J&J recalls Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreens
Johnson & Johnson is recalling most of its Neutrogena and Aveeno spray sunscreens from U.S. stores.  The recall comes after the company detected benzene, a potentially cancer-causing chemical, in some of its sunscreen samples.
FDA announces CPAP Recall, More
Philips Respironics Ventilators, BiPAP, CPAP Machines recalled due to potential health risks On June 30, 2021, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was alerting health care providers and people who use
$3.3 Million Jury Award in Wisconsin IVC Filter Case
A jury last week awarded a woman $3.3 million in a case that stemmed from her injury caused by an IVC blood clot filter.  The jury unanimously made the award in a Wisconsin courtroom. A
Zantac Maker accused of destroying Recall Emails
Zantac maker Sanofi has been accused of destroying emails linked to its 2019 Zantac recall. Lawyers representing thousands of former Zantac users in cancer lawsuits made the accusation in a court filing last month.
Catholic Church updates Canon Law to cover Sex Abuse of Adults
ROME — Pope Francis has broadened the Roman Catholic Church’s definition of sex abuse by revising its penal code. The change explicitly acknowledges that not only children, but also adults, can be victimized by
Tesla Crash Deaths Investigated
Two men burned to ashes on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in a Tesla crash north of Houston, Texas. They died inside a Tesla that caught fire after hitting trees on Hammock Dunes Place in
FDA recalls 19 Medical Devices so far in 2021
The US Food & Drug Administration has recalled at least 19 medical devices so far in 2021.  What follows is a sampling of seven medical devices the FDA has recalled as of May 21.
Hand Sanitizers recalled for Methanol
In the age of Covid 19, many Americans have become aware of the dangers of methanol in hand sanitizers. Many have learned to review a sanitizer’s ingredients before purchasing the product. What many may
Texas Judge won’t dismiss Theater Chain’s Covid Lawsuit
A federal judge in Sherman, Texas ruled last week against an insurer that had petitioned to dismiss a $500 million Covid-19 business-interruption lawsuit. Cinemark, the nation’s third-largest chain of movie theaters, brought the suit
Federal Court proposed for Syngenta Paraquat Cases
Attorneys filing lawsuits against Syngenta alleging a link between Paraquat and Parkinson’s Disease are asking a U.S. judicial panel to consolidate more than a dozen similar suits under the oversight of a California federal
Paraquat: a Non-Selective Killer with a Dark Past
Many Americans first heard of paraquat in the mid 1970s* when it was used to poison marijuana plants. The paraquat-laced cannabis was then sold to unwitting people. Many unlucky smokers inhaled the poison and
Plumbers’ Union fights to reinstate Zantac Claims
A plumbers' union told an 11th Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month that large parts of a proposed multidistrict class action over a carcinogen found in Zantac should be reinstated. The union argues
Judge strikes down some labeling Claims In Zantac MDL
A Florida federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation involving carcinogens in heartburn medication Zantac cut some claims from the litigation in January. The judge ruled design defect claims are barred by federal law. U.S. District
David Matthews chosen for U.S. News Best Lawyers 2021
Attorney David P. Matthews has been selected for inclusion in U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s best lawyers for 2021. He is now listed in the 2021 edition of U.S.
Paraquat linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Paraquat was linked to Parkinson’s disease in a study released in 2011. The Farming and Movement Evaluation (FAME) study* examined the relationship between Parkinson’s disease and exposure to pesticides toxic to nerve tissue.  FAME