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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Aug 2, 2012