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Robert Blanchard

Tylenol And Your Children

Quick question: what is the Number One cause for emergency room visits among toddlers? If you said accidental poisoning, you’re in the ballpark.  More specifically, it’s accidental overdoses of common OTC medications that send 10,000 children under the age of six […]

Robert Blanchard

Stryker Hip Recall Is Just The Tip of The Iceberg

While it’s only tangentially related to the  Stryker hip recall in the U.S., the medical profession in the U.K. recently got some disturbing news with implications for hip patients in the U.S. In December, the British Medical Journal published an […]

Robert Blanchard

Procter & Gamble Defeats Science

In a jarring blow to any hope of justice for one injured plaintiff, a Pennsylvania appellate court has refused to overturn a lower court ruling that lets Procter & Gamble off the hook for severe injuries caused by one of […]

Robert Blanchard

Carbon Fiber Bicycles

There’s a new potential product liability issue we’re seeing that should be on your radar. The issue involves high-end carbon fiber bikes, which are poorly manufactured and may result…

Chrissie Cole

Remote Controlled Toy Tanks Recalled By Family Dollar Stores

Remote-controlled toy tanks, sold at Family Dollar Stores, have been voluntarily recalled, in cooperation with the CPSC, because the controller can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to…

Chrissie Cole

Children’s Floor Hockey Sets Recalled

BigBox Hockey Sets have been recalled by Sportime, of Norcross, Ga., due to the surface coating on the board containing high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children.
No…

Jenny Albano

Bassetbaby Recalls Drop-Side Cribs

Bassetbaby, in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling 18 Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills Collection Drop-Side Cribs.The spindles on the drop-side of the crib are able to loosen, which creates a gap that may pose an entrapment and strangulation hazard. So far the company has received three reports of the spindles coming loose but there have not been any injuries reported.This recall involves a…

Robert Blanchard

Florida Tobacco Cases Filed

The deadline for former smokers in Florida to file their injury lawsuits against big tobacco has come and gone and estimates of the number filed are still under 10,000 total suits. That is a far cry from the 700,000 class members originally designated as entitled to damage awards. The Florida Supreme Court took away that award but did let stand the jury findings that the companies were negligent…

Robert Blanchard

Sierra Syringes Recalled(3)

The first news of some problem with the Sierra prefilled Heparin syringes appears to have come out on December 17, 2007. Today a voluntary recall was announced. This is a little late for those already hospitalized with serious infections. While is hope that these infections will be treatable with antibiotics, the risks of nerve damage and other complications are still looming. Medical products…

Robert Blanchard

Sierra Syringes Recalled(2)

The first news of some problem with the Sierra prefilled Heparin syringes appears to have come out on December 17, 2007. Today a voluntary recall was announced. This is a little late for those already hospitalized with serious infections. While is hope that these infections will be treatable with antibiotics, the risks of nerve damage and other complications are still looming. Medical products…