The owner of a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company and his head pharmacists are facing 25 counts of murder across seven states after tainted steroids sold by the company caused 64 deaths and sickened hundreds of people across the country in 2012. Barry Cadden, the owner of New England Compounding Center (NECC), and head pharmacist Glenn Adam...
A Texas court ruling recently put an end to a decade of guilt for 30-year-old Candace Anderson.   In late November, a Texas court overturned Anderson’s conviction for negligent homicide. Back in 2004, she had pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of her fiancé, Gene Mikale Erickson, resulting from the crash of the...
General Motors has been in the news a lot lately, and likely not for reasons the auto manufacturer enjoys. Instead, several major defects in their automobiles have come to light. In fact, the company finally issued an auto defect recall for many of its vehicle models for five different safety defects. A NY Times report...
How safe is your child’s car seat? Recently, several children’s car seat manufacturers have issues recalls on their products, for one reason or another. For example, Combi USA was recently forced to recall over 30,000 child car seats because federal officials believed the restraining straps could break in the event of a crash. This forced recall followed...
The sad truth for many Los Angelenos is that we spend a good part of our days on the road, stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. Perhaps it is the sheer number of cars on the road, or maybe we just are not the best drivers in the country, but auto accidents are common in...
Every few years a new magic weight loss pill emerges on the market, and a few years later, it is ultimately pulled for being dangerous to consumers. Many Los Angelenos love this seemingly quick fixes, but what happens when these drugs do harm to the innocent consumer? If you or a loved one has been...
The safety issues presented by recalled vehicles can be very dangerous to drivers in the recalled vehicle and in other automobiles. Currently, only about 70% of recalled cars are actually fixed, leaving consumers at risk for car crashes and other disasters. A new federal law has taken this safety issue into consideration and now states...
Summer months mean time spent in the water for many Los Angeles residents. Whether you are heading to the beach or your local lake or river, it is important to practice water safety and avoid a serious boating accident. However, if you or a loved one are injured by someone else’s negligence (such as another...
Summer mean more daylight and many Los Angelenos use the extended daylight hours as an an opportunity to get some often long overdue repair work done around the house.  Or perhaps, with the kids out of school, you’re just hoping to wrangle your teens into helping you with the work, keeping them off these streets...
Each week, we hear about numerous food recalls. Whether it be fresh produce or packaged goods, the FDA is busy protecting consumers by making sure the food that is in our grocery stores and later on our shelves in safe for human consumption. Often, the manufacturer of the product voluntarily recalls the food item after...
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