What are IUDs and why are people filing lawsuits about them?

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are an increasingly popular contraceptive. An IUD is a small, T-shaped bit of plastic that is inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. While some forms of the device release hormones to help accomplish this end, IUDs primarily block sperm from reaching an egg cell. One IUD can last a woman anywhere between five and 12 years.

IUD lawsuitMirena IUDs received FDA approval to be used for birth control in 2000. Since then, it has also been approved as a means to treat heavy menstrual bleeding for women.

However, their great popularity does not necessarily mean intrauterine devices are safe. Many women have filed lawsuits alleging that their Mirena IUDs have caused them injuries. These lawsuits often assert that the devices can perforate the uterus, causing immense pain and other complications.

The manufacturer of Mirena IUDs, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, is no stranger to controversy. In 2009, the company received a warning from the FDA about overstated or false claims made about its pharmaceutical product. These claims included insinuations that using an IUD can improve a woman’s sex life.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have an obligation to ensure that their products are safe for use and are legally required to only make claims that are objectively true in their marketing. If you have been injured by a pharmaceutical product, you may be able to hold its maker accountable. Contact the personal injury lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at 866-644-6587 to learn more about your legal options. air max 90 air max 90 air max 90


Voluntary recall of dog food issued

A recall of dog food has been issued from Blue Buffalo Inc. because the products had higher than normal levels of Vitamin D.

The recall includes Wilderness Chicken-Dog, Basics Salmon-Dog, and Large Breed Adult Products after it was found that the supplier ordered a vitamin D supplement before preparing the ingredients and it is thought that some of the vitamin D supplement carried over into their product meaning that their products had more vitamin D then usual.

There is no immediate health risk to an increase in vitamin D, but if the dog shows any negative reactions to it, they should be taken to the veterinarian as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one has become ill after consuming a defective food product, contact the Detroit product liability lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. by calling 866-644-6587 today. air max 95 air max 95 air max 95


5 million containers of baby formula recalled

Drug maker and producer of Similac baby formula Abbott Laboratories announced the voluntary recall of 5 million containers of Similac-brand powder baby formula across the country.  Executives from Abbott Laboratories decided to issue the recall after they found bugs in an area of their Michigan manufacturing plant.

The affected products could contain small bugs or larvae causing stomachache or digestive problems.  However, investigators from the Food and Drug Administration stated that they did not believe the products caused any immediate health risk.  The recalled product is sold in 8 ounce, 12.4 ounce and 12.9 ounce containers.

If you or someone you know has suffered as a result of a defective product, contact the Detroit product liability lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. at 866-644-6587 to learn more about your rights. canada goose sale damen canada goose sale damen canada goose sale damen


Baby monitors and toy rattles recalled for safety issues

Two items pertaining to small children have been recalled for safety issues and causing potential harm to consumers.

First, wooden toy rattles have been recalled due to a choking hazard that can appear if the metal ball in the rattle becomes exposed. The products were manufactured in China, distributed in Ohio and sold in gift and bookstores across the nation.

Nearly 500 products are involved in the recall after four cases of the rattle becoming exposed were reported. No injuries have been reported as a result of the product.

Also, the Levana wireless video baby monitors have been recalled after it was found that a wiring issue can lead to possible fire after the wire overheats. There has been two reports of this happening and 800 products have been recalled as a result of it.

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Kellogg issues voluntary cereal recall

The headquarters of the Kellogg Company in Michigan has issued a voluntary recall of select Kellogg’s cereal.

The cereal involved in the recall are Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks. These products were recalled for having an off-flavor and smell coming from the bag.

These products were shipped throughout the United States and if you have purchased a recalled item, you are urged not to consume it. There has been reports of symptoms such as diarrhea and nausea occurring after eating the cereal.

If you or a loved one has become ill after eating a defective consumer product, contact the Detroit product liability lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. by calling 866-644-6587. canada goose frauen canada goose frauen canada goose frauen


Toy dart gun recalled after death of two boys

The government has recalled 1.8 toy dart gun sets after the death of two boys, ages nine and 10.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the two boys died after they chewed on the soft plastic darts and they slipped down there throats. The small suction cup part of the dart then cut off their breathing.

The “Auto Fire” toy dart set was sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from September 2005 to January 2009. The agency is urging that all parents and guardians take this toy away from their children and Family Dollar has offered a refund for the toy.

Poorly manufactured products are a hazard to the public and can cause injury or death to people who use them. Our thoughts go out to family of the two victims. air max damen air max damen air max damen


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