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Category: Mass Torts

Herbal Product Contamination and Toxicity

11/13/2007
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With Nearly 47 million Americans or 16 percent of the population without health insurance, many are flocking to health food stores to either supplement or replace expensive prescription medication with herbal medicine. Advertising tells us that “natural” is better and “herbal” is safer. Why put “drugs” in your body when […]

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Are Tort Reformers Just Hard Hearted?

09/13/2007
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The short answer is no, most are not hard hearted people. Most are, however, people who have not had significant tragedy enter their life and have lived a reasonably content life. By significant tragedy I am not talking about Aunt Jane passing away from old age or even the loss […]

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Botulism Found in Hot Dog Chili

07/19/2007
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Castleberry’s Food Company has just issued a voluntary recall, on the heels of FDA warnings that their Hot Dog Chili Sauce could have ingredients in it that were not planned. The FDA is warning that four people have been hospitalized with botulism poisoning. Although the contamination of botulism in canned […]

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FDA may get to regulate “safer cigarette”

07/17/2007
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Congress is currently working on legislation which would grant the Food and Drug Administration power to regulate to the production of “safer” cigarettes. The bill would grant the FDA the power to oversee the production of cigarettes and require manufacturers to report the specific components of cigarettes and to seek […]

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Contingent Fee Arrangements With Government

07/11/2007
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It has been done in Mississippi, Florida, and in New Brunswick, Canada. Governmental bodies have finally realized that if they have a cause of action, involving complex litigation, why pay exorbitant hourly fees? Instead, why not hire plaintiff oriented firms who are skilled in working under contingent fee arrangements? Why […]

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Big Tobacco Can Not Go Running to Federal Courts, Says US Supreme Court

07/5/2007
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Never underestimate Big Tobacco. Stalled by recent court rulings affirming their lethal deception of the American public, cigarette companies decided to make an end run. In the face of state court verdicts against cigarette manufacturers (such as the Florida Supreme Court’s decision that nicotine is addictive, that cigarettes cause cancer, […]

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Counterfeit Colgate Toothpaste in Canada and Six US States

07/3/2007
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The US and Canada have stopped all imports of Chinese made toothpaste, because it contains diethylene glycol (DEG). DEG is a chemical commonly used in antifreeze. Now, there are reports that counterfeit Colgate toothpaste is being distributed. Although the origins of many containers of this counterfeit toothpaste are unknown, it […]

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Dangers of Second-Hand Smoke

07/3/2007
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The dangers of cigarette smoking have been well documented over the last three decades. However, recent studies on the dangers of exposure to smokers are revealing the startling information about the dangers presented by exposure to second-hand smoke. Remarkably, it has been only in the last few years that reports […]

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