Ella Ebaugh, a resident of Pennsylvania, knows about pain. She was diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in 2005. In 2007, Mrs. Ebaugh did as many women: she trusted that pelvic mesh implants would fix the problem. Also like many women, Mrs. Ebaugh discovered that the mesh devices – these made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division – caused more problems than they solved. Problems that ultimately lead Mrs. Ebaugh to sue J&J. Earlier this month, a jury in Philadelphia awarded Mrs. Ebaugh $57.1M.
Google, a Mountain View, California-based company, has been in the news quite a bit lately. However, instead of shining a spotlight on a former employee’s 10-page anti-diversity memo, this week Google is getting attention because three former female employees have decided to file a lawsuit against the company, accusing it of “discriminating against women in pay and promotions.”
As Texas continues its recovery from Harvey and Florida is just beginning its recovery from Irma, it looks as though history may repeat itself in that it will be necessary to catalog vehicles damaged by these two immense storms. This is a vitally important project, as flood damaged vehicles may not be safe, even though they appear fine.
A new safety recall has been issued by Studio Fun International for slap bracelets sold with “DreamWorks Trolls: It's Hug Time!” storybooks. Why? Well, it turns out the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received reports that the slap bracelets can “cause cuts to the hands and fingers.” As a result, an estimated 79,000 bracelets are being recalled.
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