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Documentary investigates safety of talc, chemicals in beauty products

Canadian film director Phyllis Ellis’s new documentary, Toxic Beauty, uses the suspected link between talc products and ovarian cancer as a launching point to investigate the chemicals in commonly used cosmetics and beauty products and the risks they pose to consumers. The film debuts April 28 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto. Ellis […]

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Whistleblower says Boeing aircraft contain bogus, unsafe parts

A Chinese whistleblower who worked for an aviation parts supplier for Boeing alleges bogus and potentially dangerous components made by third-party companies are being installed in commercial aircraft, posing a serious safety risk to the general public around the globe. Charles Shi, a former quality control inspector for Moog Aircraft, also claims that the Federal […]

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Has Costco stopped selling Monsanto’s Roundup?

Consumer chatter says Costco has reportedly pulled Monsanto’s top-selling weed killer Roundup from its store shelves nationwide and will no longer sell the controversial product in the future. The news comes days after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a widely anticipated Toxicological Profile for […]

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Sika auto worker dies from amputation work injury

A Sika Automotive plant worker in Gastonia, North Carolina, died April 11 after suffering an accidental arm amputation while cleaning a recycling belt on the job. Local authorities identified the Sika worker as 43-year-old Eddie Turner, a resident of Lawndale, North Carolina. He leaves behind his wife of 17 years and two teenage daughters. The […]

New study links Roundup ingredient glyphosate to cancer

A highly anticipated study released last week by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) offers stronger evidence linking glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, to cancer. Experts say the findings could have a reverberating effect on litigation against Roundup manufacturer […]

Engine defect class action lawsuit filed against Hyundai, Kia

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motor Co. in a Washington federal court. It’s claimed in the complaint that the automakers failed to warn consumers of severe engine defects that caused unexpected stalls and spontaneous fires in three car models. Plaintiffs Linda Short and Olivia Parker said […]

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Beasley Allen investigating deadly Boeing crashes

At the request of one of the victim’s family, Beasley Allen is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane crash that took place earlier this month. We are also looking at an earlier Lion Air crash involving the same aircraft. There may be potential claims against Boeing Company, the […]

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Settlement reached resolving Xarelto Stroke Medication Lawsuits

The makers of the popular stroke prevention drug Xarelto® have reached a $775,000,000 settlement to resolve lawsuits filed by patients who suffered a bleeding injury. The agreement was announced earlier today between plaintiff lawyer leadership and Xarelto manufacturers Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. According to the announcement, the […]

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J&J hit with $29.5 million verdict in latest talc trial

A California state jury slapped Johnson & Johnson and its onetime talc supplier Cyprus Mines Corp., with a near-$29.5 million verdict after finding the companies’ talc contained cancer-causing asbestos, which contributed to the woman’s terminal mesothelioma diagnosis, Law360 reported. All 12 jurors found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers that using its talc-containing […]

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House hears testimony about talc safety concerns

Marvin Salter’s mother, Jackie Salter Fox, approached her ovarian cancer diagnosis with a positive attitude and a big smile. “She smiled through her surgery, through her chemotherapy, and even the hair loss that it caused,” Mr. Salter said during his testimony to the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy this week. “Her spirit was never […]

Goodyear tire defect caused fatal crash, Texas jury finds

A Texas jury found Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., liable for $33 million in a case brought by the family of a man killed in a 2013 crash with a cement truck that sped out of control because of an allegedly defective tire. Ramiro Munoz, a teacher, community leader, and City Manager of Carrizo Springs, Texas, was […]

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