Cuisinart Food Processor Recall for Blade Dangers

Conair, the manufacturer of Cuisinart Food Processors, has issued a voluntary recall of the food processor after receiving 69 reports as of December 13, 2016 of their owners discovering pieces of the blade in their food after using the processors.  Injuries received included 30 different reports of lacerations and tooth injuries in the mouth from consuming foods with broken blade pieces.  Apparently, over time, the metal blades are possibly prone to crack and eventually break so that metal pieces wind up in the unsuspecting eater’s food.  Cuisinart Food Processor owners can go to and click on the tab for recalls or call 877-339-2534 to check for models and how to get replacement blades.  It is recommended by Conair that use of the affected Cuisinart Food Processors be completely stopped until a new blade has been provided free of charge.    

If you or a loved one has already been injured by a Cuisinart Food Processor, consult your medical provider and contact  Inserra Kelley Sewell, personal injury attorneys, to discuss your possible injury claim.    

Himalayan Salt Rock Safety Concerns

If you are an individual who strives for good health and holistic living, you may have jumped on the  Himalayan rock salt lamp trend.  These lamps have been touted to help with mood, allergy prevention, and air deodorizing.  However, thousands of these lamps have been recalled due to the possibility of overheating, fire hazards, and shock dangers.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that if you own a Himalayan rock salt lamp with the brand name Lumiere, you should check your product to see if it is one of the models with possibly faulty dimmer switches.  The model names under the brand name Lumiere include the Rock of Gibraltar Lamp, the Carnival of Lights, and the Basket of Rocks.  The Lumiere Himalayan rock salt lamps were sold between July, 2016 and November, 2016 at Michael’s stores and also on Amazon.  They can be returned for full refunds to Michaels.      

If you or a loved one has already been injured due to shock, overheating, or a fire caused by a Lumiere Himalayan salt rock lamp, consult your medical provider and contact  Inserra Kelley Sewell, personal injury attorneys, to discuss your possible injury claim.     

Ethicon’s Physiomesh Withdrawal


In June of 2016 manufacturer, Ethicon, subsidiary of giant Johnson & Johnson, began to withdraw from the market the surgical mesh for hernias called Physiomesh. The product is a flexible composite mesh and it was found that revisions were needed in a large number of hernia repairs using Physiomesh. This market withdrawal was helpful in keeping the product from being used with patients in surgeries after the withdrawal, but was of no good for those already having surgery with Physiomesh and suffering consequences. In fact, it has been estimated that as of November, 2016 300,000 Physiomesh implants might have been placed after its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010!

Complications from Physiomesh have been alleged as infection within and also around the mesh once it’s implanted. This can cause abdominal abscesses, intestinal fistula, bowel obstruction, and possible other complications. Complications have required major surgery in patients, while not correcting the original pre-surgical diagnosis. There have been at least 650 Adverse Event Reports to the FDA with no real consequences to Ethicon. It is expected that this will result in a very large number of lawsuits and a motion for Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) to consolidate all of the cases and fight the giant Ethicon.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Physiomesh, or any medical device, drug, or other product, consult your medical provider and please contact Inserra Kelley Sewell, Personal Injury Attorneys, to discuss your potential justice and entitlement to compensation for your damages.


Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits (Prilosec & Nexium)

adobestock_126826532-1As Inserra Kelley Sewell, Injury Attorneys has informed its readership in the past, there are a group of medications frequently used for heartburn and acid reflux that have come under fire for their dangers to your health.  Proton pump inhibitors (PPI), including Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Dexilant, and Prevacid, have been linked to possible dementia, Alzheimer’s, heart issues, and kidney damage.  These drugs contain Omeprazole that was intended to be a block against the body producing gastric acid.  Six plaintiffs who now have kidney damage as a result of this class of drugs very recently filed a motion for the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a new MDL 2757.  This motion would make it possible for dozens of plaintiffs across the United States to have their lawsuits brought together against the companies that manufacture these dangerous proton pump inhibitors.  These cases are just some of the fifteen actions that have been filed in the federal courts across the United States and they assert the plaintiffs have suffered kidney issues that include  acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and renal failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).   

The manufacturers that are the defendants in the kidney damage lawsuits resulting from PPIs include Takeda Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and the Procter & Gamble Co.  Given the fact the PPIs are used by the masses for heartburn, it would be wise for patients to discuss the pros versus the terrible cons involved with using these medications.  An alternative to the PPI is a histamine H2 receptor blocker.  One must be cautious with those as well, however, as there has been some smaller linkage of these alternatives to kidney and other problems.  Patients have seen vague symptomatology with the kidney injuries from the PPIs, including things like general fatigue, weakness, and nausea.  Therefore, it is vital that patients be educated on these drugs and consult their medical provider before using them. 

If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of PPIs or other drugs, do not hesitate to contact the caring professional at Inserra Kelley Sewell for information as to whether you might have a claim to compensation.  This firm is able to answer your questions in regards to the latest Proton Pump Inhibitor lawsuits and MDL information.    

Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson for Over One Billion on Hip Implants

adobestock_69699887Johnson & Johnson has lost a third case regarding its defective, dangerous hip implants and have been ordered to pay out over one billion dollars!  This is a victory for the consumer patient against a giant manufacturing metal on metal hip implants that have been known to cause terrible health consequences over and over.  Companies, such as Johnson & Johnson, DePuy, and Smith & Nephew have manufactured these metal on metal joint implant medical devices and failed to inform the public time and time again about their dangers for metallic blood poisoning and carcinogens being let loose in the body of patients once the metal parts rub against each other.  The plaintiffs involved in this lawsuit experienced tissue death, bone erosion, and other injuries from the Johnson & Johnson hip implants, so it is justice to see the company be held accountable after its product caused life changing problems for innocent and unaware patients.   Of course the manufacturing giant has already promised appeals, but they face over eight thousand lawsuits over their hip implants.    

If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled medical device product, such as the Johnson & Johnson, DePuy, or Smith & Nephew metal on metal joint implants, consult your medical provider and please contact  Inserra Kelley Sewell, Personal Injury Attorneys, to discuss your possible claim and entitlement to compensation for your damages.     

Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Lawyers Fifth Annual Turkey Giveaway

From The Daily Record

It’s Raining Turkeys Thanks to Law Firm


Photo by Lorraine Boyd

At the end of the day on Tuesday, Nov. 22, the law firm of Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Lawers, will have given away 2,500 frozen turkeys in five years, 500 each year. The firm started Lawyers Against Hunger – Fight Hunger in the Heartland in 2012, giving turkeys to families identified by various charitable organizations and Food Bank for the Heartland.

This year’s three-hour giveaway was at the Family Fare Supermarket parking lot at Saddle Creek and California Streets, with cards lining up well in advance of the start time. Chilly rain marked the day, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the firm’s members and their family helpers. Read more

Smith & Nephew Hip Recall

adobestock_126371093Smith & Nephew is a medical device manufacturer in London that provides their products worldwide used in hip, knee, and shoulder replacements.  Their latest recall involving their hip replacement systems and the company voluntarily mailed out safety notice letters to inform the consumer on November 15, 2016

The devices involved in the recall are the modular neck hip prostheses of the Modular SMF and Modular REDAPT revision femoral hip systems.  The joint replacement manufacturing giant made the decision to issue the hip system recalls because of, in their words, “a higher than anticipated complaint and adverse event trend.”  This is not the first time the company has seen such complaints and adverse events in their history, but this latest one is due to their medical devices posing the danger to patients of metal debris being released by the implant into the blood.  This can cause chromium and cobalt ion releases into the blood that can cause blood poisoning and also DNA damage (genotoxicity).  Muscles and bones can be destroyed with these issues and the toxicity can carry over to other organs as well.  The cobalt ions have caused heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy).  Metal poisoning occurs when there is loosening of the medical device and the bone and muscle surrounding the replacement deteriorate. Read more

Sabra Hummus Recall

adobestock_77182681-1If you are like most, you are probably ready to be told any way to avoid sickness, as in listeria illness, over the upcoming holiday season.  Sabra Dipping Company is the latest food company to issue a recall due to the possibility certain Sabra Hummus products may contain listeria monocytogenes.  The hummus products were distributed in the United States and Canada, so if you have recently purchased the product, you may go online to to see if your particular product is one of the affected.  You may also phone Sabra at 1-866-265-6761. Read more

Samsung Washer Recall

adobestock_84005987Samsung seems to be having a bad 2016.  The company’s latest recall involves 2.8 million top loader washing machines.  It seems the machines run the risk of falling apart while being used, making it possible that injuries would occur to owners and their families if the top detaches from the chassis and crashes on them.  In fact, injuries have already occurred, including a fractured jaw and shoulder injury.  Earlier in the year, Samsung washing machines were exploding and the company’s latest cell phone offering was exploding into flames as well.  All of the company’s recalls have been due to the defects and the high risks of injuries to consumers.  Read more

Pending Stryker Hip Replacement Product Recall

Stryker hip replacement products have been the subject of lawsuits in the past and it seems there is the likelihood that Stryker is putting out yet another defective hip product in its Stryker LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads.  These products are modular components used in total hip replacement procedures.  The defective products can lead to failure rates for the hip replacements as well as side effects that can be very severe.  The taper locks connecting the femoral head to the femoral neck can have a very high likelihood of failing.  The symptoms that can come with the use of the Stryker product includes metal in the blood or other tissues, negative tissue reactions to the parts, inflammation, instability in the joints, fractured bones by the hip implant, dislocation, mobility losses, pain, and noise in the implant.  These symptoms can cause very significant pain and problems for patients, so patients are to be alerted by their personal surgeons.
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