Category Archives: product-liability-attorneys-jacksonville-fl

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Needed and Potential Harm?

Law firms in Jacksonville FL like Edwards & Ragatz consider drug manufacturers as well when reviewing cases. Manufacturers of testosterone therapy drugs put out all-pervading print, television and internet advertising, asking men to speak with their doctors about “Low T.”  Even with this blanket marketing campaign, there is testosterone litigation rising due to claims of […]

Mirena Lawsuits

Mirena Lawsuits Many of us have heard of an IUD and have heard of Mirena, but don’t actually know what they are. Mirena is a type of intrauterine system, more commonly known as an IUD. But what is that, exactly?  According to the Mirena website, an IUD, or intrauterine device, is a small, T-shaped device […]

Florida booster seat laws for children to change in January

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Florida has been known for having some of the weakest child safety seat laws in the country and the battle to strengthen them has been going on for 14 years. Advocates for child safety say putting a toddler who’s outgrown a child seat into a booster can make a life-or-death difference.  Right now, Florida is […]

Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in smoking lawsuit

A Northwest Florida jury awarded a widow $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.  Cynthia Robinson asserted that smoking killed her husband, Michael Johnson, in 1996. She claimed R.J. Reynolds was wrong for not informing him that nicotine is addictive and smoking can cause lung cancer. Johnson  died […]

Acne Products May Cause Life-Threatening Allergy Symptoms

Faulty Step Injury

Some popular over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  said recently in a FDA warning, The agency is warning consumers to stop using their topical acne product and seek immediate medical attention if they experience hypersensitivity reactions such as throat tightness; difficulty breathing; feeling faint; or […]

E-Cigarette-Related Poison Center Calls Surge

Area hospitals perform below national standards for preventing infections

I have watched with curiosity and interest as E-Cigarettes have exploded in popularity around me.  As I ask people around me, what these cigarettes are all about – most people do not know much except  to say they are safer than traditional cigarettes.  I keep thinking, “there is more to these cigarettes than meets the […]

openFDA: More than 3 million adverse drug event reports at your fingertips

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The Food and Drug Administration has publicly released a huge amount of data on drug side effects that it hopes will lead to new research.  Under its open FDA project (https://open.fda.gov/index.html)   , the agency has released more than 3 million reports on adverse drug events and medication errors recorded between 2004 and 2013. These […]

Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer

I just read about a new study that came out recently which found certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women.  The paper in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives lists 17 chemicals to avoid and […]

Clotting Time Test Strips Recalled Due to Inaccuracy; Possible Serious Injury

Motorcycle Accident Passenger Claims

The FDA has issued a Class I recall and directed Alere San Diego to recall the Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips because the results disagreed with the confirmed PT/INR reference test results performed by a central laboratory. Alere began investigating the accuracy of the device due to complaints of patients who had a therapeutic or near-therapeutic INR result with the Alere INRatio2 […]

Pool Safety Part 2: Preventable Pool Chemical Injuries

Thousands Sent to Emergency Room by Preventable Pool Chemical Injuries The CDC recently released a study which found that injuries from pool chemicals led to nearly 5,000 emergency room visits in 2012. Nearly half of these preventable injuries were in children under 18 and more than a third occurred at a private home. The most […]