Education is the first line of defense for consumers. And consumer protection is why we at Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, LLP are committed to keeping you informed so that you can make educated choices about the products you purchase and use.
Consumers are people, not statistics. But often times the numbers paint a very bleak picture of what happens when a product is defective or isn’t labeled correctly or thoroughly. We see the devastating toll a resulting injury or illness takes on an individual as well as his or her loved ones. Sometimes a little knowledge can go a long way toward preventing the preventable, which is why we will continue to report on stories such as these:
Bayer Settles 70 Product Liability Claims Involving Two of its Oral Contraceptives
Firm Obtains Major Settlement in Fire Pit Burn Case
Elderly People Face Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
FDA Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts Linked to Salmonella
Baby Slings Recalled After Three Infant Deaths
Don’t Count on the FDA for the Safety of Your Drugs
Crib Recall Came Too Late for Many Children
“Do No Harm” Apparently Does Not Apply to Pharmaceutical Companies
Makers of Unsafe Drugs Can No Longer Hide Behind FDA Approval
Can You Trust Your Food?
Investigation Launched Into Deaths Involving Utility Terrain Vehicles
Drug Companies Keep Consumers in the Dark
Widely Used Cholesterol Drug Zetia May Not Be Effective
In addition, we update our Facebook page regularly with alerts about recalled products—everything from children’s toys, equipment and clothing to pharmaceuticals, sports gear, household appliances, food, automobiles and much more.
California Department of Consumer Affairs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Trade Commission
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. Food and Drug Administration