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Ohio Consumer Litigation / Class Action

FDA Announces Recall of Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On April 13, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the recall of all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets by the manufacturer, Standard Homeopathic Company. This recall follows the FDA’s September 2016 warning against the use of homeopathic teething products. At that time the FDA stated… Read more »

Dangerous Ingredient in Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplements Leads to Recall

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On February 7, 2017, Kingsway Trading Inc. issued a recall of Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement because it contains an ingredient, Ephedra Herba (ma huang), that was not disclosed in the supplement’s ingredients list and that has been banned by FDA. Bi Yan Pian, sometimes called “Nose Inflammation Pills,” are often… Read more »

Doctors Are Seeing Increase in E-Cigarette Injuries

By Burg Simpson

On October 6, 2016 The New England Journal of Medicine published a letter written by several concerned doctors regarding the number of injuries they are treating resulting from exploding e-cigarettes. The doctors describe that in just 9 months their hospital alone has treated 15 patients with injuries from e-cigarette explosions due to a failure in… Read more »

Bacterial Infections After Cardiothoracic Surgery – contaminated cooling machines in operating room.

By Burg Simpson

On June 1, 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication informing health care providers and patients of new information regarding the Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler System (3T device), manufactured by Sorin Group Deustchland GmbH. This communication provides an update to the FDA’s October 15, 2015 Safety Communication concerning Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera)… Read more »

FDA Issues Consumer Warning on Bentonite Me Baby Due to Risk of Lead Poisoning

By Burg Simpson

FDA MedWatch – Bentonite Me Baby – Bentonite Clay by Alikay Naturals: Consumer Warning – Risk of Lead Poisoning The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning on January 28, 2016 directing consumers to not use or purchase “Bentonite Me Baby” by Alikay Naturals due to a risk of lead poisoning. After the… Read more »

FDA Warns Weight-Loss Supplement Manufacturers Against Sale of BMPEA

By The Burg Simpson Ohio Team

On April 23, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued warning letters to companies selling weight loss/performance supplements containing BMPEA (beta-methylphenethylamine). Manufacturers have made representations that BMPEA is an extract of the botanical Acacia rigidula however, there is no evidence supporting this claim. The FDA warned manufacturers that BMPEA is not a “dietary ingredient”… Read more »

Dangerous Chemicals Found in Weight-Loss and Performance Supplements May Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Death

By Burg Simpson

A study published this week in the journal “Drug Testing and Analysis,” [1] reviewed 21 weight-loss and performance enhancing supplements and found that more than half contained a chemical that may cause serious injury and/or death. The supplements are supposed to contain a plant substance called “Acacia rigidula,” but tests showed that half of the… Read more »

Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Class Action Complaint Against Citimortgage and Citibank Over Flood Insurance

By Burg Simpson

As previously reported, Burg Simpson filed a class action complaint against Citibank and Citimortgage regarding improper practices of forcing homeowners living in flood zones to purchase supplemental flood insurance. Citibank and Citimortgage filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. On December 18, 2013, the Court entered an Order denying Defendants’ motion to dismiss.  Read the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Files Class Action Against Citimortgage and Citibank Over Flood Insurance

By Burg Simpson

On August 21, 2013, Burg Simpson filed a class action complaint against Citibank and Citimortgage regarding improper practices of forcing homeowners living in flood zones to purchase supplemental flood insurance.  According to the National Flood Insurance Act, homeowners living in a flood zone must maintain flood insurance in an amount “at least equal to the… Read more »

Overinsured Commercial Property Hurts Business Profits

By Burg Simpson

OVERINSURED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HURTS BUSINESS PROFITS In a recent Class Action Complaint, Burg Simpson alleges that insurance companies such as State Auto are over-insuring homes and charging unnecessary premiums for replacement cost coverage, in order to increase insurance company profits.  The motive may be to off-set losses in the Homeowners business due to recent climatic… Read more »

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