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Defective/Toxic Products

3M Ear Plugs – Hearing Loss

The 3M Combat Arms double-ended earplugs were purchased by the U.S. military to solve a serious problem: Service-members getting hearing loss or damage. Conditions like tinnitus and complete or partial hearing loss in or both ears can be common in veterans.

As of 2017, more than 2.7 million veterans were receiving disability benefits for some kind of hearing loss or damage, and more than 20% of all vets who served between 2003 and 2015 are receiving disability benefits for hearing loss or damage.

Zantac – Liver Disease and Cancer

Zantac is one of the most popular over-the-counter medications in the country, with millions of people using it to relieve heartburn symptoms and chest pain. However, it’s also a potential cancer risk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of Zantac along with all other medications using its active ingredient, Ranitidine.

Belviq and Belviq XR – Cancer

Belviq and Belviq XR (known as lorcaserin) are weight-loss medications that are meant to help people with obesity and weight-related health issues. It curbs their hunger, thereby enabling them to potentially lose weight. Unfortunately, based on official findings, Belviq may be dangerous.

Elmiron – Vision Loss

Elmiron is a drug that has been prescribed to millions of patients since 1996 in order to treat interstitial cystitis (IC), otherwise known as painful bladder syndrome. But starting in 2015, researchers have begun to discover a potential link between this drug and a serious eye disease called maculopathy. But even as the evidence has piled up, Elmiron’s manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical has failed to warn the public about these risks, even when it knew the harm the drug caused.

Opioid Addiction can be Caused by Prescription Medication

Drug manufacturers and Doctors are the two main targets in the legal fight against opioid abuse. Drug manufacturers of Fentanyl, hydrocodone, codeine, and numerous other drugs have contributed the addiction problem in our country. Governments have started to filing lawsuits against some of the manufacturers and sellers of these drugs because of their wrongful marketing and distribution practices. Families with loved ones who’ve died because from opioid overdoses can participate in lawsuits against the responsible manufacturers if their warnings were inadequate or if they’ve used illegal marketing strategies to dump drugs into mainstream society.