Products Liability

Firefighter PFAS Exposure

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, belong to a large family of man-made chemical compounds. Although they may be found in various consumer products, from nonstick pans to bathroom cleaners,…

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More Than $870 Million To Settle Opioid Case in Florida

More Than $870 Million To Settle Opioid Case in Florida 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In a landmark settlement, pharmaceutical companies will pay the state of Florida over $870 million combined. CVS Health Corp. and CVS Pharmacy Inc. will pay the state $484 million, while…

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Firefighter Turn Out Gear and Foam Cancer Cases

Firefighter Turn Out Gear and Foam Cancer Cases 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

In 2020, Florida firefighter Debbie Rittinghouse filed a lawsuit alleging exposure to toxic chemicals in Aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) caused her to develop breast cancer. The complaint, filed in the…

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Fentanyl Overdoses on the Rise in South Florida

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The State of Florida’s deadliest opioid, Fentanyl, is said to be linked to at least ten overdoses in the last week in South Florida according to the Miami Herald. Victims…

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Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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At least 430 people die from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbon monoxide is an insidious toxin in that it…

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Vehicle Safety Recalls Week 2022

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Vehicle Safety Recalls Week begins March 7th this year. An initiative of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Vehicle Safety Recalls Week brings awareness to checking for recalls at least…

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Type-2 Diabetes Medication Recalled Nationwide, Known Carcinogen Suspected

Type-2 Diabetes Medication Recalled Nationwide, Known Carcinogen Suspected 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A voluntary recall of twenty-three lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets was initiated by Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc. As stated in the FDA recall notice, the company is recalling the lots…

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Tesla Replacing Faulty Autopilot Cameras

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On August 16th, 2021, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a formal investigation into the Tesla driver assistance system Autopilot. Although no official recall has been initiated by…

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Adult Bed Rails Recalled, Two People Dead

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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare initiated a voluntary recall on Monday of their portable adult bed rails. Over half a million bedrails are being recalled in a joint effort by the company…

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Due To Possible Microbial Contamination, Miami Company Recalls Cold Medicine Nationwide

Due To Possible Microbial Contamination, Miami Company Recalls Cold Medicine Nationwide 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

The makers of Rompe Pecho flu and cold medicines have recalled their products nationwide for the third time in two years because the company suspects microbial contamination. Efficient Laboratories, based…

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Opioids: Strongest Contributor to Sharp Increase In Drug Overdose Deaths

Opioids: Strongest Contributor to Sharp Increase In Drug Overdose Deaths 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Driven primarily by the opioid epidemic, drug overdose deaths have reached over 100,000 annually, according to a new report by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Initial data suggests…

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Top Recalled Kids’ Toys to Avoid in 2021

Top Recalled Kids’ Toys to Avoid in 2021 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Before heading out to the stores or logging on to your favorite online shop, there are a few gifts parents do not want others gifting their children this year. These…

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Walmart Recalls Room Spray After Deadly Bacteria Found

Walmart Recalls Room Spray After Deadly Bacteria Found 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

A room spray recently recalled by Walmart was found to contain a “rare and dangerous” bacteria, according to Federal Health Officials. The deadly bacteria known as Burkholderia Pseudomallei infected four…

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Amid Controversy, Legal Age To Purchase E-Cigarettes Raised to 21

Amid Controversy, Legal Age To Purchase E-Cigarettes Raised to 21 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Senate Bill 1080, which raises the legal age to buy nicotine or tobacco from 18 to 21, went into effect on October 1st after being signed into law by Governor…

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Mislabeling Leads To Pain Reliever Recall

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Consumers were stunned to find that what was in their prescription bottle was not what they thought. 500 mg tablets of Methocarbamol, a generic form of the muscle relaxer and…

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Dehumidifiers Recalled After $17 Million in Fire Damage

Dehumidifiers Recalled After $17 Million in Fire Damage 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Last week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of two million dehumidifiers from popular brands because they can overheat and ignite. New Wiedetch is the manufacturer of the…

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Johnson & Johnson Appeal of Baby Powder Lawsuit

Supreme Court Will Not Hear $2.12 Billion Johnson & Johnson Appeal of Baby Powder Lawsuit

Supreme Court Will Not Hear $2.12 Billion Johnson & Johnson Appeal of Baby Powder Lawsuit 1080 1080 Panter, Panter & Sampedro

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided it will not consider an appeal brought by Johnson & Johnson regarding a $2.12 billion ruling in favor of 20 women who…

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Juul to Pay $40 Million in Landmark Settlement

Juul to Pay $40 Million in Landmark Settlement

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Juul Labs Inc., the electronic cigarette manufacturer, has agreed to pay $40 million to North Carolina and take actions to prevent use and sales among underage users, according to a…

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