Researchers Say Scented Candles and Air Fresheners Pose Dangerous Health Risks

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When the weather starts getting colder and the holidays are just around the corner, many people want to bring out their beloved scented candles and seasonal air fresheners. The classic scents like pumpkin spice, apple cider, and pine are just a few of the most popular, but a few recent studies have shown that scented candles are not completely safe. …

Law Offices of Sadaka Associates and Morgan & Morgan File Lawsuit Against Merck for Neurological Injuries Allegedly Caused by Zostavax Vaccine

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As healthcare sees one advance after another, there are also numerous questions being asked concerning the many new vaccines that are used to treat various ailments and diseases. One of these has been Zostavax, a vaccine used to treat shingles. While many patients have been helped by the vaccine, there have been more and more reports of patients experiencing complications …

Amazon Hit with Lawsuit Over Eclipse Glasses

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Amazon is in hot water after a couple from South Carolina filed a lawsuit against it. The pair claims that they purchased protective glasses from the online retailer to view the recent solar eclipse but have since suffered damage to their vision. What Does the Amazon Lawsuit Claim? The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, August 30, 2017 in South Carolina’s …

Hurricane Harvey Damages ExxonMobil Refineries, Releases Dangerous Pollutants

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On August 29th, ExxonMobil released a statement that acknowledged significant damage done to two refineries owned by the fuel giant. The statement also acknowledged the damage caused those refineries to release pollutants that are harmful to humans and the environment. Following multiple complaints on Twitter about a strong chemical odor in areas of Houston, ExxonMobil released a regulatory report that …

Largest Award of $417M Against Johnson & Johnson for Ovarian Cancer Caused by Talc

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Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson in connection with its baby powder products. The cancer alleged to have been caused by these products has resulted in so many claims that it is becoming difficult to follow all of them.  According to Bloomberg, the company is dealing with over 5,000 claims against it in U.S. Courts. Previously, it …

Not Liable for Faulty Products: Amazon on Consumer Disputes

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Online retailers are in an awkward position in terms of customer satisfaction and liability. As brick and mortar businesses continue to wane, e-commerce has grown to comprise roughly eight percent of all retail transactions, with Amazon leading as the largest internet-based retailer. While Amazon’s first-party transactions are typically handled with little incident, their facilitation of sales from third parties have …

Semi Carrying Toxic Chemicals Catches Fire, Prompts Evacuation In Paynesville

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A truck in Paynesville, Minnesota caught on fire on Friday, August 18, 2017. The truck was carrying several toxic chemicals. According to the sheriff’s office in Stearns County, the toxic chemicals were oxidizers. These are chemicals that need oxygen in order to burn. The state patrol stated that the truck caught on fire at 12:16 a.m. It was traveling near …

Security Researcher Creates ‘Vaccine’ Against Ransomware Attack

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It’s a simple fact that ransomware attacks are becoming far more frequent, and hackers are continuing to use ransomware viruses in the hopes that at least some of those affected by the virus will pay the ransom to have their computers unlocked. Following up on the widespread WannaCry ransomware virus from earlier this year, the Petya ransomware virus recently affected …

Fitness Blogger Dies After Whipped Cream Canister Explodes

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A popular fitness blogger tragically lost her life after a whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest. The impact caused a heart attack that proved fatal. Rebecca Burger was just age 33. Hundreds of thousands of fans followed Burger on Facebook and Instagram. Local authorities are investigating the incident which they believe occurred because of a defective …

Testimony Set to Begin in First Xarelto Bellwether Trial

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Jurors in New Orleans were recently selected for the first Xarelto trial. Xarelto is a blood-thinner that is marketed by Johnson and Johnson. It is a bellwether trial, which means that the outcome of this case will determine how judges may rule in future cases. Over 18,000 lawsuits involving Xarelto have been filed in the U.S. District Court in the …