Defective Product

FDA Recalls Male Enhancement Supplement Over Health Risks

by Staff Blogger | April 24th, 2012

April 23, 2012 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall on an over-the-counter male enhancement supplement after testing discovered its unlabeled ingredients pose a threat to consumers. According to KRCR 7 News, the unlisted drugs include several prescription strength FDA-approved drugs, sildenafil and hydroxythiohomosildenafil, which are used to treat erectile dysfunction. Officials with the FDA stated that the product might cause some consumers who take prescription nitrates serious harm by lowering their blood pressure to dangerous levels. The product’s manufacturer stated that getting the warning and information out about the recall is vital as men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease—who are generally more likely to take nitrates—are also more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction and use the product. The manufacturer also may have to change some of its marketing techniques after the testing as well. The company’s website was promoting the products as “Totally Organic” with “Absolutely No Chemicals or Steroids”. The product was being sold in stores across Nevada, California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina. Those who bought the product are being instructed to contact the manufacturer or the location where it was purchased to receive a full refund. The California Product Liability Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers would suggest that anyone taking nitrates prescribed by a doctor should discuss the use of any herbal supplement bought over the counter with said doctor before consumption.

$73 Million Awarded In California Lawsuit Against Ford

by Staff Blogger | November 14th, 2011

November 14, 2011 A Sacramento, California, jury awarded $73 million dollars in damages to plaintiffs in a case against Ford Motor Company Thursday. According to The Sacramento Bee, the judgment came after seven years of litigation surrounding a passenger van accident caused by separation of tread from a tire on the van. The accident happened on April 9, 2004, as a group of church members headed home from a concert. During the drive, the van began to shake violently as the tread of a Goodyear tire began to peel off. The driver of the van attempted to pull over, but lost control and the van rolled several times before coming to rest. The 48-year-old driver of the van and the front passenger were killed in the accident, while several other suffered injuries. In court Thursday, the attorney for the plaintiffs told jurors that Ford and Goodyear failed to alert the customers about a $2 billion recall on the tires. The jury agreed, and with a vote of 10-2, the award was given. The jury also gave a small award after they found that the van’s design was partially at fault for the crash. Ford stated they plan to appeal the decision. The California Car Accident Attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers often handle cases where victims were injured because of faulty auto parts. If you have been injured because of a manufacturer’s negligence contact us immediately.

California Bans The Use Of Tanning Beds For Minors

by Staff Blogger | October 10th, 2011

October 10, 2011 When Governor Jerry Brown signed State Bill 746 into law Sunday, California became the first state to ban the use of tanning beds for children under 18 years of age. The Oakland Tribune reports that the new law will take effect January 1st of next year. Under current law, the state of California says that it is illegal for children 14-years-old and younger to use the beds, while teens between the age of 15 and 17 need only their parent’s permission to tan. The author of the bill, Senator Ted Lieu, remarked after the bill passed that although 30 other states have restrictions on the age in which children can use indoor tanning facilities, the new law gives California the highest age limit in the country. Every year, as many as 2.5 million teens tan indoors in the United States, increasing their risk of developing melanoma by 75 percent. Research by the Skin Cancer Foundation has uncovered that those who use tanning beds are also 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma, and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma. The California Defective Product Attorney with Berg Injury Lawyers are happy to see that law makers are taking steps to keep our youth safe and healthy. They would also like to encourage current tanning bed users to consider the health risks involved in tanning.