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FDA: Avastin Not For Breast Cancer Treatment

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 30, 2011

According to news sources, the Food and Drug Administration has recently ruled that the popular drug Avastin should not be used to treat advanced breast cancer as the danger of potential side effects outweigh the benefits the drug offers.

The drug will remain in the market nonetheless, as it is used to treat colon cancer as well as other malignancies. Aside from remaining in Medicare coverage policies, doctors will reportedly also still be able to prescribe the drug to their patients. Studies have found that the drug does not help patients live longer and that the side effects of the drug outweigh its benefits.

There have been a some insurers that have already reportedly quit the drug, anticipating the FDA ruling for some time.

The drug was approved by the FDA back in 2008 as it offered hope that it could delay the spread of breast cancer for a few months.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I appreciate all efforts being made to ensure increased healthcare safety standards for patients. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this practice and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Recall: Winn-Dixie Brand Italian Green Beans

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 29, 2011

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for Winn-Dixie Brand Italian Green Beans after it was found that the product contained in-shell peanuts.

The company, Winn-Dixie, has issued the recall after the discovery of peanuts being mixed in with the green beans. The recalled product has a UPC code 2114021236 and a Best By date 09/14. The company said that it was investigating the issue.

Consumers with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts can potentially experience severe or even life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the product.

There have been no reports of illness associated with the consumption of the recalled product to date.

Consumers with sensitivity to peanuts should stop using the recalled product immediately and contact the company at 866.946.6349 for a full refund.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and understand the risks they entail for unsuspecting consumers. I hope that by supplying this information consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about this recalled product . If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Green Cedar Dairy Recalls Two Kinds of Cheese Due To Listeria Contamination

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 28, 2011

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for All Natural Ackawi Cheese and All Natural Chives Cheese after it was discovered that the products could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The company, Green Cedar Dairy, announced the recall after a sample of the cheese was found to be contaminated with Listeria. The recalled products have Plant # 26941 printed on the label and come in 12-14 oz. sizes. The cheeses also have a sell by date July 1, 2012 that can be found printed on the back of the package.

There have been two reports of human listeriosis that may have been exposed to the recalled cheese products.

Consumers with the recalled product should stop using it and return it to the point of purchase immediately. For additional questions, consumers can contact the company at (313) 584-4499.

As a product liability lawyer Los Angeles, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you. Please, continue to visit our blog for regular updates about unsafe and dangerous consumer products.

FDA Attempts To Make Reusable Medical Devices Safer

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 28, 2011

According to news sources, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking to make reusable medical devices safer by working with organizations, hospitals and government agencies to ensure that they are cleaned and disinfected properly.

The FDA is involved in an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of reusable medical devices, which can reduce the risks of infection. The process of cleaning and disinfecting a medical device, known as “reprocessing”, is performed only for devices designed for repeated use. The FDA said that it has received reports of patients being exposed to everything from body fluids to microscopic amounts of blood due to inadequate reprossesing. However, the risk of transmission of an infection is extremely rare, the FDA said.

The FDA is reportedly currently working with manufacturers and healthcare providers to ensure that safety standards are up-to-date and that they are being followed by healthcare facility staffs.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I appreciate all efforts being made to ensure increased healthcare safety standards for patients. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this practice and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

FDA Reminds Consumers Not To Use ShoulderFlex Massager

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 28, 2011

According to news sources, The Food and Drug Administration is reminding consumers not to use the ShoulderFlex Massager that was recalled Aug. 31, 2011 due to strangulation hazards.

The manufacturing company, King International, has been out of business since the recall of its ShoulderFlex Massager product went into place. The company’s 800 number has been since disconnected, while many of the companies that sell the recalled product have yet to be properly notified.

The recalled product can cause serious injury or death due to strangulation arising from the product getting entangled with hair, clothing or jewelry.

One incident resulting in death and another report of a near death incident have been received in connection with the use of the recalled product.

Consumers with the recalled product should stop using it immediately and dispose of it. The FDA recommends that consumers dispose of the power supply as well as the massage fingers separately.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I appreciate all efforts being made to ensure consumer products are made safer for those who use them. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Recall: About 13,000 Navien Instantaneous Water Heaters

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 27, 2011

According to news sources, about 13,000 units of the Navien Instantaneous water heater have been recalled due to a faulty connection of the vent collar that can detach when pressure is applied, causing potential carbon monoxide poisoning in the process.

The company, Navien America Inc., issued the recall in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after the problem was discovered. The recalled water heaters have a white color with “T-Creator” and “NAVIEN” printed on the front. The recalled product models are CR-180(A), CR-210(A), CR-240(A), CC-180(A), CC-210(A) and CC-240(A). All recalled models were manufactured in 2008.

There have been no reports of injury to date.

Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and ensure that they have a functioning carbon monoxide alarm installed. Consumers can contact the company at (800) 244-8202 for a free repair of the recalled product.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and understand the risks they entail for unsuspecting consumers. I hope that by supplying this information consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about this recalled product . If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Sandwich Maker Shuts Down Production Due To Health Risks

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 27, 2011

According to news sources, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that a Chicago based ready-to-eat sandwich maker has shut down manufacturing after a repeated history of violations and a reported Listeria outbreak.

The company, Triple A Services Inc., has announced the closure of of the manufacturing facility after agreeing to stop producing and distributing its ready-to-eat sandwiches. The agreement also stipulates that the company hire a sanitation expert to oversee the company’s sanitation program and ensure its compliance with existing FDA safety regulations.

There have been no illnesses to date relating to the consumption of the company’s sandwich products.

The company’s manufacturing facility reportedly experienced a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak recently, helping prompt the decision to close the facility. Listeria can cause severe or even fatal infections to those with weak immune systems, the elderly and children.

As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I urge you to be mindful of threats from food-borne bacteria. Consumers that have purchased a known defective product should stop using it immediately. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective product, I urge you to contact a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about your legal options.

Hanna Andersson Recalls Children Robes Due To Fire Hazard

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 27, 2011

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 1,000 children robes sold through Hanna Andersson after it was found that the robes did not meet federal flammability standards.

The company, Hanna Andersson, announced the recall in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after it was found that the recalled robes pose a burn risk to children due to them failing to meet federal flammability standards.

The recalled robes come in white fluffy fleece and are one-hundred percent polyester. The robes are also covered with large colorful dots and have “Style 38310 Hanna Andersson” printed on the neck tag.

Consumers should immediately take away the product from children and return it to the point of purchase for a full refund. For additional questions, contact the company at 800-222-0544.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I appreciate all efforts being made to ensure consumer products are made safer for those who use them. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Green Valley Alfalfa Sprouts Recalled Due To Salmonella Contamination

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 23, 2011

According to news sources, about 650 cases of Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. have been recalled after test results came back positive for a possible Salmonella contamination of the product.

The company, Green Valley Food Corp, announced the recall of its “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” brand of Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. after a random sample came back positive for Salmonella contamination. The recalled product has a UPC number 714722228818 and a product code 3440210 that can be found on the shipping box. The Best By date of the recalled sprouts is 1/1/2012.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious or fatal infections, especially to those with weaken immune systems, the elderly, and children.

There have been no reported injuries to date.

Consumers should dispose of the recalled sprouts immediately and contact the company at (214) 939-3900 for any questions or concerns.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and understand the risks they entail for unsuspecting consumers. I hope that by supplying this information consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about this recalled product . If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

Recall: BRP ATVs Due To Crash Hazard

By Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer on December 22, 2011

According to news sources, about 16,000 units of Can-am ATV’s have been recalled due to the Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) main shaft potentially cracking, which can result in the loss of control and lead to injury or death.

The company, BRP US Inc., have announced the recall after it was found that the DPS shaft could break, resulting in small pieces that can block steering and thus cause limited steering control. The recalled ATV model years are 2010-2011 and include the Can-Am Outlander and Renegade model ATVs.

The recalled product has a retail price ranging from $6,800 to $13,500.

There have been no injuries reported however there have been two incidents of the DPS breaking and causing limited steering abilities for the operator.

Consumers should stop using the ATVs immediately and contact the company at (888) 638-5397 for an inspection and if necessary, a free repair.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I understand the inherent dangers of defective products and the risks they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product and keep consumers safe. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a product liability lawyer Los Angeles to learn about the legal options available to you.

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