Entries by Mikala Harden

E-cigarettes, Vaping and Juuls Are Causing Addiction, Sickness and Death

Electronic cigarettes include “vapes”, hookah pens, or Juuls.  They are battery powered devices that heat an e-liquid sometimes called “e-juice” that contains nicotine.  One Juul pod contains as much nicotine as entire pack of cigarettes. The aerosol cloud produced by a JUUL may not look as thick as cigarette smoke, but it still contains harmful […]

190,757 Pounds of Tyson Foods Chicken Products Recalled in Nebraska and Other States

Tyson Foods is recalling 190,757 ready-to-eat chicken fritters as some may contain hard plastic, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). Health officials received consumer complaints from schools of a foreign material in the breaded chicken product.   The 32.81-pound cases containing four 8.2-pound bags of fully cooked, whole […]

Opioid Drugs are killing over 70,200 people a year

Opioids are a class of analgesic drugs that are generally prescribed to patients that have suffered catastrophic injuries.  Opioids suppress the central nervous system and reduce feelings of pain. Opioids are highly addictive, and patients can overdose on the medication that can lead to death. Opioids that are available in the United States are: Abstral […]

Is the shingles vaccine safe?

Merck & Co. are battling lawsuits that involve their Zostavax shingles vaccine that allegedly caused blindness, paralysis, brain damage, liver failure, and even death. Shingles are most common in adults over 50 years of age.  You must have previously had the chickenpox to contract shingles.   The Zostavax lawsuits allege that Merck & Co. became […]

GM Ignition Switches could deactivate frontal airbags

General Motors cars, trucks and SUVs manufactured from 2000 until 2012 have a dangerous and deadly defect in their airbag system that can prevent the front airbags from deploying in certain frontal impacts. During this timeframe, General Motors installed a time limit calibration in the airbag system that depowers the frontal airbags after 45 milliseconds […]

Defective 3M Combat Ear Plug Settlement

If you were in the U.S. military between 2003 and 2015 and were told you suffered a hearing loss, defective 3M Ear Plugs may be to blame. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation. 3M knew the ear plugs were defective as early as 2000 and failed to disclose the defect to the U.S. […]

Man Awarded 289 Million by Jury for Cancer Caused by Roundup Weed Killer

A California jury awarded former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson 289 million.  He claimed the weed killer Roundup gave him terminal cancer. He was a groundskeeper at a school outside of San Francisco and estimated he used Roundup about 20-30 times a year.  He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014. He contacted Monsanto, who makes Roundup, […]