Consumer Alerts (page 5)

Talcum Baby Powder Alert: Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $55 Million for Product’s Link to Ovarian Cancer

For the second time in three months, major drugmaker Johnson & Johnson is on the hook for millions of dollars stemming from its baby powder...

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  • May 4, 2016

Life Insurance Fraud Investigation: What to Do If You Haven't Been Paid

Life insurance auditors have revealed that at least 70 of America’s leading life insurance companies are linked to an alleged practice of purposefully not seeking...

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  • Apr 28, 2016

The 3 Largest Auto Recalls of All Time

Over the years, there have been hundreds of auto recalls that involve everything from individual auto parts to the vehicles themselves. However, since the federal...

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  • Apr 28, 2016

Compulsive Behavior: Here Are Some Common Causes

When a person suffers from compulsive behaviors such as hoarding, constant counting or even gambling, families can suffer with them. Knowing what is causing the...

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  • Apr 26, 2016

Takata Recall Expands as Death Toll Rises

Defective airbags made by Takata have killed 11 people in the U.S., and 16 people total, since 2009 because of faulty inflators that can eject...

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  • Apr 22, 2016

Takata Congressional Hearing Reveals Two Worrying Facts About These Defective Airbags

Members of Congress and government regulators raised concerns Thursday over the shortage of replacements for 28 million recalled Takata airbag inflators, saying consumers might first...

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  • Apr 15, 2016

Does Your Teen's Honda Have a Recalled Takata Airbag?

A Texas teenager died recently following a minor car accident, when her 2002 Honda Civic’s Takata-made airbag ejected metal shrapnel at her upon deployment and...

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  • Apr 14, 2016

Top Legal Settlement Question: Are Lawsuit or Court Awards and Settlements Taxable Income?

Personal injury lawsuits are often grueling, drawn-out affairs, and when a person is awarded compensation through a verdict or settlement it can feel like the...

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  • Apr 12, 2016

More Efficient Spending on Health Care A Goal for This Year's National Public Health Week

Protecting our nation’s public health infrastructure is one of the issues at the heart of National Public Health Week, which ends April 10. A key...

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  • Apr 8, 2016

Takata’s Faulty Airbags Claim Another Life Despite National Safety Push

A Texas teen is the latest victim of exploding Takata airbags, after she died last week following a minor traffic accident. The death underscores the...

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  • Apr 7, 2016

Onglyza FDA Warning: Diabetes Drug Could Increase Heart Failure Risk

Diabetes drugs such as AstraZeneca’s Onglyza could increase patients’ risk of heart failure, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration drug safety communication released...

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  • Apr 6, 2016

Airbag Recall Could Cost Takata up to $24 Billion

The largest auto recall in history carries with it a hefty price tag for the maker of the defective airbags that could eject metal shrapnel...

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  • Mar 31, 2016

Jury Awards Nearly $500 Million to Victims of Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant

Consumers won a huge victory last week when a Dallas jury awarded five plaintiffs nearly $500 million in a product liability lawsuit against Johnson &...

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  • Mar 22, 2016

Florida Whistleblower Exposes Healthcare Fraud

Recently unsealed court documents have revealed allegations that the insurance company Humana Inc. is guilty of committing healthcare fraud. Humana controls Medicare Advantage health plans...

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  • Mar 17, 2016

IRS Warns Public to Lookout for Phone Scams During Tax Season

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, tax season! Tax season typically involves digging up old receipts, trips to the accountant, and making sure you’ve...

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  • Mar 16, 2016