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Who Knew About the Takata Defects?

February 18, 2015  ·  By HM&M

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The World Heath Organization said Wednesday, “Tobacco use kills at least 5 million people every year, a figure that could rise if countries don't take stronger measures to combat smoking” (12/11, M.Cheng, AP London for FindLaw).

This is a world-wide problem as a new WHO report on tobacco use and control, “said nearly 95 percent of the global population is unprotected by laws banning smoking. WHO said secondhand smoking kills about 600,000 people every year. The report describes countries' various strategies to curb smoking, including protecting people from smoke, enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, and raising taxes on tobacco products. Those were included in a package of six strategies WHO unveiled last year, but less than 10 percent of the world's population is covered by any single measure.”

As an Chicago attorney who specializes in personal injury cases, and who has seen many tobacco related cases, I fully support the WHO in their mission to tackle tobacco problems world-wide. As Doublas Bettcher, director of WHO's Tobacco-Free Initiative, said, “People need more than to be told that tobacco is bad for human health…they need their governments to implement the WHO Framework Convention.”

February 18, 2015

FDA Rejected Cutting Guides Used in Knee Replacements

The OtisKnee device, made by OtisMed Corporation, was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used in knee replacement surgeries. The OtisKnee devices were not proven to be safe or effective. OtisMed Corporation distributed and marketed the OtisKnee and is responsible for product liability and the injuries patients have been caused... Read More

February 18, 2015

Do You Know What is in Your Supplements?

In an independent test by the New York State Attorney General's office, it was found that four major retailers' name brand herbal supplements did not contain the herbs listed. Instead, the supplements contained filler ingredients, some of which may cause allergic reactions. Mislabeling products is considered a product liability issue. For example, if you are... Read More

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