers to complete definitive studies on their effects on human health, Americans polled by STAT and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have made […]

Jessica Hoerman

Media Plays Important Role in Scrutinizing Safety of Medical Devices

Most medical devices are approved without a lot of evidence regarding whether they work and are safe. Many go through what is known as the 510(k) approval process, an accelerated procedure that allows manufacturers to avoid conducting safety studies if […]

Jacob Plattenberger

Chemicals From Roasting Coffee Linked to Serious Lung Condition

According to a study conducted by journalists at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the people roasting coffee beans are exposing themselves to dangerous levels of diacetyl, a chemical used to add flavor and aroma to foods that may cause a condition known […]