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Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Video by Clare Major  
Monster Energy Drinks Fuel Health Concerns [Video]

  The City of San Francisco is suing Monster Beverage Corporation for aggressively marketing its highly caffeinated energy drinks to teens and children. The company sold over $2 billion in these drinks in 2012. Lawyers.com videojournalist Clare Major interviews San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. He accuses Monster Beverage Corporation of targeting sales to children despite known health risks, and failing to warn consumers of the dangers of over consumption. Eighteen health experts wrote a letter to the Food and …

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Posted 1 year ago in Frauds & Scams by Michele Bowman  
Fake Cancer-Cure Doc Gets 14 Years for Fraud

An evangelical preacher-turned-doctor has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for luring patients with cancer and other serious diseases into expensive treatments with her “herbal remedy” that in fact contained things like beef flavoring and sunscreen.   Victims Sacrificed Real Treatment A federal judge in California on May 17 sentenced Christine Daniel, 58, to 14 years in prison and required her to repay over $1.2 million that she bilked from unsuspecting cancer sufferers and their families. Daniel was reportedly …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Abbott Labs Ordered to Pay $2.2M for Risky Arthritis Drug

A jury has ordered the maker of the popular arthritis drug Humira to pay $2.24 million for not warning doctors about a life-threatening side effect. Delores Tietz, of Manda, N.D., was prescribed Humira for rheumatoid arthritis in October 2009 and took it for almost seven months before feeling flu-like symptoms including chest pains and fever. Her symptoms were not treated for weeks until doctors finally diagnosed her illness as histoplasmosis, a severe fungal infection that can be fatal if untreated. …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government Litigation Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Monster and San Francisco Battle Over Energy Drinks

Monster Beverage Corporation, maker of Monster Energy drinks, and the San Francisco city attorney have declared litigation war on each other in an escalating battle over whether Monster’s caffeinated drinks are unsafe, especially for minors. First Monster sued City Attorney Dennis Herrera, claiming his office is unfairly singling out the company and overstepping his authority; then Herrera fired back with his own lawsuit, claiming Monster is practicing unfair competition, mislabeling its drinks, and violating state laws that regulate foods with …

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Patient Paralyzed by Toxic MRI Dye Awarded $5 Million

A patient who was given a shot of a contrast dye that left him unable to move won a $5 million verdict against GE Healthcare, the maker of the dye. Paul Decker, a retired Ohio man suffering from kidney disease, was given a single dose of Omniscan, a contrast agent administered before body scans like MRIs to help technicians and doctors read the scans more clearly. Decker developed a condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis after the 2005 scan. NSF is …

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