Consumer Alerts (page 13)


Consumers Union: Hip, Knee Implants Should Come With Warranties

It may be tough to view a hip or knee replacement in the same light as a car, appliance, or piece of expensive technology. In...

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  • Sep 18, 2013

Florida Attorney General Warns of Fake Utility Workers Phone Scam

A warning has been issued by Florida’s attorney general to alert consumers to a new scam involving callers posing as utility company employees who attempt...

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  • Sep 4, 2013

Mixed Signals? No Data to Back Up Diabetes Drugs' Cancer Risks, Says EMA

Contrary to reports and pending lawsuits that claim otherwise, the FDA has publicly agreed with the findings of a study conducted by the European Medicines...

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  • Aug 19, 2013

C.R. Bard Ordered to Pay $2 Million in First Federal Vaginal Mesh Verdict

A jury has ordered medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc. to pay $2 million to a woman who filed suit after allegedly suffering serious injuries...

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  • Aug 16, 2013

Over-the-Phone Arrest Threats Scam Victims out of Thousands

Consumers across the country have recently received phone calls from “police officers,” who claim there is  a warrant out for their arrest—unless they agree to...

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  • Aug 15, 2013

Morgan & Morgan Attorney Helps Winter Haven Man Sue to Stop Robocalls

Thanks to the efforts of Morgan & Morgan debt harassment attorney Billy Howard in federal court, one man’s ongoing robocalling nightmare has finally come to...

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  • Aug 13, 2013

New Legal Pathway May Help Medtronic Users Get Their Day in Court

Although hundreds of patients implanted with Medtronic’s Infuse spinal bone graft device have suffered serious complications, not a single lawsuit has made it court. That...

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  • Jul 10, 2013

FDA First: Four New Tobacco Products Rejected for Sale

Thanks to previously unused authority granted by a recent law, the FDA has rejected the sale of four new tobacco products, a first for the...

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  • Jul 3, 2013

Diabetes Assoc. Calls for Pharmaceutical Cos. to Review Incretin Therapy

The American Diabetes Association (the Association) is calling for all pharmaceutical companies that develop or market incretin-based medications taken by Type 2 diabetics to make...

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  • Jun 28, 2013

Feds Crack Down on Rising Timeshare Fraud in the U.S., Florida

Officials throughout the United States say the number of lawsuits filed for timeshare resale frauds has climbed drastically, with the bulk of the scams occurring...

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  • Jun 14, 2013

FDA Launches Inquiry of Unapproved Medical Diagnosis Smartphone App

There may be an app for that, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to make sure some are safe enough for smartphone users...

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  • Jun 10, 2013

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case that May Impact Product Liability

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case that could have profound implications on product liability for drug manufacturers. The case, Mutual Pharmaceutical...

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  • May 24, 2013

Romney's Stance on Deregulation Pushes Away Consumer Protection Lawyers

Mitt Romney has recently come under fire from Florida trial lawyers over the lack of regulations he intends to implement if elected. Governor Romney plans...

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  • Sep 21, 2012

Toyota Recalls Rav4, Lexus HS250h for Suspension Concerns

After a high-profile recall of the popular Ford Escape, rival auto manufacturer Toyota has announced that it will recall 778,000 RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h...

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  • Aug 7, 2012

Ford Recalls Deadly Escape SUVs

Ford has announced the third major recall of its extremely popular Escape SUV in the last two weeks, citing sticky throttles that could cause serious...

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  • Aug 2, 2012