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Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

| Coronavirus
A CVS employee is in hot water after he allegedly swiped some sixty COVID-19 vaccination cards. He planned to sell some of them and “share them with family members and friends, so that they could go into venues and possibly even use them at schools.” This arrest is a sign of a growing trend. Authorities…Read the article
Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

Peloton Failed to Protect User Privacy, Physical Safety

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Hours after it finally agreed to recall unsafe treadmills, Peloton admitted to a data breach and insufficient fix that exposed millions of accounts. An information security consultant identified a flaw in Peloton’s online system which allowed anyone to access information about all users. Such information includes data such as age, weight, and preferred workout location.…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

| Personal Injury
New York nursing home patients are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in droves. But the coronavirus-induced nursing home crisis might be entering a new phase. New York’s vacancy rate is three times higher now that it was before the pandemic. Many nursing home residents died during the height of the pandemic, and “building that population back is…Read the article
Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

Peloton CEO Apologizes for Slow Recall Pace

| Napoli Shkolnik News
John Foley publicly admitted his company should have “engaged more productively with [the Consumer Product Safety Commission] from the outset” of a safety recall. He “apologized” for this error. Two models of Peloton treadmills have caused multiple serious injuries and at least one death. The Tread Plus has an unsafe motion which, according to regulators,…Read the article
Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

| Environmental Litigation
Two Florida Congressmen sent a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Jean Williams, asking the Department of Justice to investigate working conditions at Tampa’s Gopher Resources lead smelter. “No American worker should be forced to work in a facility as mentally, physically, and emotionally toxic as Gopher Resource has been described. Employees of the plant…Read the article
The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

| Environmental Litigation
Strawberries, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables topped an advocacy group’s Dirty Dozen list of consumer foods contaminated by dangerously high levels of pesticides. An Environmental Working Group study concluded that 70 percent of the non-organic fresh produce sold in the United States is laced with dangerously high levels of deadly pesticides, herbicides, and other…Read the article
Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

Penumbra JET 7 Catheters Lawyers

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Typically, strokes are either the deadliest or least deadly cardiovascular episodes. Thanks to the advent of advanced catheters and other medical devices, the stroke survivability rate has increased substantially since the 1990s. However, these devices can frequently do more harm than good. Often, in their rush to build a better mousetrap, device makers take dangerous…Read the article
TX Family Files $100M Wrongful Death Action

TX Family Files $100M Wrongful Death Action

| Personal Injury
A family from Conroe, a Houston suburb, claims hypothermia killed their 11-year-old son. They also claim that the Electric Reliability Council Of Texas and Entergy Texas, its electricity provider, are responsible for his death. The family lost power for two days as outside temperatures often hovered below 15 degrees. Infrastructure problems, mostly extended rolling blackouts…Read the article
FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

FDA Issues New Xeljanz Warning

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
For the third time in two years, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a safety warning about Pfizer’s powerful and popular arthritis/UC medicine. The latest warning is the strongest and most comprehensive one yet. The FDA says that doses as small as 5mg per day could lead to cancer and heart problems, particularly among…Read the article
Trial Date Set in 3M Earplug Mass Tort Case

Trial Date Set in 3M Earplug Mass Tort Case

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
In March 2021, a federal jury in Florida will hear opening arguments in a case involving allegedly defective earplugs supplied to members of the United States Armed Forces. The earplug manufacturer, 3M Corporation, has already settled False Claims Act allegations regarding its earplugs for over $9 million. However, legal experts have pointed out that this…Read the article