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Mass. AG Alleges Juul Targeted “Young Children” with Television Ads

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

The legal battle over vaping centers on the marketing strategies of leading e-cigarette companies, notably Juul Labs, Inc. Juul has long presented itself to the public as a “technology company” attempting to help adults quit tobacco smoking. But this narrative has come under fire from legal and public health experts, who argue Juul’s real… Read More »

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NDMA in Zantac: Contamination or Design Flaw?

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In early January, pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced a “voluntary” recall of its popular Zantac medication. Sanofi’s actions come on the heels of other manufacturers and retailers pulling drugs that contain ranitidine–the active ingredient in Zantac–over reports linking it to a known carcinogen. Now, there is growing concern that the problem with Zantac may not… Read More »

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Florida Woman Alleges Zantac Caused Her to Develop Breast Cancer

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Zantac, the brand name for Ranitidine, is a popular prescription medication used to treat indigestion, heartburn, and other gastric disorders. Many people take Zantac for months or even years to combat their symptoms. Yet there is a growing body of medical evidence that suggests regular use of Zantac may increase a person’s risk of… Read More »

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Reports of Contaminated Zantac Lead to Questions About Link to Childhood Cancer

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

In September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that “some products commonly known as the brand-name drug Zantac” were found to contain “low levels” of an “environmental contaminant” called NDMA. The FDA explained that in laboratory testing, NDMA has been identified as a “probable human carcinogen,” i.e., a substance that can… Read More »

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Former Juul Executive Alleges Company Shipped Over 1 Million “Contaminated” Pods

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

On October 29, a former senior vice president with Juul Labs, Inc., sued the company in San Francisco federal court, alleging he was illegally fired in retaliation for reporting “conduct he reasonably believed to be illegal and unsafe.” Specifically, the former executive said he confronted Juul’s then-chief executive officer, Kevin Burns, about Juul’s plans… Read More »

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FDA Issues Class I Recall for Defective Blood Pumps

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a Class I recall for the CentriMag Acute Circulatory Support System. The CentriMag, produced by Abbott Laboratories, is used to pump blood for a patient during open-heart surgery. It can also provide temporary circulation (up to 30 days) for patients who have suffered a sudden… Read More »

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Tennessee Man Files Latest Class Action Against Juul Over Vaping Epidemic

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

On October 2, 2019, a resident of Collierville, Tennessee, filed what is just one of a growing number of class action complaints against e-cigarette giant Juul Labs, Inc., and its part-owners, Altria and Philip Morris. The lawsuit, filed in Memphis federal court, accuses Juul and its co-defendants of multiple violations of Tennessee law for… Read More »

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Federal Panel Consolidates Juul Lawsuits in California

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

With each passing day, we learn of new reports of people developing vaping-related illnesses. Health officials still cannot identify the exact cause of the problem, but one thing is clear: More and more people are confronting the fact that e-cigarettes are not as safe as advertised by their manufacturers. Juul Faces at Least Six… Read More »

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Vaping Illnesses Prompt New Lawsuits

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

As of late September 2019, there have been over 800 confirmed cases of individuals suffering from illnesses connected to “vaping”–the use of e-cigarette devices–according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said at least 12 people have died as a result of their illnesses. And while the exact cause of… Read More »

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N.Y. Parents File Civil Lawsuit Over 15-Year-Old Daughter’s E-Cigarette Addiction

By Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC |

Parents in Tennessee and throughout the country are struggling to protect their children from the latest threat to their health and well-being: vaping. As giant tobacco companies shift their focus from traditional tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes, there has been a renewed effort to get children and teenagers hooked on these potentially lethal products. Fortunately,… Read More »

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