| Read Time: 3 minutes | Dangerous Drugs

Bloomberg Business: The FDA Recall System is Voluntary and Broken

Bloomberg Business recently published a comprehensive look at how patients suffer when drug manufacturers and regulators fail to protect them and effectively recall dangerous drugs from their medicine cabinets. For the past 25 years, the experienced drug injury lawyers at Cory Watson have helped thousands of victims hurt because of dangerous medical devices and unsafe drugs released without accurate testing. “If you think the FDA is a true watchdog over the safety of drugs put into the marketplace, you are wrong,” said Ernest Cory, managing shareholder of Cory Watson Attorneys. “The FDA only gets what the drug manufacturer wants them to see. And too often, they don’t get the whole story until the product has come onto the marketplace and injured many victims.” Contact us today for a free, confidential case review – Call (877) 562-0000 now or fill out the online consultation form on this page. Zantac Recalled for Carcinogen Contamination In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received a 19-page document with startling claims about a popular medicine. Researchers at Valisure, a Connecticut lab that tests prescription drugs, found extremely high levels of a probable human carcinogen in the antacid ranitidine, best known under the brand name Zantac. Millions of people around the world use ranitidine; it’s available both with a prescription and over the counter. As for the carcinogen, NDMA, the FDA knew it well: For more than a year, the agency had been recalling batches of the blood pressure medication Valsartan contaminated with it. The FDA issued an alert that seemed to downplay the lab’s findings. The agency said it had learned that some ranitidine medicines contained low levels of NDMA, but it wasn’t advising people to stop taking the drug. Those with prescriptions could contact their doctors — if they were worried — and everyone else could consider alternatives on drugstore shelves. However, high levels of NDMA were found in every version of ranitidine tested, and labs concluded the problem was inherent to the molecule itself. In other words, there is no safe version of ranitidine. The FDA’s Limited Authority Over Recalls By mid-October, a month after the FDA’s alert, at least two dozen countries had pulled ranitidine from stores or halted its distribution. Numerous companies acted on their own to slow or stop the supply of the drug. The FDA continued to conduct tests. 43 jurisdictions and governments around the world took action before the United States did. Finally, on November 1, the agency announced that it had found higher-than-acceptable levels of NDMA in some ranitidine. The FDA then asked manufacturers to voluntarily recall some of the Zantac on the market. When the FDA finds that a drug’s quality is compromised, recalls are supposed to reverse the supply chain and remove the affected product from warehouses, pharmacy shelves, and patients’ medicine cabinets. But the agency’s authority over this system is limited. It can only request a pullback – the manufacturers can say no, and they often refuse. The FDA can’t contact patients directly; it relies on pharmacies for that. It also doesn’t control how the recall is conducted or how its effectiveness is assessed. A probable carcinogen in a medication taken by millions of people, manufactured in a factory that the FDA knew had problems, is a crisis for the agency. An effective recall system is crucial to prevent further injuries. How Do You Stop Taking a Recalled Medication If You Don’t Know It’s Been Recalled? Patients using Valsartan and Zantac were supposed to be notified by their pharmacies that their drugs could be dangerous. Those notifications didn’t always happen. Old mailing addresses, a switch in pharmacies or the use of more than one, and failure to distinguish a recall letter from junk mail can all interfere with alerting patients to dangerous drugs. There are also gaps in the flow of information, especially when drugs are recalled in batches identified by manufacturers’ lot numbers, as is common practice. Meanwhile, the number of anxious patients mounts. The failure of that system can be seen in the client base of plaintiffs’ attorney Ernest Cory of Cory Watson, a firm representing hundreds of people who took the potentially-tainted drugs. Many of his clients hadn’t been warned of the FDA recall, and only found out on through the news, social media, or through attorney advertising. Don’t Sit On Your Rights The experienced drug injury attorneys at Cory Watson are evaluating the claims of hundreds of people with cancer – liver, stomach, intestinal, colon, pancreatic, or kidney – who took these drugs. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Valsartan and Zantac drug manufacturers involved in the recalls. If you or a loved one developed cancer after taking these drugs, call today for your FREE case evaluation. Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out the online case consultation form on this page.

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Dangerous Drugs

Here’s Why Zantac Was Pulled From Drugstores, And What You Should Do Now

According to the New York Times, major drugstore retailers have pulled Zantac off of their shelves due to certain versions of the heartburn medication containing potentially cancer-causing ingredients. Pharmacy chains announced that they were no longer selling the product after the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement in September 2019 saying that Zantac and its generic form, ranitidine, may contain high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a human carcinogen. If you’re looking for an experienced drug injury lawyer to help you pursue justice and compensation in a Zantac lawsuit, call (877) 562-0000 today or fill out the online consultation form on this page. F.D.A Warns of Zantac Cancer Risks The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is investigating Zantac cancer risks. Recent testing of Zantac tablets found that the commonly-used heartburn medication contains a potentially dangerous carcinogenic chemical up to 26,000 times greater than the FDA’s daily intake limit. The carcinogenic chemical present in Zantac is known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (“NDMA”). What Is NDMA? N-nitrosodimethylamine is a semi-volatile chemical that belongs to a class of known potent carcinogens, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The industrial chemical is used in gasoline, as a stabilizer for industry materials, and as a lubricant additive. NDMA has also been used to make liquid rocket fuel, and is a byproduct of manufacturing certain pesticides and processing fish. Does Zantac Cause Cancer? Since the 1980s, studies have demonstrated a link between the NDMA in Zantac and cancer. Mounting evidence also shows that Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim, the big pharma companies that make Zantac (ranitidine), concealed the Zantac cancer link from millions of people who took the drug for heartburn, gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), sour stomach, Barrett’s esophagus, acid reflux and other issues. This deception came as the companies made unprecedented profits from Zantac, the first drug to generate $1 billion in sales. With countless people stricken with cancer after taking Zantac, many are turning to the courts and filing a Zantac lawsuit to hold large pharmaceutical companies like Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim accountable for their reckless disregard for human health and willingness to put profit over people. What are the Long-Term Side Effects Linked to Zantac NDMA Exposure? Long-term exposure to Zantac or its generic active ingredient, ranitidine, can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer. Side effects of Zantac include: Bladder cancer Colon and Rectal cancer Esophageal cancer Intestinal cancer Kidney cancer Liver cancer Lung cancer (non-smokers) Ovarian cancer Pancreatic cancer Prostate cancer Stomach cancer Testicular cancer Thyroid cancer Uterine cancer Which Zantac Brands and Products Contain Ranitidine? Some of the most common Zantac brands include: Zantac 150 Tablets Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Zantac 150 Maximum Strength Cool Mint Zantac 75 Tablets Wal-Zan 150 Wal-Zan 75 Heartburn Relief (ranitidine) Acid Reducer (ranitidine) Acid Control (ranitidine) How Can a Zantac Lawsuit Help Me? If you’ve been injured by Zantac, we know you’ve suffered emotionally and financially, and want to work with you personally to obtain the maximum compensation for the damages caused by your injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights! Call (877) 562-0000 now.

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Legionnaires' Disease

4 People Have Died from Legionnaire’s Outbreak Linked to Hot Tub Display at North Carolina State Fair

Four people have died and more than 140 people have been hospitalized from a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak linked to a hot tub display at the North Carolina State Fair. Health officials have linked the outbreak back to the Mountain State Fair, held September 6-15, 2019 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. The NC Department of Health and Human Services blamed a hot tub display within the Davis Event Center, as well as a cooling fan outside the center, for spreading microscopic water droplets containing the Legionella bacteria. How Does a Person Get Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ is a serious lung infection caused when bacteria called Legionella are spread through water droplets in the air and breathed in, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A hot tub display provides the ideal environment for Legionella bacteria to grow in warm water. Legionella can also be found in cooling towers, plumbing systems, and decorative pools or fountains. It is not contagious, but can become deadly if left untreated. Symptoms of Legionnaires’ can include fever, chills, coughing, muscle aches, nausea, confusion, shortness of breath, and headaches, the CDC says. Legionnaires’ Linked to Death, Disease in Atlanta, Georgia This is the second major Legionnaires’ outbreak in the past two months. In August, a widespread outbreak of the disease left one woman dead and sickened dozens of others who were all guests at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The Legionnaire’s outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta, one of Atlanta’s most popular downtown convention hotels, has already produced multiple cases. If you or a loved one is affected by Legionnaire’s disease, we want to help. Our experienced attorneys can help guide you through the next steps. Take Legal Action Now Cory Watson Attorneys has represented hundreds of clients throughout the country in Legionnaire’s outbreaks, including the most recent Sheraton Atlanta outbreak. Let our experience be your strength. If you were exposed to the bacteria, our experienced Legionnaires’ disease lawyers can help you determine your legal rights. If you have lost a loved one due to Legionnaires’ disease, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. We are a nationwide law firm that can help you no matter where you live. Call (877) 562-0000 or complete our free initial consultation form. Don’t wait to reach out – contact us today!

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Mesothelioma

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

More than 14,000 women lose their lives to ovarian cancer in the United States each year. By raising awareness and increasing education about this terrible disease and what causes it, we can all do our part to help prevent new cases from occurring in the future. What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer? Approximately 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are discovered each year. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms early. Eighty percent of the cases diagnosed every year are at advanced stages, with a high mortality rate. Here are some ovarian cancer symptoms that you should look out for: Bloating Unexpected and sudden weight loss Pelvic or abdominal pain Abnormal vaginal bleeding Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly Increased frequency of urination To help protect yourself from any potential carcinogenic exposure, it’s important to thoroughly check product labels. Anything that may contain talc or asbestos should not be applied to your body. These products have been known to contain talc: Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Shower-to-Shower Body Powder Long-Term Talcum Powder Use Increases Ovarian Cancer Rick It has become clear that regular use of talcum powder for personal hygiene is a major risk factor for developing ovarian cancer. Scientific studies in 2016 have shown that regular use of talcum powder on the genital area may increase a women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by up to 33%. Many women use products such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower as a part of their daily hygiene ritual. Unfortunately, manufacturers chose not add warning labels to their products containing talcum powder warning women of the potential link to cancer. Now, thousands of women are coming forward to seek compensation for their pain and suffering. Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women that have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using J&J products containing talcum powder. Women and their families can now take action to fight back against Big Pharma, holding them accountable for their negligence and finding answers to how and why they were diagnosed. Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers If you or a loved one regularly used talcum powder and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may qualify for compensation. Contact Cory Watson Attorneys for your free case consultation. The attorneys at Cory Watson are experienced professionals ready to investigate your claim with compassion and determination. If we take your case, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. Our dedicated attorneys have years of experience handling complex product liability cases. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form today.

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Defective Products

Universal Security Instruments Recalls 180,000 Smoke Detectors

Universal Security Instruments has recalled 180,000 smoke detectors and alarms. The company has received more than 130 reports of the alarms not working properly when tested after installation, according to the recall notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The sole purpose of smoke detectors (also called smoke alarms) is to save lives. We all have these devices throughout our homes to protect our family and property from the horrifying consequences of a fire. We depend on smoke detectors to detect fires and alert us so we are able to leave the house without injury. When these life-saving devices are defective, the consequences are almost always catastrophic, resulting in serious burn injuries and death. If you, a loved one, or your property have been harmed as a result of a defective smoke alarm, contact our experienced product liability attorneys immediately. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact us by calling (877) 562-0000 now or fill out the free online consultation form. Details of the Universal Smoke Alarm Recall This recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10-year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire detectors with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 and 2016JUL11. “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” are printed on the front cover of the detector. The label on the back of the detector also lists the model number and date code. The problem is a misaligned internal switch. The smoke detectors can have a misaligned internal switch, causing them to not activate properly and posing the risk of failing to alert residents to a fire. The recalled smoke detectors were sold online and at specialty retailers from July 2015 to December 2016. People who have purchased the smoke alarms, which were sold online from July 2015 to December 2016, should check to see if they will activate appropriately. Owners can quickly tell whether if a smoke detector is affected by pressing the test button. If the alarm sounds, the smoke detector is okay. The Disturbing Prevalence of Smoke Alarms That Don’t Work Most jurisdictions have strict regulations requiring smoke detectors in homes, rental properties, hotels, and other buildings. Despite these regulations, however, many landlords and building owners still do not equip their buildings with adequate and functioning smoke detectors. Firefighters responding to fatal blazes often note the presence of ceiling-mounted smoke detectors — only to open them up and discover they do not have batteries. Landlords and property owners can be held legally responsible if they fail to maintain appropriate fire-prevention measures, including smoke detectors. Likewise, product manufacturers may be responsible if the smoke alarm failed to function as it should have. Let Our Experience Be Your Strength At Cory Watson Attorneys, we have more than 38 years of experience representing the injured with sound legal advice and guidance when they need it most. From our offices in Birmingham, Memphis, and Nashville, we handle claims across Alabama and Tennessee, as well as across the nation. If you, a loved one, or your property have been harmed as a result of a defective smoke alarm, contact an experienced product liability attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Our experienced fire and burn injury lawyers have helped many families who have suffered from defective products, and we can help you, too. Call our office anytime at (877) 562-0000 or fill out the free online consultation form on this page to learn more about your legal options. Don’t wait to reach out—contact us today!

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Shuts Down Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Atlanta’s sixth-largest hotel has shut down as health officials investigate an outbreak of the potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease. The Sheraton Atlanta on Courtland Street, a popular downtown convention hotel, shut down on July 15 after guests who recently stayed at the hotel tested positive for the disease, which causes serious lung infections. A number of guests complained about lung problems after a convention. It is believed all five people sickened with Legionnaires were attending the same conference at the Sheraton Atlanta. What is Legionnaire’s Disease? Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that often requires hospitalization, caused by the Legionella bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It can become a health concern when it grows and spreads in human-made building water systems. It can multiply in water fountains and ice-making machines, as well as air conditioning units. How Could Legionnaire’s Disease Spread at a Hotel? You can’t catch Legionnaires’ disease from person-to-person contact. Instead, most people get sick with the disease from inhaling the bacteria. Hotel guests may breathe in mist or steam and the bacterium makes its way into the lungs. Investigators have converged on the Sheraton Atlanta hotel, testing the water in pools, fountains, hot tubs, faucets and showerheads as they search for what caused the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. Older adults, smokers, and those with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable. What are the Symptoms of Legionnaire’s Disease? Guests who stayed at the hotel may be experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Legionnaires’ usually develops two to 14 days after exposure to the bacteria and often begins with these symptoms: headache nausea muscle pain or aches chills a fever that might be 104 degrees or higher By the second or third day, other symptoms may include: cough shortness of breath chest pain diarrhea confusion or other mental changes Symptoms usually begin two to 14 days after being exposed to the bacteria, but it can take longer. People should watch for symptoms for about two weeks after exposure. Left untreated, the disease can be fatal. What Can Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Guests Do? Any guests who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel at any time between June 12 and July 15 should speak with their health-care provider if they are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness. If you or a loved one has stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta Downton hotel at 165 Courtland St NE in Atlanta, we want to help. Our experienced attorneys can help guide you through the next steps in your case. Cory Watson Attorneys has represented hundreds of clients throughout the country in Legionnaire’s Disease outbreaks. Our experience includes cases from those that have stayed in hotels like the Sheraton Atlanta, hospitals, nursing homes, and military installations. Take Legal Action Now Let our experience be your strength. If you were exposed to the Legionella bacterium, the experienced Legionnaires’ disease lawyers at Cory Watson can help you determine your legal rights. If you have lost a loved one due to Legionnaires’ disease, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. We are a nationwide law firm that can help you no matter where you live. Call (877) 562-0000 or complete the free initial consultation form on this page. Don’t wait to reach out – contact us today!

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | DuPont C8

Chemours Throws DuPont Under the Bus In Court Filings

The tangled DuPont PFAS web continues to unravel, and it appears that the company just has not learned their lesson. A recent article by North Carolina Policy Watch reveals: “DuPont could have permanently stopped discharging perfluorinated compounds – PFAS – from its Fayetteville (NC) Works plant into the Cape Fear River nine years ago, but decided against it in order to foist the liability onto a spinoff company (Chemours), court documents allege. The 64-page complaint, filed by Chemours against its former parent company, DuPont, lays out a series of stunning allegations, that if true, reveal the nefarious actions of a billion-dollar company determined to avoid financial and legal responsibility for environmental disasters.” If this proves to be true, DuPont nefariously and knowingly created the Chemours company to offload the weight of their environmental liability and shift the blame.  What Are The Health Risks of PFAS Chemicals? Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8, has been used in everything from non-stick Teflon cookware to rain-proofed Patagonia sportswear, Scotch Guard and microwave popcorn bags. The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has stated health risks associated with C-8 chemicals like PFOA and PFOS including kidney and testicular cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, high cholesterol, infertility, pregnancy-induced hypertension and decreased birth weight. Let Our C-8 Experience Be Your Strength Cory Watson Attorneys took a leading role in the C-8 litigation, involving chemicals that DuPont used in Teflon production at its Washington Works plant located along the Ohio River in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Our firm worked to secure a $671 million settlement for more than 3,500 clients in West Virginia and Ohio. To this day, we continue to represent cancer victims in the area. Cory Watson principal Jon C. Conlin was appointed to serve as Co-Lead Counsel in the consolidated lawsuits against DuPont, MDL 2433. The Cory Watson litigation team also includes principal attorney Beth Chambers and associate attorney Nina Towle Herring. A Story So Bad, It Became a Netflix Documentary “The Devil We Know” tells the story of how citizens in West Virginia take on the powerful corporation DuPont after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8 – into the local drinking water supply. The documentary details DuPont’s alleged decades-long cover-up of the harm caused by these chemicals. The DuPont plant in Parkersburg, West Virginia, has been ground zero for the impact of chemicals used in the company’s non-stick Teflon cookware products. The ingredient C-8 has been used in everything from Scotchgard to rain-proofed Patagonia sportswear and microwave popcorn bags. C-8 has been linked to obesity, infertility, and dangerous diseases such as kidney cancer, testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis, high cholesterol, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and thyroid disease. Our Environmental Injury Attorneys Can Help You For more than 38 years, Cory Watson has successfully represented clients across the U.S. in water contamination cases involving powerful Fortune 500 companies such as DuPont and 3M. Our experienced team of attorneys is knowledgeable in the scientific facts and medical issues critical to these cases. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to contaminated water or toxic chemicals, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our environmental injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation by calling (877) 562-0000 or completing our online consultation form.

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Defective Products

More Trouble for Fisher-Price with Recall of Another Inclined Infant Sleeper

Fisher-Price has recalled 71,000 infant play yards with inclined-sleeper attachments, despite no death or injuries associated with the product – and no apparent product defects. Fisher-Price’s decision to yank its Ultra-Lite Day & Night Play Yard with an inclined sleeper off the market marks the company’s full retreat from product safety concerns, grieving parents and regulators. The move comes several weeks after the company recalled 4.7 million of its popular Rock ‘n Play inclined sleepers after the product was linked with more than 30 infant deaths. The April 12 recall of the Rock ‘n Play sparked debates over how a product clearly violating safe-sleep practices was developed and allowed to be sold for a decade. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies should sleep flat on their backs in a crib or bassinet. However, the Rock ‘n Play was developed without safety testing and marketed to parents as a safe “overnight sleeper.” Despite the recall of the Rock ‘n Play, many other companies continue to sell similar sleepers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that more than 50 deaths have been linked to these dangerous products, and the death toll associated with inclined sleepers has continued to climb. But that could eventually change. Consumer advocates, including the AAP, have asked for a complete ban on the sale of inclined sleepers. Lawmakers in California are also working to pass legislation that supports the ban. Contact Our Experienced Product Liability Attorneys Today We understand that there’s nothing more important than the safety of our vulnerable children and grandchildren. If you or a loved one has lost a child or if your child was injured through the use of a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play inclined infant sleeper, our attorneys want to help. Our firm has had great success in fighting to protect the rights of kids across the country. Principal attorney Ryan Lutz led cases that resulted in changes to the national safety standards for dangerous glass-front fireplace screens, which had caused third-degree burns to young children and toddlers. The compassionate team of attorneys at Cory Watson can guide you through all the legal options, and help make sure that this preventable tragedy never happens again to another family. Contact us today by calling (877) 562-0000 or filling out the free initial consultation form on this page.

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Defective Products

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Ban Inclined Sleepers like the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play

Earlier this year, the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) and multiple manufacturers announced recalls on Fisher-Price sleepers due to concerns about the product’s safety and the distressing fact that over 30 infant fatalities had occurred in them. Now, lawmakers are working to pass legislation to ban these companies from selling such dangerous products. This week, California Congressman Tony Cárdenas and other politicians introduced the Safe Sleep For Babies Act, which would prohibit the sale of sleepers “with an inclined surface of greater than 10 degrees that is intended, marketed, or designed to provide sleeping accommodations for infants up to one year old.” “I believe that we need to put American babies first, not profits,” Cárdenas stated. “Parents deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the sleep products they purchase are safe. As a grandfather, this is very concerning to me, which is why I am introducing the Safe Sleep for Babies Act which would ban these life-threatening products from store shelves.” Over 30 Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Rep. Cárdenas proposed the new bill alongside Sen. Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, who introduced a companion bill in the Senate. Cárdenas noted that, despite the shocking number of infant deaths linked to these inclined sleepers, there are still some versions being sold. “There have been more than 30 deaths linked to recalled Fisher-Price sleeper products, yet other models that are just as dangerous remain on the market,” he said. And the death toll could still rise. Recalls are notoriously ineffective at removing products from the market and fatality reports have come into the CPSC since the April 12 recall, according to a senior agency official. Dangerous Sleeper Kept on the Market, Even as Babies Died Fisher-Price developed its popular Rock ‘n Play product based on faulty beliefs about infant sleep, with no clinical research into whether it was safe. “This product is deadly,” said Cory Watson attorney F. Jerome Tapley. “When parents purchase a product for their children, many assume that if it’s being sold in a store, it must be safe to use. Tragically, that is not the case. There is strong evidence that the Rock ‘n Play inclined sleeper put infants’ lives at risk.” Instead of seeking the advice of pediatricians, the Fisher-Price product safety division consulted just a single doctor – a family physician from Texas whose expertise had already been doubted by judges and who would eventually lose his medical license. A Nationwide Law Firm with Children’s Defective Products Experience When a child is injured or killed, only the best advocates will do for your family. You need an experienced legal team with the dedication, knowledge, and resources needed to build a strong case. “Inclined sleep products like the Rock n’ Play are dangerous,” said Cory Watson attorney Ryan Lutz. “This bill takes important and necessary action to ban these products, protecting infant lives and helping prevent families from experiencing tragedy.” At Cory Watson, we have more than 38 years of experience representing clients across the country who have been seriously injured by dangerous products. This same team of attorneys recently secured a $25 million verdict on behalf of a California family against Nissan North America, so we’re prepared to take on corporations like Fisher-Price and Mattel on your behalf. From our offices in Birmingham and Nashville, we handle claims across Alabama and Tennessee, as well as across the nation. Contact Cory Watson Attorneys Today We understand that there’s nothing more important than the safety of family and friends, especially for our vulnerable children and grandchildren. If you or a loved one has lost a child or if your child was injured through the use of a Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, our attorneys want to help. Our compassionate team of attorneys can guide you through all the legal options, and help make sure that this preventable tragedy never happens again to another family. Contact us today by calling (877) 562-0000 or filling out the free initial consultation form on this page.

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Car Accidents

What to Do After A Car Accident Injury

Immediately following a car wreck, you may be shaken and upset. The crash was the other driver’s fault, but you’re worried about hospital bills, missing work, and supporting your family. That’s why it’s smart to be prepared for whatever may happen. Have a plan in place so that you know what to do—and what not to do. Follow these important steps to take after a car accident: Call the police. Move to a safe location, without leaving the scene of the accident. Get medical treatment. Check for injuries, and see your physician immediately. Many injuries, such as whiplash, concussion or muscle strains injuries may not be obvious until later. Don’t let the insurance adjuster choose a doctor for you-you have the right to choose your own. Collect important information. Take pictures of the scene of the crash. Trade names and phone numbers with other affected drivers. Don’t admit fault or blame the accident on anyone Notify your insurance company. A delay in reporting the crash can hurt your claim. Avoid signing any papers for the insurance adjuster without speaking to our attorneys first. File records of the car accident. Keep expense receipts and careful records of any details. Documents such as police reports or medical records can help strengthen your claim. Call an experienced lawyer. With over 38 years of experience, the car accident attorneys at Cory Watson are on your side. We are ready and willing to fight for you. A Nationwide Law Firm with Extensive Car Accident Injury Experience Remembering what to do after an accident isn’t always easy, but it is extremely important. As a result of the car crash, you may face medical bills, co-pays, and extended time off work. Most insurance companies will not voluntarily repay you for all of your losses, and you need help protecting your rights. This is when the car accident lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys can help. Speaking with an experienced accident attorney can help you determine if you can recover damages for your injuries. We can advise you with the best legal steps to take with your case. From our offices in Birmingham, Nashville, and Memphis, our experienced attorneys handle car accident claims across Alabama and Tennessee. Contact our Car Accident Injury Attorneys At Cory Watson Attorneys, we understand how confusing and frustrating life can become while you’re recovering from serious injuries. We can protect your rights, handle the insurance company, and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a car wreck? The experienced car accident lawyers at Cory Watson are ready to fight for you! Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out the online case evaluation form on this page. Your initial consultation is free, and we only get paid if we win your case. Don’t wait to reach out – contact us today!

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