Blog Posts in June, 2014

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  • Hypertension Drugs Recalled Suddenly

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 29-Jun-2014

    In May, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories issued a voluntary recall for 13,560 bottles of its hypertension drug metoprolol succinate extended release. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the drug's inability to pass a dissolution test prompted the United States recall, which became effective on May 23, 2014. Dissolution tests are used to determine how long it takes for the ...
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  • Common Acne Medications May Cause Severe Allergic Reactions

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 25-Jun-2014

    Late last month, the US Food and Drug Administration warned American consumers that common over-the-counter acne treatments contain ingredients that may cause severe and possibly life-threatening allergic reactions in some people. Currently, most of these topical treatments do not warn of these risks. Under certain circumstances, a failure to warn can become the subject of a defective drug case. ...
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  • Chase Facing Class Action Lawsuit over Rewards Program

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 24-Jun-2014

    Credit card companies often offer Rewards programs to cardholders as an incentive to have them apply for their cards and to charge more each month once they get the card. For every dollar spent, credit cardholders will usually receive 1, 2, or 3 points-depending on the purchase. These points can be redeemed in the future for airplane travel, hotel stays, luxury items, or even cash back. These ...
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  • Group urges FDA to Insist on Energy Drink Warning

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 15-Jun-2014

    The defective product attorneys at Golomb & Honik have handled many types of cases related to certain products and medications that failed to warn consumers of serious risks. When you don’t know of certain risks posed by a product you use, you could be left seriously injured as a result. Earlier this month, a consumer advocacy group called the Center for Science in the Public Interest ...
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  • GM Lawyers Hid Evidence of Ignition Switch Defects from Company Executives

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 9-Jun-2014

    According to an internal General Motors (GM) investigation conducted by Anton Valukas, the company’s top lawyer, Michael Millikin, never learned about the defective ignition switch issue until shortly before the first recall was initiated in February. His lack of awareness becomes even more alarming due to the fact that GM had already paid as much as $5 million to settle a defective auto ...
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  • Urgent Recall for Patients on Blood Thinners

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Jun-2014

    If you are currently taking the anticoagulant drug warfarin (also known as Coumadin) or being given heparin injections, you may be at serious risk for developing uncontrolled bleeding. An urgent recall was issued regarding a defective brand of PT/INR test strips. In addition to patients, this recall is also important for in-office and home healthcare teams who use these monitoring systems to test ...
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  • Studies Support Thousands of DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 5-Jun-2014

    A new study has recently been published in the Journal of Bone and Joint and its findings seem to lend support to the thousands of injured plaintiffs who have filed hip implant lawsuits against DePuy in recent years. The randomized 5-year study compared metal ion levels in patients who received metal-on-metal hip implants. At 5 years post-op these patients had significantly higher levels of toxic ...
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  • GM Fined $35 Million As Defective Vehicle Recall Grows

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 5-Jun-2014

    Just last week, GM recalled an additional 2.7 million vehicles to fix a variety of defects, including brake lights, headlamps, power brakes, and windshield wipers. Now this week, they have recalled an additional 2.4 million vehicles, bringing their 2014 recall total to 13 million vehicles-and these recalls are still growing. The newest recalls included: 2009-2010 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, ...
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