GMO Food Labeling

 Marketing in the food industry is big business. Many companies spend more money marketing their products than on the development of the food itself. A big part of marketing is the claims that are made. Although many companies take care to make claims that are supported by the product, some companies have been fined or…

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Medical Implant Recalls

 Medical implants are constantly improving in the United States. With Americans living longer it appears that in many instances we are outliving our body parts! Millions of Americans currently rely on such devices. Medical implants can take the form of various devices, like artificial joints, heart devices, and surgical mesh. With the increasing use of…

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More Beverage Litigation?

 Careful with that hot coffee in the drive-thru! Looks like there are some more beverage lawsuits in the midst. A Southern Californian woman had filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s alleging injuries from the coffee that was served to her. Folks around the United States are gathering for a collective eye-roll as they think back to…

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Child Safety in Vehicles

 As vehicles become more concerned about safety features, it is no surprise that an exceptional focus is being paid to the needs of children—the smallest and most vulnerable riders in a vehicle. By federal law, all parents must use child seats when transporting their children. The criteria for determining whether or not a seat is…

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Food Poisoning

 In June 2014, several customers reported feeling ill after consuming food from a Chicago-area Jewel Osco grocery store. Suspecting a salmonella outbreak, the Cook County Department of Public Health was called. An investigation revealed that the outbreak may have started in the deli department. The deli department was ordered to close until all possible tainted…

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