Consumer Alerts (page 5)
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 suit against Johnson & Johnson. The...
- 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...
- 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...
- Mar 16, 2016
Home Depot Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over 2014 Data Breach
Home Depot has agreed to pay $19.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 50 million U.S. consumers who had...
- Mar 14, 2016
Calling the Bluff: How America’s Top-Selling Antipsychotic Could Create Pathological Gamblers
At 64 years old, Marie* had been battling schizophrenia for nearly half her life. After three decades of wrestling down a sense of stability, her...
- Mar 7, 2016
FDA Announcement Requires New Warning Label and Clinical Trial for Essure
Tens of thousands of women around the country have been waiting for this moment for months: the Food and Drug Administration has announced the findings...
- Mar 3, 2016
Senate Report Reveals Takata Manipulated Data
A little more than a year after being responsible for the largest auto recall in U.S. history, Takata is once again in the news after...
- Feb 29, 2016
Jury Believes Talcum Powder Linked to Cancer, Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $72 Million
In the first jury award of its kind, a Missouri jury has awarded $72 million in damages to a woman’s family who claim her longtime...
- Feb 26, 2016
Manopause and the Middle Age Crisis: Testosterone Therapy Tied to Heart Attack Risk
We’re all familiar with the stereotype of a forty-year-old male combatting a receding hairline with Rogaine, frantically Googling for help on a low libido, and...
- Feb 19, 2016
Millions of Vehicles Recalled Due to Faulty Airbags
For the second time in just a few years the car industry has been rocked by another massive recall related to airbags. This time the...
- Feb 15, 2016