Nestle USA Recall of Frozen Foods and Pizzas

Nestle USA is another one of the many companies recently informing consumers of a voluntary recall of their defective products.  The recall for Nestle USA includes DiGiorno pizzas, Stouffer’s products, and Lean Cuisine products, all in the frozen food sections of your local supermarket.  Consumers can go to the Nestle website of to find out specific information on the products and production codes affected in the recall.  Although no problems have been reported yet by consumers, Nestle USA is doing the recall due to finding out there is a potential for pieces of glass to be in the products, which could be potentially dangerous or even life threatening to innocent consumers of their frozen entrée products.  The company believes the glass came from the ingredient spinach that is in all of the affected products in the recall, so if you have had a product of theirs with spinach, be advised, and if you have not already eaten the product do not do so!    

If you or someone you love has experienced injury after consuming one of the above Nestle USA’s brands containing spinach, contact your medical provider and do not hesitate to contact the caring experts at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see whether you may be entitled to compensation. 


Bumble Bee Tuna Recall

Bumble Bee Foods had to recall three different types of their company’s canned Chunk Light Tuna.  The recall includes their Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in water (5 oz. can), their Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in oil (5 oz. can), and their Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna I water (4 pack of 5 oz. cans).  The reason the recall was necessary is that the company shipped out 31,579 cases in February that were at risk for containing contaminant organisms and pathogens.  Such contaminants could actually make a person fatally ill.  Bumble Bee is urging consumers to throw away their tuna if the can code starts with a “T.”  Consumers can also go to their website for more information at   

If you or someone you love has experienced foodborne illness after consuming one of the above Bumble Bee tuna products, do not hesitate to contact the caring experts at  Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see whether you may be entitled to compensation.    

Wonderful Pistachios Recall

It is starting to feel like food product recalls are taking over our website blog pages, but must alert consumers to another health risk due to consumers who consume Wonderful Pistachios due to possible salmonella contamination.  Elderly people, frail people, people with compromised immunity, and young children are especially at risk of becoming seriously ill, or even dying, when the salmonella organism infects their bodies.  Symptoms of salmonella infection, in anyone, can include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fevers, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.  It can even result in arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis when salmonella enters the bloodstream.  Linking on the above link to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website will give a specific list of products from Wonderful Pistachios included in the recall.  The pistachios were sold in the U.S. and also Canada.  

If you or someone you love has experienced foodborne illness after consuming Wonderful Pistachios, contact your medical provider and do not hesitate to contact the caring experts at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to see whether you may be entitled to compensation.

Ford F-150 Defective Brake Investigation

Ford pickup drivers beware!  Ford is being investigated by the U.S. government due to at least 33 complaints of brake failure in the Ford F-150 pickup truck.  The investigation involves 420,000 pickups that have 3.5 liter, six-cylinder engines from 2013 and 2014 model years.  Complainants have reported that the brakes sometimes, out of the blue, go all the way to the floor with no braking occurring.  The defective brakes have caused at least four motor vehicle accidents that have been reported due to brake fluid leaking to the brake booster from the master cylinder.  There is the possibility that Ford F-150’s with different engines could also have the same braking system and possibly be at risk for the same problems.  A recall has not yet been issued, as NHTSA investigators are still trying to determine whether it is necessary.   

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an automobile defect, feel free to contact our firm with questions.  As always, Inserra & Kelley Law Offices wants all of you out there to remain safe and healthy, so is here to provide the latest information on potentially dangerous products.  You may be entitled to compensation if product defects resulted in injuries or death. 

Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Verdict

Johnson & Johnson is the owner of DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants that were manufactured and distributed without any warnings by Johnson & Johnson of dangerous risks with the product.  In fact, they promoted them as being safe, durable, and long-lasting despite the fact they knew of the risks of device failure, tissue death, bone erosion, and high levels of metal in the blood  of patients with the implant!  Johnson & Johnson especially pushed them for implanting in younger, active patients before they finally stopped selling them in 2013. 

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Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits

Lawsuits are heating up (excuse the pun) with the 3M Company’s Bair Hugger warming blankets.  These are the blankets utilized to keep over 200 million pre-surgical patients warm while they awaited surgery in the operating room.  The allegations of the lawsuits are that the blankets actually circulate contaminants that cause deep joint infections in unsuspecting patients.  While 3M is vehemently claiming plaintiffs in the lawsuits are making their claims based upon what they term as bad science, the lawsuits are not going away.  It seems to bolster the claims of the plaintiffs when Dr. Scott Augustine, the sometimes controversial inventor of the blankets, is going to testify for the plaintiffs that the blankets he came up bring a greater risk of infection, especially in the cases of joint surgeries.  He has completed flipped and is calling for the blankets to no longer be used, especially when it comes to orthopedic surgeries where the highest risk of infections from the blankets has been seen. 

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Making Consumers More Informed on Bayer Contraceptive Essure Risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally announced that consumers will be given the much needed information on the potential risk for complications linked to implantable sterilization, Bayer’s Essure.  As reported previously there have been life-changing adverse risks tied to the device, including bleeding, chronic pain, and autoimmune disorders (i.e. lupus, psoriasis, etc.).  We also reported that a metals engineering consultant has given the opinion that the Essure device appears to have a manufacturing problem that makes it unsafe.   Assertions have also been made that nickel or other metals in such devices can bring on problems with allergic reactivity so that women should at the very least be tested for sensitivity to the metals before the implants are performed. 

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Possible Risks with Shampoo Stations without Improper Cervical Support

Our attention has been called to an odd safety concern leading to near death for a San Diego, California woman.  Reportedly, a local woman did what many people do on a regular basis without any thought, and that was to sit in a shampoo chair at a local salon.  She was in the shampoo chair for around ten minutes during her salon visit, but the funny thing was that about eight days following the visit she started experiencing symptoms of leg weakness, left arm weakness, as well as other strange symptoms she had never experienced.  When the symptoms went away quickly the woman was surely relieved, but a week after that she had a massive stroke at the age of 48. 

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