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Amazon to Pay Consumers Injured by Defective Products

Amazon will now directly pay customers for specific defective product claims. This is a significant change for the world’s largest online retailer. Previously, Amazon directed consumers back to the third-party seller when a defective product caused personal injury or property damage. As of September 1, Amazon will pay customers directly for claims under $1,000, which[…] Read More

Update on September 2019 Cancer Causing Zantac Recall

In September 2019, Zantac was recalled due to the presence of cancer-causing elements in certain batches of the product. This popular heartburn medication contains N-nitrosodimethylamine, which is a main cause of cancer. Zantac and its generic form, Ranitidine, is still under intense scrutiny for the dangerous elements it contains, and the risk factors it presents. This[…] Read More

High Carcinogen Levels Prompt Drug Recalls

Those who take Zantac, generic acid production reducers, or store-brand products to help with chronic acid indigestion that contain ranitidine may want to switch medications. Otherwise, they may be at a high risk of developing cancer. In early 2020, Zantac, and several manufacturers of similar pills with ranitidine as a main ingredient, voluntarily removed their[…] Read More

Zantac Recalled Due to Potential Cancer-Causing Elements

In September, the popular heartburn medication Zantac was recalled due to the presence of potentially cancer-causing elements. Products like Zantac contain N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which may cause cancer for users of the drug. Many heartburn medications, also known as ranitidine products, may contain the element, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot definitively state if[…] Read More

OxyContin Lawsuits

In September 2019, Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, NY, in an effort to short-circuit outstanding lawsuits involving the painkiller OxyContin. The lawsuits focus on the company’s aggressive marketing tactics that promoted OxyContin as having a low risk of addition. Purdue is owned by a wealthy family that local and state governments have[…] Read More

Exploring Product Liability Claims

Product liability law exists to protect consumers from being harmed by dangerous or defective products. Injuries can result because of poor product design, manufacturing defects, and more. Product manufacturers and sellers may also be responsible for consumer injury if they fail to warn consumers about known issues. Product liability claims have been filed over defects[…] Read More